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If you use sterilisation procedures within a health service organisation, the Certificate in Sterilising Technology is the qualification you need. Recognised by the New Zealand Sterile Services Association (NZSSA), you will learn practical skills for reprocessing reusable medical devices, from receipt and cleaning through to high level disinfection, sterilisation and storage.
Certificate in Sterilising Technology (232 KB PDF)
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a sterilising technician in hospital or office-based sterilising environments. You may also be able to progress into senior technician roles or other related roles and occupations.
Graduates who wish to continue their knowledge and skill development in reprocessing of reusable medical devices may enrol in the Certificate in Advanced Sterilising Technology (Level 5).
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.