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Qualification Description

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.

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Job Outcomes

Pathology Course

Age Requirements

All students must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission in the College.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 equivalent education is required for entry into this course.

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
If the student meets Minimum English requirements, language and literacy and numeracy requirements for this course are met.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 14

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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Core units

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

Elective Units

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

Delivery Location

Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
For further information including timetable intake dates please fill contact form.

Course Duration

This course is 26 weeks long including (2 x 10-week term inclusive of 35 Hours of work placement and 6 weeks Holidays ).

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