Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology

This qualification covers workers who maintain the safe function and operation of the hyperbaric chamber and related equipment during client treatments and testing procedures. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Hyperbaric technician

Hyperbaric technical officer

Hyperbaric technical officer grade one



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

8 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

At least 2 electives from the relevant electives listed below

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units

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

add topic HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTHY401D Prepare multi-place hyperbaric chamber

add topic HLTHY402D Operate multi-place hyperbaric chamber

add topic HLTHY403D Conduct post compression routines

add topic HLTHY404D Implement emergency procedures for hyperbaric chamber

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

A minimum of 2 electives must be selected from the units listed below.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

add topic BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTMT307B Clean location to achieve low bacteria status

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Additional electives may be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules.

Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry to HLT41507 Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology a candidate must have:

• Certification by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as a Life Support Technician


• Certification (Part 3) of Competency for Diving Supervisors by Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS)


• Attainment of rank of Petty Officer Clearance Diver

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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