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    • Course code
      HLT31112
    • Location
      Frankston
    • Length
      Part Time

      6 months

    • How to Apply
      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the “Apply Now” button on the course page at chisholm.edu.au

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    Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

    Develop specialised sterilisation skills and set yourself up for a career in the health care industry.

    When you complete the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services, you’ll be ready to work for private services or hospitals in the field.

    During the course you’ll learn about sterilisation equipment; disinfection of medical devices; infection control policies; storage and maintenance of sterile stock; basic medical terminology; handling waste; workplace safety; and effective communication.

    Students will be required to complete a practical placement / on-the-job training to successfully meet the requirements of the course.

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      Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves a combination of theory and practice. You’ll also learn from guest speakers with specialised training in areas such as infection control.

      This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment as an instrument technician or sterilisation unit worker.

      The course can be completed part time over six months.

      Once complete, you can extend your skills by studying one of Chisholm’s Certificate IV courses in the health and community care field.

      Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Instrument Technician Class 3,2

        Sterilisation unit worker

    • Sample units of study

      HLTSTE308C - Care for surgical instruments

      CHCORG303C - Participate effectively in the work environment

      HLTHIR301C - Communicate and work effectively in health

      BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationships

      HLTSTE301D - Clean reusable medical equipment

      HLTMS208D - Handle waste in a health care environment

      HLTSTE302D - Inspect and pack items

      HLTWHS200A - Participate in WHS processes

      BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology

      HLTSTE307C - Disinfect re-usable medical devices

      HLTSTE303D - Sterilise loads

      HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work

      HLTSTE306D - Manage sterile stock

      HLTHSE204D - Follow safe manual handling practices

      HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processes

    • Costs

      Indicative annual tuition fee* (GST Exempt):

      Government subsidised concession: $315.70
      Government subsidised: $1578.50
      Full fee: $3218.50

      Materials fee: $225.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $175.00  per year for government subsidised and full fee or $75.00 per year for government subsidised concession  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *Indicative fees as published are based on typical annual student contact hours per course, and are subject to change, given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $75, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

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    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school.

    With a successful Chisholm Institute of TAFE application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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