This Nationally Recognised Certificate is an appropriate baseline qualification for those who wish to work in the sterilising facilities. It is also suitable for staff involved in the preparation and Sterilisation of reusable medical and surgical equipment or the preparation and Sterilisation of textile packs for use in health care facilities.

This training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to ensure compliance with the requirements of Australian Standards and provide safe, effective and efficient sterilising services. You will become thoroughly familiar with the concepts of microbiology, infection control, sterilising theory and practices.

You will gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Sterilisation in a health workplace. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of your role in workplace effectiveness including your ethical, legal and financial responsibilities as an employee.

We can also support the traineeship program. Please contact the Director Education via email to find out more about these options.

Applicant must:

Be 18 years of age or over

Attend a course information session at Mayfield Education

Complete a pre-course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education and a pre-training interview

Have basic computer skills and access to a personal computer device including internet to enable connectivity with learning resources.

Have COVID 19 vaccination history

Be able to provide checks 8 weeks into the course:

To obtain the full HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services qualification, students must satisfactorily complete fourteen (14) units of competency. The course is made up of ten (10) core units and four (4) pre-selected elective units.

Core Units
  • CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • 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
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBPEF301 Organise Personal work priorities
  • BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
  • HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices

This course takes approximately ten to twelve months.

The delivery mode is comprised of face to face, online learning and 40 hours of work placement.

Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 09:30-15:30 hrs.

Intake 1 2023: 17 February (Friday)

Intake 2 2023: 1 June (Thursday)

Application Closing Date
2 weeks before Commencement Day.

Late applications will be considered for the next intake if received after the closing date.

Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. Short assignments, workbooks and workplace competency based assessments.

Nationally Recognised Certificate and Transcript of Results showing completion of full Certificate III in Sterilisation Services- HLT37015 qualification.

If the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any units where competency has been attained.

Certificate IV in Health Supervision (HLT47015)

 Summary of Tuition FeesGovernment Funded*Fee-for Services
Total tuition fee$4,561N/A
minusGovernment Subsidised Fee-$4,561N/A
Student Tuition Fee$0$6,215
plusCourse Material Item – non refundable$150$150
plusCourse Retained Items$300$300
plusStudent Service Fee – non-refundable$75$75
plusCourse Education Levy – non-refundable$105$105
Total Student Course Fee Payable$630.00$6,845.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

* Government funding eligibility criteria applied. Government funded position includes Skills First funded and Skills First funded Concessioner. Fee schedule also applies to Indigenous Completion Initiative and Job Trainer Initiative (2022 enrolment only).

A small number of sessions are scheduled off campus.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Quick Glance

Program code


Start date(s)
17 February 2023 (Intake 1)

1 June 2023 (Intake 2)

Program length

14 months incl., clinical placement


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

Classes 1 day / fortnightly


(03) 9882 7644