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Anaesthetic Technician

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


How to Become an Anaesthetic Technician in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to  become an anaesthetic technician in South Africa.

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

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Anaesthetic technicians in South Africa typically study for 4 Years.

Find Relevant 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:

  • clinical departments of academic and private hospitals
  • with doctors/specialists in private practices
  • private laboratories
  • Or you can be self-employed

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about anaesthetic technicians in South Africa, contact the Health Professions Council of South Africa.


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