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HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

HLT37015 - Certificate III in Sterilisation Services


HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services supports the professional development of sterilisation technicians of health care facilities. The course covers cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, using chemicals, sterilising loads, and managing sterilised stock. It provides graduates with a nationally recognised qualification. The training combines online theoretical study, on-campus simulation lab sessions, and practical experience in the industry.

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Course Details

HLT37015 - Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
Amount of Training :  550 Hours
AQF Level :3
Course Delivery : Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)

The RTO doesn’t guarantee the successful completion of training by the learner. Job placement is not guaranteed after completion, but job assistance will be provided.

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Victorian Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

Western Australian Government Funding
  • 26 Weeks full time
  • 52 Weeks part time
  • Amount of Training is 550 Hours
  • Blended
  • Available to domestic students

14 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 10 core units
  • 4 elective units.


CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTSTE001 Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices
HLTSTE002 Inspect and pack reusable medical devices
HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads
HLTSTE004 Manage sterile stock
HLTSTE005 Care for reusable medical devices
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely


HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
BSBPEF301 Develop personal work priorities

Career opportunities, include:

  • Sterilisation Technician
  • Sterilisation Assistant
  • Instrument Technician

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services is:

State Funding
Victoria If the student is eligible,for Government funding,Student pays:$0 #*
Western Australia If the student is eligible,for Government funding,Student pays:$1,608.75
If holds valid concession student pays $480.15 ^#
New South Wales Check with us for Domestic Scholarships #

^This training is delivered with Western Australian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

#The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

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20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised Online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The blended delivery mode is only available to domestic students on selected campuses and subject to eligibility.

Students must meet additional requirements for Professional Experience Placements as required such as a clear police check,working with children check & immunisations.

*Please call your respective campus location for more details.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, applicants should demonstrate ability to perform tasks as required by the industry:

IHNA Admission Requirements
  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent.

Note: Mature age students (22+) may also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the applicant to meet qualification requirements.

Additional requirements:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirement:

All students are required to undergo the LLN test offered by IHNA for their suitability to be determined for undertaking the qualification successfully. They are to demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre- training review when enrolling into the course.

Digital literacy:
  • Basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.
  • Having own computer (desktop or laptop) to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.
Professional Experience Placement (PEP) requirements:
  • A satisfactory Police (AFP/NCC) Clearance certificate
  • Required immunisation
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check

Note: Students must declare a disability or disorder (if any), or if they are on any medication which may require reasonable adjustments. Where a student breaches the above requirements, they could be excluded from their practical placements which may result in unsuccessful completion of the qualification.

The course is assessed using the following 3 methods.

  • Questions
  • Projects
  • Simulations

The questions or knowledge-based assessments are made up of a series of relevant short to medium length questions and multiple-choice options for learners to respond.

The projects assessments require learners to respond to relevant scenarios, case studies and tasks. These can include, writing short or medium length reports or proposals. Analysing data and preparing reports. Templates are provided to assist learners to write policies and produces. Composing appropriate business style emails, preparing notes for meetings, presentations and reflecting on the learning.

The simulation assessments are supervised, in-class or online (real time) simulated activities consisting of various methods. They may include the following: Group and individual projects, role plays, individual and group activities including presentations.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

Academic team for Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Alexander Alex Varghese

Designation: Trainer/Assessor

Email : alex.varghese@hci.edu.au

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Josephine Robarts

Designation: Trainer/Assessor

Email : Josephine@hci.edu.au

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Mohamed Hussein

Designation: Trainer/Assessor

Email : mohamed.hussein@hci.edu.au

Bahareh Kilani

Designation: Administration Officer

Email : bahareh@hci.edu.au

Danica Marie Gapunuan

Designation: Clinical Simulation Officer

Email : danica@hci.edu.au

Dipika Shrestha

Designation: Tutor/ Clinical Simulation Officer

Email : dipika@hci.edu.au

Dr Shisir Prasad Manandhar

Designation: Academic Director

Email : shisir@healthcareers.edu.au

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Linda Pick King Wong

Designation: National Placement Coordinator

Email : linda@ihna.edu.au

Maha M.Kabil

Designation: Clinical Simulation Officer

Email : maha@hci.edu.au

Poorvi Patel

Designation: Course Manager

Email : poorvi@hci.edu.au

Spurthi Gowda

Designation: Placement Administration Coordinator

Email : gowda.spruthi@gmail.com

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