Qualification details

HLT31112 - Certificate III in Sterilisation Services (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT31107 - Certificate III in Sterilisation ServicesUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT37015 - Certificate III in Sterilisation ServicesThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. 05/Aug/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBCUS301B - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology N/A
CHCCS401C - Facilitate responsible behaviourFacilitate responsible behaviour N/A
CHCORG303B - Participate effectively in the work environmentParticipate effectively in the work environment N/A
HLTAMBPD401C - Manage personal stressors in the work environmentManage personal stressors in the work environment N/A
HLTCSD306C - Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviourRespond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423312 Nursing Support Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6314-13 Nursing Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sterilisation Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423312 Nursing Support Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6314-13 Nursing Assistant 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0603 Nursing 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT31107 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

HLT31112 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Updated in V5 - Updated core units HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

Description

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of varied activities in a sterilising service or department. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Sterilisation assistant
  • Sterilisation technician
  • Instrument technician

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A elective which is required for work in sterilisation services
  • Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units 

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTHSE204D Follow safe manual handling practices

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

HLTSTE301D Clean reusable medical equipment (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTSTE302D Inspect and pack items

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTSTE308C)

HLTSTE303D Sterilise loads (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTSTE306D Manage sterile stock (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTSTE307C Disinfect re-usable medical devices

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTSTE301D)

HLTSTE308C Care for surgical instruments (Note pre-requ: HLTSTE301D)

Group A elective  - required for work in sterilisation services 

The following unit or a unit with equivalent competency outcomes is required to work in sterilisation services.

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group B electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

The following list of electives may facilitate selection.

Other sterilisation functions 

HLTTH303D Identify and move to maintain a sterile field

(Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

LMTLA2009A Inspect, fold and pack theatre linen

Work relationships 

BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Support function 

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

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