HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection


All Health Training is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 22066) and provides individuals the opportunity to update their skills to perform at an optimum level and provide professional excellence. We deliver a variety of courses with a major focus on health, aged care and pathology collection - growth industries with significant staffing shortages.

Course Introduction:

The Certificate III in Pathology Collection gives graduates the skills and knowledge to work in all areas across pathology collection, for example private sector, hospitals and doctors clinics. The units address the areas of Customer Service, Pathology Collection Techniques, Phlebotomy (blood collection), Infection Control, Work Health and Safety, Medical Terminology, Visiting clients in their place of residence and Electrocardiography (ECG).

Course entry requirements:

  • This is an open entry program of study with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job.  Students will be required to complete a LLN evaluation to determine suitability.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct practical placement. 
  • Students must be able to provide evidence of immunisation protection against Hepatitus B, in order to undertake practical work placement.
  • Police checks are required prior to commencing practical placement which we will organise on our students’ behalf.  If a student has a Disclosable Court Outcome registered against their name, we are unable to assist with placement as industry will not accept students without a clear record.  This requirement is not negotiable.  Please note, in Victoria this includes any offence that may have occurred up to 10 years ago and will show offences that state they are “without conviction”.
  • Students are required to obtain a volunteer Working with Children’s check (WWC) to commence placement.
  • Students are required to be able to access a computer which will allow use of a USB in order to complete assessments and read information for units of competency.

Practical Placement information

The course includes 35 hours of mandatory practical placement in Industry, which All Health Training organise on our students behalf, which must be completed in one block, being Monday to Friday with a start time of 8am – 9am and a finish time of 3.30pm - 5pm. This will be completed at the end of the course as students must have done at least 20 “successful” live bleeds before placement can be commenced.  Placement may take between 1 - 3 months to coordinate with industry.

Collection centre locations and the start and finish times are determined by the partnership organisation and are non-negotiable.  Students cannot request an alternative location.

Students will be required to wear an All Health Training polo shirt and name badge (both provided) on placement.  In addition, long black pants & black closed in shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.

Other course information:

Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on a students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6 – 10 hours per week.  Assessments are hardcopy but will require access to a computer for research on the internet, accessing a USB for course materials and weekly emails from the trainer.

Credit Transfer:

If students have already successfully completed units within the qualification, credit can be granted within our program.  Credit Transfer can only be granted when the exact unit code has been studied elsewhere.  Credit Transfers must be processed prior to course commencement.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Competencies gained through other formal study or experience may be acknowledged through a recognition process for fee for service students only.  RPLs must be processed prior to course commencement.

Job Prospects:

Pathology collectors work extensively in the private and public pathology collection environments.

Opportunities for Further Study:

Articulation may be possible into other health qualification courses, eg. Diploma or Bachelor of Nursing. See the "Pathways" tab for further information.

Next Courses Commencing: 

Please refer to the button below - "Upcoming course dates".

Course Length & Delivery:

The program is run at our Blackburn, Narre Warren & Preston training facilities and consists of classes 1 day (9.00am – 4.30pm) for 22 weeks.  In addition, students are required to attend a second day of classes (9.00am – 4.30pm) on approximately weeks 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18 & 20.  Please note, weeks 5 and 20 are 1/2 days from 9am to 1pm. 

Night classes are run 2 sessions per week (5.00pm – 9.00pm) for 22 weeks + 3 additional Saturday classes (9.00am to 4.30pm).

Extensive 1:1 practical experience is undertaken in the All Health Training simulated collection centre environment with trainers who are experts in their field and maintain currency in the industry.



The student tuition fees as published are based on information provided by the student on their Application form and are subject to change once we have confirmed individual circumstances at enrolment and reviewed documentation which may include Credit Transfer/RPL application, ability to provide a copy of HCC/PCC or proof of Skills First Program eligibility requirements

Government Funded Students
Non-refundable registration fee = $250
Tuition fee = $500
Resources fee = $400
Placement fee = $850
Total fee = $2000

Government Funded Students and with a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Vet Gold Card
Non-refundable registration fee = $250
Tuition fee = $100
Resources fee = $400
Placement fee = $170
Total fee = $920

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program 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 person under 20 years as at 1st January 2020; or
  • an applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held

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

Fee for Service Students:

Non-refundable registration fee = $250
Tuition fee = $2595
Resources fee = $400
Placement fee = $850
Total fee = $4095

Student payments

Minimum payments required prior to the course commencement:

  • $250 is non-refundable after application

Please ask about our payment plan for the balance of the fees which must be paid by regular payments over the duration of the course by EziDebit only.  Should you not return an Ezidebit form your enrolment will not be confirmed.  If a payment defaults, the student must rectify the payment before the next scheduled payment.  If 2 consecutive payments default, or 3 in total across the agreement, this will result in the total amount being due immediately.

Student prepayments

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

Additional fees that may apply

Please refer to the Student Handbook available on https://www.allhealthtraining.edu.au/student-information.html for a comprehensive list of additional fees that may be applicable.  Fees include failure to attend practical sessions; failure to attend placement orientation, assessment visit or placement; requesting placement at an alternative employer, fee payment charges, reprinting a Certificate/Statement of Attainment.


Unit Code Units of Competency  
HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection core units:  
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately  
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services  
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures  
HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection  
HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collection  
HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood  
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety  
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers  
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people  
HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection elective units:  
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)  
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems  
CHCCCS027 Visit client residence  
HLTAID003 Provide first aid  
HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens  


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.

Application Process:

Complete the on-line Student Application Form on our website – www.allhealthtraining.edu.au

Once we receive an application, we will contact you and commence a Pre Training Review to determine course suitability and send the required documentation which must be returned with payment to ensure your place in the course.

Prior to commencement of a course and once you have secured a position in your chosen course you will then be contacted by a course Trainer to discuss any concerns or queries you may have. This is a good opportunity for you to have any questions answered and for you to discuss with your trainer any credit transfers or recognition of prior learning you may be applying for.


Should you have any questions regarding the course, please contact us as follows:
P: 03 9894 3900
e: info@allhealthtraining.com.au

Access & Equity:

All Health Training is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment.  Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs.  People with disabilities may be able to apply.



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