Operating Theatre Technicians

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.

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This course and its blended program is an open entry for those who wish to work in the Operating Theatre as a technician and/or are already working in this area. You do not have to undertake the Certificate IIII qualification first. Students need to attend sessions on site. The program is not offered via distance education. Classes are run on a regular day of the week on a part time basis (usually every 2 weeks).

For those currently working in the Operating Theatre; you may want to consider our Fast Track Option which will require you to attend to weekly classes (around 10 of them) depending on credits and RPL.

Applicants need to attend a pre-course information session which runs for around 90 minutes and this includes:

  • English language literacy and numeracy including verbal skills
  • Computer literacy assessment
  • 1:1 interview with one of the education team members

The course requires class and simulation lab attendance, on line study in your own time and assessment in the workplace for 10 days. This is organised by Mayfield Education.

For those choosing a fast track option:

  • You must be currently working a minimum of 15 hours/week in an Operating Theatre (you will be required to show evidence of this)
  • You must have been undertaking this work for a minimum of one year
  • Your class days will be weekly and there will be less of them if you have credits or RPL
  • You may be able to undertake work place assessment in your own workplace (this will depend on your hospital)
Core Units
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work effectively in health or community services
  • HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain workplace health and safety
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • 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
Elective Units
  • HLTAAP002 Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
  • HLTWHS005 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
  • HLTHSS007 Handle medical gasses safely
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with  infection prevention and control policies and procedures in health work

Students are required to attend the pre-course information session and its associated assessment (LLN).

Day one of the course is a face to face workshop for induction

Students are then required to undertake access to resources through the online portal – Mayfield Online

Students are provided with a Timetable; classes run 1 day on fortnightly

A practical workshop

Subsequent to this, workplace assessment is undertaken by the Hospital clinical teacher.

The duration of the program is anything between 9 to 12 months.

Intake 2 2021: 20 May (Thursday)

Intake 3, 2021: 23 July (Friday)

Application Closing Date
2 weeks before Orientation Day.

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

Assessments are a combination of workshop activities, written assignments and case studies in addition to workplace assessment.

A satisfactory assessment result must be achieved in each form of assessment in order to be deemed successful in attaining this accredited Certificate IV course.

Nationally Recognised Certificate showing completion of full Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support-HLT47515 qualification.

Transcript of Results on completion of partial units.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support enables students to perform in a team leader role. In addition to this, students may seek to complete the Certificate IV in Leadership & Management.

Students who complete this course place themselves in a good position to find employment in this field or if already working as technicians to be considered for a more responsible role in the area of leadership and continuous improvement.

Funded Fee: $6,210 (Hourly rate $6.92)

Funded Concession Fee: $1,242 (Hourly rate $1.38)

Fee for Services Fee: $8,082

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
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT47515


Start date(s)

20 May 2021 (Intake 2)

23 July 2021 (Intake 3)

Program length

9-12 months


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Classes 1 day fortnightly

Fast track classes 1 day / weekly

Contact

(03) 9882 7644

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.

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  • 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 2 2021: 20 May  (Thursday)

Intake 3 2021: 23 July (Friday)

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 Fee: $5,460 (Hourly rate $7.34)

Funded Concession Fee: $1,092 (Hourly rate $1.47)

Fee for Services Fee: $6,324

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
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT33115


Start date(s)

20 May 2021 (Intake 2)

23 July 2021 (Intake 3)

Program length

9-12 months with clinical placement


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Classes 1 day fortnightly


Contact

(03) 9882 7644