1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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8319-15 Sterilisation Technology Worker

Cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in sterilisation service departments.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • collects, disassembles, cleans and decontaminates soiled items
  • inspects cleaned items
  • checks and assembles instruments, instrument sets and trays
  • sorts and packages linen and instruments
  • sterilises equipment, linen and soft goods
  • stores and distributes sterilised items
  • ensures sterilisation equipment is properly maintained

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