Certificate III In Sterilisation Services

( Health )
Course code: AWK3
National ID: HLT37015

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in a Hospital Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) or Theatre Sterile Supply Unit (TSSU). You will learn about infection control policies and procedures and safe occupational health practices. You will learn skills to clean and disinfect re-usable medical devices and equipment and care for surgical instruments. You may also learn how to work with sterile stock and equipment, develop effective working habits and relationships, work with culturally diverse clients and co-workers and use business technology.

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of varied activities in a sterilising service or department.

Occupational titles for these workers may include: 
- Sterilisation assistant
- Sterilisation technician
- Instrument technician

This qualification has only limited face to face (three days face to face) and is predominantly delivered online and in the work placement

Study Plan

Cluster 1 Work Safely

Unit Code Title
AUJ47 Maintain Business Resources
AUK98 Use Business Technology
AUZ57 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
AVA32 Comply With Infection Prevention And Control Policies And Procedures
WG738 Participate In Workplace Health And Safety

Cluster 2 Deal With Medical Instruments

Unit Code Title
AUZ68 Chemically Disinfect Reusable Medical Devices
AUZ69 Care For Reusable Medical Devices
AUZ73 Clean And Disinfect Reusable Medical Devices

Cluster 3 Sterilisation Processes

Unit Code Title
AUZ70 Manage Sterile Stock
AUZ71 Sterilise Loads
AUZ72 Inspect And Pack Reusable Medical Devices

Cluster 4 Communication And Diversity

Unit Code Title
AUI54 Contribute To Team Effectiveness
AVC09 Work With Diverse People
AVC29 Communicate And Work In Health Or Community Services

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Murdoch Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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