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Pathology

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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^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
Free in 2023 Half price^ Skill sets
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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State ID: AE218
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Skill sets

COVID-19 Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

The COVID-19 Collection skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and dispatch a pathology specimen for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing — a technique used to copy small segments of DNA and to diagnose infections such as COVID-19.

This training will get you job ready for working in hospitals or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings equip you with the skills and knowledge to. It includes learning to work in compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

The skills you gain are highly transferrable, with PCR used in a number of laboratory and clinical techniques including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria, and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Your skills can also be used for the collection of pathology specimens in anthropological and forensic examination, which could be a pathway into a range of interesting work areas including forensic and criminal sciences.

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Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

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National ID: HLT37215
State ID: AWJ9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
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Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Make a difference to people's lives

You'll learn to safely take venous blood and other samples, about how the body works, how to prevent the spread of infection as well as medical terms which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

Make a difference to people's lives

Have you ever had a blood test? Did you know the person trained to do this is called a phlebotomist?
Did you find the experience interesting? Did you check out all the equipment and special containers in the room on your visit? Do you enjoy talking to people and helping them feel at ease during what can be a stressful time? 

If you answered yes to these questions, this Certificate III in Pathology Collection course could start you on a rewarding career path.

As a phlebotomist (pathology collector) you'll interact with a wide variety of people while performing specimen collection, a vital part on their way to a better health status.

You'll provide this assistance by

  • providing excellent customer service and communication
  • taking venous blood samples with different types of needles
  • collecting specimens such as swabs, urine and stool samples
  • interacting with patients, couriers, lab staff and doctors
  • working within collection centres, hospitals or doing home visits

The knowledge and practical skills you gain will equip you to work as a pathology collector/phlebotomist in a variety of settings.

You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in other health related studies you may choose to undertake, such as laboratory techniques, nursing, pharmacy or anaesthetic technology & practice.

Certificate III
State ID: AE219
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Pathology Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

Would you like to be an important part of a team assisting clients to return to better health?

The Pathology Collection Skill Set, which you will complete under the supervision of a trained phlebotomist, will give you the skills to obtain blood samples from a patient for laboratory testing and get you job ready for working in hospital wards or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to perform a pathology collection role, comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and be able to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection. You’ll also learn important communication skills for working in health care or

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Please note this skill set will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

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