February 22, 2024

NZSSA Executive nominations open for 2024-2027 term

Now is the time to put forward nominations for the NZSSA Executive. All details are available on https://nzssa.org/membership/
February 6, 2024

Official Communication from Ministry of Health RE AS5369

Today I received an official Communication from the Ministry of Health clearly outlining that AS5369 has replaced AS/NZS4187 and AS/NZS4815. Please ensure that you read the […]
January 28, 2024

Standard AS 5369

It has come to my attention that there are some ill-informed rumours circulating that New Zealand will not be adopting AS5369. THESE RUMOURS ARE UNTRUE. I […]
December 18, 2023

Purchasing of Standard AS 5369

Hi all I have been informed that standards NZ will not be supplying this standard. It must be purchased directly from Standards Australia. Please use the […]
October 27, 2023

Educator / Staff Trainer Meeting, Tuesday 7 November, 10am via TEAMS

Hello everyone, the first educators/staff trainers meeting on November the Tuesday 7th at 10am. The purpose of this first meeting is for educators around NZ and […]
September 21, 2023

Review of NZSSA Constitution and Rules (C & R) – provide your thoughts by 27 October 2023

Kia ora, with the release of the updated Incorporated Societies Act the NZSSA needs to be review the constitution and rules of the Association. As part […]
September 12, 2023


Kia ora, this message is for services considering employment of overseas applicants and the applicants themselves. Where a technician currently working and living overseas applies for […]
July 17, 2023


There has been a lot of confusion around overseas  qualified sterile technicians and the salaries that they can be offered. Sterile technicians are on  Tier 1 […]
July 5, 2023

Calling All CSSD Educators

I am trying to collate a list of all CSSD Educators  in both Public and Private Hospitals. if you are an educator ,please email your name […]
May 4, 2023


Congratulations to Martin Bird on his appointed to the role of Manager Sterile Services Dunedin Hospital. Well done and well deserved.
April 28, 2023

Immigration and Sterile Technicians Update

Following on from my previous post , today i had a meeting with Dr Martin Chadwick Chief Allied Professions officer at the Ministry of Health and […]
April 20, 2023

Sterile Technicians and Immigration Green list

Following on from the Governments announcement it needs to be noted that there are several processes to be gone through via the Ministry of Health before […]