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Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice Training Package Project: Complete

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

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.

        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:

          Project Status - Complete

          The AISC considered the proposed training package development and update at its meeting on 21 July 2021. The submission was approved and the following Anaesthetic Technology TP Products are now published on training.gov.au.

          One Qualification:

          • HLT57921 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice.
          • Seven Units of Competency:

            • 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.

            Further Information

            For further information, please contact Devika Mudaliar on (02) 9392 8100 or 0438 043 186, or via email at devika.mudaliar@skillsiq.com.au.