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A qualification in pathology will open up a world of diverse employment opportunities within the healthcare system. Working at the forefront of pathology services, a pathology collector provides valuable service in hospital wards, outpatients, and in community collection centres ensuring specimens requested for pathology testing are collected appropriately to be forwarded to the laboratory.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
HLT37215 AWJ9 Pathology Collection
Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
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Make a difference to people's lives

Do you want to be a part of the health team that assists clients to recover their health status? You could do this by learning how to collect blood samples and other specimens for testing.

You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

This course also provides you with the opportunity to meet many different people and help them to feel at ease during their visit.

Gain these skills
  • Safely take venous blood and other samples
  • Knowledge of how the body works
  • How to prevent the spread of infection
  • Medical terminology
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and respectful approach
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Able to work co-operatively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good administration and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy and accurate recording of details
  • Be prepared to work in hospital wards, outpatient clinics, off-site collection rooms and home collection services


Please note: Students enrolled at Joondalup (McLarty campus) will need to attend lab sessions at NMT's Mt Lawley campus one day per week.

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