Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Program Description

This qualification reflects the role of pathology collectors for example private pathology sector, hospitals and doctor’s / Medical clinics. If you would like to work in pathology as a specimen collector (phlebotomist) this course will teach you how to take blood samples, various swabs and electrocardiograms for patients requiring pathology tests. You will learn infection control, first aid, WHS principles, how to prepare samples for testing, as well as communication and customer service skills. The course includes performing live bleeds in class and out in the industry, giving you real life experience.
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.


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Program Structure

Subject Code Subject Name
BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS027Visit client residence
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTCAR001Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTCAR002Perform holter monitoring
HLTHPS001Take clinical measurements
HLTHPS002Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS004Measure spirometry
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT003Perform capillary blood collections
HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood
HLTPAT005Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Possible Job Outcomes

• Pathology Assistant (Laboratory Aide)
• Pathology Specimen Collector
• Pathology Collector (Visiting)