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Qualification details

HLT32607 - Certificate III in Pathology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT30102 - Certificate III in Pathology Specimen Collection 24/Mar/2011
Supersedes HLT31202 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Pathology Assistance) 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT32612 - Certificate III in PathologyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid 06/May/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AURS241608A - Carry out cash and/or credit/funds transfer transactionsCarry out cash and/or credit/funds transfer transactions N/A
BSBCMM201A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace N/A
BSBCUS201A - Deliver a service to customersDeliver a service to customers N/A
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation N/A
BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyInterpret and apply medical terminology appropriately N/A
BSBWOR203A - Work effectively with othersWork effectively with others N/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology N/A
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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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care,Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pathology Collector 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3111-79 Medical Technical Officers Nec 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0199 Other Natural And Physical Sciences 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification covers workers who undertake the collection of blood and other pathology specimens under supervision. It should be noted that this qualification does not cover collection of a range of specimens for specialised testing, collection of arterial blood gases or team leadership and training. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Specimen collection officer
  • Pathology assistant
  • Laboratory aide
  • Specimen reception assistant
  • Pathology collector
  • Operational officer

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 

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

  • 6 core units
  • 8 elective units, including:
  • Group A electives which are required for work in pathology collection
  • Group B electives - required for work in pathology assistance
  • Group C electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • 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 NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Group A electives  - required for work in pathology collection 

The following three (3) electives must be selected for pathology work involving collection:

HLTPAT305C Operate efficiently within a pathology and specimen collection environment 

HLTPAT306C Perform blood collection 

HLTPAT308C Identify and respond to clinical risks associated with pathology specimen collection 

Group B electives  - required for work in pathology assistance 

The following five (5) electives must be selected for work involving pathology assistance:

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

HLTPAT305C Operate efficiently within a pathology and specimen collection environment 

HLTPAT317B Operate effectively within a pathology testing environment 

MSL953001A Receive and prepare samples for testing 

MSL973002A Prepare working solutions 

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 C electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

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

Other relevant electives 

Additional electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following list of relevant electives may facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

AURS241608A Carry out cash and /or credit /funds transfer transactions 

BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace 

BSBCUS201A Deliver a service to customers 

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation 

BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others 

BSBWOR204A Use business technology 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

HLTPAT301C Receive and prepare pathology specimens 

HLTPAT303C Transport specimens and blood products 

HLTPAT304C Collect pathology specimens other than blood 

HLTPAT315B Provide donor care 

HLTPAT316B Pack and consign blood products 

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

MSL973003A Prepare culture media 

MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques 

MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination 

MSL974006A Perform biological procedures 

MSL974011A Prepare tissue and cell cultures