Qualification details

HLT50607 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia) (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT50602 - Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT50612 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia)Updated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBMKG413A - Promote products and servicesPromote products and services N/A
BSBRES401A - Analyse and present research informationAnalyse and present research information N/A
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness N/A
BSBWOR404B - Develop work prioritiesDevelop work priorities N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311211 Anaesthetic 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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Anaesthesia Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311211 Anaesthetic Technician 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers who provide assistance to anaesthetists with the safe operation of equipment during induction, maintenance and completion of anaesthesia.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Anaesthetic or anaesthesia technician
  • Anaesthetic paramedical officer

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


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

  • 14 core units
  • 4 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 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

HLTAN401C Prepare the anaesthetic environment 

HLTAN402C Prepare and assist with the preparation of the client for anaesthesia 

HLTAN403C Provide assistance during induction and maintenance of anaesthesia 

HLTAN404C Provide assistance during emergence phase of anaesthesia 

HLTAN405C Provide assistance during an emergency 

HLTAN506C Provide advanced care and maintenance of anaesthetic equipment 

HLTAN507C Provide assistance in anaesthetic related procedures 

HLTAN509B Monitor medications in the anaesthetic environment 

HLTAN510B Use advanced health terminology in a professional context 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTAP501B Analyse health information  (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

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 sample electives may facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 

BSBMKG413A Promote products and services 

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 

BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

HLTIN302B Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTTH303C Identify and move to maintain a sterile field  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

TAEASS301A Contribute to assessment 

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 

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