National code: HLT37015

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

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Overview About this course

Learn how to sterilise, pack and wrap medical equipment and work in decontaminated areas. Contribute to the safety functions of hospitals as you work closely with operating theatres and keep up with emerging medical robotic technologies.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Clean and disinfect re-usable medical devices and equipment

  • Care for surgical instruments

  • Work with infection control policies and procedures

  • Work with sterile stock and equipment

  • Develop effective working habits and relationships

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills to sterilise technical equipment

  • The ability to pack and wrap medical devices

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • A National Police Check

  • Vaccination and health screenings

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good communication and teamwork skills

  • The ability to follow policies and procedures

  • An interest in the health and medical industry

  • The ability to perform labour intensive work

  • A level of comfort to work with blood

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Sterilisation assistant, Sterilisation technician and Instrument technician

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Sterilisation Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Sterilisation Services does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 10 core and 4 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Inspect and pack reusable medical devices HLTSTE002

  • Care for reusable medical devices HLTSTE005

  • Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices HLTSTE001

  • Manage sterile stock HLTSTE004

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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