This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday with evening classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
Knowledge assessments: short answer, extended response, research tasks, multiple choice questions
Skills assessments: projects, case studies
Practical skills assessments: demonstrations under observation
Simulated workplace projects: scenario-based problem solving
Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
To be enrolled in this course offering, you need to be able to meet the following work placement requirements:
You will be required to complete at least 35 hours of work placement. In order to be eligible to complete work placement for this course students will be required to adhere to the NSW Health Pathology or Australian Clinical Laboratories Clinical Placement Requirements. This includes a National Criminal records check (students may be excluded from work placement in NSW Health Pathology centres depending on the outcomes of this report). Students are also required to comply with the NSW Health Pathology Immunisation requirements and may be excluded from work placement.
To complete this course, the following materials are required:
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
Students will be required to have the following resources: Laboratory coat, safety glasses, USB, pens paper, at home computer and internet access for connected delivery
First Aid is an elective unit in this qualification and will involve a one day workshop plus online delivery and self-assessment outside your normal class attendance hours. To complete First Aid you must be able to demonstrate "two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor" and be able to assess for danger and visually and verbally assess the patient.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Pathology Collection qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 9 core and 5 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.
Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.
Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
TAFE NSW Newcastle is located in the trendy, inner-city suburb of Tighes Hill, a quick bus ride from Hamilton railway station and a short drive from the Newcastle CBD. Home to some of the most advanced equipment in Australia, TAFE NSW Newcastle is a beacon of opportunity for the people of the Hunter region, where they can come to learn, prosper, and create an exciting future for themselves and their local community.
266 Maitland Road Tighes Hill 2297
Parking on campus grounds is available.
Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info
Hamilton Station is 1400 metres from campus.
TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.
Design Centre Hunter, featuring:
Collaborative design workspaces
Industrial design workshop
Purpose designed gallery
Hunter Maritime College, featuring:
Fully operational auxiliary boiler system
Heat engine lab
Replicated engine control room
Ship bridge simulator
State-of-the-art simulated engine room
Newcastle Knights study hub, featuring:
Access to TAFE facilities for National Youth Cup players
Foundation media skills
Governance in sport
Staff development skills
Regional Music Institute, featuring:
Costume and props room
Four flexible rehearsal rooms for music, dramatic performances and screen work
Large performance space with Vertec QL PA system
Portable foley sound pit
Two Mac computer labs
Two state-of-the-art recording studios
Regional Institute of Performing Arts
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