Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Course Code: HLT37215 | CRICOS Code: 105561E



Delivery Mode



36 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: HLT37215 | CRICOS Code: 105561E


The course Certificate III in Pathology Collection reflects the role of Pathology Collectors. An individual with this role is meant to follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. It is a combination of communication skills, customer service and technical skills and implement discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Fee: $AU 12,000

Duration (Weeks): 36

Non Tuition Fee: $AU 800

Estimated Total Course Cost:$AU 12,800

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
21st August, 2023 29th January, 2024
09th October, 2023 04th March, 2024
13th November 2023 22th April, 2024
27th May, 2024
15th July, 2024
19th August, 2024
07th October, 2024
11th November 2024
Entry Requirement
Here’s your check list to check your eligibility:-
  • The candidate must complete 18yrs of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Potential candidates may be asked to undertake an LLN Assessment / Enrolment Interview prior to acceptance.
  • The candidate needs to ensure that they have completed anyone of the following:-Australian Year 11 or an equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • IELTS Requirements-The candidates needs to secure the English level of IELTLS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent such as.,
    • IBT 60
    • PTE Academic 50
    • CAE 169
    • OET C
    • Duolingo 95
    • General English Advanced*
    • MOI Certificate
    • Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • The candidate must have the ability to undertake a work placement at a pathology laboratory.
*General English Upper Intermediate is generally considered to be between 5-5.5 IELTS.

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

A candidate is only entitled for the Certificate, once they have successfully completed all units of the course – HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection. On the other hand, candidates who have done a partial completion of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment, for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway
On completion of this course the candidate is opened to opportunities to seek employment such as: –
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant – Blood Collection
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Pathology Aid – Laboratory
Essential Information

ISMT College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. At the same time, accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment, awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We also consider and grant Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process wherein candidates’ skills and knowledge that has been gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training will be formally recognised.

ISMT College will discuss with the candidate the process and options for RPL, during the entry process and interview stage. The suitability of the candidate is often determined on how much experience one had in certain area, their work history and previous training. If RPL is determined that as a candidate you have a possibility. Then you will be provided with a kit, that will guide you in working through each unit, to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


It has been made mandatory for all students studying VET coursed in Australia to use a USI.

The USI is available online & free of cost to the student. The USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed.

The candidate is required to visit the official USI website: – https://www.usi.gov.au/students/international-offshore for more information. The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow ISMT College to create an USI on their behalf.


ISMT College ensures all candidates that relevant resources are available. So that, the candidates may settle in well, smoothly transit life in new place & achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our dedicated staff puts in their efforts to assist in how to seek help with the local welfare and guidance services.


ISMT College provides orientation to assist students through culturally appropriate program. Candidates will only be permitted to attend classes after they have completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses. The candidate is requested to refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.ismt.edu.au

Vocational Placement

This qualification requires that, the learner completes a total of at least 35 hours of work placement, under the supervision of a person currently working in a Phlebotomist role, for at least 18 hours per fortnight.

Pathway From Qualification

On completion of this course HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection, the candidate may continue to progress for higher qualification in the similar field.

Units of Competency
The HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection requires completion of the following 14 Units (including 9 core and 5 electives).
Core units
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collection
HLTPAT001 Identify respond and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective units
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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