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HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

National ID: HLT37015 State ID: AWK3
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Are you ready for a spotless career that makes a real difference? 

When you complete the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation service or department as an assistant, technician, or instrument technician.

This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department.

This course is delivered by online study after a 3 day compulsory orientation. Computers are available in SM TAFE libraries to assist those who don't have internet or a computer access.

Students in this course will need to complete a 3 week compulsory work placement arranged by SM TAFE.

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills Required  (321 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance on campus

You will be expected to attend a 3 day compulsory orientation (non contact week) on campus.

At-home study

This course runs for one semester and requires you to access and complete the written assessments online, submit health department clearances within the first four weeks of enrolment and attend a 3 week full time clinical placement, organised by South Metropolitan TAFE. You will also be expected to attend 15 (half) day simulation sessions. 

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

A 3-week full-time work placement in a sterilisation department within a hospital is required as part of your assessment for all the units in this qualification. A clinical placement will be arranged for you, once we have received the following:

  1. National Police Clearance
  2. Working with Children Check
  3. Medical Clearance with your full vaccinations/serology results

Optional attendance at simulation sessions are available for all sterilisation students. These will be offered throughout the semester, held after hours (most Monday evenings during the semester 4-8pm) in our simulation lab for those students who require further practical training. Any students who require additional assistance to complete written assessments for the second and third cluster of units are strongly encouraged to attend. Transport to placement and parking costs are at the students own expense.

What you need 

Students do not require a uniform as uniform scrubs are supplied on placement by the hospitals.

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek support from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 2

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