Introduction to Sterilising Technology

STE302

The online sterilising technology course will enable you identify key standards for sterilising technology, describe the reprocessing cycle for reusable devices and apply this knowledge to maintaining a safe work environment.

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    Level
    3
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    2025
    2024
    $0 NZ Domestic
    $1,092 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will be able to apply this knowledge when reprocessing reusable medical devices under supervision to facilitate safe patient-centred healthcare.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Acknowledge their professional environmental context and how standards may apply when they reprocess reusable devices.
  • Apply key standards for sterilising technology relating to reprocessing reusable devices.
  • Describe how the reprocessing cycle for reusable devices is applied to facilitate safe patient-centred healthcare.
  • Apply knowledge of infection prevention and control practices to control contamination when reprocessing reusable devices.
  • Apply safe work practices to maintain a safe work environment when reprocessing reusable devices.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate

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  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    2025
    2024
    $0 NZ Domestic
    $1,092 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying