Learn the required skills and knowledge to work in the fast paced role of an operating theatre technician in our health services course.

Theatre technicians are a vital part of the perioperative team who look after patients before, during and after an operation. As a theatre technician, you work closely with the doctors and nurses in the operating theatre. You’re responsible for the patient’s safety and comfort while they are in the operating room, as well as setting up and monitoring the technology needed to support the surgeon.

During this health course, you will learn skills to:

  • transfer patients to a theatre
  • move them safely onto the operating table
  • attach various pieces of essential equipment
  • interact with the surgical team to ensure the patient’s journey is smooth, safe and comfortable

Theatre technician roles are physical and fast paced and most technicians in Victorian hospitals work a 4 day week of 10 hour shifts, with 4 weeks holiday a year.




National Code HLT33115
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 Semester

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,228.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $646.00
Full Fee $11,198.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $150.00
Retain Course Items*** $250.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

 

Full time: 1 Semester (3 days per week)

The course has the potential to provide up to practical placement (approximately 40 hours)

Box Hill

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or be mature aged
  • good communication and English language skills
  • good physical strength and fitness
  • a current National Police Check
  • a Working With Children’s Check
  • Healthcare Workers Schedule A immunisations

You are required to attend a scheduled information session.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion enables you to apply for further training to become a senior theatre technician.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a position as an operating theatre technician.

Completion of 15 units (including 7 core and 8 electives).

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BSBFLM312 CONTRIBUTE TO TEAM EFFECTIVENESS 40.0

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HLTWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY 20.0

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CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40.0

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HLTAAP001 RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS 70.0

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CHCCOM005 COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES 30.0

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HLTINF001 COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 25.0

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BSBWOR301 ORGANISE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPMENT 30.0

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HLTTHE001 HANDLE AND CARE FOR OPERATING THEATRE EQUIPMENT 120.0

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HLTTHE002 ASSIST WITH PREPARATION OF CLIENTS FOR OPERATIVE PROCEDURES 150.0

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HLTTHE003 PROVIDE INTRA-OPERATIVE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT 120.0

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CHCCCS026 TRANSPORT INDIVIDUALS 20.0

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CHCCCS010 MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD OF SERVICE 30.0

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BSBFLM312 CONTRIBUTE TO TEAM EFFECTIVENESS 40.0

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HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 12.0

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HLTWHS005 CONDUCT MANUAL TASKS SAFELY 30.0

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