Qualification details

HLT43812 - Certificate IV 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Superseded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 HLT43807 - Certificate IV in Sterilisation ServicesUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. Clarification in wording of entry requirements 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT47015 - Certificate IV in Sterilisation ServicesThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the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. Removal of entry requirements. 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
BSBCUS401A - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategies N/A
BSBCUS401B - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategies N/A
BSBFLM305C - Support operational planSupport operational plan N/A
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staff N/A
BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyInterpret and apply medical terminology appropriately N/A
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness N/A
BSBWOR404B - Develop work prioritiesDevelop work priorities N/A
CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and development N/A
HLTAMBFC301D - Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health careCommunicate with clients and colleagues to support health care N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sterilisation Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT43807 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

HLT43812 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Updated in V5 - Updated core units HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Description

This qualification covers workers who operate in a senior specialist role in a sterilising service or department. This worker is responsible for a range of functions, including the application of standards and quality requirements, stock maintenance and management and the efficacy of equipment and supplies.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Sterilisation supervisor
  • CSSD supervisor
  • Senior instrument technician

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into HLT43807 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

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)

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 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 

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

HLTAMBFC402C Communicate in complex or difficult situations

(Note pre-requs: HLTAMBFC301D)

HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTSTE407C Manage availability and effectiveness of reusable medical devices

HLTSTE408C Manage effectiveness of reprocessing of reusable medical devices

HLTSTE409C Facilitate effective steam steriliser function

(Note pre-requs: HLTSTE407C, HLTSTE408C)

HLTSTE410B Facilitate effective cleaning functions

(Note pre-requ: HLTSTE301D)

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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 A 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.

BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBFLM305C Support operational plan

BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

TAEASS402B Assess competence

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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