Keeping Ahead

Keeping Ahead

The medical technology workforce is highly skilled and operates in a complex and changing healthcare setting. There are a number of post-graduate education, industry specific networking opportunities and online information that can assist medical technology personnel keep ahead.

Post-graduate Education
Universities and VET institutions offer a range of post-graduate courses. To learn more about education pathways and MTAA professional development opportunities, please click here.

Relevant post-graduate courses
MTAA has identified over 1100 post-graduate courses relevant to the industry. Examples include:

  • Master of Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Health Economics
  • Master of Health Law
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Population Health)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health)

Useful post-graduate study websites

  • Gradlink provided by the Graduate Careers Council of Australia offers information on issues linked to post-graduate education
  • Keogh Lab provides useful post-graduate advice and resources
  • Post-graduate Education Loan Scheme (PELS) is a loan scheme for eligible post-graduate non-research students enrolled in a fee paying course.

Employer Professional Development
Many medical technology companies offer employer-based training programs delivered in-house by the company or an external provider. Training usually focuses on industry specific technical skills or soft skills such as communication, leadership and management.

Study Assistance
Some companies offer study assistance to their staff. This can supplement HECS fees, registration fees and study leave, especially where the course is relevant to the role of the employee.

Networking Opportunities
Conferences and networking events are a great way to meet people within the medical technology industry. Each year MTAA hosts an annual conference followed by a conference dinner, plus MedTech seminars, discussion groups, forums and targeted networking functions. The latest emerging issues relevant to the industry are presented by key note speakers. Most events are open to MTAA members and non-members. For further details, please see the events calendar on the MTAA website.

MTAA Committees
Personnel that work for a company that is an MTAA member may be invited to represent the industry on an MTAA committee.

Online Communication
Keeping in touch with what is happening in the industry is easy by signing up to receive Pulseline, MTAA’s electronic newsletter, and industry updates delivered to your emailbox. To register, please email