HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology

HLT32612 HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology

Overview

This is a National Training Package and is designed specifically to train people wishing to pursue a career in the collection of blood and other pathology specimens under supervision.

The course includes the HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology prerequisite units and the full HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology.

Nationally Recognised Training

Access & Equity

AHT is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs. People with a disability may be able to undertake this course.

There’s more to pathology than you may think

Fees

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

Costs

Costs for Government Funded Students

Tuition = $500
If you also hold a Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Vet Gold Card = $100
If a Job Services Provider (JSA) is paying for your fees (regardless of whether you have a HCC) = $500
Non refundable resource fee = $400

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding under the Victorian Training Guarantee and may impact your access to further government subsidised training.  You are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:

Meet one of the following citizen/residency status:
  • Australian citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:
  • a young person under 20 years (as at 1st January 2016);
  • An applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held

Please note - Eligible students can only undertake two (2) subsidised training courses at the same qualification level (ie. Cert III, Cert IV, etc) in their lifetime.

Costs for Fee for Service Students:

Tuition = $2595
Non refundable resource fee = $400

Please ask us about a Payment Plan

Student prepayments

We will only accept student pre-payments of no more than $1500 prior to the course commencement. You may then go onto a payment plan for the balance of the fees.

Optional Extra Bleed Session/s

As part of the HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to complete some extra blood sessions.  These sessions are optional and do not replace the requirement to do bloods on your training day or to make up for missed classes; they are provided to students at no additional cost in order for you to obtain more practical experience.

48 hours’ notice MUST be given if you are unable to attend your scheduled session.  If you fail to give 48 hours’ notice, students must pay an additional cost of $40.00.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Any qualification that has HLTAID003 Provide First Aid as a unit of competency has a compulsory practical session to demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired through the theory.

Students who are absent without notice are charged a special public course rate of $60 or can obtain it elsewhere, but must have the Certificate to us by Session 5 of their course timetable.

Structure

There are 9 HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology units that must be achieved prior to commencing the HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology, which includes 3 core units and 7 electives (see below). 

The program offers:

  • Industry consultation in development of curriculum
  • A large practical component to the curriculum including phlebotomy (blood taking) Electrocardiograph (ECG) and spirometry
  • Specific focus on customer service and client care

 

Unit Code Units of Competency  
HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology Prerequiste units:  
BSBMED301B Interpret & apply medical terminology appropriately  
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health  
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies & procedures  
HLTAID003 Provide first aid  
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes  
HLTPAT304D Collect specimens other than blood  
HLTPAT305D Operate efficiently within a pathology specimen collection environment  
HLTPAT306D Perform blood collection  
HLTPAT308D Identify and respond to clinical risks associated with pathology specimen collection  
HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology core units:    
HLTHIR405B Show leadership in health technical work  
HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry  
HLTHIR506C Implement & monitor compliance with legal & ethical requirements  
HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology electives units:    
HLTPAT410D Collect pathology specimens other than blood for specialised testing  
HLTPAT411D Perform blood collection for specialised testing  
HLTCA402D Perform holter monitoring  
HLTCA401D Perform electrocardiography (ECG)  
HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits  
BSBCUS402B Address customer needs  
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context  

Prerequisite requirement:

There are 9 units from the HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology which are a prerequisite for HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology.  These units are covered first during the course and then students complete the HLT41812 Certificate IV in Pathology. The student must be able to read, comprehend, discuss and analyse printed information in English and write statements.

Method of study

The program is run on campus at our Blackburn, Mornington, Narre Warren & Preston training rooms and students attend classes 1 day week from 9.30am to 2.30pm for day classes; or 5.30pm to 9pm for night classes for a total course duration of 21 weeks. Some workbooks are required to be completed off-campus. Extensive practical experience is undertaken in the All Health Training clinical laboratory.

Optional Extra Bleed Session/s

As part of the HLT32612 Certificate III in Pathology we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to complete some extra blood sessions.  These sessions are optional and do not replace the requirement to do bloods on your training day or to make up for missed classes; they are provided to students at no additional cost in order for you to obtain more practical experience.

48 hours’ notice MUST be given if you are unable to attend your scheduled session.  If you fail to give 48 hours’ notice, students must pay an additional cost of $40.00.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All Health Training can only assist Fee for Service students with RPL. If you are a funded student we can assist you to find an Approved Provider to assist you further.

Credit Transfer (CT) - is the recognition of previous study for the exact module/unit by other nationally registered training organisations. All Health Training can assist both Fee for Service and Funded students with CT.

When must this be done?

Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL or CT must apply for this prior to the course commencing, so that your training plan provided in week one is accurate. If you apply after the course commences it may not be accepted.

Assessment

Competency is assessed through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, oral and written presentations, group activities, observation, role plays, research and analysis. Completion of workbooks for some units

Job Prospects

Pathology collectors work extensively in the private and public pathology collection environments. Certificate IV streams into supervisory and training roles. It is advantageous to those already completed Certificate IV in Health (Nursing). At present there is a high demand for this health care worker.

Course timetable

For information on our course timetable click here

Application process

Complete the on-line Student Application Form or submit your completed application to All Health Training in person, by email or mail with the required supporting documentation and payment to ensure your place in the course.

Access & Equity

AHT is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs. People with a disability may be able to undertake this course.

Pathways

Pathways

Cert III
Qualified Phlebotomist
Laboratory Assistant (Phlebotomy)
Cert IV
Qualified Phlebotomist Leadership Skills/ Unsupervised
Laboratory Assistant (Phlebotomy)
Diploma & Advanced Diploma
Management Managerial roles within the Pathology Industry
Nursing Division 2 Nurse in Hospitals, Mental Health, Aged Care, Community Care and Rehabilitation
Associate Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters
Division 1 Nurse Hospitals, Mental Health, Midwifery, Aged Care, Community Care and Rehabilitation
Medical Scientist Haematology, Biomedicine, Geriatrics and more
Management Human Resources, Finance, Business, Marketing and more

Many specialist streams are available for most University Associate Diplomas, Degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Masters.