How to become a Operating Theatre Technician

Operating theatre technicians prepare and maintain operating theatres and equipment, and assist surgical and anaesthetic teams during operations.

Personal requirements of a Operating Theatre Technician

  • Good communication and people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work accurately and with minimal supervision
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Organised and methodical
  • Good general health and fitness

Education & Training for a Operating Theatre Technician

To become an operating theatre technician you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an operating theatre technician through a traineeship in Health Services Assistance. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit

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