Pathology Assistance

Certificate III

National Code: HLT37415

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About the course

Course Number: HLT37415-01V01

Are you an analytical, inquisitive person with an interest in science? Are you known for being reliable and responsible? Our Certificate III in Pathology Assistance could be the perfect course for you. This course will set you on the path to becoming a pathology assistant or a specimen reception staff member in a laboratory.

Through this course, you will develop a strong, foundational knowledge base which will include skills in; working with diverse people; delivering service to customers; interpreting and using medical terminology; complying with infection control measures; and receiving, preparing and dispatching pathology specimens. You will also have the opportunity to select from a range of electives where, depending on your selection, may cover skills such as performing tests, preparing samples for testing, presenting data, performing biological procedures, and aseptic techniques.

Studying the Certificate III in Pathology Assistance through North Coast TAFE ensures you will be learning from (currently practising) professionals with vast experience and strong industry connections. You will also enjoy access to the Shared Health Research Education Campus, where you will study amongst student doctors and other health professionals from UNSW and the University of Newcastle. If you're ready to pursue a career in pathology, contact us now to secure your place in this course.

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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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