Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

This course is for people who would like to work in sterilisation services or who are already working in the area of sterilisation and reprocessing of instruments within a hospital health service and would like to upskill themselves to work as a Team Leader / Senior Technician. You don’t have to undertake the Certificate IIII qualification first.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course!

Subject to availability.

Certificate Sterilisation Services


Certification IV in Sterilisation Services (HLT47015)

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. Work placement.


Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services – HLT47015

Course Overview

Our course will help you be better equipped to manage the core elements in a sterilisation department, including implementing infection prevention and control, cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, managing sterile stock and monitoring the equipment and quality of the cleaning, sterilisation and packaging processes and leadership skills.

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.

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Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services – HLT47015

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 = 15
11 core units
4 elective units

Core Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTINF007 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
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
HLTSTE007 Monitor and maintain cleaning and sterilisation equipment
HLTSTE008 Monitor quality of cleaning, sterilisation and packaging processes
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

Elective Units

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBHRM415 Co-ordinate recruitment and onboarding
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
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.


This course takes approximately ten to twelve months to complete.

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

Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm at our Mayfield Education campus in Hawthorn.


Graduates will receive a nationally recognised certificate and transcript of results showing completion of the full Certificate HLT47015 – Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services 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: $4,030*
(Government funding: Skills First subsidy *$10.25/hour)

Student Contribution Estimate Fee: $4,760
(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: $6,800

Student Total Course Estimate: $7,430
(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