Perform venous blood collections

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our HLTPAT002 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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Unit information about the HLTPAT002 training material in this resource

HLTPAT002 information from training.gov.au.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment, and perform routine blood collections using venous blood collection.

This unit applies to any individual for whom blood collection is part of the job role. They may be working in collection centres, in hospitals or in other health care environments.

This unit relates to collections from adults of varied ages and genders, adolescents and children over 5 years of age. It does not include collections from babies, neonates, arterial collections or collections made via artificial access devices such as central lines, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines, or intra venous (IV) catheter.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
    • tourniquets
    • collection tubes
    • syringes and needles and/or winged infusion set (butterfly)
    • multi-sample needle and holder
    • evacuated blood collection equipment
    • sharps containers
    • alcohol wipes
    • dressings
    • PPE
    • hand hygiene facilities
    • documented collection procedures for the candidate to follow
  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including:
    • interactions with clients from general public
    • presence of situations requiring problem solving in non-routine situations
  • supervision of candidate’s work activities by a person currently working in a phlebotomist role for at least 18 hours per fortnight
  • at least 5 of the 20 collections must be directly observed in workplace by the assessor

The following aspects of the performance evidence must have been demonstrated using simulation prior to demonstration in the workplace or with members of the general public:

  • venous blood collection technique using the following equipment
    • evacuated system
    • winged infusion sets
    • needle and syringe

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

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