Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (All)

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to clean, sterilise and package reusable medical devices and equipment.

This unit applies to workers in office based health practice settings such as general practitioner (GP) surgeries, dental practices and other environments where a limited range of sterilisation equipment may be available. They follow established procedures and work under general supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment


1. Prepare to clean used items

2. Clean and dry used items

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation

4. Sterilise loads

5. Comply with quality management requirements

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

Assessment: Task 1

Simulated Practical Assessment 1

Assessment: Task 2

Workplace Assessment 

Assessment: Task 3

Written Assessment

Assessment: Task 4

Simulated Practical Assessment 2


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.