Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

Our nationally recognised Certificate III in Sterilisation Services is an appropriate baseline qualification for people who would like to work in sterilising facilities. It’s also suitable for staff involved in the preparation and sterilisation of reusable medical and surgical equipment or the preparation and sterilisation of textile packs for use in health care facilities.

This training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to ensure you are compliant with the requirements of Australian Standards and provides safe, effective and efficient sterilising services. You will become thoroughly familiar with the concepts of microbiology, infection control, sterilising theory and practices.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course!

Subject to availability.

Certificate Sterilisation Services


Certification III in Sterilisation Services (HLT7015)

Start Date

17 Aug 2023 (Intake 3)


Program Length

10 – 12 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 1 day a fortnight. Some online learning. Clinical placement.


Certificate III in Sterilisation Services – HLT37015

Course Overview

You will gain an understanding of the principles and practice of sterilisation in a health workplace. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of your role in workplace effectiveness including your ethical, legal and financial responsibilities as an employee.

We can also support the traineeship program. If you’re an employer and are interested in training your staff on the job through a registered training organisation, please get in touch via our Contact Us page to find out more.

Have a Question?

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services – HLT37015

Course Details

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Attend a course information session at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend and complete a pre course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend a pre training interview at Mayfield Education.
  • Have basic computer skills and access to a personal computer device including internet to enable connectivity with learning resources.
  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  • Be able to provide the below checks within the first 8 weeks of the course:
    • A current and clear National Police Check.
    • A current and clear Working with Children Check.
    • Healthcare category A immunisation record including flu vaccination. These are listed on the Department website.
    Training Program

    Total number of units = 14
    10 core units
    4 pre-selected elective units

    Core Units

    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    HLTSTE001 Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices
    HLTSTE002 Inspect and pack reusable medical devices
    HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads
    HLTSTE004 Manage sterile stock
    HLTSTE005 Care for reusable medical devices
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely


    Elective Units

    BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
    BSBPEF301 Organise Personal work priorities
    BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
    HLTSTE006 Chemically disinfect reusable medical devices

    Intake/Application Closing Dates

    Intake 3 2023

    • Commencement date: 17 August, 2023

    Applications for enrolment close 2 weeks before orientation day.

    Late applications will be considered for the next intake if received after the closing date.


    Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3:30pm.

    The course includes both face to face and online learning, and 40 hours of work placement.

    This course takes approximately ten to twelve months to complete.


    Graduates will receive a nationally recognised certificate and transcript of results showing completion of the full Certificate III in Sterilisation Services- HLT37015 qualification.

    If the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any units where competency has been attained.


    Government funded* applicant

    Tuition Fee: $3,740*
    (Government funding: Skills First subsidy *$10.25/hour)

    Student Contribution Estimate Fee: $4,470
    (Includes: Course Material Fees: $250, Course Retained Items: $300, Student Service Fee: $75, Course Education Levy: $105)

    Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

    Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
    Complete direct debit form

    Full Fee applicant

    Tuition Fee: $6,215

    Student Total Course Estimate: $6,845
    (Inclusions: Course Material Fees: $150, Course Retained Items: $300, Student Service Fee: $75, Course Education Levy: $105)

    Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

    Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
    Complete direct debit form


    The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

    Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

    Fee instalment plan is available.

    * Government funding eligibility criteria applied.

    Book An Information Session

    Information Session Information sessions for this course are coming soon. Let us know if you would like us to contact you with updates.


    Ready to enrol for the course?

    STEP 1: Attend the information session

    STEP 2: Submit an online course application form