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HLT37215

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Are you interested in a career in the growing health care sector where you can make a difference to people's lives?

The Certificate III in Pathology Collection course, or blood collection course, will prepare and provide you with an entry level qualification to establish your career in phlebotomy (also known as pathology collection). Completion of this qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work in all areas across pathology collection, including medical centres, public or private health settings, hospitals and general practices.

As part of the pathology collection course, LTT arranges work placements within industry collection centres to give you an opportunity to gain practical and real life experience in the workplace during your studies. During the work placement, you will develop valuable experience and skills in the industry prior to employment.

Career outcomes

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist

Specimen Collection Officer

Specimen Collection Officer

Pathology Assistant

Pathology Assistant

Medical Technician

Source: Job Outlook

$979

Average weekly salary

59.5%

Employment Growth

30,200

Currently Employed

Evening and Saturday classes now available.

Course details

LocationSydney
AddressLevel 2, 23 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
DurationAllow 12-13 weeks to complete the course:
- For Saturday training centre intakes: 9.30am-4pm classes every Saturday for 10 weeks (online components completed during the week), plus 2 weeks of work placement
- For weekday training centre intakes: 9am-3.30pm 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks, online components completed over 4 non-consecutive weeks, plus 2 weeks of work placement
IntakesTraining centre: dates released throughout the year
Workplace: starts anytime for your business
DeliveryTraining centre and workplace
Course FeeFee for training centre or workplace students: $3,500
Fee for training centre or workplace students eligible for government support: $0-$1,750 (see details below)
A non-refundable enrolment fee of $300 is included in the above fees
Work Placement Entry Requirements

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement

To be eligible for a placement the following is required:

  • Proof of immunology
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Government Funding

Fee-free scholarship / fee exempt: $0
Concession: $240
New worker workplace traineeship: $1,000
Smart and Skilled (if previous qualification not held or held at certificate I level or lower): $1,450
Smart and Skilled (if previous qualification not held or held at certificate II level or higher): $1,750

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled. The fee that you will pay for a government subsidised course will depend upon your personal circumstances and eligibility.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, you must be:

  • 15 years old or over and no longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Fee-free scholarships are available to help young people (15-30 years old) who are eligible for concession fees to complete their training under Smart and Skilled without paying a fee.

Visit the Smart and Skilled website for more information.

Units of Competency

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

 

HLTAID003

 

Provide first aid

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

BSBCUS201

Deliver a service to customers

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCOM001

Provide first point of contact

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

HLTPAT005

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

HLTPAT006

Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

Assessment Methods

Practical and written assessments are conducted in a simulated environment with a minimum of 20 blood collections. You will also be assessed during your mandatory clinical work placement.

Work Placement

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical and real-life experience in the workplace during their studies. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

After the classes at our Training Centre, you will be required to complete a minimum of 35 hours of work experience with one of our pathology partners.

To be eligible for a placement there are vaccination requirements as detailed under ‘entry requirements’.

Other Requirements

During the course you will be required to practise blood collections with your peers.

Course details

LocationBrisbane
Address28 Russell St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
DurationAllow 11 weeks to complete the course:
- 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks
- Online components completed over 4 non-consecutive weeks
- Plus 2 weeks of work placement
IntakesTraining centre: dates released throughout the year
Workplace: starts anytime for your business
DeliveryTraining centre or workplace
Course FeeFee for training centre students: $3,500
Fee for training centre students eligible for government support: $300-$400 (see details below)
Fee for workplace students in SEQ: $3,500
Fee for workplace students in regional QLD: $4,500
Fee for workplace students eligible for government support: $885 (see details below)
A non-refundable enrolment fee of $300 is included in the above fees
Work Placement Entry Requirements

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement

To be eligible for a placement the following is required:

  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Proof of immunology
  • Willing to undertake any specific checks required to gain admission to a workplace e.g. national police clearance, working with children check or vaccination record check
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Workplace Training Fees

Fee for service $3,500 in SEQ; $4,500 in Regional QLD, or User Choice funded student contribution fee (indicative): $885

Depending on student eligibility, LTT is funded by the Department of Education and Training to provide training and assessment services for the Certificate III in Pathology Collection. This qualification is delivered as a traineeship under the Department’s User Choice program.

The employer and trainee have the option of selecting LTT as their training organisation as a Pre-Qualified supplier of User Choice. If you are not eligible for User Choice funding, you could choose to pay the full fee amount for training. To access this program, you will need to be signed up in a traineeship by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider (AASN).

Student contribution fees under the User Choice program in 2017 are set at $1.60 per nominal hour (exemptions apply) for each unit of competency, calculated and charged at the commencement of each of competency.

