HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
This course is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualification Training Framework and is offered by the Cunningham Centre, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service. (Registered provider number: 1627). The accrediting authority for this course is the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, there are around 200,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year. This makes HAIs the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. As well as causing unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and their families, these adverse events prolong hospital stays and are costly to the health system.
Watch this video to see how vital the role of the sterilisation worker is in a health care facility.