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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Health » Other Health » Health not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the reusable medical device reprocessing industry with technicians who have the knowledge and skills to reprocess reusable medical devices to the required standard in support of safe, patient-centred healthcare in health service organisations.
Graduates will be able to work independently.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of reprocessing standards to the reprocessing of reusable medical devices to the relevant standards in a clinical context.
- Apply infection prevention and control and safe work practices for each stage of the reprocessing cycle to prevent injury to self, transmission of contaminants and damage to reusable medical devices.
- Apply communication and problem solving skills to the reprocessing of reusable medical devices.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3) [Ref: 3218].
This qualification leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Sterilising Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 3220].
Employment pathways
This qualification provides the minimum qualification required to work as a sterile services or endoscopy technician.
Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a sterilising technician in either community or hospital health service organisations undertaking reprocessing of reusable medical devices.
Opportunities in employment include progression to senior technician roles or other related roles and occupations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Experience using sterilising technology prior to programme entry is an advantage.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3219
Status Current
Created June 2016
Next Review December 2021
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