New Zealand Certificate in Sterilising Technology

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide an introduction to reusable medical device reprocessing, to facilitate safe patient-centred healthcare in the community.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to develop knowledge of reusable medical device reprocessing. This includes those working in the office based clinical environment and those who wish to progress their opportunities for employment in the wider reusable medical device reprocessing environments.

Graduates will be able to work under supervision.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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