Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Pathology Collection
Pathology Collection
Pathology Collection


Learning Objectives Overview

The healthcare industry relies on the support of pathology collectors in order to test and respond to individual health concerns. The Certificate III in Pathology Collection is a professional accreditation that focuses on the factual, technical, and procedural knowledge of the concepts required to undertake personal visits to collect specimens from patients at home or at institutions. Because this work requires discretion and judgement, our approach to teaching will prepare you to confidently communicate and provide customer service and technical skills. Your learning will blend theoretical with relevant practical knowledge so that you’re ready to enter the healthcare industry.
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Amount of Training

670 Hours

AQF Level


Study Mode



Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane

Additional Details

Course structure

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood


HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

Career opportunities

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  • Pathology Assistant (Laboratory Aide)

  • Pathology Collector (Visiting)

  • Pathology Specimen Collector

  • Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

  • Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology)

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If the student is eligible,for Government funding,Student pays:$0 *

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