Government funded tuition for eligible applicants

The student contribution fee is comparable to free TAFE


Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Become a Sterilisation Technician Team Leader /Senior Central Sterilisation Services Department (CSSD) Technician/ Senior Instrument Technician.

This qualification is for individuals who would like to work in sterilisation services or who are already working in sterilisation and reprocessing of instruments within a hospital health service and would like to upskill themselves to work as a Team Leader / Senior Technician.


A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

Certificate Sterilisation Services


Certification IV in Sterilisation Services (HLT47015)

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. Work placement.



Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Course Overview

Our course will help you be better equipped to manage the core elements in a sterilisation department, including implementing infection prevention and control, cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, managing sterile stock, and monitoring the equipment and quality of the cleaning, sterilisation and packaging processes and leadership skills.


Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Course Details


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

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Must have watched the course information online.
  • Attend and complete a pre course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education.
  • Attending 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 HLT47015 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services qualification, students must satisfactorily complete fifteen (15) units of competency. The course is made up of Eleven (11) core units and four (4) pre-selected elective units.

Core Units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.
  • HLTINF007 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards,
  • 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
  • HLTSTE007 Monitor and maintain cleaning and sterilisation equipment.
  • HLTSTE008 Monitor quality of cleaning, Sterilisation and packaging processes.
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety.
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely.



  • BSBWOR404 Develop personal work priorities.
  • BSBHRM415 Co-ordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.
  • HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfects reusable medical devices.
  • This course takes ten to twelve months to complete.
  • The course includes both face to face and online learning, plus 40 hours of work placement.
  • Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm at our Mayfield Education campus in Hawthorn.
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 Certificate HLT47015 CERTIFICATE IV IN STERILIASATION SERVICES qualification.

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

Fees Statement

Student Course Fee Payable

For Skills First Funded Students (Government Subsidised)*: Total student contribution $4,630
View Eligibility or contact us for more information.

For Eligible Concession Students**:  $926

For Full Fee Paying Students: Total student contribution $12,033

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 IV in sterilisation services/ Intake 4 2023/Commencement Date 10 Nov 2023 14/08/2023 03/11/2023
Certificate IV in sterilisation services/ Intake 1 2024/Commencement Date 23 Feb 2024 10/11/2023 16/02/2024
Certificate IV in sterilisation services/ Intake 2 2024/ Commencement Date 30 May 2024 23/02/2024 23/05/2024