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HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Become qualified as a phlebotomist

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The nationally recognised HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection is delivered by LTT Group Pty Ltd (RTO 51621) and equips students with practical skills in drawing blood, administering first aid, participating in workplace health and safety, implementing infection control and more.

Students gain hands-on experience and industry insights prior to employment, and graduate ready to work in a variety of medical environments, including pathology collection centres, GP clinics, specialist rooms, hospitals, and other public and private health settings.

If you are interested in finding out more about our workplace delivery options, visit our Workplace Training in Western Australia site.



The course is delivered in our purpose-built classrooms at 25 Colray Avenue, Osborne Park WA 6017 over approximately 11 weeks. If you are interested in a workplace training delivery, please go to our Workplace Training in WA page for more info.

The course  is delivered by LTT and involves:

  • 16 face-to-face classes
  • Online study
  • 35 hours of clinical work placement

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. This means that 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.


  • Weeks 1 to 5: Classes are held 9am-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Thursdays and Fridays, depending on intake
  • Weeks 6 and 7: Classes are held 9am-4pm Tuesdays or Thursdays, depending on intake
  • Week 8: Classes are held 9am-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Thursday and Friday, depending on intake
  • Week 9+: Classes are followed by 35 hours of work placement (the standard completion time is 2 weeks to 3 months, but can extend further) prior to 1 week to finalise assessments – we endeavour to schedule work placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, although timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our industry partners

Classes are occasionally held on different days of the week due to public holidays.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for eligible students.



The available intakes for this course are:

  • Thursday, 27 June 2019
  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Note: No Government Funding is available for Training Centre delivery. 

Fee for students not eligible for government support

The following fee includes a $500 non-refundable enrolment deposit, which is payable upfront and deducted from the total fee. Direct debit payment plans are then available to spread the remainder of payments over the duration of the course.

Fee for Service

  • Total fee: $3,990

Students are required to practice blood collection on their peers during the course. Students practice on classmates, friends and family who volunteer to attend class with the student, and occasionally staff members!

In addition to online learning components, practical and written assessments are conducted in a simulated environment with a minimum of 20 blood collections.

Students are also assessed during 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 unable to complete the work placement, a Statement of Attainment will be issued.


Units of competency

HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collection
HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTPAT004Collect specimens other than blood
HLTPAT005Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact
HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAID003Provide first aid



Entry requirements

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.

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is 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.

Work placement

To be eligible to commence the mandatory work placement, students must provide proof of immunology and hepatitis B vaccination or commencement of vaccination. Students are also required to hold a current Police Clearance.

Dress code: Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants during training and work placement.

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

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