Diploma of Sleep Technology

This qualification covers workers who undertake specialized procedures related to sleep disturbances, and analyse and interpret sleep study recordings to provide a report for diagnostic purposes.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Sleep technician



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

6 core units

7 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

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

Other relevant electives listed below

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

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

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes

add topic HLTSL505C Analyse and interpret recording of sleep study (Note pre-requs: HLTSL401C , HLTSL402C , HLTSL403C , HLTSL404C )

add topic HLTSL506C Perform specialised procedures

add topic HLTSL507C Provide care and maintenance of sleep study and monitoring equipment

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.

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

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

The following list of electives may facilitate selection.

add topic BSBINM401A Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTOHS501A Manage workplace OHS processes


    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 Sleep Technology:

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTFA301C Apply first aid

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

HLTSL401C Prepare environment for sleep studies

HLTSL402C Prepare client for sleep study procedure

HLTSL403C Perform diagnostic sleep study

HLTSL404C Perform treatment sleep study

HLTSL408C Perform home based assessments for sleep studies

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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