Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Course Code: HLT37215
Study Area:

Start date: 14 July 2020

End date: 14 December 2020

  • Moonee Ponds Campus
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom - 22 - Week/s


This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

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

  • First Aid Certificate Level 2
  • Immunization against hepatitis B
  • Police Check and WWC

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. 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.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

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
  • 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 CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Nursing


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

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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*$2,590.28
Concession - average total course fee*$518.06
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,116.76
B.   Materials average fee**$121.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$585.00
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

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 17/02/2020 11:30 AM

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