Mayfield Education

Operating Theatre Technicians

Applicants may be eligible for funding under the "Skills Victoria - Victorian Training Guarantee". Please check the funding table for eligiblity criteria or contact Mayfield Education Student Services for further information.

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The course coordinator is Breda McKeown, an RN Div 1 with over 35 years experience mostly in peri-operative nursing specialising in Anaesthetics and PACU. Breda has a post graduate certificate in peri-operative nursing and she continues to work as a peri-operative nurse. Breda can be contacted at

bulletCertificate III in Health Service Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Work) - (HLT32512)

The operating theatre technician is an integral person in the dynamic operating theatre team. One of the key roles is the preparation of the operating room and equipment, the patient and the maintenance and safety of these. This course will provide you with the technical and interpersonal skills to work under the supervision of nursing, anaesthetists and surgical personnel.

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bulletDual Qualification in Sterilisation and Operating Theatre

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services (HLT31112)/
Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Work) (HLT32512). This opportunity to study and obtain two qualifications will develop both technical and interpersonal skills relevant to the job of the operating theatre and sterilisation technician.

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bulletCertificate IV Operating Theatre Technical Support (HLT42012)

This course is designed to develop leadership and training skills in senior operating room technicians who provide a range of assistance functions to operating room personnel. This course will enhance your ability to facilitate a cooperative team. This course will also deepen your knowledge base and skills in monitoring policy and procedures in the operating suite relevant to your role.

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bulletMedical Terminology (BSBMED301)*

This nationally recognised course prepares you for work or study in health care. The course provides an introduction to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and other health related topics. You will develop an understanding of medical terminology applicable to a range of workplaces in an exciting format.

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* Denotes nationally recognised unit





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