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New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3)

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Level of Study



40 credit hours

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The New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3) is delivered fully online and will teach you sterilisation procedures in an office-based health service organisation, such as beauty therapy clinics, general medical practices, or tattoo parlours.

With this qualification you will gain skills in the reprocessing of reusable medical devices from decontamination through to sterilising and storage.

When you complete this online sterilising qualification, you’ll know about

  • the processes used to control infection
  • diseases, blood born viruses, and infection prevention
  • reprocessing standards to maintain a safe working environment
  • control of risks when reprocessing reusable medical devices

Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme you must be aged 16 years or over.

International students must also have an IELTS (Academic or General) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.
Cambridge English Qualifications – B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.

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