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Qualification details

HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT41802 - Certificate IV in Pathology Specimen Collection 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT41812 - Certificate IV in Pathology 06/May/2012

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

Units of competency

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HLTPAT306C - Perform blood collectionPerform blood collectionN/A
CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and developmentN/A
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationshipsN/A
MSL975004A - Perform chemical pathology testsPerform chemical pathology testsN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleN/A
HLTPAT414C - Measure spirometry/flow volume loopMeasure spirometry/flow volume loopN/A
HLTHIR405B - Show leadership in health technical workShow leadership in health technical workN/A
HLTPAT410C - Collect pathology specimens other than blood for specialised testingCollect pathology specimens other than blood for specialised testingN/A
HLTPAT304C - Collect pathology specimens other than bloodCollect pathology specimens other than bloodN/A
MSL975003A - Perform histological testsPerform histological testsN/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 0109 Biological Sciences 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Specialist Specimen Collectors (Pathology) 

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 0109 Biological Sciences 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 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 for routine and specialised testing. Workers at this level are expected to have an in depth knowledge and may work with clients with complex needs.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Experienced specimen collector
  • Specialist specimen collector
  • Advanced testing and collection officer
  • Team leader / supervisor
  • Pathology collector

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into the HLT41807 Certificate IV in Pathology , candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following 14 units of competency from HLT32607 Certificate III in Pathology . These units comprise the core and elective groups required for collection and assistance at the Certificate III level.

Core units from HLT32607  (6 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 

HLT32607 electives required for collection  (3 units )

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 

HLT32607 electives for pathology assistance  (5 units )

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 

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

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

  • 3 core units
  • 6 elective units, including:

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which must be selected for specialisation in pathology collection
  • Group B electives which must be selected for specialisation 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 

HLTHIR402C Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry 

HLTHIR405B Show leadership in health technical work 

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 

Group A electives  - must be selected for specialisation in pathology collection 

The following two (2) electives must be selected for work involving a specialisation in collection:

HLTPAT410C Collect pathology specimens other than blood for specialised testing  (Note pre-requ: HLTPAT304C)

HLTPAT411C Perform blood collection for specialised testing  (Note pre-requ: HLTPAT306C)

Group B electives  - must be selected for specialisation in pathology assistance 

The following three (3) electives must be selected for work involving a specialisation in pathology assistance:

HLTPAT419B Perform pathology tests 

MSL924002A Use laboratory application software 

MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination 

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 specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups and employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Specialist collection 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTCA402C Perform holter monitoring  (Note pre-requ: HLTCA401C)

HLTPAT407C Perform electrocardiography  (ECG )

HLTPAT409C Perform intravenous cannulation for sample collection 

HLTPAT412C Collect arterial blood samples 

HLTPAT414C Measure spirometry /flow volume loop 

HLTPAT420B Perform specialist and technically difficult collections  (Note pre-requ: HLTPAT411C)

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

Pathology assistance 

HLTPAT413C Assist with pathology procedures 

MSL925001A Analyse data and report results 

MSL935001A Monitor the quality of test results and data 

MSL974006A Perform biological procedures  (Note pre-requs: MSL973004A and MSL973007A)

MSL975001A Perform microbiological tests 

MSL975002A Perform haematological tests 

MSL975003A Perform histological tests 

MSL975004A Perform chemical pathology tests 

MSL975006A Perform immunohaematological tests 

MSL975013A Perform tissue and cell culture techniques 

MSL975014A Perform molecular biology tests and procedures 

Team leadership and supervision 

BSBCUS401A Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 

BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement 

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 

FNSRETA309B Balance cash holdings 

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

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

MSL934002A Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes 

SITXHRM003A Roster staff 

Workplace training and assessment 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes 

TAEASS402A Assess competence 

TAEASS403A Participate in assessment validation 

TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools 

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 

TAEDEL402A Plan , organise and facilitate learning in the workplace