Study the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance to become a health services assistant, specialising as an operating theatre technician.
Career opportunities, include:
- operating theatre technician
Pathways to further study:
- Talk to us about further study pathways
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Operating Theatre Technician Skill Set units
HLTTHE001 Handle and care for operating theatre equipment
HLTTHE002 Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures
HTTTHE003 Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support
||Organise personal work priorities and development
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Assist with movement
||Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
||Handle medical gases safely
||Work with diverse people
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Maintain a high standard of service
| Code || Name |
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|HLTHSS003||Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|HLTHSS007||Handle medical gases safely|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, students will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment (BKSB test).
Applicants will then be asked to attend a face-to-face interview or pre-training review where they will be asked a number of questions, including some contextualised questions regarding the course. The results of their literacy and numeracy assessments will be used in conjunction with the interview to determine the applicant's suitability for the course and to identify any learning support needs.
In order to register in this 12-unit course, you must also be enrolled in the 3 unit skill set HSSHLT0006 comprising the Operating Theatre Technician electives in order to receive the qualification HlT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician).
Prior to undertaking mandatory clinical placement, students will need to provide their health and immunisation status, complete a National Police Records Check annually, and hold a valid Working with Children Check for employees. In order for this to occur, students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of document preparation.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon successful completion of the 12 unit partial qualification and the 3 unit operating theatre technician skill set, students will qualify for the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating theatre technician).
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession