Infection Control and Sterilisation
Below is a listing of our courses under Infection Control and Sterilisation Services programs. There is a brief description of each course, and a link to the course content and application form.
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The Infection Control & Prevention and Sterlisation Services programs' course coordinator is Darren Martin; a current health professional with many years of experience working in the health sector and has completed both a graduate certificate in infection prevention and control, as well as a Master of Health Practice in this program. Darren continues to be employed in the healthcare industry and specialises in both sterilisation and reprocessing of medical devices, as well as infection prevention and control. Darren can be contacted at email@example.com
Certificate in Infection Control and SterilisationThis certificate in Infection Control and Sterilisation is considered within the health industry to be the definitive qualification for Registered Nurses. The promotion of infection control is a key risk management strategy aimed at improving infection control outcomes for patients and staff. Quality management of reprocessing of surgical equipment within a Central Sterilising Department is critical for successful patient outcomes.
Certificate in Infection Control in Sub Acute and Aged Care
Research on infection rates in sub acute and aged care facilities has identified that infections can have a significant effect on the well being of residents and associated health care delivery costs. Proactive infection prevention and surveillance programs can help improve care outcomes within these care facilities.
Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services (HLT43812)
This qualification is suitable for senior specialists in a sterilising services department who are responsible for the application of standards and quality requirements, stock maintenance and management of equipment and supplies.
Certificate III in Sterilisation Services (HLT31112)
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.
Applicants may wish to consider completing a double qualification and be awarded with a Certificate III in Sterilisation Services and Certificate III in Operating Theatre Technician Work. Within 7 months gain 2 leading qualifications. You will be required to attend fortnightly 1 day sterilisation services classes. You will also be required to attend the operating theatre one week onsite training then complete the course by distance education.
Dual Qualification in Sterilisation and Supervision
Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services (HLT43812)/
Certificate IV in Health Supervision (HLT40412) This opportunity to study and obtain two qualifications is suitable for people in a supervisory role in a Sterilisation Services Department in a Health Care Facility.
Dual Qualification in Sterilisation and Operating Theatre
Certificate III in Sterilisation Services (HLT31112)/
Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician Work) (HLT32512). This opportunity to study and obtain two qualifications will develop both technical and interpersonal skills relevant to the job of the operating theatre and sterilisation technician.
Certificate III in Pathology (HLT32612)
The Certificate III in Pathology (HLT32612) is a qualification that gives graduates the skills and knowledge to work as a pathology specimen collector (Phlebotomist). For more information about the course and how to enrol click here.
Advanced Sterilisation – 1 day short course
This course is designed for Senior Sterilising Technicians and Sterilising Managers.
Introduction to Infection Control – 3 day short course
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.
Introduction to Sterilising Services – 2 day short course
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.
Disinfection and Sterilisation for Small Practices and Clinics- 1 day short course
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.
Sterilisation and Disinfection Practice for Environmental Health Officers - 1 day short course
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.
Storage, Handling and Transport of Sterile Stock – Half day short course
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.
Tattooist/Body Artist Course in Infection Control and Sterilisation - by distance education
This nationally recognised course prepares you for work where you are required to use infection control practices and also to reprocess reusable equipment.
Infection Control in Office Practice Settings – by distance education
This nationally recognised course prepares you for work in the office practice setting where you are required to use infection control practices and also to reprocess reusable medical equipment.