Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of pathology assistants and specimen reception staff in laboratories. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision.

Course Fee:

Australian: $2,895

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


14 units: 8 core; 6 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Communicate and work effectively in health or community services; Work with diverse people; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens; plus more. Electives: Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose; Perform aseptic techniques; Receive and prepare samples for testing; Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03020E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
South Bank (Brisbane) No info Yes Full time 12 weeks
TAFE Queensland Brisbane is where over 40,000 local and international students get their world-class education and training each year.

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make it a standout amongst training providers. Many of its facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Provider CRICOS: 03020E

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