The operating theatre technician is an integral person in the dynamic operating theatre team. One of the key roles is the preparation of the operating room and equipment, the patient and the maintenance and safety of these.

This course will provide you with the technical and interpersonal skills to work under the supervision of nursing, anaesthetists and surgical personnel.

Submit an application form
  • You must receive a written invitation from Mayfield Education and attend the pre-course information and Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment session
  • You must have the ability to read, write and speak English fluently to fulfil the course requirements and to interact with third party stakeholders, staff and patients while on clinical experience
  • Computer skills to utilise Mayfield Online learning resources. Students must have access to a computer and internet to complete blended learning.
  • Must have (within the past 12 months) or be in the process of obtaining a police check, a working with children check and an up to date vaccination record
Police Check & Vaccination

Must have (within the past 12 months) or be in the process of obtaining a police check, a working with children check and an up to date vaccination record.

To obtain the full Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Specialisation)-HLT33115, the participant must satisfactorily complete all fifteen (15) units of competency. The course is made up of seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units that are specific for operating theatre technician work.

Core Units
  • Communicate and work effectively in health or Community Services (CHCCOM005)
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work (HLTINF001)
  • Participate in Workplace Health & Safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Work with Diverse People (CHCDIV001)
  • Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
  • Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context (HLTAAP001)
  • Organise Personal work priorities (BSBPEF301)
Selected Electives
  • Handle and Care for operaring theatre equipment (HLTTHE001)
  • Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures (HLTTHE002)
  • Provide Intra-operative equipment and technical support (HLTTHE003)
  • Transport individuals (CHCCCS026)
  • Prepare and maintain beds (CHCCCS012)
  • Handle Medical Gasses safely (HLTHSS007)
  • Perform CPR (HLTAID009)
  • Perform General Cleaning Tasks in a clinical setting (HLTHSS003)

This course takes approximately nine to twelve months and you must complete a clinical competency workbook, which is co-signed by your mentor. There is a combination of:

  1. 1 day / fortnight (18 days in total) on-site
  2. Simulation workshops at Mayfield Education
  3. Self-directed, self-paced learning through the online manual and workbooks
  4. Successful completion of assessments
  5. Successful practical assessment

Intake 4 2022: 11 November (Friday)

Intake 1 2023: 17 February (Friday)

Intake 2 2023: 1 June (Thursday)

Classes for Cert III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Specialisation) run fortnightly for 18 days plus practical assessment

Application Closing Date
2 weeks before Orientation Day.

Late applications will be considered for the next intake if received after the closing date.

Nationally Recognised Certificate showing completion of full Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Specialisation)-HLT33115 qualification.

Transcript of Results on completion of partial units.

Funded and Funded Concession Student Tuition Fee: $0 Free of Charge

Fee for Services Student Tuition Fee: $5,854

Other non-refundable Course Consumables:
Course Material Item: $150
Course Retained Items: $399
Student Service Fee: $75
Course Education Levy: $105

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Funded Fees (Skills First Program funded places) are subject to change of government policy and this may occur during your course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Quick Glance

Program code


Start date(s)
11 November 2022 (Intake 4)

17 February 2023 (Intake 1)

1 June 2023 (Intake 2)

Program length

9-12 months with clinical placement


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

Classes 1 day fortnightly


(03) 9882 7644