The healthcare industry relies on the support of pathology collectors in order to test and respond to individual health concerns.
The Certificate III in Pathology Collection is a professional accreditation that focuses on the factual, technical, and procedural knowledge of the concepts required to undertake personal visits to collect specimens from patients at home or at institutions.
Because this work requires discretion and judgement, our approach to teaching will prepare you to confidently communicate and provide customer service and technical skills. Your learning will blend theoretical with relevant practical knowledge so that you’re ready to enter the healthcare industry.
|Amount of Training:||670 Hours|
|AQF Level :||3|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)|
|IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms|
|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”
|Unit code||Unit Name|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|BSBCUS201||Deliver a service to customers|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
|CHCCCS027||Visit client residence|
With the Certificate III in Pathology Collection in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT37215 – Certificate III in Pathology Collection is:
|Victoria||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0|
|Western Australia||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $1271.70
If holds valid concession student pays $376.80
|New South Wales||No state funding available, check with our team for Scholarships.|
Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees
*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
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Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.
|Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
|Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India
(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured self-learning.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification, however following IHNA admission criteria will be applicable:
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
Additional Requirements:Digital literacy
Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.
When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.
The course will take 6-12 months to complete depending on you finishing your classes/ assessments on time and completing the placement.
Yes you can study at your own time, however you must attend all online Theory sessions and either Online or In class for all SBA’s, Wednesdays is used for self study day, although there is a educator online when needed.
Yes, students must visit our campus to complete simulation Based Training, for us to transfer the skills training, because as phlebotomist you need to know how to perform venous blood collection
There is 9 units that SBA (Simulation Based Assessments) is done in class and there are 15 live bleeds to be completed. (Students themselves will undergo in the presence of a trainer, live blood collection in a simulation environment).Usually 1 day a week will be the In class SBA’s you can attend more days when we are doing the live bleeds, this is up to each student
IHNA’s on campus simulations will give you enough experience on the duties you are required to perform in your role as phlebotomist. So it’s encouraged to make use of our high simulated labs and training sessions.NO flexibility all SBA’s need to be attended to complete each unit
IHNA’s national placement cell will happily help you to find a suitable placement for you, in a registered pathology collection centre. 1 week or 35 hours of professional experience placement is included in the course delivery.
Yes. It’s mandatory.
Yes, all the theory classes are delivered online,The first 5 units SBA’s are online as well, then 9 units SBA’s will be delivered IN class
After submitting the practical placement book, certificate will be issued within 30 working days.As long as all assessments and documentation is completed eg: Police check, Working with children check and your Immunisation form.
Yes, Credit transfer and RPL is available for eligible students. Please get in touch with our team.
No, it is blended.
Yes, it’s available.
Most classes are not full days, our educators will ensure all students get the full delivery of the unit and any questions and answers are completed then the Educator may decide to finish up and allow students to do self study, Although the educator will be online from the time period for any further questions if needed.
It is not encouraged on a regular basis, as your attendance will be affected and you will not be marked for the unit
Monday, Tuesday and half day Wednesday or
Thursday, Friday and half day Wednesday – depending on which intakes.
Times are – 11am to 7pm for Vic and NSW and WA will be 2 hours behind in winter 9-5 and 3 hrs behind in summer – 8-4
Melbourne – Heidelberg and CBD
WA – CBD
NSW – CBD
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