Certificate IV in Pathology (12)

Adept Training

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It covers workers who undertake the collection of blood and other pathology specimens for routine and specialised testing. Workers at this level are expected to have an in-depth knowledge and may work with clients with complex needs. This qualification also covers workers who assist with the receipt and processing of pathology samples through the pre-analytical phase. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements.

Course Fee:

Australian: $1,500

Entry Requirements:

Specified units from Certificate III in Pathology


10 units: 3 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry; Show leadership in health technical work; Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements. Electives: Collect pathology specimens other than blood for specialised testing; Perform pathology tests; Use laboratory application software; Perform biological procedures; Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures; Perform electrocardiography; Perform intravenous cannulation for sample collection; Measure spirometry/flow volume loop; Undertake home visits; Perform molecular biology tests and procedures; plus more.

Further information:

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Related Careers:

Medical Laboratory Technician,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Harris Park No info No Part time 8 weeks
Established in 2002, Adept Training is a Registered Training Organisation delivering specialised education for the pathology, medical and healthcare sectors. Adept Training provides customised education to organisations throughout Australia.

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