Infection Control and Sterilisation

The promotion of infection control & prevention is a key management strategy aimed at improving infection control outcomes for patients and staff.
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This Nationally Recognised Certificate is an appropriate baseline qualification for personnel employed in sterilising facilities. It is 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.

The ability to read, write and communicate in English to a level required to complete the necessary duties in a sterilising department. Computer skills to utilise Mayfield online learning resources and utilise technology in the workplace. Students must have access to a computer and internet.

There is a requirement to attend an information session at a date to be advised via an email-invitation.

Police Check & Vaccination

Must have (within the past 14 months) or be in the process of obtaining a police check, a working with children check and an up to date vaccination record.

Entry Process
  • Submit an application from online via link below
  • Receive a written invitation from Mayfield Education and attend the pre-course information session
  • Successfully undertake the English Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment including a verbal skills assessment and computer literacy review
  • If successful; receive a letter of offer and pay for the course
  • Receive confirmation information with your Mayfield Online (Fronter) username and password

14 Units – 10 Compulsory and 4 (preselected) 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
Elective Units
  • HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices
  • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

The delivery of this training is supported by comprehensive print based and online learning materials which are yours to keep and refer to when necessary after you have completed your training. There is no Distance Education version of the course available at this time.

  • There will be 23 class days which would include 2 full lab days (9.00am-4.00pm)
  • Placement will be 5 days and occur in the same week. This is allocated towards the end of the course. A gap time in the Timetable will account for when students are on placement.
  • In addition to this the course has two days at the very end for finalising assessments
  • The course duration of around 12 months enables consolidation of learning and skills

Intake 1 2021: 26 February 2021 (Friday)

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

Certificate IV in Health Supervision (HLT47015)

Funded Fee: $3,696 (Hourly rate $8.12)

Funded Concession Fee: $739 (Hourly rate $1.62)

Fee for Services Fee: $5,793

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

Funded Fees (Skills First Program funded places) are subject to change of government policy and this may occur during your course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

A small number of sessions are scheduled off campus.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT37015


Start date(s)

26 February 2021 (Intake 1)


Program length

14 months incl., clinical placement


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Classes 1 day / fortnightly


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

This qualification reflects the role of a team leader or senior technician in the sterilisation or reprocessing area of an acute hospital.

This worker is responsible for the maintenance of quality requirements and monitoring of technical sterilisation functions of medical equipment; particularly items used in Operating Theatre.

This is an open entry course with no prerequisites.

Gap learning and recognition of current competency will be considered for those with prior qualifications and experience in this area.

Total number of units = 15

11 core units

4 elective units consisting of:
up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTINF003 Implement and monitor 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
  • 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
Elective Units
  • HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices
  • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

This program uses a blended model of delivery where students attend face to face classes and workshops in addition to participating in online learning and assessments.

Intake 1 2021: 26 February 2021 (Friday)

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

Students who complete this course may wish to enhance their skills as team leaders by undertaking a Leadership and Management training course.

Funded Fee: $4,136 (Hourly rate $5.87)

Funded Concession Fee: $827 (Hourly rate $1.17)

Fee for Services Fee: $6,000

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

Funded Fees (Skills First Program funded places) are subject to change of government policy and this may occur during your course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT47015


Start date(s)

26 February 2021 (Intake 1)


Program length

14-16 months


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Classes 1 day / fortnightly


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

This short course has been designed to provide nationally recognised and accredited units of competency to existing CSSD technicians.

This unit will provide skills to the participants to enable them to comply with the Standard AS/NZS4187:2014: Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in health Service organisations.

  • Currently work in a CSSD department of a hospital or clinic in the role as a technician for a minimum of 15 hours/ week.
  • Have completed Certificate III in Sterilisation Services qualification.
  • HLTSTE007 Monitor and maintain cleaning and sterilisation equipment (80 nominal hours).
  • HLTSTE008 Monitor quality of cleaning, sterilisation and packaging processes (80 nominal hours).

Blended learning includes face-to-face, Online and Work placement.

This will be a 4-day program with emphasis on knowledge and practice. Further to this participants will provide evidence of the compliance with the training package and the National Standard through workplace experience.

To accommodate busy working professionals, this program will be run over 8 weeks (1 day / fortnight). Work placement will be undertaken in their own workplace.

Course commencing Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Classes are run on Tuesdays 3 March, 17 March, 31 March & 14 April.

On completion you will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

After completing this course, participants may wish to enrol in the Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services (HLT47015).

Fees: $1,360

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLTSTE007 & HLTSTE008


Start date(s)

3 March 2020


Program length

4-day program over 8 weeks


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

Do the storage, handling and transport of sterile items in your facility meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 4187? Would you know if a sterile item had been contaminated?

This course gives you the skills and understanding to implement the specific storage and transporting requirements under AS/NZS 4187 to prevent contamination of sterile items.

Managers and personnel responsible for maintaining sterility of items.

  • Overview of AS/NZS 4187 relating to the storage, handling and transport of sterile stock
  • Storage requirements
  • Event-related sterility
  • Handling techniques
  • Transporting sterile stock

Half day at Mayfield Education from 9am to 1pm

OR

Organisations may choose to have this program delivered in the workplace as a customised course.

Intake 1 2020: 22 July 2020

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement.

Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

On completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss environmental features of storage areas for sterile stock according to AS/NZS 4187
  • Explain events that would compromise sterility
  • Describe handling techniques that contribute to the maintenance of sterility
  • Explain the issues to be considered when transporting sterile items

$390

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Storage, Handling and Transport of Sterile Stock


Start date(s)

22 July 2020


Program length

Half day


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

An ideal introductory course for newly employed sterilising services staff or anyone with responsibility for reprocessing reusable medical devices.

This course is also suitable for people preparing to gain employment in a sterilising services environment.

Any interested person is welcome to apply.

1 day course at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm (30 minute lunch break).

Intake 1 2020: 14 October 2020

*Intakes are subject to numbers and may change

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

After completing this course, participants may wish to enrol in the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services (HLT31112).

Fees: $580

Light lunch provided.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Intro to Sterilising Services


Start date(s)

14 October 2020


Program length

1 day


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

This program helps Environmental Health Officers understand Australian Standard AS/NZS 4815 and how it should be applied to skin penetration establishments.

After completing the one day course you will understand infection control principles and the need for compliance to minimise the risk of infection.

The course has a strong focus on how equipment should be cleaned and disinfected to eliminate the transmission of bacterial or blood borne infections, particularly Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B & HIV.

  • Sources of infection
  • Infection control principles and practice
  • Cleaning and disinfection of equipment
  • The principles and practical applications of steam sterilisation
  • Monitoring steam sterilisation
  • Applying “Health Guidelines for Personal Care and Body Art Industries”

1 day course at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm (30 minute lunch break)

OR

Organisations may choose to have this program delivered in the workplace as a customised course

Intake 1 2020: 22 April 2020

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement.

Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

On completion participants should be able to:

  • Assess potential for infection
  • Know how hygiene practice can be affected by poor design principles
  • Make recommendations to improve work practices
  • Audit skin penetration establishments with confidence

$580.

Light lunch provided.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Sterilisation and Disinfection Practice for EHO


Start date(s)

22 April 2020


Program length

1 day


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

Disinfection and sterilisation practices within small practices and clinics are covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 4815. This program equips you with the skills and understanding to comply with this Standard. Recommended for those wanting to demonstrate compliance for accreditation purposes in small practices and clinics.

An introductory session on micro-organisms, transmission of infection and the use of standard precautions sets the scene for applying AS/NZS 4815 in the workplace. Participants will discuss the appropriate physical layout of an area for dealing with reusable items that complies with the requirements and application of AS/NZS 4815.

Those involved in decontamination, disinfection and sterilisation in office based settings.

  • Basic microbiology and human defence mechanisms
  • Standard precautions
  • Layout of reprocessing area
  • Cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and storage of re-usable items
  • Requirements of AS/NZS 4815

1 day at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm (30 minute lunch break).

Intake 1 2020: 26 August 2020

*Intakes are subject to numbers and may change

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

On completion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify modes of transmission of infections
  • Describe standard precautions and recognise their use in office based practice
  • Recognise the appropriate layout of a reprocessing area
  • Apply the requirements of AS/NZS 4815 for cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and storage of re-usable items.

$580

Light lunch provided

Organisations may choose to have this program delivered in the workplace as a customised course.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Disinfection and Sterilisation for Small Practices and Clinics


Start date(s)

26 August 2020


Program length

1 day (9am-4pm)


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

The Infection Control Practitioner has responsibility for infection control practices over a broad range of areas within the health care setting. This short course is an introduction to the issues which confront the present day infection control practitioner. Many aspects of infection control covered in the course are applicable across a broad range of enterprises beyond health care.

Since an infection control program is a requirement for accreditation for health care facilities, this is an ideal introductory course for staff with responsibility for preventing and controlling infection. This course provides a ‘snap shot’ of the longer certificate courses offered at Mayfield Education

This is an open entry program.

  • Microbiology and host defence mechanisms
  • Transmission and prevention of infection
  • Standard precautions and blood borne viruses
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Surveillance and quality systems
  • Wound management
  • Storage and handling of sterile stock
  • Sourcing information for infection control
  • Food handling and hygiene
  • Environmental cleaning
  • Disinfectants

2 days at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm (30 minute lunch break)

2020 Intake Start Date: TBA

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement.

Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

$1,400

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Introduction to Infection Prevention & Control


Start date(s)

TBA


Program length

2 days


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

This new course addresses the needs of the senior staff who wish to enhance and improve their knowledge in the area of monitoring and validation for steam sterilising and associated equipment.

This course has been specifically tailored for the Senior Sterilising Technicians and Sterilising Department Managers.

Senior Sterilising Technicians and Sterilising Managers.

Course Content
  • Overview of Steam Sterilising
  • Biological and Chemical Indicators
  • Monitoring in a Sterilising Department
  • Process of Validation for Sterilising
  • Validation Requirements for Associated Equipment
Course Benefits

This program will enable the participant to be confident in and aware of:

  • the monitoring requirements in a sterilising department
  • the terminology used to describe validation procedures
  • the concepts and principles involved in process validation
  • the principles of using biological and chemical indicators

1 day at Mayfield Education Hawthorn Campus from 9am to 4pm

Intake 1 2020: 10 June 2020

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement.

Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

$580

Light lunch provided.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Advanced Sterilisation - Short Course


Start date(s)

10 June 2020


Program length

1 day


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

On-site short course


Contact

(03) 9882 7644