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HLT47015 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Health Services

Next intake January 2025
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
Duration Part-time: 12 months

Course description

If you are currently working in a sterilisation unit, this course will help you upgrade your qualifications and prepare you for a team leader or senior technician role.

You will learn about equipment maintenance, quality requirements and the monitoring of technical sterilisation functions.

Students must be currently working in the industry, as course assignments and research are based on their workplace. They will also be assessed in the workplace, performing the skills and knowledge they will acquire.

Work placement/industry experience

Placement is required in this course. Placement is not paid work and students will not receive payment for undertaking practical placement. You will be required to obtain both a current police check and approved Working with Children’s Check. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

Possible career outcomes

  • Senior sterilisation worker
  • Team leader
  • Senior sterilisation technician

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

2025 January
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 1 Jan 2025 
Class DayStart: 30 Jan 2025
Thursdays 9am to 4pm
Part-time: 12 months    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • Applicants must be working in the sterilisation industry.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Care for reusable medical devices HLTSTE005 35
Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices HLTSTE001 35
Conduct manual tasks safely HLTWHS005 30
Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards policies and procedures HLTINF007 70
Inspect and pack reusable medical devices HLTSTE002 35
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 40
Manage sterile stock HLTSTE004 40
Monitor and maintain cleaning and sterilisation equipment HLTSTE007 80
Monitor quality of cleaning sterilisation and packaging processes HLTSTE008 80
Sterilise loads HLTSTE003 40
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices HLTSTE006 40
Develop work priorities BSBWOR404 40
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Show leadership in the workplace BSBMGT401 50


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work    
  • Workplace tasks    
  • Written assignments    
  • Industry placement    
  • Team projects    
  • Workplace observation

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.56 per hour 715 AUD $400.00 AUD $7,298.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.80 per hour 715 AUD $2,002.00 AUD $7,298.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.38 per hour 715 AUD $9,567.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $300.00
Education Levy AUD $107.25


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 27/06/2024 12:00:21 PM