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Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

  • National Course Code: HLT37415
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT37415-01V01-20ULT-004

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

19 Hours per week

Duration

16 Weeks

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

Course Details

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.

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 successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to successfully complete and submit all assessments. This will include classroom exams, practical exams, practical observations and assignments. It will be necessary to attend all practical classes in order to complete some assessment tasks.
  • this qualification 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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
MSL922001A Record and present data
MSL933002A Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
MSL953001A 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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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