Certificate III in Prosthetic/Orthotic Technology

The qualification covers workers who work as technical assistants under direction or supervision in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of prostheses and orthoses.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for these workers may include:

Technical assistant



28 core units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

11 core units from Health, Community Services and Business Services Training Packages

17 core units from the Metal and Engineering Training Package

Core units

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

add topic HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

add topic HLTPO301C Work effectively in prosthetics and orthotics

add topic HLTPO303C Fabricate upper and lower extremity prostheses

add topic HLTPO304C Fabricate spinal, upper and lower extremity orthoses

add topic HLTPO305C Modify footwear

add topic HLTPO306C Participate in prosthetic and orthotic service provision

add topic MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

add topic MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting

add topic MEM05006B Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

add topic MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding

add topic MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

add topic MEM07005C Perform general machining

add topic MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials

add topic MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM12024A Perform computations

add topic MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task

add topic MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

add topic MEM15024A Apply quality procedures

add topic MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C Use tools for precision work


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries