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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

Course details

LocationSydney
AddressIndividual study
Sydney training centre: Level 2, 23 Wentworth Street, Parramatta 2150

Workplace training for employees
Delivered on-site
DurationIndividual study

Weekday intakes
The course takes approximately 12 weeks to complete and involves both online study (completed at home over 4 non-consecutive weeks) and 10 face-to-face classes (completed 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks):

– Weeks 1 and 2: Classes are held 9.00am-3.30pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Weeks 3 and 4: Online components completed from home
– Weeks 5 and 6: Classes are held 9.00am-3.30pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Weeks 7 and 8: Online components completed from home
– Week 9: Classes are held 9.00am-3.30pm Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, depending on intake
– Week 10+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments)

Saturday intakes
The course takes approximately 13 weeks to complete and involves both online study (completed at home over 10 weeks) and 10 face-to-face classes (completed each Saturday for 10 weeks):

– Weeks 1 to 10: Classes are held 9.00am-3.30pm Saturdays and online components are completed at home during the week
– Week 11+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments

Please note that although we endeavour to schedule work placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our pathology industry partners and work placement may be delayed in some cases, resulting in the duration of the course being extended.

Students may be required on additional days to conduct extra bleeds or attend work placement interviews and/or orientation etc.
IntakesIndividual study
Dates released throughout the year, contact us or use the course calendar to see upcoming dates in your area

Workplace training for employees
Starts anytime for your business, contact us to request a quote
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (INDIVIDUAL STUDY)
  • $3,990 (including a $200 non-refundable enrolment deposit – payable upfront and deducted from total fee, fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course)

Government support is currently unavailable in New South Wales to study the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection via LTT.

COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (WORKPLACE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES)

Co-contribution fee for students eligible for government support:

  • $0 (fee-free scholarship or fee exempt)
  • $240 (concession)
  • $1,000 (traineeship delivery)
  • $1,450 (no previous qualification or lower than certificate I level)
  • $1,750 (previous qualification at certificate II level or higher)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Refer to the Smart and Skilled website for eligibility criteria.

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $3,990
WORK PLACEMENT

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience during their studies, and we advise students to treat this time as an extended job interview. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

Work insurance cover is provided and paid for by LTT for the duration of your work placement.

In addition to successfully completing the units of competency, students must complete at least 35 hours of work placement to be awarded the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection (if the student is unable to complete the work placement, a Statement of Attainment will be issued).

Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the duration of their work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be at least 18 years old to undertake the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection with LTT.

To be eligible to commence work placement, students must provide proof of immunology and hepatitis B vaccination (or commencement of vaccination).

During the course, students are required to practice blood collection on their peers. Students practice on classmates as well as any friends and family members who volunteer to attend class with the student.

As part of the enrolment process, comprehensive pre-training reviews are conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to online learning components, 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. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
  • 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

Course details

LocationBrisbane
AddressIndividual study
Brisbane training centre: 28 Russell Street, South Brisbane 4101

Workplace training for employees
Delivered on-site
DurationThe course takes approximately 11 weeks to complete and involves both online study and face-to-face classes (completed 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks):

– Weeks 1 and 2: Classes are held 8.30am-3pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Week 3: Supervised online learning components completed in the classroom
– Weeks 4 and 5: Classes are held 8.30am-3pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Weeks 6 and 7: Online components completed from home
– Week 8: Classes are held 8.30am-3pm Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, depending on intake
– Week 9+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments)

Please note that although we endeavour to schedule work placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our pathology industry partners and work placement may be delayed in some cases, resulting in the duration of the course being extended.

Students may be required on additional days to conduct extra bleeds or attend work placement interviews and/or orientation etc.
IntakesIndividual study
Dates released throughout the year, contact us or use the course calendar to see upcoming dates in your area

Workplace training for employees
Starts anytime for your business, contact us to request a quote
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (INDIVIDUAL STUDY)

Co-contribution fee for students eligible for government support (payable upfront and non-refundable):

  • $300 (concession)
  • $400 (non-concession)

The HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection is funded by the Queensland Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. Refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet for more information.

To be eligible for the concession rate, the student must:

  • Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, or
  • Be a school student enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention), or
  • Have a disability, or
  • Be an adult prisoner, or
  • Hold a health care or pensioner concession card or be the partner or dependent of a health care or pensioner concession card holder; be named on the card; and issue LTT with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming concession entitlements

Fee for students ineligible for government support (including a $300 non-refundable enrolment deposit – payable upfront and deducted from total fee, fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course):

  • $3,500
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (WORKPLACE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES)

Co-contribution fee for students eligible for government support:

This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program or the User Choice program (for traineeship delivery).

Certificate 3 Guarantee:

  • $300 (concession
  • $400 (non-concession)

Refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet for more information.

User Choice:

  • $353.92 (concession)
  • $884.80 (non-concession)

Fees are calculated based on 553 course nominal hours at a concession rate of $0.64 per nominal hour and non-concession rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Refer to the User Choice program page for more information.

To be eligible for the concession rate, the student must:

  • Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, or
  • Be under the age of 17 at the end of February in the year of training commencement and not have completed year 12, or
  • Hold a health care or pensioner concession card or be the partner or dependent of a health care or pensioner concession card holder; be named on the card; and issue LTT with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming concession entitlements

Fee exemptions apply where:

  • Credit transfer is awarded for a unit
  • The student is a school-based trainee
  • The student is undertaking a qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Skills Traineeship program

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $3,500 (SEQ)
  • $4,500 (regional QLD)
WORK PLACEMENT

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience during their studies, and we advise students to treat this time as an extended job interview. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

Work insurance cover is provided and paid for by LTT for the duration of your work placement.

In addition to successfully completing the units of competency, students must complete at least 35 hours of work placement to be awarded the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection (if the student is unable to complete the work placement, a Statement of Attainment will be issued).

Students are required to wear a blue polo (supplied by LTT) and black pants or skirt throughout the duration of their work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be at least 18 years old to undertake the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection with LTT.

To be eligible to commence work placement, students must provide proof of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), whooping cough (pertussis), varicella (chickenpox), and hepatitis B vaccination (or commencement of vaccination).

During the course, students are required to practice blood collection on their peers. Students practice on classmates as well as any friends and family members who volunteer to attend class with the student.

As part of the enrolment process, comprehensive pre-training reviews are conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to online learning components, 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. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
  • 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
  • HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
  • HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood
  • HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Course details

LocationMelbourne
AddressIndividual study
Melbourne training centre: 371-373 George Street, Fitzroy 3065

Ballarat: Rinks Room, Midlands Golf Club, 330 Heinz Lane, Invermay Park 3350

Workplace training for employees
Delivered on-site
DurationWeekday intakes
The course takes approximately 12 weeks to complete and involves both online study (completed at home over 4 non-consecutive weeks) and 10 face-to-face classes (completed 2 days per week for 5 non-consecutive weeks):

– Weeks 1 and 2: Classes are held 9.30am-5pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Weeks 3 and 4: Online components completed from home
– Weeks 5 and 6: Classes are held 9.30am-5pm Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
– Weeks 7 and 8: Online components completed from home
– Week 9: Classes are held 9.30am-5pm Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, depending on intake
– Week 10+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments)

Saturday intakes The course takes approximately 13 weeks to complete and involves both online study (completed at home over 10 weeks) and 10 face-to-face classes (completed each Saturday for 10 weeks):

– Weeks 1 to 10: Classes are held 9.30am-5pm Saturdays and online components are completed at home during the week
– Week 11+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments)

Please note that although we endeavour to schedule work placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our pathology industry partners and work placement may be delayed in some cases, resulting in the duration of the course being extended.

