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ANZSCO 311211 - Registered Migration Australia


Anaesthetic technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assists Anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures. An anaesthetic technician in Australia is a Skill Level 2 occupation.



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Group: 3112 Medical Technicians




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


In Australia an anaesthetic technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.




  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications



Skill Level

Most occupations in the Anaesthetic technician’s unit (Group 3112) group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 


In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.  


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an anaesthetic technician.



Occupations within the Anaesthetic Technician Group




Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same anaesthetic technician group, if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Anaesthetic Technician is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services), more information re assessment bodies


Average Income Anaesthetic Technician

The average salary for an Anaesthetic Technician in Australia is $ 63,197 for male employees and $ 40,871 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 47.0 Females: 40.4 Persons: 42.0

Source: (Group 3112) Medical technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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