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    • Course code
    • Location
    • Length
      Part Time

      6 months

    • Commencing
      July, October
    • How to Apply
      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the "Apply now" button on the course page at chisholm. edu.au

    Certificate III In Sterilisation Services (HLT37015)

    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.

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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.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Sterilisation Technician

        Sterilisation unit worker

        Instrument Technician

        Sterilisation Assistant

    • Sample units of study

      CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

      HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely.

      BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.

      HLTSTE003 - Sterilise loads

      HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

      HLTSTE002 - Inspect and pack resuable medical devices.

      HLTSTE005 - Care for resuable medical devices.

      HLTSTE001 - Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices.

      HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

      HLTSTE006 - Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices.

      HLTMS208D - Handle waste in a health care environment

      CHCORG303C - Participate effectively in the work environment

      HLTSTE004 - Manage sterile stock

      CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people.

    • Costs

      Maximum course tuition fee* (GST Inclusive):

      Government subsidised concession: $356.00
      Government subsidised: $1780.00
      Full fee: $5028.50

      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

      *The student tuition fees as published 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.

    Career Path

    • This Course

      Certificate III In Sterilisation Services (HLT37015)

    • Further Study

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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. View the specific course page to find out how to apply.

    With a successful Chisholm 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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