HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

All Health Training
  • Awarded by
    All Health Training (RTO 22066)
  • Qualification
    Certificate III, Certificate
  • Study Mode
    On Campus
  • Course Cost
  • Duration
    22 weeks
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    22 weeks
  • Start Date
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  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Pathology Collector

overviewCourse Overview

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).

Practical Placement

The course includes 35 hours of mandatory practical placement in Industry, which All Health Training organise on our students behalf, which must be completed in one block, being Monday to Friday with a start time of 8am – 9am and a finish time of 3.30pm – 5pm. This 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.

Collection centre locations and the start and finish times are determined by the partnership organisation and are non-negotiable.  Students cannot request an alternative location.


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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.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

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 study withWhy Study With 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.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Pathology collectors work extensively in the private and public pathology collection environments.

  • Pathology Collector

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $4,045. Enquire now about funding options that may be available to you. 

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

Students must meet the following entry requirements: 

  • 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 LLN evaluation to determine suitability.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct practical placement. 
  • Students must be able to provide evidence of immunisation protection against Hepatitus B, in order to undertake practical work placement.
  • Police checks are required prior to commencing practical placement which we will organise on our students’ behalf.  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 and will show offences that state they are “without conviction”.
  • Students are required to obtain a volunteer Working with Children’s check (WWC) to commence placement

Campus locationsCampus Location

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:


Narre Warren
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