Qualification details

HLT32012 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT32007 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre PracticeUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0199 Other Natural And Physical Sciences 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0199 Other Natural And Physical Sciences 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT32007 Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice

HLT32007 Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice

ISC upgrade

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes changed from OHS to WHS in the core units

Description

This qualification covers workers who maintain a mortuary service and assist in autopsies in a hospital or forensic mortuary. Some workers may also be involved in receiving and storing tissues as part of a Tissue Bank role.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Mortuary technician
  • Mortuary assistant
  • Pathology technician
  • Post mortem assistant
  • Mortuary attendant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives for culturally aware and respectful practice - at least one unit required
  • Group B electives which are required for work in mortuary theatre practice
  • Group C elective which is recommended for mortuary technicians with pathology museum duties
  • Group D elective which is recommended for mortuary technicians who need to operate sterilisers
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTMS208D Handle waste in a health care environment

HLTMT303D Maintain a mortuary service

HLTMT304D Assist with autopsy

HLTMT306D Maintain, clean and store autopsy equipment

HLTMT307B Clean location to achieve low bacteria status

HLTMT310D Collect, preserve and store post mortem samples

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives  - at least one unit required for culturally aware and respectful practice 

At least one of the following units is required for this qualification. Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, both units are recommended.

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Group B electives  - required for work in mortuary theatre practice 

The following units or units with equivalent competency outcomes are required to work in mortuary theatre practice.

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Group C elective  - recommended for mortuary technicians with pathology museum duties 

The following unit is recommended for mortuary technicians who are required to undertake pathology museum duties.

HLTMT305D Maintain and record tissue sample collection

Group D elective  - recommended for mortuary technicians who operate sterilisers 

The following unit is recommended for mortuary technicians who are required to operate sterilisers.

SIFMWK003A Clean and sterilise mortuary items and equipment

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs. Relevant electives may also be identified in the Health, Laboratory Operations, Funeral Services, Business Services and/or Public Sector Training Packages.

HLTMT411C Screen tissue donors

HLTMT412B Receive, store and track evidence

HLTPAT302D Assist with microbiology testing

HLTPAT303D Transport specimens and blood products

MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination

MSL974006A Perform biological procedures

(Note pre-requs: MSL973004A and MSL973007A)

MSL974011A Prepare tissue and cell cultures

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