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Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice: Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the existing Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, now to be known as the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice Qualification and seven existing Anaesthetic Technology Units of Competency to ensure that Anaesthesia Technician Allied Health Practitioners have access to current skills and knowledge.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the existing Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, now to be known as the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice Qualification and seven existing Anaesthetic Technology Units of Competency to ensure that Anaesthesia Technician Allied Health Practitioners have access to current skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

Project Status – Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

To inform the update of the Diploma Qualification and seven existing Units of Competency, an Anaesthetic Technology Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of stakeholders and subject matter experts from across Australia was formed.

The Anaesthetic Technology TAC worked on updating one existing Qualification and seven existing Units of Competency that were released for public consultation in September 2020 and validation in April/May 2021.

We thank everyone who provided feedback via the feedback forum, email and attended webinars to inform this project to date.

The AISC considered the Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts of the following Anaesthetic Technology Training Package Products at its meeting on 21 July 2021. The TP products have been loaded to training.gov.au and are awaiting endorsement by the State and Territory Skills Ministers. They will be released on training.gov.au once endorsed.

  • HLT57921 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice
  • 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.

        Project Governance

        The Technicians Support Services IRC is comprised of a number of key expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows:



        The Anaesthetic Technology TAC comprised of a number of key subject matter expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows: