Qualification details

HLT32107 - Certificate III in Prosthetic/Orthotic Technology (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT32102 - Certificate III in Prosthetic/Orthotic Technology 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT32112 - Certificate III in Prosthetic-Orthotic TechnologyUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
CHCDIS301B - Work effectively with people with a disabilityWork effectively with people with a disability N/A
HLTAP301B - Recognise healthy body systems in a health care contextRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context N/A
HLTHIR301B - Communicate and work effectively in healthCommunicate and work effectively in health N/A
HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and proceduresComply with infection control policies and procedures N/A
HLTOHS300B - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processes N/A
HLTPO301C - Work effectively in prosthetics and orthoticsWork effectively in prosthetics and orthotics N/A
HLTPO303C - Fabricate upper and lower extremity prosthesesFabricate upper and lower extremity prostheses N/A
HLTPO304C - Fabricate spinal, upper and lower extremity orthosesFabricate spinal, upper and lower extremity orthoses N/A
HLTPO305C - Modify footwearModify footwear N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-11 Biomedical Engineering Associate 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Prosthetic Technical Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-11 Biomedical Engineering Associate 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


The qualification covers workers who work as technical assistants under direction or supervision in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of prostheses and orthoses.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for these workers may include:

  • Technical assistant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


28 core units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 11 core units from Health, Community Services and Business Services Training Packages
  • 17 core units from the Metal and Engineering Training Package

Core units 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

HLTPO301C Work effectively in prosthetics and orthotics 

HLTPO303C Fabricate upper and lower extremity prostheses 

HLTPO304C Fabricate spinal , upper and lower extremity orthoses 

HLTPO305C Modify footwear 

HLTPO306C Participate in prosthetic and orthotic service provision 

MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 

MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 

MEM05006B Perform brazing and /or silver soldering 

MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 

MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat /quenching , tempering and annealing 

MEM07005C Perform general machining 

MEM08010B Manually finish /polish materials 

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 

MEM12024A Perform computations 

MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 

MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 

MEM15024A Apply quality procedures 

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 

MEM18002B Use power tools /hand held operations 

MEM18003C Use tools for precision work 

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