HLT37215

Certificate III in

Pathology Collection

CRICOS 090550B

This qualification reflects the role of pathology collectors. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.

DURATION

32 weeks – Full Time

including work placement

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

WORK PLACEMENT

35 Hours

STATE SUBSIDIES

Domestic Students

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INTAKE DATES

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  •  Candidates must be aged 18 or above
  •  Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry
  •  Successful completion of SCEI’s Language, Literacyand Numeracy Indicator Test
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

  • National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a
capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For more information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Home Affairs https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

  • National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation records
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Record of vaccinations (from home country)

Further study pathways

After achieving HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

Pathology collector

Core Units

CHCCOM005      Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001     Work with diverse people

HLTINF001     Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTPAT001     Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

HLTPAT002     Collect pathology specimens other than blood

HLTPAT004     Perform venous blood collections

HLTWHS001     Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBCUS201     Deliver a service to customers

BSBMED301     Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units

HLTPAT003     Perform capillary collection

HLTAID011     Provide First Aid

HLTCAR001     Perform electrocardiology (ECG)

HLTPAT006     Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

HLTAAP001     Recognise healthy body systems