Welcome to HLT37415 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 qualification is the starting point to launch your career in the exciting world of the 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.
Is this course face to face or distance?
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.
- Specimen Collection Officer
- Pathology Laboratory Assistant
- Laboratory Aide
- Specimen Reception Officer
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
Smart and Skilled funding is available for eligible students. (This training is subsidised by the NSW Government)