Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES

The health sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as health services assistants, massage therapists and pathology collectors are in high demand to adequately meet community expectations and service delivery requirements. Our Certificate III to Diploma qualifications equip the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes in their chosen field to immediately enter the workforce and contribute as an effective employee.

Our health courses have been designed to make use of the skills laboratory, SCEI massage clinic and compulsory work placement component to ensure students develop and are assessed on skills and knowledge as they apply to realistic situations.

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.

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 10 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

Completion of 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
...

DURATION

Full Time,
32 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Industry Work Placement
  • Scenario
  • Report
  • Project
  • Roleplay

HLT37215 – CERTIFICATE III IN PATHOLOGY COLLECTION

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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.

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
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For more information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (http://www.border.gov.au)• Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Record of vaccinations (from home country)
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police Record 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
...

DURATION

Full Time,
32 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Industry Work Placement
  • Scenario
  • Report
  • Project
  • Roleplay