Certificate III in Pathology Collection

​  HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection (Phlebotomy Course)
  RTO National Provider Number: 50379

In partnership with the North Metropolitan Health Service RTO, PathWest offers the HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection Course which provides participants with the knowledge, skills and nationally recognised qualification to work as a Specimen Collector or Phlebotomist. 
PathWest runs 3-4 courses each year. 
The cost of the course is $3,500.00. 
For more information, please read the course participant brochure. HLT37215 Cert III Pathology Collection Brochure v1 2020.pdf​
On successful completion of the 6 week course, taught between Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital, students will receive a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.
​Course Dates 2021
​Application Closing Dates
15 February 2021 - 26 March 2021 7 January 2021
3 May 2021 - 11 June 2021 25 March 2021
19 July 2021 - 27 August 2021
10 June 2021
4 October - 12 November 2021​ ​26 August 2021

Enrolment Instructions
If you would like to enrol in the Certificate III in Pathology Collection course please send a current resume and a statement addressing the following selection criteria to the FSH Network Specimen Collection Coordinator:
FSH Network Specimen Collection Coordinator
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Locked Bag 100
Palmyra DC, Western Australia 6961
The following selection criteria must be addressed in your application in order to meet the eligibility requirements for enrolment into the course.
  • Evidence of High School or Secondary Education Certificate (Equivalent to Australian Year 10 education)
  • Well developed communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Willingness to collect blood samples from all patients, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, cultural background and infection status
  • Ability to follow strict infection control procedures and standard precautions
You must write approximately one paragraph on each of the selection criteria listed above.
Successful applicants will be asked to provide the following before commencement:
  • A Criminal Screening/Police Clearance Check
  • Comply with immunity requirements (Instructions will provided after being accepted in to the Course)
  • Complete a Senior First Aid Course (This will be organised by your course coordinator after you are accepted into the course)
Further information about North Metropolitan Health Service, Learning and Development can be found in the Participant Information HLT37215 Cert III Pathology Collection Brochure v1 2020.pdf ​  ​

Aboriginal Scholarship Program
In 2016, PathWest introduced an Aboriginal scholarship program with four scholarships offered each year, allowing successful applicants to complete the six week Certificate III in Pathology Collection course.

If you are interested in applying for the Aboriginal Scholarship, please contact Helen Membry on 0427 898 303 or email Helen.Membry@health.wa.gov.au​ for further information.
Page last updated: 4 Nov 2020