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Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215 – Certificate III in Pathology Collection

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    670 hours
  • Course Fee

    3,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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Course Overview

Certificate III in Pathology Collection is designed to focus on 3 concepts which is strictly required to collect specimens from anywhere a collector needs to collect them, and they are:

  • Factual
  • Technical
  • Procedural knowledge

After successfully completing the course, you will acquire the following skills:

  • Competency
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Nationally accredited course certificate in Certificate III in Pathology Collection Online

There is a huge requirement of pathology collectors in the health care industry in Australia in the coming years.

How much does a Pathology collector makes in Australia

$53,820 / Annual

Based on 74 salaries

The average pathology collector salary in Australia is $53,820 per year

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Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 670 hours, however depending upon the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Career Opportunity

With the successful completion of Certificate III in Pathology Collection, your professional career will open several doors, a few are listed below:

  • Pathology Assistant
  • Pathology Collector
  • Pathology Specimen Collector

What will I study?

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • CHCCOM005

    Communicate and work in health or community services

  • HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

  • HLTINF006

    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

  • BSBMED301

    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • BSBCUS201

    Deliver a service to customers

  • HLTPAT001

    Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

  • HLTPAT002

    Perform venous blood collections

  • HLTPAT004

    Collect pathology specimens other than blood

  • HLTAID011

    Provide first aid

  • HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTPAT006

    Receive, prepare, and dispatch pathology specimens

  • HLTCAR001

    Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

  • CHCCCS027

    Visit client residence

Course Module

The successful completion of this course requires 14 total units to complete – 9 core and 5 elective units

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units

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IHNA Online Admission requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification, however following IHNA Online admission criteria will be applicable:

18+ yearsof age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling into the course.

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Additional Requirements
Digital literacy
  • Should possess basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use
  • Students should be in possession of their own laptops to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.
Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation is required prior to undertaking ‘Professional Experience Placement’(PEP) in healthcare facilities.
  • Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.
  • Working with Children Check: Student may have the opportunity to work with patients under the age of 18. However, before Student can be allowed contact with these minors Student needs to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.

  • Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
    • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
    • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
    • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
    • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
    • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors


    Pathways to this Course: There are no pre-requisites or any other training requirements to enter this course. However IHNA Online has its own admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

    Pathways from this Course Certificate III in pathology collection online: Graduates may progress to higher level courses within and across the health care industry. Here we have listed down the potential pathways:

    • Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.
    • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
    • Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology)

    How to Apply

    Step 1
    Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
    Step 2
    Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
    Step 3
    LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
    Step 4
    Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
    Step 5
    Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

    * Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

    RPL and Credit Transfer

    Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

    Credit Transfer

    Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.


    Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

    The demand for Pathology Collectors is high everywhere around the globe – specifically if we see the Australian regions, it is mostly in

    • Victoria
    • Queensland
    • New South Wales

    (Source: seek.com.au)

    Yes definitely.

    The Average pathology collector in Australia earns around $53,820 per year.

    It depends upon individual’s caliber and capability. But yes, you can complete the entire course in a short span if are well versed with the course plan and exceptional competence. However, at IHNA online we have a course schedule of 670 training hours.

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