Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Students will learn how to confidently assist the anaesthetist in preparing the client for their anaesthetic, this will include checking and maintaining the anaesthetic machine, preparing anaesthetic medications, monitoring clinical measurements, assisting with airway management techniques and anticipating and responding to any anaesthetic emergency. Industry health professionals will guide students to ensure their transition into the health sector is a success. TAFE Queensland’s designated learning space with state-of-the-art anaesthetic machines, vital signs monitors, difficult intubation equipment, and simulator mannequins, will prepare graduates for real-world situations while under the supervision of industry professionals.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/course/17/17792/diploma-of-anaesthetic-technology-and-practice for more information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Other requirements

Existing workers must have the following: a minimum of 3 years perioperative experience; be currently supporting an anaesthetist as an Anaesthetic Technician/Nurse Practitioner; have the opportunity to be exposed to multiple anaesthetic specialities and be supported by a suitably qualified workplace supervisor. Prior to commencing clinical placement, students may be required to satisfy requirements relating to a criminal history check, Suitability Card, vaccinations, and Senior First Aid certificate. While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course. Future students are advised that access to public and private health facilities or organisations in your State for vocational placement assessment may require evidence of commencement or full vaccination for COVID-19. For the latest health advice please refer to tafeqld.edu.au/health-advice for information.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Anaesthetic technician.

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

2 years Classroom based learning