HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections
HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
This course teaches the knowledge and skills for routine blood collection, basic anatomy and physiology, use of a tourniquet, how to use a vacutainer and scalp view needles and how to identify veins and take blood samples. Also included in this course is how to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection. This course is delivered as a skill set over three face to face days and through workplace demonstration. It is delivered as part of HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology or you may choose to undertake it separately if you meet the entry requirements.
The course is conducted via face-to-face training and you must also complete self-paced work and assignments, including pre-course work before attending the class.
You will need access to a computer with internet connection to complete your certification.
This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (known as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN'). All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment. While not a prerequisite, we strongly recommend all students be immunised for Hepatitis A and B before enrolling in the course.
For entry in to this course you must have either: previous experience collecting venous blood samples in a healthcare environment; an overseas medical background or qualification; or be a healthcare professional needing to collect blood samples for your current employment.
To achieve this qualification, students need to demonstrate the workplace assessment requirements for the unit: HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections, which includes 35 hours of pathology work and a minimum of 25 venepunctures. Work experience can be arranged by the college if students are not working in a setting where they are able to perform blood collections.
Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment:
- Completed enrolment form
- USI Number
- Photo ID
- Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
- Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
- Emergency contact
Course fee: $1'200. For a downloadable course brochure click here.