The Faculty of Clinical Sciences at AUT offers courses of study in anesthetic technology approved by the Medical Sciences Council. Currently a suite of papers are available either within a 360 point degree https://www.aut.ac.nz/study/study-options/health-sciences/courses/bachelor-of-health-science/perioperative-practice-major-bachelor-of-health-science or a 60 point graduate diploma.
Graduate Certificate in Science (HA1043)
This programme is designed as a pathway for Trainee Anaesthetic Technicians who already have a relevant health degree. The programme is 60 points (equivalent of one semester of full-time study) and the qualification is awarded at level 7.
Anaesthetic Technicians Workplace Assessor Training Course
- AUT provides a Workplace Assessors course for new WPAs once a year. The course covers assessment, communication and information on how to assess the trainees and fill out course manuals. Anaesthetic Technicians on the course become work place assessors (WPA) and the certification is valid for three years. An online refresher or attendance at the workplace assessors course must be completed every three years to maintain current WPA status.