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This programme builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the Open Polytechnic Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3). Recognised by the New Zealand Sterile Services Association (NZSSA), you’ll benefit from studying this programme if you are a leader of a service or a senior technician who is involved in or responsible for the reprocessing of re-usable medical devices. You will gain advanced sterilising knowledge and the skills to use quality management processes, leadership, training and verification of others providing sterilising services.
Certificate in Advanced Sterilising Technology (178 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 leading a sterilising technology team in a health service organisation or office-based environment.
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.
There are three assessments per course. A pass will be awarded to students who gain a minimum of 50% of the available marks overall and not less than 40% in any individual assessment item.
Assessment tasks include written answers supported by evidence and also included verification in the form of signed learner feedback sheets and or observer/manager verification.
Assessments are submitted electronically via the Online Campus.