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.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- no higher qualifications apply
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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, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-4pm
Group B: Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm
||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.
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 band score
less than 5.5.
Students must provide documented evidence of serology results for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis 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.
Typically, eligible learners will have the ability to:
• Interact and work in small teams
• Comprehend technical reading material (Instrumentation Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets etc.)
• Problem solve such as identifying when data is outside expected results and identifying possible causes
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
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
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.
|Course Fee||$7,500.00||per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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