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Course Name:
Diploma of Nursing & Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Course Code:
HLT54115 & HLT37215
Course Duration:
24 months
Delivery Mode:
On campus
Course Fee:
Free Course Guide
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Certificate III in Pathology Collection

The role of pathology collector is critical to the efficient operation of the medical system. Pathology collectors are required to display high levels of technical competency, strong discretion and sound judgement, impeccable knowledge of procedures and protocols, as well as outstanding communication and customer service skills. Certificate III in Pathology Collection will prepare you for all this and more and provide you with the qualifications to begin an exciting career in this field under general supervision. As a pathology collector, you will interact with large numbers of patients from a diverse range of backgrounds in various medical conditions. Our highly-regarded course will ensure that you have the technical capabilities and cultural know-how to fulfil that role with efficiency, skill and sensitivity. 35 Hours of clinical placement is required to complete this course.

Diploma of Nursing

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. This course covers the full range of skills and knowledge that you require to launch an exciting career in a challenging and critical field, where patient care is central to everything that you do. You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience to deal with simple through to complex cases, as well as the communication skills, cultural sensitivity and legal and ethical frameworks to carry out your duties effectively. A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. This course includes 25 units (20 core units + 5 elective units) and 432 Hours Practical Placement within healthcare facilities and community settings. This course is delivered in partnership with TrEd College (RTO 40797).

Units for Certificate III in Pathology Collection

14 units of competency (9 Core units + 5 Elective units)

Core Units (9 Units):

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units (5 Units):

HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCCCS027Visit client residence
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTCAR001Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTHPS002Support health professional in the delivery of care

Units for Diploma of Nursing

25 unit of competency (20 core units & 5 elective units).

Core Units (20 Units):

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (5 Units):

BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
TAEDEL402APlan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Successful completion of a Police Clearance Check and Working With Children Check
  • Vaccination Record
  • A cover letter explaining why you would like to study Diploma of Nursing
  • Aged 18 years of above and HSC Certificate or equivalent Australian certificate or other post-secondary school certificate at Certificate III level or higher; or

    Completion of a relevant Certificate III or IV Qualification for eg Pathology, Individual Support, Health Services assistance
  • Copy of your Certificate III or IV in Aged Care, or Individual Support if you have completed it.
  • Successfully undertaken ACER Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test, also known as Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) with at least exit level 3
  • 30 minute face-to-face interview with head of college

Bachelor of Nursing