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|
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“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”
“This Training is subsidised by the NSW Government”
To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.
14 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|BSBCUS201||Deliver a service to customers|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTINF006||Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|CHCCCS027||Visit client residence|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
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: $3,990.00
|Victoria||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0|
|Western Australia||No Funding Available|
|New South Wales||Funding is available for eligible students please contact**|
Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
** To know more about your eligibility Click here
*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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(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 course; however, following IHNA admission criteria will be applicable:
*Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.
Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.
Students should possess basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.
Students should be in possession of their own laptops to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.
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:
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, 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 campus.
No, it is blended.
Yes, it’s available.
It is not encouraged on a regular basis, as your attendance will be affected and you will not be marked for the unit.
The initial 5 units, including KBA and TA, are delivered online, followed by 9 units of theoretical study online, and the SBA is then carried out in a simulated environment, as specified in the training package. This means that skills must be exhibited in a workplace setting, supplemented by simulations and scenarios where the complete range of circumstances and situations may not have been provided in the actual workplace.
The teachers and students.
Yes, we have recorded sessions, which are available on the Microsoft Teams page, where our students take classes online. Full fees paying students can fast track the course, while those students availing government funding must meet all the requirements given by the relevant funding bodies.Full-fee paying students can see recordings and complete their Knowledge Based Assessments and Theory assessments faster, but the Simulation Based Assessment requires an educator, so we don’t do these for one student at a time, SBA’s are re done in group of 5 to 8 students so that all students in the group can learn together by supporting each other with the support of an educator.
Actual course duration is 1 year, IHNA students complete this course in 4 to 6 months.
There are no theory lectures, but we do go through theory assessments as well as SBA; most of our SBAs are only about 2 hours long, so there is no need for a break
Once course is completed, IHNA organise placement and students go for 1 week of clinical placements.
Assessments are marked daily, by IHNA trainers and educators. This will help students to fast track the course.
Yes, each of the three IHNA campuses has an industry class simulated lab with all of the necessary equipment to study Certificate III Pathology collection. Our trainers have industry experience and can provide you with all the assistance you need to complete this course at your plan.
Once the placement is completed and the student has completed all required documents and assessments, IHNA will award the certificates within 4 weeks.
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