Diploma of Hyperbaric Technology

This qualification covers workers who manage, supervise and operate a hyperbaric therapy system and assume responsibility for the safe operation of the compression chamber.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Technical facility manager

Senior hyperbaric technical officer

Hyperbaric technical officer grade two

Hyperbaric system maintenance manager

Head hyperbaric technical officer



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

5 core units

6 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

At least 3 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 NTIS or other public listing

Core units

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTHY505C Manage the maintenance of hyperbaric systems

add topic HLTHY506C Identify and respond to risks associated with hyperbaric therapy

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

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 3 electives must be selected from the units listed below. Additional electives may be selected in line with the Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

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 BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516B Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic HLTAP501B Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

add topic HLTOHS501A Manage workplace OHS processes

add topic TAEASS301A Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402A Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To gain entry into this qualification, candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency from the Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology:

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTHY401C Prepare multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY402C Operate multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY403C Conduct post compression routines

HLTHY404C Implement emergency procedures for hyperbaric chamber

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

Desirable courses to be undertaken before entry to this qualification are:

The American Society of Testing Materials Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems and Oxygen Systems Course

The American Society of Testing Materials Operation and Maintenance (oxygen) Course

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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