HLT37415 Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

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HLT37415 - Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

Welcome to the Certificate III in Pathology Assistance. Do you find the idea of pathology testing and sampling exciting? Are you looking for a rewarding and demanding career in health? Then this course is designed for you! The Certificate III in Pathology Assistance is the starting point to kick start your career in to the exciting world of Pathology Laboratory.

This qualification will teach you the skills you need as a pathology assistant and/ or specimen reception staff in laboratories. You will learn to develop your communication skills, to work effectively as a member of a health care team, understand and maintain infection control and Work Health & Safety (WHS) Standards. You will work with blood and non-blood samples, receiving, preparing, sorting and separating samples as well as preparing simple solutions within a laboratory environment.

Flexible delivery with self paced learning available. Some units are undertaken via distance mode so you can do the work in your own time at your own pace.  You will need access to a computer with internet connection to complete your qualification. The other units are delivered face-to-face with plenty of clinical practice. Students have a total of 12 months to complete their studies. 

Career opportunities include: 

  • Specimen Collection Officer
  • Pathology Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Specimen Reception Officer


Entry Requirements

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (known as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment. While not a prerequisite, we strongly recommend all students be immunised for Hepatitis A and B before enrolling in the course.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment: 

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number 
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency contact

Course fee: $2'995. For a downloadable copy of our course brochure please click here.

Nationally Recognised Training

Course Dates

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Start Date Classes Units Code Location Cost
Thu 22nd Mar 2018 at 9:00AM 12 classes 14 units PLAHP518 Sydney $2,995.00 Apply

Classes for 2018
Date Start Finish Room
Thursday 22 9:00AM 1:00PM
Thursday 29 9:00AM 1:00PM
Thursday 05 9:00AM 1:00PM
Thursday 12 9:00AM 1:00PM
Thursday 19 9:00AM 1:00PM
Friday 20 9:00AM 3:30PM
Thursday 26 9:00AM 1:00PM
Friday 27 9:00AM 3:30PM
Thursday 03 9:00AM 1:00PM
Thursday 10 9:00AM 1:00PM
Friday 15 9:00AM 3:30PM
Friday 22 9:00AM 3:30PM

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