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Qualification details

HLT57921 - Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT57915 - Diploma of Anaesthetic TechnologyNon-equivalent. Updated to address the skills and knowledge required to deliver support services to anaesthetists. Packaging of core Units changed. Electives removed and updated Unit codes. 06/Dec/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 01/Jul/2023
(View details for release 2) 01/Mar/2023
(View details for release 1) 07/Dec/2021


Units of competency

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BSBINS401 - Analyse and present research informationAnalyse and present research informationCurrentElective
HLTANA011 - Respond to anaesthesia related emergenciesRespond to anaesthesia related emergenciesCurrentCore
HLTANA009 - Monitor patients during anaesthesiaMonitor patients during anaesthesiaCurrentCore
HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safetyMaintain work health and safetyCurrentCore
HLTAID011 - Provide First AidProvide First AidCurrentElective
HLTANA010 - Assist with airway managementAssist with airway managementCurrentCore
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethicallyWork legally and ethicallyCurrentCore
HLTANA014 - Monitor medications in the anaesthetic environmentMonitor medications in the anaesthetic environmentCurrentCore
HLTCCD003 - Use medical terminology in health careUse medical terminology in health careCurrentCore
HLTANA013 - Assist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesiaAssist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesiaCurrentCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311211 Anaesthetic Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Anaesthetic Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311211 Anaesthetic Technician 02/Feb/2022 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0601 Medical Studies 02/Feb/2022 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Dec/2021 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

Release 3. Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT57921 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology release 2. Minor change to update Infection Control unit of competency.

Release 2

Release 2. Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT57921 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology release 1. Minor change to update Infection Control unit of competency.

Release 1

Supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT57915 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology. Updated to address the skills and knowledge required to deliver support services to anaesthetists. Packaging of core Units changed. Electives removed and updated Unit codes.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of an anaesthetic technician who works in consultation with, and under the direction of, anaesthetists, during the induction, maintenance and emergence phases of anaesthesia.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 360 hours of work related to anaesthetic technology in a clinical workplace environment as detailed in the relevant assessment requirements of the units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The volume of learning of a Diploma is typically 1-2 years.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

17 units must be completed:

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units from the electives listed below.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought and local industry requirements.

Core units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTANA008

Prepare patients for anaesthesia

HLTANA009

Monitor patients during anaesthesia

HLTANA010

Assist with airway management

HLTANA011

Respond to anaesthesia related emergencies

HLTANA012

Maintain quality and supply of anaesthetic equipment and consumables

HLTANA013

Assist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesia 

HLTANA014

Monitor medications in the anaesthetic environment

HLTCCD003

Use medical terminology in health care

HLTINF006

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective units 

BSBINS401

Analyse and present research information

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

ICTICT431

Use online tools for learning

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT57915 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705