Course Title: Sterilise loads

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3407 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Sterilise loads

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2022 (All)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61393411406

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to follow correct procedures to select and operate sterilisation equipment, interpret steriliser function and parameters in the provision of sterilised reusable medical devices, appropriately load items for sterilisation, and to release sterilised items for distribution. This competency unit does not deal with ethylene oxide sterilisation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTSTE003 Sterilise loads


1. Prepare sterilisation equipment

2. Load steriliser

3. Operate steriliser

4. Unload and release sterilised loads

5. Comply with quality management requirements

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations, and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.