3 Months
This is a fee for service course. The current rate is $700 per participant, or $8400 maximum. There can be up to 15 participants.

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for health care workers whose job role includes collection of blood via venepuncture. The Skill set is concerned with the knowledge and skills required for routine blood collection from a defined client/patient group. It does not include complex blood collection techniques.

Work performed requires a broad knowledge base of primary health care and the ability to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. Individuals will take responsibility for the quantity and quality of their work.

All tasks are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and procedures including WHS and infection prevention and control guidelines and responding to clinical risks associated with pathology.

Successful completion of the course will give participants confidence in venepuncture, vein identification and vacutainer collections.

  • HLTPAT001 Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
  • HLTPAT002 Perform venous blood collections
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Target Group

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
A health care professional requiring a skill set to collect blood samples for their current work e.g. Aboriginal Health Worker with CIII in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or CIV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Entry Requirements

Previous experience collecting venous blood samples in a health care environment that requires upgrade to skills eg Aboriginal Health Worker/ Registered Nurse/Enrolled nurse who may want to refresh skills)
Or equivalent (commensurate) experience as determined by a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Job Roles

  • Aboriginal Health Workers 
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Clinical Practice staff

Delivery Structure

2 days face to face training, online support, e-learning plus 35 hours of workplace professional experience in a role where blood collection is carried out on a range of clients.

Nominal Course hours

160 hours.

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