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Medical Field

Boss or Team



Good Communicator

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Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years


Busy Environment

Anaesthetic Technician

Anaesthetic technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assists anaesthetists during the anaesthetic procedure. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /NC(V) 
  2. Diploma (National Diploma Clinical Technology )
  3. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology Clinical Technology)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

Duration of Study

Anaesthetic technicians in South Africa typically study for 4 Years.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of your studies, you will need to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa  HPCSA in order to practice.

Anaesthetist technicians can work in the following areas:

Further Information

Health Professions Council of South Africa

Related University Degrees

Tshwane University of Technology – ND Clinical Technology:

B-Tech Clinical Technology:

Durban University of Technology – B-Tech Clinical technology:

Central University of Technology, Free State:

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