Certificate III in Pathology Collection


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, students must have completed at least 35 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)


9 core units plus 5 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection; Perform venous blood collections; Collect pathology specimens other than blood; Participate in workplace health and safety; plus more. Electives: Recognise healthy body systems; Perform holter monitoring; Take clinical measurements; Measure spirometry; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00092B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Noarlunga No info No Full time 0.5 year
Gilles Plains No info No Full time 0.5 year
Port Adelaide No info No Full time 0.5 year
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Provider CRICOS: 00092B

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