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 in Holmesglen's specialised pathology and biotechnology education facility, where an emphasis is placed on practical training. You will practise your newly acquired skills in our fully operational clinical skills laboratory, giving you the opportunities to refine your skills so you feel confident entering the workforce.
Group A: Monday 9-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-5pm
Group B: Monday 9-4pm, Thursday and Friday 9-5pm
Group C: Monday 9-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-5pm
Group D: Monday 9-4pm, Thursday and Friday 9-5pm
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Perform venous blood collections
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Collect pathology specimens other than blood
||Provide first aid
||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
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Visit client residence
||Work with diverse people
| Code || Name |
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|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|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|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.
In addition to satisfactory completing all course work, students must undertake 35 hours of supervised work and assessment. Holmesglen will arrange this for all eligible students.
Students must provide documented evidence of serology results for Hepatitis B, Hepaititis C and HIV
prior to course commencement.
Students will be required to pass a National Police Records Check prior to placements, and meet
immunisation requirements. A physical ability to stand for long periods and fine motor control are recommended.
Applicants should have the ability to:
• interact and work in small teams
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs. During the pre-training review you will be asked to demonstrate the following:
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Follow basic instructions
• Demonstrate manual dexterity
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of 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