- This course is available to Australian citizens/Australian permanent residents only
- This course is available to study in-class for students in Victoria only
The Certificate III in Pathology Collection gives graduates the skills and knowledge to work in all areas across pathology collection, for example, private sector, hospitals and doctors’ clinics.
Who's It For?
- Students aged 18 and above looking to gain nessessary skills and knowledge to enter the pathology sector as a pathology collector
What You'll Learn
- Customer service,
- Pathology collection techniques
- Phlebotomy (blood collection)
- Specimens other than blood
- Infection control
- Work health and safety
- Medical terminology
- Visiting clients in their place of residence
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- Narre Warren
Duration and Study Load
- 22 weeks* – 1 day per week (9.00am – 4.30pm) plus 8 additional consolidation classes
- 21 weeks* – 2 evenings per week (5.00pm – 9.00pm) + 3 Saturdays (9.00am – 4.30pm)
- *course dates will be provided to students as part of the application process
- In-class on campus, blended learning via a student learning platform and guaranteed pratical placement of 35 hours. Arranged by AHT
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 & Numeracy (LLN)” evaluation to determine suitability for the course
- Students must undertake a “Pre-Training Review” prior to determining suitable for the course
- Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct a practical work placement
- Students are required to be able to access appropriate technology (including a computer). Students must have sufficient digital literacy. Further details will be discussed upon application
- 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
- Students must also 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
Practical placement of 35 hours is a mandatory requirement of this course. All Health Training will organise on our student’s behalf
Recognition of Prior Learning
- Competencies gained through other formal study or experience may be acknowledged through a recognition process
- As part of the course, students are required to undertake 9 core units of competency and 5 elective units of competency predetermined by All Health Training
- Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6 – 10 hours per week
After successful completion of the course, you will be a qualified pathology collector with a nationally recognised qualification.
Able to work within areas such as:
- Pathology collector (or phlebotomist):
- In a collection centre, hospital, doctors clinics and home visits
- Insurance checks for employment agencies and life insurance companies
- Immigration checks
- Research / clinical trials
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Covid-19 test swabbing
Some roles may require further study.
About All Health Training
All Health Training and provides individuals with the opportunity to update their skills to perform at an optimum level and provide professional excellence. We deliver a variety of courses with a major focus on health, aged care, disability and pathology collection all of which are growth industries with significant staffing shortages.
All Health Training is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All Health Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 22066)