AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Pathology Collection


National Code: HLT37215
TAFE SA Code: TP00819


Description

This course will provide you with the skills to undertake the collection of blood and other pathology specimens under supervision.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled



Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by selection criteria
Additional selection criteria applies to improve ranking. Please see important information below.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$2,509
Concession
$1,593

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,136

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for Uniform - polo shirt.

    • Priority ranking will be given to those who applied for and met the admission requirements for this course in the past two years. TAFE SA will get this information from previous application records.
    • Priority ranking will be also be given to those who have successfully completed the Introduction to Health-Related Services short course in the last two years. https://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/sc/sc_T104358224.aspx
    • Please note places in this short course are limited. TAFE SA will get this information from previous enrolment records.
    • If there are more priority applications than places available applicants will be ranked by date of application.
    • After priority ranking if there are still places available applicants will be ranked by date of application.
    • Workplace Training applicants will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before offers are made. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    It should be noted that this qualification does not cover collection of a range of specimens for specialised testing, collection of arterial blood gases or team leadership and training.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215)
    Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, infection prevention and control, clinical risk, blood collection, specimen collection other than blood, workplace safety, customer service and medical terminology. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 5 elective units plus you must have completed at least 35 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Collect pathology specimens other than blood 45
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Deliver a service to customers 40
    Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection 35
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Perform venous blood collections 100
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Perform electrocardiography (ECG) 90
    Provide first aid 18
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Visit client residence 50
    Work legally and ethically 55
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