Certificate III in Pathology Collection - HLT37215

Kangan Institute, TAFE VIC

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01218G

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.


  • 14 units: 9 core
  • 5 elective


  • Perform holter monitoring
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Take clinical measurements
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Collect pathology specimens other than blood
  • Visit client residence
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Measure spirometry
  • Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
  • Perform venous blood collections
  • Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
  • Perform capillary blood collections
  • Support health professional in the delivery of care
  • Provide first aid
  • Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Moonee Ponds Domestic: $5,245
  • Full-time : 23 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Moonee Ponds.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

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