Certificate III in Pathology Collection - HLT37215

North Metropolitan TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00020G

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
Mount Lawley Yes

Fee comments

Campuses: Mount Lawley.

Fees are generally paid each semester and the total charge consists of: enrolment fee; tuition fee; resource fee plus some qualification specific fees.

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