HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection


Find out more at our weekly info sessions

If you're interested in a phlebotomy career, come along to an information session - 10.30am every Wednesday at our Fitzroy training centre (371-373 George Street) - we're just a four minute walk from the Johnston Street / Brunswick Street tram stop.

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This qualification is delivered by Labtech Training Victoria Pty Ltd (RTO 22545) and equips students with practical skills in drawing blood, administering first aid, participating in workplace health and safety, implementing infection control and more.

Students gain hands-on experience and industry insights prior to employment, and graduate ready to work in a variety of medical environments, including pathology collection centres, GP clinics, specialist rooms, hospitals, and other public and private health settings.


Classes are held 2 days a week over 8 weeks. Class times are 9.30am-4pm on either Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays (depending on intake) at our Fitzroy training centre. Classes are occasionally held on different days of the week due to public holidays.

Classes are followed by a guaranteed 35 hours of clinical work placement with one of our partner pathology providers (typically completed over a 1 week period).

Placement is followed by 1 week for students to return their completed work placement records.

Although we endeavour to schedule placements to begin as soon as classes are complete, timing is dependent on the availability of positions with our industry partners and delays may result in the duration of the course being extended.

We encourage students to make every effort to be available and attend the placement booked for them, and to treat their time in the workplace as an extended job interview (as providers often recruit from the pool of students on placement in their clinics).


Course fees depend on individual eligibility for government support. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a government supported training place, please contact our team on 1300 588 588. Our online service standards can be viewed here.

Please note: if students do not attend the clinical work placement organised for them, a rescheduling fee of $350 will be charged to organise an alternative placement.

For students eligible for government support

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. We encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First program.

  • $579 - concession student enrolment fee, payable upon enrolment

    The total course fee is made up of an enrolment fee of $229 and a clinical work placement fee of $350.

  • $1,495 - non-concession student enrolment fee, payable upon enrolment

    Payment plans may be available, please contact our team on 1300 588 588 to enquire.

    The total course fee is made up of an enrolment fee of $1,145 and a clinical work placement fee of $350.

For students not eligible for government support

  • $4,990 - fee for service student tuition fee

To secure your place in class, a $500 deposit is payable upon enrolment (cash and EFT facilities are available). This amount is deducted from the total course fee. Fortnightly direct debit payment plans are available to distribute payments of the remaining balance ($4,490) over an 8 week period (4 x fortnightly payments of $1,122.50).

The total course fee is made up of a tuition fee of $4,640 and a clinical work placement fee of $350.

Credit transfers may reduce the course fee payable. Our refund policy can be viewed here.


Students are assessed on their performance in practical and written assessments; online learning modules; and a minimum of 20 live blood collections conducted in simulated and actual clinical work environments (work insurance cover is provided and paid for by LTT for the duration of work placement).

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer processes are available for eligible students. Please contact our team on 1300 588 588 to discuss these options further if you believe you may be eligible for RPL or credit transfer (for equivalent units of competency completed previously). A copy of the original transcript must be provided if applying for a credit transfer.

Should you withdraw before completing the course and / or your clinical work placement hours, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any units of competency achieved.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection, which will carry the Nationally Recognised Training logo.


Students are required to undertake blood collection on their peers during the course. Students practice on classmates as well as friends and family who volunteer to attend class with the student.

No prior qualifications are required to study the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection.

On the basis of industry recommendation, and to improve employment prospects, students must be at least 18 years old at the time of work placement.

To be eligible to commence study, students must provide a current police clearance; working with children check; and evidence of vaccination, commencement of vaccination, or immunity for hepatitis B.

Students are required to wear a white shirt and black pants throughout the course and during work placement, and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as instructed during practical training.

As part of the enrolment process, a comprehensive pre-training review is conducted to capture current competencies (including language, literacy and numeracy). This process also aids in identifying individual learning styles and any support services that may be required so that training delivery can be tailored accordingly.

International students, please note that we are not registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Please visit the CRICOS website to view education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.


There are 14 total units of competency in this qualification.

9 core units:

  • BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection

  • HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections

  • HLTPAT004 Collect pathology specimens other than blood

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

5 elective units:

  • CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

  • HLTPAT006 Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

How to enrol

Attend an information session (10.30am Wednesdays at 371-373 George Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065) or contact the team on 1300 588 588 to speak with one of our Enrolment Officers and book an appointment.

Attending an information session is a great, no-pressure way to find out more about the course, ask questions, meet the team, see our training centre, and hear about career pathways. You are welcome to stay and enrol in the course following the information session.

Please note: If you are planning to enrol on the day, please bring photo identification (e.g., driver's licence), eligibility evidence (e.g., Medicare card, concession card etc.), and any prior qualifications you hold. Our team can help assess your eligibility for government support, which will determine the course fee payable.