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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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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.

Admission Requirements

  • 18-years of Age or Older
  • Minimum Qualification must be Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Proficient Language literacy & Numeracy LLN

Minimum Academic Requirements

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

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

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units

CHCCCS027Visit client residence
HLTCAR001Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTPAT005Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTAAP001Recognise 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 ).

Cancellation Policy

We are unable to refund students who do not turn up for first aid classes or decide later after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 72 hours of the class commencing.

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