A certificate has a number of functions. It can prepare students for further study in the area of focus, or it may lead directly to a job or career. Certificates are available for students as well as current professionals.
What is a certificate in pathology? This curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to collect blood and other pathology specimens. Every program will vary, but topics addressed often include phlebotomy (blood collection), pathology collection techniques, customer service, work health and safety, infection control, electrocardiography (ECG), and medical terminology. Some programs may also provide opportunities for internships at local health care facilities before completion of the certificate.
This certificate is often beneficial for those who want to work in the medical field but don’t want to spend years in school. It can also benefit those who are in a formal medical education program but want to perfect their skills in this area.
The costs associated with earning this certificate can vary from one place to another. Schools all over the world offer this program, so the location is a big factor in cost. Other factors include the length of the program and specific program requirements. Students should call the schools directly to find out about tuition and fees.
Earning this certificate often prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities. Typical position titles include pathology assistant, specimen collection officer, laboratory aide, pathology collector, specimen reception assistant, and operational officer. Employers include hospitals, clinics, aged care centers, and the private sector. Earning this certificate is also often beneficial for work in other medical positions, such as nurses, medical professionals, laboratory professionals, researchers, and those working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
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This qualification covers workers who undertake the collection of blood and other pathology specimens under supervision.
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 specialized testing, a collection of arterial blood gases or team leadership and training. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, participants would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:
Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or maturely aged entry. For further information, see PP02 ASSESSING STUDENT'S QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Learners originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Applicant must be 18 years of age or above.