Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

 
Qualification:
Certificate III   NRT
Course no:
HLT37415-01V01
National code:
HLT37415
Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
Wed 21 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Pathology Assistance course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of pathology assistants and specimen reception staff in laboratories. Workers in this role follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision.

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Other Requirements

    WORK PLACEMENTS

    Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

    1. NSW HEALTH

    Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
    • Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
    • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
    • Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

    For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

    2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

    3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES

    Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

    4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

    STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

    Course outcomes and careers

    Biomedical Laboratory Assistant, Specimen collection officer, Specimen reception assistant.

    Articulation

    CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
    If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

    This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

    TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

    Enrol at any location

    Ultimo
    Full Time
    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    16 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    20 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $6570
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $1450
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $1750
    Code:
    HLT37415-01V01-18ULT-001
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 10:00am or Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building F, Level 3, Room F3.24.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week, include online learning. An indication of how weekly timetable may look is: Monday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am-4:30pm or Tuesday 2:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday 10:00am-4:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create one and add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Create your USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $40.00; to purchase a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15). Participants need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes.

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood45
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers40
    HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection35
    BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately60
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections100
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens15
    HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
    BSBWOR204Use business technology20
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
    Course start:
    Wed 21 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    27 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    10 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $1450
    Course Fee:
    $6570
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $1750
    Code:
    HLT37415-01V01-18ULT-002
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 22 November 2017, or Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 5:30pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building F, Level 3, Room F3.24.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class a week over one evening plus 1-2 days online learning per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Resource will be required to successfully complete this course. You will need to purchase a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15) and need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes.

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTPAT004Collect pathology specimens other than blood45
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers40
    HLTPAT001Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection35
    BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately60
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTPAT002Perform venous blood collections100
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    HLTPAT006Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens15
    HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
    BSBWOR204Use business technology20
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40

     

     

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