Skill set details

HLTSS00059 - Venous blood collection skill set (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release) 08/Dec/2015

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Release 1

New skill set. This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.


This skill set reflects the skill requirements for health care workers whose job role includes collection of blood via venepuncture.


HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Pathways Information

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the HLT Health Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information


Skill Set Requirements

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in health


  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Target Group

This skill set is for healthcare workers in direct client care roles seeking to broaden their skills to include performance of venous blood collection.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from the HLT Health Training Package meet industry requirements for the collection of blood via venepuncture.