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Overview

Course code:

HLT37215

CRICOS:

095314G

Start date(s):

January, April, August

Course length:

Full Time: 15 weeks

Campus:

Moorabbin

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.

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.

Our teachers are all qualified pathology collectors with current industry experience. We have strong, long-standing relationships with a number of pathology organisations to provide you with the opportunity to consolidate your skills and gain real work experience. By studying pathology at Holmesglen, you will become a highly sought after employee in the industry.


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete nine core units and five elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.

You will also undertake 35 hours of placement.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

BSBCUS201

Deliver a service to customers

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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

CHCCCS027

Visit client residence

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTCAR001

Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

HLTPAT006

Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens


Entry requirements

Good passes in all subjects at Year 12/ Matriculation or the overseas equivalent
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 5.5.

Students must provide documented evidence of serology results for Hepatitis B, Hepititis 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.

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.

PATHWAYS

This course offers a pathway to further study at Certificate IV or above levels.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pathology collector


How to apply

APPLY VIA AGENT

Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

International Fee

$7,300.00


Enquire online

Contact details

Pathology and Laboratory Testing Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 4.30pm on the laboratory industry, followed by a tour of our facilities. Please arrive at the starting time to ensure you don�t miss any vital information. Session will conclude after the tour.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

At Holmesglen we teach you the skills and knowledge to seek employment as a pathology collector. Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on the pathology industry, followed by a tour of our specialised state of the art facilities. Meet our expert teachers who will explain how you can graduate work ready and apply your skills to real life situations.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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