Certificate III in Pathology Collection

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HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

This qualification reflects the role of pathology collection.


This qualification is suitable for those looking to undertake work in pathology collection centres. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication and excellent customer service, technical skills and use discretion and judgement to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.


To be eligible for entry to this course applicants must be 18 years of age or older.


Course Outline

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 Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTPAT003 Perform capillary blood collections
HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimen


Three blocks of three weeks plus two blocks of two weeks, face-to-face delivery.

35 hours of placement in a relevant setting, where pathology collection is required.


Please contact Marr Mooditj if you have an expression of interest in this qualification.


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