Certificate III in Pathology


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.

Mode of study

Classroom and self-directed learning, practical application in a simulated work environment, as well as work placement.

Course Duration

25 weeks

Entry Requirements

Individuals would need to fulfil the following requirements:
  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of LLN test

Possible Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities as a pathology specimen collector in hospitals, pathology collection clinics, home visiting and general practice medical clinics.
Relevant job titles include:
  • Specimen collection officer
  • Specimen reception assistant
  • Pathology collector