TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Pathology Collection - HLT37215

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.

Structure

  • 14 units: 9 core
  • 5 elective

Subjects

  • 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
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Part-time : 31 weeks
Granville College No
  • Full-time : 28 weeks
Newcastle Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Port Macquarie Campus No
  • Part-time : 31 weeks
Tamworth Campus No
  • Full-time : 28 weeks
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 16 weeks
  • Part-time : 27 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students completing the First Aid unit will need to purchase a First Aid textbook from Student Central at an additional cost of $25.

Campuses: Granville College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Students are required to pay $50 for work placement T-shirt

Campuses: Port Macquarie Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students are required to complete HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, and must be physically able to complete CPR to an adult manikin on the floor.Students completing the First Aid unit will need to purchase a First Aid Textbook from Student Central at an additional cost of $25.

Campuses: Tamworth Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study - The student will be required to purchase a TAFE T-Shirt for Work Placement (approximate cost $25)- The student is responsible for supplying their own stationery for study- The student may decide to purchase the recommended Textbook (Approximate cost $100, however this is optional.

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Students must wear fully enclosed low heeled shoes to class and supply a hospital gown or laboratory coat for all clinical classes.

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