Course Start Date
19 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of pathology assistants and specimen reception staff in laboratories. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 16 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 13 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Reading of books and journals as directed, assignments and other written work. Online lectures, quizzes and assignments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- wish to work in the pathology industry as pathology assistants in pathology collection centres, hospital laboratories or large pathology laboratories.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 Wednesday 10:00am to 04:00pm and Saturday 09:00am to 01:00pm or Thursday 10:00am to 04:00pm and Saturday 01:30pm to 05:30pm. 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:
Students must dress appropriately for practical classes with fully enclosed low heeled shoes. Students must also supply a laboratory coat or hospital gown for use in practical classes. Students must also supply their own sationary.
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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.
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|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTPAT006||Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTPAT001||Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection|
|HLTPAT002||Perform venous blood collections|
|HLTPAT004||Collect pathology specimens other than blood|
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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.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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