Certificate III in Pathology

HLT32612

Course Overview

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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
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Natural and Physical Sciences field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Natural and Physical Sciences field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Natural and Physical Sciences field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Natural and Physical Sciences field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    51.3%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers

    15.6%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals

    12.4%

    Professionals

    Industries

    Graduates of the Natural and Physical Sciences field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    65.9%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Manufacturing

    5.7%

    Manufacturing
    Accommodation and Food Services

    4.2%

    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    JobTrainer

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    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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