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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Sterilisation assistant, Sterilisation technician and Instrument technician
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Sterilisation Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Sterilisation Services does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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.
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