Government funded tuition for eligible applicants

The student contribution fee is comparable to free TAFE


Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support

Become a Senior Operating Theatre Technician (Grade 4 and above)

Mayfield Education recognises that Theatre Technicians are an integral part of the Operating Theatre team working closely with doctors and nurses in the operating theatre.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support


Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support (HLT47515)

Start Date available intakes

23 Feb 2024 (Intake 1)  30 May 2024 (Intake 2) 


Program Length

12 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

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



Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support

Course Overview

This course is for people who are aiming to work in the operating theatre as a technician and/or are already working in this area and would like to upskill and/or undertake leadership roles to become senior theatre technician. Operating theatre technician prepare and maintain operating theatres, equipment and assist surgical and anaesthetic teams during operations.



Course Details


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

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 HLT47515 – Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support qualification, students must satisfactorily complete fifteen (15) units of competency. The course is made up of ten (10) core units and five (5) pre-selected elective units.

Core Units

  • CHCCOM005    Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001       Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001      Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF007       Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
  • 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
  • HLTWHS003      Maintain work health and safety
  • BSBMED301       Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBMGT403       Implement continuous improvement


  • HLTAAP002     Confirm physical health status.
  • HLTINF006      Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • HLTWHS005    Conduct manual tasks safely.
  • HLTAID011       Provide first aid.
  • HLTHSS007      Handle medical gasses safely.

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

Study load 20-25hrs 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 4:  Friday 10 Nov 2023

Intake 1:  Friday 23 February 2024

Intake 2: Thursday 30 May 2024


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 qualification.  Upon completion Mayfield will award you with HLT47515 – Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support.
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 $6,594
View Eligibility or contact us for more information.

For Eligible Concession Students**: $1,319

For Full Fee Paying Students: Total student contribution $14,766

A payment plan is available

For detailed summary of Tuition Fee and for monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan payment plan refer to the Statement of Fees.

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 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 IV in OTT/Intake 2 2024/ Commencement Date 30 May 2024 23/02/2024 23/05/2024