Course Start Date
27.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of pathology collectors. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 35 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 7.8 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 18 weeks, followed by 1 evening a week for 4 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 19.9 hours of other study per week. Compulsory work placement which will occur between weeks 23 and 36.
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.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are interested in learning about Pathology Collection
- Able to follow routines and procedures
- Can take responsibility for their own work under general supervision
- Has a combination of communication skills, customer service skills and technical skills
- Are able to use descretion and judgement to adapt to different situations
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm with attendance only required on Wednesday evenings after week 18 for 4 weeks. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Saftey glasses: $15.00
- Laboratory coat or gown: $35.00
- USB approximately: $10.00
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|BSBCUS201||Deliver a service to customers|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTWHS005||Conduct manual tasks safely|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology|
|MSL953003||Receive and prepare samples for testing|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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