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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician)

Become a Qualified Opertaing Theatre Technician.

Mayfield offers this accredited course that will train students to work with anaesthetists and surgical team and will teach them how to clean, disinfect and maintain operating theatre in accordance with strict infection control guidelines.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

Certificate in Health Services Assistance


Certification III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)

Start Date available intakes

 16 Aug 2024 (Intake 3)


Program Length

9 – 12 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 1 day a fortnight. Some online learning. Work placement.



Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician)

Course Overview

The student will learn practical skills including transporting patients, preparing, and maintaining beds, infection control prevention, basic medical terminology, and workplace healthy and safety. This course will teach you how to support the care needs of clients in a range of settings and be trained to work effectively and compassionately with a broad spectrum of the client from all walks of life.


Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician)

Course Details


Mayfield Education supports the traineeship program.  Please contact us to find out more about our traineeship option.

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Watch the course information online
  • Attend and complete a pre course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend a pre training interview.
  • People studying this program will need an access to a personal computer device and basic computer skills, including the ability to:

– Create, save and edit Microsoft office documents (including Word, Excel)

– Access and search the Internet.

– Download and save documents from a variety of websites.

– Record, save and upload a video using a smart device such as mobile, laptop, iPad.

– Upload files and images onto the Learning Management System

– Access Dropbox links.

  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  •  Be able to provide the below checks within the first 8 weeks of the course:

– A current and clear National Police Check

– A current and clear Working with Children’s Check

– Healthcare category A immunisation record including flu vaccination. These are listed on the Department website.

Training Program

To obtain the full Certificate III in Health Services Assistance – HLT33115, students must satisfactorily complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency. The course is made up of seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units that are specific to the relevant stream chosen.

Core Units

  • CHCCOM005  Communicate and work in health or community services.
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people.
  • HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems.
  • HLTINF006  Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control.
  • HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety.
  • BSBMED301  Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.
  • BSBWOR301  Organise personal work priorities and development.


  • CHCCCS026  Transport Individuals.
  • CHCCCS012  Prepare and maintain beds.
  • HLTAID009  Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • HLTHSS009  Perform General Cleaning Tasks in a clinical setting.
  • HLTTHE001  Handle and care for operating theatre equipment.
  • HLTTHE002  Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures.
  • HLTTHE003  Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support.
  • HLTHSS007  Handle medical gases safely.

This is delivered onsite at Mayfield Education Campus 2-10 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East. It takes approximately nine to twelve months to complete the course.

Study load 15-20hrs per week.  

The delivery mode is comprised of blended learning (face to face, online learning, self-directed learning) and mandatory 80 hours of work placement.

Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Location of Delivery

2-10 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Intake Dates

Intake 3: 16th Aug 2024

Intake 4: 7th Nov 2024

Intake 1: 21st Feb 2025 


Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. At Mayfield we have engaging ways of learning and assessment which includes journal writing, case studies, group presentation, assignments, role play, online learning, self-paced learning packages, short answer, and multi-choice questions.


This course is a nationally recognised certificate.  Upon completion Mayfield will award you with HLT33115 CERTIFICATE III IN HEALTH SERVICES ASSISTANCE (OPERATING   THEATRE TECHNICIAN)

If the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any units where competency has been attained.



Fees Statement

Student Course Fee Payable

For Skills First Funded Students (Government Subsidised)*: Total student contribution $1,130
View Eligibility or contact us for more information.

For Eligible Concession Students**: $810

For Full Fee Paying Students: Total student contribution $8,647

A payment plan is available

For a detailed summary of the Tuition Fee and for the monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan, contact Mayfield for the Statement of Fees either on email or by phone.


Phone: (03) 9882-7644

Note: Skills First concession rate is not applicable to Diploma of Nursing program.

  • Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250
  • Direct debit options available
  • * Government funding eligibility criteria applied
  • ** Eligible concession card holders
  • The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
  • Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.
  • Fee instalment plan is available.
  • * Government funding eligibility criteria applied.
  • ** Eligible concession card holders.
  • Please read refund, cancellation fees information in the student handbook prior application for your enrolment / making payment.

Step 1 – View Course Information

Step 2 - Apply Now

To successfully complete the application process, please ensure you have the below requirements:

  • You must have a student unique number identifier. If you do not have one, please create one here. This will only take a few minutes.
  • You must complete a credit transfer form. Please upload this at the Application documents section and include details of qualification.
  • You must complete the LLN Test.
  • You must complete the Skills First Eligibility Form Section B1 and B2 and upload it with the Application documents.
  • You must upload copies of your driver’s license (front and back)/ Passport/ Medicare details to verify your identification.

If you have any questions during the enrolment process, please get in contact with us.

Course Name and Start Date Applications Open Applications Close
Certificate III in OTT/Intake 3 2024/Commencement Date 16 Aug 2024 30/05/2024 09/08/2024