Healthcare Support (Operating Theatre Support)

Overview

Learn the basic skills and knowledge of operating theatre procedures to assists surgeons and nurses in the perioperative environment. Upon completion of this course, you can work in a hospital Operating Theatre and Day Surgery setting.

Career Prospects & Progression

Skilled Operating Theatre Assistants have good career prospects and are high in demand. Graduates can expect a stable and secure entry career in healthcare. With a friendly attitude, pro-activeness and good work ethics, graduates can look forward to good career progression.

Operating Theatre Assistant > Senior Operating Theatre Assistant

Award of Certification

WSQ Statement of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Modules
  • USE OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY IN WORK ACTIVITIES
  • DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE STERILE ENVIRONMENT
  • COMPLY WITH WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
  • PREPARE PATIENTS FOR SURGERY
  • PREPARE OPERATING THEATRE FOR SURGERY
  • PERFORM POST OPERATION ACTIVITIES
Recommended Modules (Optional)
  • Clean and disinfect reusable complex instruments
  • Inspect and pack complex instruments
Duration
  Total Trg. Duration
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths
USE OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY IN WORK ACTIVITIES HCS-CC-201C-1 50 6.3 0.3
DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE STERILE ENVIRONMENT HCS-CHCS-207E-1 28 3.5 0.2
COMPLY WITH WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY HCS-NURC-105C-1 42 5.3 0.3
PREPARE PATIENTS FOR SURGERY HCS-OT-202C-1 32 4.0 0.2
PREPARE OPERATING THEATRE FOR SURGERY HCS-OT-203C-1 32 4.0 0.2
PERFORM POST OPERATION ACTIVITIES HCS-OT-204C-1 32 3.0 0.2
  6 208 26.0 1.3
Delivery Methods

The course comprises of classroom lessons, skills laboratory training and clinical attachment in a healthcare organization.

Assessment Methods

Oral/written tests, assignments and practical performance

Graduation Criteria

The criteria for graduation are based on students' attendance and assessment results. Students must meet the 75% attendance criteria, as well as complete and pass all assessments of the course before they can be certified competent for the skills. All course units comprise theory, practical and clinical attachment assessments.

Minimum
  • 1 pass in GCE 'O' Level (any subject), or 1 pass in GCE 'N' Level in a relevant subject (e.g. Maths, Science) or, WPLN Level 4 (Speak, Listen, Read, Numeracy) and Level 3 (Write)
  • Certified medically fit for healthcare work by approved clinics
  • Completing a successful employability interview by HMI Institute
COURSE FEE & SUBSIDY
  Total Trg. Duration   SSG Baseline Course Fee Subsidy (80%)   SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)   Workfare Training Support Scheme (95%)
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths Course Fee Before Subsidy Course Fee Before Subsidy after GST   SSG Baseline (80%) --up to $17/hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   SkillsFuture MCES (90%) --up to $25 per trg. hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   WTS (95%) --up to $26.50 per trg. Hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST
WSQ HCS (Administrative Support) Modular Skills Pack
80% - 95%* course fee subsidy for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents that are offered admission into WSQ courses with HMI Institute of Health Sciences
USE OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY IN WORK ACTIVITIES HCS-CC-201C-1 50 6.3 0.3 $850.00 $909.50   $680.00 $229.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE STERILE ENVIRONMENT HCS-CHCS-207E-1 28 3.5 0.2 $850.00 $909.50   $476.00 $433.50   $700.00 $209.50   $742.00 $167.50
COMPLY WITH WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY HCS-NURC-105C-1 42 5.3 0.3 $605.00 $647.35   $484.00 $163.50   $544.50 $102.85   $574.75 $72.60
PREPARE PATIENTS FOR SURGERY HCS-OT-202C-1 32 4.0 0.2 $850.00 $909.50   $544.00 $365.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
PREPARE OPERATING THEATRE FOR SURGERY HCS-OT-203C-1 32 4.0 0.2 $850.00 $909.50   $544.00 $365.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
PERFORM POST OPERATION ACTIVITIES HCS-OT-204C-1 24 3.0 0.2 $850.00 $909.50   $408.00 $501.50   $600.00 $309.50   $636.00 $273.50
  6 208 26.0 1.3 $4,855.00 $5,194.85   $3,136.00 $2,058.85   $4,139.50 $1,055.35   $4,375.25 $819.60
Other Fees (including 7% GST)
  • Application Fee S$53.50
  • Uniform Purchase (2 sets) S$70.40
  • 2-Month Medical Insurance Premium S$10.70
  • Pre-Admission Health ScreeningS$57.78