Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Process reusable medical devices and equipment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge and skills from the successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology.

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

Please refer to the Elements of Competency

Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record - observation checklist (min. 3 reprocessing reusable instruments)

Assessment: Task 2

Practical assessment - Steri room

Assessment: Task 3

Written Assessment (practice manual)           


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.