9. Reprocessing of reusable medical devices and single use

Professional development, education and training opportunities

ACSQHC Infection Prevention and Control eLearning Modules:

  • Introduction to reprocessing reusable medical devices - Provides an understanding of the requirements of the NSQHS Standards for reusable medical devices, the three main reprocessing methods, the factors that influence the effectiveness of reprocessing, and how to manage risks associated with reprocessing.

Tasmanian Government Department of Health eLearning Infection Prevention and Control Series:

  • Single-Use Items, Disinfection and Sterilisation

Murray PHN/APNA Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices YouTube

Sterilisation courses

Mayfield Education

Disinfection and Sterilisation for Small Practices and Clinics - Short Course

Disinfection and sterilisation practices within small practices and clinics are covered by Australian Standard AS/NZS 4815. This program equips you with the skills and understanding to comply with this Standard. Recommended for those wanting to demonstrate compliance for accreditation purposes in small practices and clinics.  An introductory session on micro-organisms, transmission of infection and the use of standard precautions sets the scene for applying AS/NZS 4815 in the workplace. Participants will discuss the appropriate physical layout of an area for dealing with reusable items that complies with the requirements and application of AS/NZS 4815.

Advanced Sterilisation - Short Course

This course addresses the needs of the senior staff who wish to enhance and improve their knowledge in monitoring and validation for steam sterilising and associated equipment.  This course has been specifically tailored for the Senior Sterilising Technicians and Sterilising Department Managers.

Introduction to Sterilising Services - Short Course

An ideal introductory course for newly employed sterilising services staff or anyone with responsibility for reprocessing reusable medical devices.  This course is also suitable for people preparing to gain employment in a sterilising services environment.

HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

A nationally recognised Certificate III in Sterilisation Services is an appropriate baseline qualification for people who would like to work in sterilising facilities. It’s also suitable for staff involved in the preparation and sterilisation of reusable medical and surgical equipment or the preparation and sterilisation of textile packs for use in health care facilities.


HLT47015 Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

This qualification is for individuals who would like to work in sterilisation services or who are already working in sterilisation and reprocessing of instruments within a hospital health service and would like to upskill themselves to work as a Team Leader / Senior Technician.




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