Government funded tuition for eligible applicants

The student contribution fee is comparable to free TAFE


Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Become a Central Sterilisation Services Department (CSSD) Technician, Sterilisation Technician, Instrument Technician

Our nationally recognised Certificate III in Sterilisation Services is an appropriate baseline qualification for people who would like to work in sterilising facilities. It’s 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.


A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

Certificate Sterilisation Services


Certification III in Sterilisation Services (HLT7015)

Start Date

10 Nov 2023


Program Length

10 – 12 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 1 day a fortnight. Some online learning. Clinical placement.



Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Course Overview

This training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to ensure you are compliant with the requirements of Australian Standards and provides safe, effective, and efficient sterilising services.  Upon completion of the course, you will become a Sterilisation Technician and be 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.


Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Course Details


Mayfield Education supports the traineeship program.  Please contact us to find out more about our traineeship option.

Entry Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Attend an online or in person course information session at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend and complete a pre course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend a pre training interview at Mayfield Education.
  • People studying this program will need an access to a personal computer device and basic computer skills, including the ability to:
    • Create, save and edit Microsoft office documents (including Word, Excel)- Access and search the Internet.
    • Download and save documents from a variety of websites
    • Record, save and upload a video using a smart device such as mobile, laptop, ipad.
    • Upload files and images onto the Learning Management System
    • Access Dropbox links.
  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  • Be able to provide the below checks within the first 8 weeks of the course:
    • A current and clear National Police Check
    • A current and clear Working with Children Check
    • Healthcare category A immunisation record including flu vaccination. These are listed on the Department website 
Training Program

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.
  • 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.


  • BSBPEF402           Develop personal work priorities.
  • BSBPEF301            Organise Personal work priorities.
  • BSBINS302            Organise workplace information.
  • HLTSTE006            Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices.
  • This course takes ten to twelve months to complete.
  • The course includes both face-to-face and online learning, and 40 hours of work placement.
  •  Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Location of Delivery

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Intake Dates

Intake 4:  Friday 10 November 2023

Intake 1:  Friday 23 February 2024

Intake 2: Thursday 30 May 2024


Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. At Mayfield we have engaging ways of learning and assessment which includes journal writing, case studies, group presentation, assignments, role play, online learning, self-paced learning packages, short answer, and multi-choice questions.


Graduates will receive a nationally recognised certificate and transcript of results showing completion of the full HLT37015 CERTIFICATE III IN STERILISATION SERVICES qualification.

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


HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services à HLT47015 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Fees Statement

Student Course Fee Payable

For Skills First Funded Students (Government Subsidised)*: Total student contribution $3,930
View Eligibility or contact us for more information.

For Eligible Concession Students**: $786

For Full Fee Paying Students: Total student contribution $8,970

A payment plan is available

For detailed summary of Tuition Fee and for monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan payment plan refer to the Statement of Fees.

Note: Skills First concession rate is not applicable to Diploma of Nursing program.

  • Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

  • Direct debit options available

  • * Government funding eligibility criteria applied

  • ** Eligible concession card holders

  • 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.
  • ** Eligible concession card holders.
  • Please read refund, cancellation fees information in the student handbook prior application for your enrolment / making payment.

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Course Name and Start Date Applications Open Applications Close
Certificate III in sterilisation services/Intake 4 2023/Commencement Date 10 Nov 2023 22/08/2023 03/11/2023
Certificate III in sterilisation services/Intake 1 2024/ Commencement Date 23 Feb 2024 10/11/2023 16/02/2024
Certificate III in sterilisation services/Intake 2 2024/ Commencement Date 30 May 2024 23/02/2024 23/05/2024