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New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 4)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

1 semester

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Summary

Our Level 4 sterilising technology course is for anyone working or wanting to work in the reprocessing of reusable medical devices in the medical, dental or veterinary services. This course provides the minimum qualification required to work as a sterile services or endoscopy technician.

While taught fully online, this course also includes a compulsory work component where you’ll need access to sterilisation technology – either by employment, or the ability to complete work experience – to put what you learn into practice.

This Level 4 certificate provides a study pathway on to our New Zealand Diploma in Sterilising Technology (Level 5), also delivered online.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 4)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sterilising technician in either community or hospital health service organisations
  • Endoscopy technician

TOPICS YOU'LL COVER

  • Safe Sterilisation Work Practice
  • Application of Standards for Sterilisation Practice
  • Applied Sterilisation Practice Project

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

New Zealand Diploma in Sterilising Technology (Level 5)

Entry criteria

Applicants must:

  • NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Maori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, or New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3) or equivalent qualification;
  • access to the internet that will enable them to meet the directed learning hours; and
  • access to a workplace for a minimum of 64 supervised work experience hours across the course where they will have access to at least one form of sterilisation.

English Language requirements:

IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

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