Certificate III in Pathology Collection

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  • Awarded by

    All Health Training (RTO: 22066)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    JobTrainer FundingPayment planSkills First FundingUpfront payment

  • Duration

    22 weeks

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Pathology Assistant | Pathology Collector

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215) gives graduates the skills and knowledge to work in all areas across pathology collection, for example private sector, hospitals and doctors clinics.

    The units address the areas of Customer Service, Pathology Collection Techniques, Phlebotomy (blood collection), Infection Control, Work Health and Safety, Medical Terminology, Visiting clients in their place of residence and Electrocardiography (ECG).

    This course has a blended delivery mode (ie. classroom and online learning), in either the day or evening.

    Practical Placement

    The course includes 35 hours of mandatory practical placement in Industry, which All Health Training organise and must be completed in one block, being Monday to Friday, which will be completed at the end of the course as students must have done at least 20 “successful” live bleeds before placement can be commenced.  Placement may take between 1 - 3 months to coordinate with industry.

    Some students may be eligible for Victorian Government funding through the Skills First Funding program, the Eligibility Exemption and Job Trainer.

    Enquire for more info on funding eligibility requirements.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    This is an open entry program of study with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job.  

    • Students will be required to complete a "Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)" evaluation to determine suitability.
    • Students must undertake a "Pre-Training Review" prior to determine suitable for the course.
    • Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct practical placement. 
    • Students must be able to provide evidence to AHT no later than by week 4 of the course, immunisation protection against Hepatitis B, COVID-19 (3 doses required) & current flu vaccination.
    • Police checks are required which is included in the student fees and must be completed by week 4 of the course.  If a student has a Disclosable Court Outcome registered against their name, we are unable to assist with placement as industry will not accept students without a clear record.  This requirement is not negotiable.  Please note, in Victoria this includes any offence that may have occurred up to 10 years ago.
    • Students are required to obtain a volunteer Working with Children's check (WWC) by week 4 of the course.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this pathology course, the subjects you may study include: 

    Core Units

    • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
    • HLTPAT001 - Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
    • HLTPAT002 - Perform venous blood collection
    • HLTPAT004 -Collect pathology specimens other than blood 
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety 
    • BSBCUS201 - Deliver a service to customers
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

    Elective Units

    • HLTCAR001 - Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
    • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems 
    • CHCCCS027 - Visit client residence
    • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
    • HLTPAT006 - Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens 
  • Why All Health Training?

    Start on your path to a rewarding new career when you study with All Health Training! Their simulated learning environment will give you the hands-on training you need to build your skills and confidence in aged care, allied health services, disability care and more.

    Graduate with a nationally recognised, industry relevant qualification and get closer to pursuing a career that makes a real difference to you and your community.

    All Health Training is equipped with an experienced team of assessors and trainers who are available to guide and support you throughout your studies. They’ll also provide students with a dedicated Student Support Officer at no additional fee to help ensure you get any care you need.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215) from All Health Training. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in pathology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Pathologist, Pathology Assistant, Specimen Collection Officer, Medical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Aide, Medical Scientist, Academic Pathologist.

  • Let's talk price

    Some students may be eligible for Victorian Government funding through the Skills First Funding program, the Eligibility Exemption and Job Trainer.

    The full fee for this course is $4,045 or as little as $2,000 or $920 with Government Funded options. 

    All Health Training also has payment plans available, for which:

    • an upfront deposit is required;
    • balance of fees must be paid by fortnightly repayments by week 10 via EziDebit.

    Enquire now about funding options that may be available to you. 

    Skills First Funding

    You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

    Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

    The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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