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Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners aims to promote the professional status and recognition of its members through:

  • Regular exchange of knowledge and further education for Anaesthesia Technicians/ Technologists/APOs and Assistants to the Anaesthetists
  • Working towards statutory registration
  • Promoting a code of ethics for the wellbeing and safety of patients
  • Enabling us to represent our profession as a major stakeholder in peri-operative issues nationally
  • Development of a standardised scope of practice throughout Australia.

      AAAHP Membership Benefits


·         Free AAAHP Education Events (Excludes National Conference and W.A. ANZCA/ASA Autumn Meeting)

·         Access to AAAHP Facebook group

·         Discounted AAAHP National Conference 

·     The opportunity to apply for AAAHP Education & Research Grants

·         The opportunity to participate in AAAHP business through election to committee or attendance at our annual general meeting (Full and Student Members Only) contact

·         Great networking & CPD

·         Demonstrate your ongoing learning and development for career succession.


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Education Special Interest Group (E-SIG) launched at Cairns AAAHP Conference


Pictured at the E-SIG launch at the Hilton in Cairns are the E-SIG Faculty:-


  •  Sharon Lyons  – Anaesthesia Technician Educator, Royal Perth Bentley Group, WA
  • John Clarke – Lecturer Sydney TAFE & Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick, NSW
  • Alana Heaven – AAAHP Victorian Representative & E-SIG Administrator -  Clinical Specialist Anaesthesia Technologist   Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • Andy Schermuly – AAAHP Vice-President - Clinical Facilitator Anaesthesia Technologists, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • Emily Fethers  – Anaesthesia Technician Educator, Royal Perth Bentley Group, WA
  • Angela Fulton  –  Anaesthetic Healthcare Practitioner Education Team Leader, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, QLD


Your one-stop shop for CPD opportunities:

·          On-line modules

·          Study days

·          Conferences

The Education Specialist Interest Group (E-SIG) is a networking and support function for AAAHP members only.

It's a virtual group whose main method of communication is via online forums in the membership area of the AAAHP website/app. The forum will not operate through the official AAAHP Facebook page.

Networking facilitating online networking between members, mentors and key stakeholders providing clinical advice in their areas of specialty.

Education contributing to AAAHP education event themes and agendas; identifying CPD opportunities in the E-SIG newsletter; speaking on their specialist subjects and disseminating relevant evidence or research findings.

Every current financial AAAHP member can sign up to the E-SIG through the AAAHP website. This will enable members to receive the E-SIG newsletter, enter discussion forums, access on-line study modules and find out information on conferences and study days.

To join E-SIG log in to the AAAHP website, select Education on the right hand side of the member's menu and then select Education Special Interest Group


Valter Colladen Student of the Year 2019

Ling Thuang

Alison Holloway Award Winner 2018

AAAHP is very proud to announce this years recipient of the Alison Holloway Award. 

Alana Heaven Receiving the ALISON HOLLOWAY AWARD from VYAIRE MEDICAL representative Mr Kelvin Cameron

Alana Heaven from Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne , Victoria , is to be congratulated for her paper on the 'EXIT' Procedure . To view Alana's winning Submission for the National award please follow this link Difficult Neonatal Airway in the Context of an EXIT Procedure - Case Study.pdf

The Current National Code of Conduct that we are all covered by-

Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions

Statement from AAAHP

Evan Leslie Kajewski  is not a current member of AAAHP nor has he ever been a member of AAAHP or its predecessor organisation, ASAPO.

AAAHP are unable to comment further at present as the matter is under investigation by the police . 

AAAHP Working Party – Progress Report


Sign the petition and indicate your support for Anaesthesia Technicians to gain National Registration


Online CPD available for all AAAHP members. Click on the Education tab for further details

See Anaesthesia technicians witnessing Schedule 8 medication transactions

Notification: Change in process for obtaining a drugs administration authority for Anaesthetic Technicians in QLD.

Application for an approval to use scheduled medicines and/or poisons for therapeutic purposes (DOC 511 kB)

Any questions with regard to the application process should be directed to Medicines Regulation and Quality, Queensland Health via email at or telephone 07 3708 5264.

Watch this short video on the work of Anaesthetic Technicians.

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