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. This includes:
Pathology collectors work extensively in the private and public pathology collection environments.
Duration: 22 weeks* / 21 weeks (evenings)
*course dates will be provided to students as part of the application process
Attendance: 1 day per week (9.00am – 4.30pm) plus 8 additional consolidation classes or 2 evenings per week (5.00pm – 9.00pm) + 3 Saturdays (9.00am – 4.30pm)
Delivery Mode: Classroom & blended/virtual learning
*where required, in with the Victorian Government. directives, AHT will move to virtual classrooms via the Microsoft Teams platform.*A practical session for first aid is required to be booked via our public first aid dates, available on our website which will be delivered outside of your timetabled class dates. We offer day, night and Saturday session options at each of our campuses. The cost is covered as part of the course
Practical experience and assessment: 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.
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.
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.
AHT is proud to have a contract with the Victorian Govt., to deliver govt. subsidised training under the Skills First Program. If you are eligible, the govt. will contribute to the cost of your training.
You are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:
Meet one of the following citizen/residency status:
and are any of the following:
*Please note: Eligible students can only commence two (2) subsidised training courses at the same qualification level (i.e. Cert III, Cert IV, etc.) in their lifetime and in a calendar year. However, once you have completed a qualification, you must “upskill” in order to be eligible for further government subsidised training.
If you are unsure if you are eligible for Govt. subsidised training, please contact the office on 9894 3900 to discuss your circumstances. Alternatively, you can use our online survey, to help determine if you are eligible for govt. subsidised training. Click here to find out our funded courses
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
To view fees based of you funding status, please visit our fees page here
Minimum payments required prior to the course commencement:
*Please note: we will only accept student pre-payments of no more than $1500 prior to the course commencement. You may go onto a payment plan for the balance of the fees.
Please refer to the Student Handbook available here 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.
All Health Training offer flexible payment plans for our students.
The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to jointly invest up to $260 million under the JobTrainer Fund to increase access to training for thousands of Victorians who have been most impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in over 144 priority needs courses.
Under JobTrainer, subsidised training places are available to Victorians, even if you don’t meet the normal ‘upskilling’ eligibility requirements.
You must be an Aust citizen or Permanent Resident residing in Victoria. In addition, you can only apply for one JobTrainer place in your lifetime.
A person can participate under JobTrainer if they are:
If you are granted a JobTrainer place, you will only pay the Funded + Concession rate
|Unit Code||Units of Competency|
|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|
|Unit Code||Units of Competency|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCSO27||Visit client residence|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
Competency is assessed through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, research, analysis and completion of competency based workbooks.
If students have already successfully completed unit/s of competency which are included within the qualification AHT offers, credit may be granted.
Competencies gained through other formal study or experience may be acknowledged through a recognition process.
Practical placement of 35 hours is a mandatory requirement of this course. All Health Training will organise on our students behalf.
Students are required to complete assessments outside of class time, which depending on a student’s underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6 – 10 hours per week. Assessments will require access to a computer for research on the internet, accessing Microsoft Teams (AHT will provide you with on course commencement).
After successful completion of the course, students may find opportunities for further upskilling in more specialised areas of the health sector or courses similar to the following: Certificate IV in Community Services; Certificate IV in Leisure and Health; Certificate IV in Ageing Support; Diploma of Community Services; Diploma of Nursing; Diploma of Leisure and Health.
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