Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
Sterilisation Services course details
Course description and aims
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in instrument sterilising roles in a sterilising service or reprocessing area.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Course outcomes and careers
Sterilising assistant, sterilising aide, instrument technician
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday 15 November 2015, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Randwick Campus, Cnr Darley Road and King Street, Randwick, Building A, Level 4, Room A4.21
You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how yourweekly timetable may look is: Wednesday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|HLTSTE005||Care for reusable medical devices||35|
|HLTSTE001||Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices||35|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25|
|HLTWHS005||Conduct manual tasks safely||30|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness||40|
|HLTSTE002||Inspect and pack reusable medical devices||35|
|HLTSTE004||Manage sterile stock||40|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||30|
|BSBINM301||Organise workplace information||30|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|