Set yourself up to play an important role in the growing health and community services industry. Build essential skills to work in pathology labs, GP clinics and medical centres, as a pathology assistant, specimen reception staff member or biomedical laboratory assistant.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
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
Participate in workplace health and safety
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills and knowledge to work in pathology labs, medical centres and GP clinics
Foundations to move into a further study in laboratory technology and medical science
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in community health
The ability to follow known routines and procedures
Good organisational skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Pathology assistant , Specimen reception staff member and Biomedical laboratory assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Pathology Assistance does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Pathology Assistance qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 8 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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