National code: HLT37215

Certificate III in Pathology Collection at Tamworth

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Full Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

4 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Next intake

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

13 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may could include private study, work placements and research.

15 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday with afternoon classes and all day Saturday. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

Additional Information Other things to know


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

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:
    The student is required to complete a minimum of 42 hours of Work Placementmandatory Saturday.
    Workshops for the development of practical skills and completion of practical assessment tasks. The Saturday Workshops are conducted face-to-face at Tamworth TAFE Campus on the following dates: 26/2/2022, 19/3/3022, 2/4/2022, 30/4/2022, 21/5/2022, 4/6/2022, 18/6/2022, and 25/6/2022. Saturday Workshops are from 9:30am - 3:30pm.
    The student will need access to computer and internet to be able to participate in online lessons over TEAMS.

Materials needed

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 - The student will be required to purchase a TAFE T-Shirt for Work Placement (approximate cost $25)

    • The student is responsible for supplying their own stationery for study
    • The student may decide to purchase the recommended Textbook (Approximate cost $100, however this is optional.

Additional requirements

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.

  • To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you can work independently and have the physical ability for the work role. Prior to your work placement you will also need to provide a current National Police check and evidence of all vaccinations.

  • To successfully complete this course, you will need to:

    • have completed a minimum of 35 hours of work placement at a pathology Centre. A clear National Police check is required for participation in the work placement. You may be required to undertake occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases and provide a health care worker/student vaccination record card.
    • attend weekly online classes and face-to-face Saturday Workshops and complete your at-home learning activities set by your teachers
    • provide your own stationery such as pens, notebook, folder, access to computer and internet (when not at the TAFE campus)

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Collect pathology specimens other than blood HLTPAT004

  • Perform venous blood collections HLTPAT002

  • Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection HLTPAT001

  • Deliver a service to customers BSBCUS201

Course Delivery Combination Study

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.


Located in the heart of the North West, TAFE NSW Tamworth offers a regional hub that features wide ranging courses, from certificate through to advanced diplomas. The state-of-the-art learning facilities provide a practical, hands on learning environment for courses as diverse as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts, carpentry, civil construction, gas fitting, hairdressing, retail management and web-based technologies.

Campus Address

13 Janison Street Tamworth 2340

Parking on campus grounds is available.

Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info

Tamworth Station is 1500 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.

  • Computer labs

  • Conference rooms

  • Library

  • Various specialist classrooms

Student Support

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  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed