Certificate III In Pathology Collection

Course Code: HLT37215
Study Area:

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Certificate III in Pathology collection
  • Allied health assistant

  • Flu vaccination
  • Immunization against hepatitis B
  • Current Police Check and WWCC
  • Covid vaccination
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check; Cost to student $121.10 (as at 15/12/2021) valid for 5 years

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of pathology collectors. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations. 

Placement is a mandatory part of the course (35 hours) and this is organised by Bendigo TAFE.

Campus: Bendigo City

Start date: 8 August 2022

End Date: March 2023

Days of attendance: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-3.30pm

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Bendigo TAFE's Vaccination Policy


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First (eligible) student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer, even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement.

No two at level in a lifetime limit
Even if you've studied at a certain level before, you can still be eligible for a second course at the same level with JobTrainer

No upskilling requirement
You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

You will be assessed to ensure that you have the satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and the communication skills to undertake the course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Demonstration
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Field Work
  • Assignment
  • Problem solving scenarios
  • Questioning
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options

Our combination model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

  • Online
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)

Key study areas
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
  • HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections
  • HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
  • HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Further study opportunities

Students who have completed the Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215) can undertake the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques (MSL40108), Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) or the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115).


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,855.04
Concession - average total course fee*$571.01
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,244.68
B.   Materials average fee**$129.66
C.   Consumables average fee**$783.87
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 3:02 PM