Student contribution fees may be adjusted by the Department annually on the 1st January. Any changes to the student contribution fees will be updated on LTT’s website.

The Student contribution fee is indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Please note that these prices are current for 2017 only.

Government Funding

This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government under the Certificate 3 Guarantee for eligible students. The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification to upskill, advance their career, or re-enter the workforce.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in school students)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • Must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or high qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)

Please view the Fact Sheet here for more information.

Units of Competency

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

BSBCUS201

Deliver a service to customers

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

HLTPAT003

Perform capillary blood collections

HLTPAT006

Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Assessment Methods

Practical and written assessments are conducted in a simulated environment with a minimum of 20 blood collections. You will also be assessed during your mandatory clinical work placement.

Work Placement

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical and real-life experience in the workplace during their studies. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

After the classes at our Training Centre, you will be required to complete a minimum of 35 hours of work experience with one of our pathology partners.

Other Requirements

During the course you will be required to practise blood collections with your peers.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 35 hours of work experience as detailed in the Assessment Methods of units of competency.

Course details

LocationMelbourne
Address371-373 George St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
DurationAllow 12 weeks to complete the course:
- 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks
- Online components completed over 4 non-consecutive weeks
- 2 weeks of work placement
- 1 week to finalise assessments
IntakesTraining centre: dates released throughout the year
DeliveryTraining centre, face-to-face and online learning
Course FeeFee for training centre students: $3,990
Fee for training centre students eligible for government support: $600 (see details below)
A non-refundable enrolment deposit of $500 is included in the above fees
Entry Requirements

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

To be eligible for a placement the following is required:

  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or commencement of the vaccination) 
  • Provide a current Police Check
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Government Funding

This training is subsidised by the Victorian State Government under Skills First. The fee that you will pay for a government subsidised course will depend upon your personal circumstances and eligibility.

You are eligible for Skills First funding if you are:

  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen; or
  • A Permanent Resident of Australia; or
  • A Humanitarian Refugee or Asylum Seeker

and are any of the following:

  • Upskilling by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing completed qualification i.e. moving from a Certificate 2 to a Certificate 3; or
  • Under 20 years of age; and
  • You aren’t studying more than two courses at once

Visit the Skills First website for more details.

Units of Competency

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

BSBCUS201

Deliver a service to customers

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCOM001

Provide first point of contact

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

HLTPAT006

Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

HLTPAT005

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTCAR001

Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

Assessment Methods

Practical and written assessments are conducted in a simulated environment with a minimum of 20 blood collections. You will also be assessed during your mandatory clinical work placement.

Work Placement

All placements are organised in conjunction with Dorevitch Pathology. The work placement will run for one week and commence at approximately week 9 of your course. Placements will be arranged as close to your home as possible, in an effort to avoid any major travel issues for that week. This 35 hour clinical placement is now compulsory under the new qualification, and will be arranged and paid for by LTT.

Other Requirements

During the course you will be required to practise blood collections with your peers.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 35 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Course details

LocationPerth
Address25 Colray Ave, Osborne Park, WA 6017
DurationAllow 11 weeks to complete course:
- 3 days per week for 3 non-consecutive weeks (classes are held 9am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday depending on intake)
- Online components completed at home during 5 non-consecutive weeks
- 2 weeks of work experience prior to final assessment
IntakesTraining centre: dates released throughout the year
DeliveryTraining centre, face-to-face learning and online
Course FeeFee for training centre students: $3,990
A non-refundable enrolment fee of $500 is included in the above fee
Fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to spread payments over the duration of the course
Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.

Work Placement Entry Requirements

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement

To be eligible for a placement the following is required:

  • Whooping cough vaccine(diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccination)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination
Units of Competency

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

BSBCUS201

Deliver a service to customers

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCOM001

Provide first point of contact

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

HLTPAT006

Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

HLTPAT005

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

 

HLTAID003

 

Provide first aid

Assessment Methods

Practical and written assessments are conducted in a simulated environment with a minimum of 20 blood collections. You will also be assessed during your mandatory clinical work placement.

Work Placement

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical and real-life experience in the workplace during their studies. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

After the classes at our Training Centre, you will be required to complete a minimum of 35 hours of work experience with one of our pathology partners.

To be eligible for a placement there are vaccination requirements as detailed under ‘Entry Requirements’.

Other Requirements

This course requires you to practice blood collection on your peers.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 35 hours of work experience as detailed in the Assessment Methods of units of competency.

Students are also required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the duration of their training. Please contact us for more details.

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