This qualification reflects the role of pathology collectors. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 35 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Minimum English requirements
- IELTS (Academic): a minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): minimum score of 46 (with no band less than 42)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 47
- Occupational English Test (OET) score of PASS
- TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) score of 62
Total number of units = 14
- 9 core units
- 5 elective units
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|BSBCUS201||Deliver a service to customers|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|CHCCCS027||Visit client residence|
|HLTCAR001||Perform electrocardiography (ECG)|
|HLTPAT005||Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
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This course is 26 weeks long including (2 x 10-week term inclusive of 35 Hours of work placement and 6 weeks Holidays ).