Compare institutions offeringCertificate III in Pathology Collection

This certificate gives you the skills and knowledge to work as a Pathology Collector.

in Australia
10 institutions:

Holmesglen Institute

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration5 months full-time

Chisholm Institute

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time

North Metropolitan TAFE

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time

TAFE Queensland

Study modeOn-campus, Apprenticeship
Study duration22 weeks full-time

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time
These institutions all deliver equivalent outcomes
This nationally accredited qualification meets the same educational standards regardless of which institution you choose to study with. Institutions may deliver their course content differently, but the outcomes are equivalent and recognised Australia wide.

Possible career outcomes

Explore roles related to this industry:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Pathology Collector
Registered Nurse
Powered by SEEK Career Advice

Is this qualification right for me?

What will I learn?

The core units you complete will build the key skills needed to work as a pathology collector in the private pathology sector, medical clinics and hospital settings. To prepare for the workplace, you will be required to complete 35 hours of work placement where you'll learn how to safely take blood samples and collect other pathology specimens for laboratory analysis. You will also be trained in infection control, first aid and WHS principles. The electives you complete will depend on the institution you choose to study with.

Are there any entry requirements?

Typically, there are no educational prerequisites for this course, however most institutions will require you to be 18 years of age or older given this is the minimum age required to collect blood. Some institutions may set their own requirements for entry, which could include meeting set literacy and numeracy standards.

Where will it lead me?

This course prepares you for a role as a Pathology Collector or Laboratory Assistant within hospitals, pathology collection clinics and general practice medical clinics. It may also provide a pathway into the Diploma of Nursing if you are interested in becoming an Enrolled Nurse.

How much will it cost?

The final cost of this course will depend on a number of factors including your personal circumstances, previous experience and unit selections. As a general guide, if you are eligible for a subsidised place, it's likely to cost between $2,000 and $4,000. Most TAFEs do offer a concession rate, in which case, you could pay as little as $500. Alternatively, if you are required to pay a full fee, it could cost up to $6,000. To find the course price for you, it's best to contact the institution directly.

Did you know?

Level up
A Certificate III prepares you for skilled work. You’ll build a broad range of skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake routine and non-routine tasks.
Course curriculum is developed by industry, so you’ll build relevant, practical skills that are valued by employers.
Study option
Qualifications don’t have to be completed in sequential order. You can start your study journey at the qualification level that suits your career goals and previous experience.

Other Natural and Physical Sciences qualifications

The most suitable qualification for you can depend on your level of experience and education.

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

This certificate gives you the skills and knowledge to work as a Pathology Collector.

Compare institutions

Diploma of Laboratory Technology

This qualification provides specialised skills to conduct scientific-technical tests using a range of laboratory technologies.

Compare institutions

Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

Compare institutions
See all Natural and Physical Sciences courses