Sterilisation Technician

Cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation service facility.
Training time 6 months
Average pay $43,743
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,600

What does a Sterilisation Technician do?

  • fixing attachments to machines, setting controls and loading material to be processed
  • starting machines, observing operation and adjusting controls to regulate temperature, pressure, intake of raw materials and speed
  • sampling output for defects and variations, and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • unloading and storing output
  • cleaning and lubricating machines and performing minor repairs

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Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services