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Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    550 hours
  • Course Fee

    2,999 AUD
  • Mode Of Delivery

    Online Blended
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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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Course Overview

Do you want to be a valuable team member in the healthcare profession? Then this is the course for you! Sterile processing technicians work tirelessly to prevent infections and other potential medical complications; they are so important that most modern medical facilities would struggle to function without them.

This training will show you how to manage the sterilisation of equipment in a sterilisation service or reprocessing area, as well as infection prevention and control policies and procedures, workplace health and safety, and how to appropriately interpret and apply medical terminology.

Mode of Delivery

Mode of Delivery: Online Blended

Online theory with simulation workshop and work placement

This course is provided through the online, blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 550 hours, including self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, on-campus simulation training, assessment, and 80 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

Students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured self-learning. Weekly support sessions are available for this course if you require any assistance.

Please call our friendly admissions team to know more about the course.

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What will I study?

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 10 core units

  • 4 elective units

  • CHCCOM005

    Communicate and work in health or community services

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • HLTINF006

    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

  • HLTSTE001

    Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

  • HLTSTE002

    Inspect and pack reusable medical devices

  • HLTSTE003

    Sterilise loads

  • HLTSTE004

    Manage sterile stock

  • HLTSTE005

    Care for reusable medical devices

  • HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

  • HLTWHS005

    Conduct manual tasks safely

  • HLTSTE006

    Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices

  • BSBTEC201

    Use business software applications

  • BSBTWK201

    Work effectively with others

  • BSBPEF301

    Develop personal work priorities

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 14

10 Core units

4 Elective units

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

However, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

18 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course.

Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent

Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Mature age students (22+) may also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the applicant to meet qualification requirements

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector

Pathways to this Qualification

  • There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another Registered Training Organization.