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  • HLTSS00059

Venous Blood Collection Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Broaden your clinical skills with this short course designed to meet the accreditation requirements of health care workers for the collection of blood via venipuncture.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Venous Blood Collection
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HLTSS00059 Venous Blood Collection Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

Broaden your clinical skills with this course designed to meet the accreditation requirements of health care workers for the collection of blood via venepuncture.

This course is suitable for health care workers in direct client care roles seeking to broaden their skills to include performing venous blood collection. An accreditation in Venous Blood Collection will enhance your employment opportunities within the rapidly growing health sector.

In this course you will learn to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection, perform venous blood collections, and comply with infection prevention and control procedures. This course is delivered by industry professionals with real-world experience. Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence to carry out venous blood collection in your workplace.

If you are a practising health professional this course will meet your workplace requirements for accreditation in venous blood collection. Alternatively you may choose to simply add to your skill set with the non-accredited stream.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below.

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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

As part of the selection criteria for this program, a student must:

  • Sign an indemnity and confidentiality form.
  • Be physically, emotionally and mentally 'fit for practice' for the purpose of vocational placement/work experience.
  • Be able to handle equipment (i.e needles and syringes) for blood collection.
  • Perform a minimum of eight live bleeds (taking blood from each other under teacher direction and supervision) prior to vocational placement/work experience.
  • Be willing to bring along a suitable volunteer for the purpose of venous blood collection for the evening workshops.
  • Complete a QML induction process.
  • Arrange an immunisation serology at the students own expense.
  • Comply with TAFE Queensland uniform requirements.

Need to know

There are currently two ways in which a student can undertake this program:

  1.  Accredited - Venous Blood Collection Skill Set.  The student completes the online assessment components, attends the one day workshop, attends three evening workshops, and completes the documented 35 hours of blood collection.  This accredited skill set requires that the student must be able to complete 35 documented hours of pathology collection work under the supervision of a person currently working in a Phlebotomist role for at least 18 hours per fortnight. This can be within the student's workplace or will be organised by TAFE Queensland Gold Coast at a QML Pathology collection centre. Students who have already completed HLTFIN001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures can apply for a credit transfer (relevant evidence and industry currency must be supplied). Students receive a Statement of Attainment on completion.
     
  2. Non-accredited Venous Blood Collection. This requires the student to complete the online assessment component and attend a one day workshop only.  Students do not have to complete the 35 hours of documented blood collection.  Students will receive a Statement of Participation only.  This is the non-accredited option and therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

As part of this program students should allow 12-16 hours to complete their assessment via TAFE Queenslands Learning Management System, Connect. Students are able to access their learning resource, assessment and study guide via Connect. You will receive a welcome email with a login to do this. The theoretical studies and assessment must be completed and submitted prior to the Saturday workshop.

Both accredited and non-accredited students are required to attend one Saturday, compulsory full-day comprehensive practical skills development workshop towards the end of this course.

It is compulsory for accredited students to also attend three additional evening workshops (approximately 3 hours per workshop) at the Southport Campus.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland