Health

HLT37215 - Certificate III in Pathology Collection

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.

Duration

The volume of learning for a Certificate III is 1200 – 2400.     The amount of learning for this course is 1200 hours, comprising of:

  • Face-to-face delivery (378.5 hours)
  • Supervised practical skills development (85.5 hours)
  • Unsupervised study (698 hours)
  • Industry work placement (38 hours)

The course is conducted over a period of 32 weeks including term breaks on a full-time basis.

Duration

Full Time
(32 Weeks)

Mode of Study

Face to Face

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. The definition of a mature aged for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years.

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www.immi.gov.au).

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Record of vaccinations (from home country)

Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing work placement

Further Study Pathways

After achieving HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Pathology collector

Core Units

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

Elective Units

HLTPAT003 - Perform capillary collection
HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
HLTCAR001 - Perform electrocardiology (ECG)
HLTPAT006 - Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems

*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.

- HLT37215 - Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Cricos: 090550B

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.

Duration

Full Time
(32 Weeks)

Mode of Study

Face to Face

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. The definition of a mature aged for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years.

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www.immi.gov.au).

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Record of vaccinations (from home country)

Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing work placement

Further Study Pathways

After achieving HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Pathology collector

Core Units

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

Elective Units

HLTPAT003 - Perform capillary collection
HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
HLTCAR001 - Perform electrocardiology (ECG)
HLTPAT006 - Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems

*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.