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ASAPO promotes 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


Attention ,all Full New Memberships to ASAPO. From the 05/10/15, all new full memberships will be reduced by $15.To receive this discount please apply the following code J27NDM3K in the Discount Coupon Box, when completing your membership details

See Anaesthesia technicians witnessing Schedule 8 medication transactionsASAPO Conference 2015, 17-18 October, Brisbane. Save on early bird rates - discount available until 31 August. More...

Notification: Change in process for obtaining a drugs administration authority for Anaesthetic Technicians in QLD. Stakeholder notification... Application to the Chief Executive for an approval to use scheduled medicines... Controlled drugs (schedule 8)

Check out the National Code of Conduct for healthcare workers. And the 17 April communique.

Read the ASAPO President's Report for May 2015.

See the QLD Technician Drug Administration Notification Extension

Watch this short video on the work of Anaesthetic Technicians.

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