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.
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.
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
Deliver a service to customers
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Communicate and work in health or community services
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
Perform venous blood collections
Collect pathology specimens other than blood
Participate in workplace health and safety
Recognise healthy body systems
Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.
This course offers a pathway to further study at Certificate IV or above levels.
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
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