The Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion administers the Autotransfusion course. The purpose of the course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge relating to autotransfusion. The course is not restricted to the perfusion profession. It is available to all staff currently employed in the public or private Healthcare setting.

Students enrolling in the course will receive weekly lessons in the form of Powerpoint presentations and other educational material through electronic correspondence. The self-study modules cover subjects such as blood physiology, coagulation, blood
conservation techniques, transfusion issues, blood collection, separation techniques, autotransfusion equipment and autologous component therapy.
The Autotransfusion Course is a ten week course run three times per year as listed below.

2017 Term Dates

Course Start Dates Course End dates
Monday February 20th, 2017 Friday April 28th, 2017
Monday May 22nd, 2017 Friday July 28th, 2017
Monday August 21st, 2017 Friday November 27th, 2017


At the completion of the course students are expected to undertake a written examination. Successful applicants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

The course is available at no cost to Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionist (ANZCP) members. Non-member fees are $250.00 (incl. GST).
A course brochure and Application forms can be downloaded below.

AutoTransfusion Course 2017 Brochure 

Registry of Candidates

Any queries about the course should be directed to the Course Convenor.