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Offering Info

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

  • National Course Code: HLT37215
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT37215-01V01-20NEW-216

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27.6 Hours per week

Duration

22 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
    http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

To be enrolled in this course, you need to:

  • You will need to complete a Pre-selection application and skills check form at the information session, an offer in the course is dependent on the quality of the completed application. This is due to Certificate III in Pathology Collection HLT37215 is a high demand course with limited places (maximum of 28 students per enrolment).

To successfully complete this course, 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.
  • 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 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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

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.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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