Students may be required on additional days to conduct extra bleeds or attend work placement interviews and/or orientation etc.
IntakesIndividual study
Dates released throughout the year, contact us or use the course calendar to see upcoming dates in your area

Workplace training for employees
Starts anytime for your business, contact us to request a quote
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (INDIVIDUAL STUDY)

Co-contribution fee for students eligible for government support (payable upfront and non-refundable):

  • $400 (concession)
  • $600 (non-concession)

The HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection is subsidised by the Victorian State Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Skills First program. Refer to the Skills First website for eligibility criteria.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fee for students ineligible for government support (including a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit – payable upfront and deducted from total fee, fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course):

  • $3,990
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (WORKPLACE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES)

Co-contribution fee for students eligible for government support:

  • $400 (concession)
  • $600 (non-concession)

The HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection is subsidised by the Victorian State Government for students who meet the eligibility criteria under the Skills First program. Refer to the Skills First website for eligibility criteria.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fee for students ineligible for government support:

  • $3,990
WORK PLACEMENT

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience during their studies, and we advise students to treat this time as an extended job interview. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

Work insurance cover is provided and paid for by LTT for the duration of your work placement.

In addition to successfully completing the units of competency, students must complete at least 35 hours of work placement to be awarded the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection (if the student is unable to complete the work placement, a Statement of Attainment will be issued).

Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the duration of their work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be at least 18 years old to undertake the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection with LTT.

To be eligible to commence work placement, students must provide proof of immunology and hepatitis B vaccination (or commencement of vaccination).

During the course, students are required to practice blood collection on their peers. Students practice on classmates as well as any friends and family members who volunteer to attend class with the student.

As part of the enrolment process, comprehensive pre-training reviews are conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to online learning components, 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. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
  • 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

Course details

LocationPerth
AddressIndividual study
Perth training centre: 25 Colray Avenue, Osborne Park 6017

Workplace training for employees
Delivered on-site
DurationThe course takes approximately 11 weeks to complete and involves both online study (completed at home over 5 non-consecutive weeks) and 9 face-to-face classes (completed 3 days per week for 3 non-consecutive weeks):

– Week 1: Classes are held 9am-4pm Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday, depending on intake
– Weeks 2 and 3: Online components completed from home
– Week 4: Classes are held 9am-4pm Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday, depending on intake
– Weeks 5 to 7: Online components completed from home
– Week 8: Classes are held 9am-4pm Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday, depending on intake
– Week 9+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (generally completed over 2 weeks) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments)

Please note that although we endeavour to schedule work placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our pathology industry partners and work placement may be delayed in some cases, resulting in the duration of the course being extended.

Students may be required on additional days to conduct extra bleeds or attend work placement interviews and/or orientation etc.
IntakesIndividual study
Dates released throughout the year, contact us or use the course calendar to see upcoming dates in your area

Workplace training for employees
Starts anytime for your business, contact us to request a quote
COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (INDIVIDUAL STUDY)
  • $3,990 (including a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit – payable upfront and deducted from total fee, fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course)

Government support is not available in Western Australia to study the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection via LTT.

COURSE FEES AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT (WORKPLACE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES)
  • $3,990

Government support is not available in Western Australia for the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection via LTT.

WORK PLACEMENT

LTT arranges work placements within the pathology industry to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience during their studies, and we advise students to treat this time as an extended job interview. Our aim is to ensure that graduates are work ready and appropriately skilled for the future.

Work insurance cover is provided and paid for by LTT for the duration of your work placement.

In addition to successfully completing the units of competency, students must complete at least 35 hours of work placement to be awarded the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection (if the student is unable to complete the work placement, a Statement of Attainment will be issued).

Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the duration of their training and work placement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ENROLMENT

On the basis of industry recommendation and to improve employment prospects, students must be at least 18 years old to undertake the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection with LTT.

To be eligible to commence work placement, students must provide proof of whooping cough (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), and varicella (chickenpox) vaccination (or commencement of vaccination).

During the course, students are required to practice blood collection on their peers. Students practice on classmates as well as any friends and family members who volunteer to attend class with the student.

As part of the enrolment process, comprehensive pre-training reviews are conducted to capture current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy. This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the duration of their training and work placement.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to online learning components, 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. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY
  • 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

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