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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Specialising in Operating Theatre Technician) Box Hill Institute

3.0 out of 5 from 1 review
Certificate III
10 Months Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Theatre Technicians are a vital part of the perioperative team. They work closely with the doctors and nurses in the operating theatre and are responsible for the patient’s safety and comfort while they are on the operating table, as well as setting up and monitoring the technology needed to support the surgeon.

You will learn skills to be able to transfer the patient to a theatre, moving them safely onto the operating table, attaching various pieces of essential equipment and generally interacting with the surgical team to ensure the patient’s journey is smooth, safe and comfortable.

Theatre Technician roles are physical and fast paced, most technicians in Victorian hospitals work a four day week of 10-hour shifts, with four weeks holiday a year.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a position as an operating theatre technician.


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Student Reviews

February 2018
Year completed 2017

Positive : I was taught a lot.
NEGATIVE : Crammed to much in a short time. We really needed more placement experience to be better placed once we finish.

My advice to future students is: Do extra research and know your medical terminology

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