The Certificate III in Pathology Collection will give you the knowledge and skills to work as a pathology collector in the private pathology sector, medical clinics and hospital settings.
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Studying the Certificate III in Pathology Collection at Holmesglen
You will be trained in areas including phlebotomy (blood collection), infection control, ECG, first aid, customer service, work organisation and medical terminology.
The course is delivered at Holmesglen's specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, where emphasis is placed on practical training. You will practise your newly acquired skills in our fully operational clinical skills laboratory, giving you opportunities to refine your skills so you feel confident entering the workforce.
For information on healthcare workers and students living with blood-borne viruses and performing exposure-prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood-borne viruses, please refer to the Australian national guidelines (PDF 895KB).
Group A: Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-5pm
Group B: Monday 9am-4pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm
Group C: Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-5pm
Group D: Monday 9am-4pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm
Delivery occurs over 16 weeks which includes teacher led face-to-face classes, blended delivery, and industry placement of a minimum 35hrs conducted at the end of course delivery. Learners engage in face-to-face training 3 days per week.
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
||Perform venous blood collections
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Collect pathology specimens other than blood
||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
||Deliver a service to customers
||Provide First Aid
||Visit client residence
||Work with diverse people
| Code || Name |
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTINF006||Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
|BSBCUS201||Deliver a service to customers|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
|CHCCCS027||Visit client residence|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age at course commencement.
Applicants must provide documented evidence of serology results for Hepatitis A, B, C & HIV prior to commencing the course.
Applicants will be required to meet all clinical placement requirements by providing evidence of a valid national police record check, a valid working with children's check, and up-to-date immunisation requirements, including but not limited to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Applicants should have the ability to interact, communicate, and work in small teams. Comprehend technical reading material (Instrumentation Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, Material Safety Data Sheets, etc.). Problem solving, such as identifying when data is outside expected results and identifying possible causes, Apply basic digital literacy. A physical ability to stand for long periods and fine motor control are recommended.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment online.
Applicants will then complete a pre-training interview at Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, where these requirements are discussed and assessed to ascertain the suitability and learning needs of the applicant.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession