311216 Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
311216
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

311216 PATHOLOGY COLLECTOR (AUS) / PHLEBOTOMIST (NZ)

Alternative Title:
Specimen Collector

Extracts, collects, labels and preserves blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.
Skill Level: 3
Specialisation:
Blood Collector

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3112 Medical Technicians

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3112
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Medical Technicians
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3112 MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

MEDICAL TECHNICIANS operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
The occupation Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 007.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
759.90
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
840.60