30 weeks of face-to-face delivery including school holidays followed by 35 hours of supervised work placement in a pathology collection centre or hospital.


Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable) Tuition Fee: $6000 Resource Fee: $500 Total Tuition Fee: $6500

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection is training you to be a phlebotomist, a person who collect blood and specimens. You will gain knowledge and practical skills to equip you to work as a pathology collector of phlebotomist in a health setting. This course will also help you gain transferable skills that you will use in other health related studies in your future career journey.

Entry Requirements:

Academic level:

Completed of High School Certificate or equivalent

English Proficiency

  1. IELTS 6.0/PTE 52 or equivalent
  2. 10 mins interview (face to face or online) – One of the questions is, ‘are you willing to collect blood samples from all patients (gender, ethnicity, cultural background and infection status?’)
  3. Complete a LLN test
  4. Proficiency in using computers

Minimum Age: 18 years old or above.

Career Prospects

  1. Phlebotomist
  2. Laboratory Assistant
  3. Blood Collector
  4. Pathology Collector
  5. Specimen Collector Officer

Future Studies

Students who successfully completed this course may choose to proceed to a Diploma level AQF 5 Health or Community Services Sector.

Work placement requirements:

This qualification has 35 hours of work placement in a pathology centre or hospital.

These are the documents required before going for work placement:

  1. National/International Police Clearance within 6 months
  2. Working with Children’s Check (WWC)
  3. Evidence of the following vaccinations:
  4. Hep B: min 2x adult vac
  5. MMR: 2 x vac
  6. Varicella: 2x vac
  7. DTP: 1 x vac evidence in the last 10 years
  8. Influenza (annual)
  9. COVID-19
  10. TB: Quantiferon Gold- Negative serology Result

Training Delivery

  • Face to Face classroom delivery
  • Stimulated learning environment (using training arms and role play)
  • Specimen collection centre for supervised work placement

Units of Competency

No.Unit CodeUnit Name 
1CHCDIV001Work with diverse people    CORE
2HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
3HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
4HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections
5HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood
6HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
7BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers
8BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
9HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems    ELECTIVE
10HLTAID011Provide first aid
11HLTPAT003Perform capillary blood collections
12HLTPAT005Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
13HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

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