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HLT47015 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

National ID: HLT47015 | State ID: AWN1

Step into a health care supervisory role

When you complete the Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services you will be better equipped in the management of a sterilisation department.

This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department and is for managers and supervisors working in a sterilising department.

This course is delivered by online study after a 1 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 complete their workplace competency manual at their usual sterilising workplace. Simulation sessions on campus are available Monday evenings, 4pm to 8pm for any student requiring assistance with assessments and practical-based competencies.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Prospective students must be currently (and have been) working in a sterilising department for a minimum of two years. 

There is no arranged work placement for this qualification. Students complete written assessments and submit online using theory downloaded from our online study portal, Blackboard. A workplace competency manual will be required to be completed during the year-long course.

Due dates will be assigned for units contained within 4 clusters, with half of the unit assessments due in the first half of the course.

Job opportunities

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Semester 2

Murdoch - Full Time-Self Paced


Fees and charges


Duration 1 year
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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Page last updated May 15, 2020