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Phlebotomist Courses

A Phlebotomist collects blood samples from patients in a hospital or collection facility. You’ll prepare samples for testing including storing them appropriately, ensuring blood is accurately labelled and having them ready for transport to a testing facility. Phlebotomists might also collect blood for blood banks at a blood donation centre.

Phlebotomists need to have excellent interpersonal skills, particularly when dealing with nervous or reluctant patients. You’ll need to have good attention to detail and be able to follow correct procedures at all times. Phlebotomists must be organised and be able to work as part of a team.

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Popular Phlebotomist Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Phlebotomist.

HLT37215
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Phlebotomist earn?

In Australia, a full time Phlebotomist generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Phlebotomist?

The number of people working in this field has increased in recent years. There are currently 9,000 people employed as a Phlebotomist in Australia compared to 7,100 five years ago. Phlebotomists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Phlebotomist?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomist, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Pathology Collection. This course will give you the skills to collect blood and other pathology samples. You'll learn to prepare specimens, record them and get them ready for transport.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within medical technician and pathology. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.