New NZSSA Executive Member
August 20, 2018

The NZSSA are pleased to announce that from February/March 2019 our courses will be provided by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Rotorua.

Toi Ohomai has a well established school of health  running courses that include Batchelor of Nursing and Certificates and Diplomas in Infection Control.

The new courses are:

L3 Certificate in Sterilising Technology– this is for those working in Beauty and Tattoo industry as well as for company representatives who wish to further their knowledge.

L4 Certificate in Sterilising Technology will be the required qualification for Sterile Technicians. Those who hold the current L3 Certificate do not need to do anything there certificate will be equivalent to the new L4.

L5 Diploma in Sterilising Technology will replace the current L5 Advanced Certificate. Those holding the L5 Advanced Certificate can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and then complete 3 papers to upgrade to the Diploma.

This is an exciting time of change for sterile technicians and I urge you all to support our courses and the new provider Toi Ohomai.