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Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology: 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 develop a new nationally accredited Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology Qualification and seven new Orthopaedic Technology Units of Competency.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to develop a new nationally accredited Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology Qualification and seven new Orthopaedic Technology Units of Competency. This will ensure that orthopaedic technologists have access to contemporary best-practice skills and knowledge in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, and especially the needs of patients visiting hospitals or accessing outpatient services.

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

To inform the development of the Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology Qualification and seven new Orthopaedic Technology Units of Competency, a Cast Technology Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was initially formed and was later renamed as the Orthopaedic Technology TAC.

The Orthopaedic Technology TAC worked on developing one new Qualification and seven new Units of Competency that were released for public consultation in December 2020 and validation in April 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 Orthopaedic 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.

  • HLT57821 Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology
  • HLTOTH001 Apply casts
  • HLTOTH002 Modify casts
  • HLTOTH003 Remove casts
  • HLTOTH004 Apply orthopaedic devices
  • HLTOTH005 Modify orthopaedic devices
  • HLTOTH006 Remove orthopaedic devices
  • HLTOTH007 Apply and remove traction.

              Project Governance

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



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