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Operating Theatre Technician Courses

An Operating Theatre Technician performs various tasks in a hospital operating room. You might get the theatre ready for surgeries, including preparing and maintaining equipment. Operating Theatre Technicians might transport patients to surgery and provide technical assistance during medical procedures. You might assist with patients during recovery and transport them back to hospital wards.

Operating Theatre Technicians should be organised and have excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be able to work to correct procedures and follow instructions closely. Operating Theatre Technicians should have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

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Popular Operating Theatre Technician Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Operating Theatre Technician.

HLT33115
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Operating Theatre Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Operating Theatre Technician generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Operating Theatre Technician?

The number of people working in this field has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 1,100 people employed as an Operating Theatre Technician in Australia compared to 850 five years ago. Operating Theatre Technicians usually work in larger towns and cities where major healthcare facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Operating Theatre Technician?

A Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Specialisation) is an ideal qualification if you’re interested in a career as an Operating Theatre Technician. You’ll learn to work with surgical teams and anaesthetists and develop the skills to clean and maintain operating theatres. A Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support would also be a suitable qualification.

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