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Qualification details

HLT42012 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT42007 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical SupportUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. Clarification in wording of entry requirements 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT47515 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical SupportThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. 05/Aug/2015

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/May/2012

Units of competency

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HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processesContribute to WHS processesSupersededN/A
CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and developmentSupersededN/A
HLTHSE204D - Follow safe manual handling practicesFollow safe manual handling practicesSupersededN/A
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationshipsSupersededN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleSupersededN/A
HLTCSD208D - Transport clientsTransport clientsSupersededN/A
HLTMS207D - Handle medical gases safelyHandle medical gases safelySupersededN/A
HLTTH406D - Provide intra-operative equipment and technical supportProvide intra-operative equipment and technical supportSupersededN/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectivenessSupersededN/A
HLTHIR506C - Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirementsImplement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirementsSupersededN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311214 Operating Theatre Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Theatre Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311214 Operating Theatre Technician 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT42007 Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support

HLT42007 Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support

ISC Upgrade

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes changed from OHS to WHS in the core units

Description

This qualification covers senior operating room workers who provide a range of varied assistance functions to operating theatre personnel. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Senior theatre technician
  • Senior theatre wardsperson

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into HLT42007 Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTTH301D Provide theatre support services

HLTTH302D Provide equipment support in an acute care environment

HLTTH303D Identify and move to maintain a sterile field

(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

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

  • 8 core units
  • 7 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units 

HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTMS207D Handle medical gases safely

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTTH404D Provide routine care and handling of equipment within the operating suite

HLTTH405D Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures

(Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTTH406D Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups and employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

Client support 

HLTAH302D Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast

HLTCSD208D Transport clients

Operating Theatre Support 

HLTHSE204D Follow safe manual handling practices

HLTMS203D Undertake routine stock maintenance

HLTMS208D Handle waste in a health care environment

HLTSTE301D Clean reusable medical equipment (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

Performance 

BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Leadership 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

Training and development 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

TAEASS402B Assess competence

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace