Course Title: Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2015

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required for workers in the health care setting to clean and sterilise reusable instruments and equipment and to maintain associated environments. All procedures are required to be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards and the policies and procedures of the health care establishment. All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the health care establishment and/or health care worker.
This unit is applicable to health care workers who are responsible for processing reusable instruments and equipment and maintaining associated environments in a health care facility

Application of this course will be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace infection risks, hazards and associated infection control practices relating to specific workplace instruments and equipment in line with individual workplace policies and procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

◾HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work


1. Prepare to clean used items

2. Clean and dry used items

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation

4. Sterilise loads

5. Maintain sterilising equipment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessment in simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency