What qualifications do I need to be a pathology collector?

How to become a Pathology Collector

  • Hold a current, full driver’s licence.
  • Complete a relevant qualification such as a Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215).
  • Aim to secure a work placement in a laboratory setting during your course.

How long does it take to become a pathology collector?

Pathology collectors can earn either a certificate or diploma to meet their educational requirements. The first option is to complete the Certificate III in Pathology Collection, which is a two-year certificate program that trains students to work in all areas of pathology collection.

Is pathology collector a good career?

Pathology collector job opportunities According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, strong future jobs growth is predicted for pathology collectors in the next five years. Sharon says pathology collection is a good choice for those looking for flexibility as many positions are part-time or casual.

What is the salary of a pathology collector?

Pathology Collector Salaries

Job Title Salary
Western Diagnostic Pathology Pathology Collector salaries – 22 salaries reported $46,004/yr
Vetpath Laboratory Services Pathology Collector salaries – 22 salaries reported $46,004/yr
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology Collector salaries – 8 salaries reported $24/hr

What is the difference between a phlebotomist and a pathology collector?

Pathology collectors gather biological samples such as blood, urine or swabs from patients for processing and diagnosis. A phlebotomist usually draws blood only.

What is a pathology collector?

Pathology Collectors extract, collect, label and preserve blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis. Specialisations: Blood Collector. You usually need a certificate III in pathology collection to work as a Pathology Collector.

What is the role of pathology collector?

Whats it like being a pathology collector?

A pathology collector must be technically competent and reliable, caring and compassionate. Their role is to collect samples from patients including blood, urine, faeces and swabs, take delivery of samples and process them ready for pick-up by couriers.

How do you become a phlebotomist?

Common steps to becoming a phlebotomist include:

  1. Complete the Leaving Certificate. You are required to have completed education at Leaving Certificate level to enter a phlebotomy diploma.
  2. Enrol in a phlebotomy diploma.
  3. Gain on-the-job training.
  4. Find a job.
  5. Attention to detail.
  6. Communication skills.
  7. Data entry skills.
  8. Empathy.

What is a specimen collector in a pathology lab?

Pathology specimen collectors (Phlebotomists) are vital members of a pathology laboratory team. They need considerable technical expertise, along with good interpersonal skills. Their role includes collecting blood and other specimens from both hospital patients and external clients for pathology testing.

What is the pathology collector program?

Practical and industry focused, this program explores the role of the pathology collector and the knowledge and skills required. It also examines the critical areas of workplace safety and care.

How do I pay my pathology collection course fees?

Mater Education offers a payment plan for some Pathology Collection course fees. To pay your fees this way you’ll need to make three to five non-refundable payments—the first before the start of the course. There are no administration fees or interest charges, and no extra charges for credit card payments.

What skills do you need to become a pathology collector?

The role requires considerable technical expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Mater Education Certificate III in Pathology Collection course will arm you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need to become a pathology collector. Key areas of learning and skills development in the course include: