6 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Venepuncture is one of the most routinely performed invasive procedures and is the process of obtaining intravenous access for the purpose of intravenous therapy or for blood sampling of venous blood. This practical hands-on course is delivered in a relaxed small group environment. The training commences with a brief overview of the risks associated with blood collection, relevant first aid, infection control and occupational health and safety precautions that must be used when performing blood collection.

Course content

The course covers associated risk and practical venepuncture knowledge and exercises. Upon the signing of a release and indemnity form, participants may have the option of performing real blood collection.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Participants require first aid and ideally know about infection control, OHS and some anatomy and physiology knowledge and skills.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. This includes nursing laboratory mannequins, venepuncture equipment, quizzes and practice checklists.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. Participants must wear closed toe and heel shoes (no slip ons).

Suited to

This course is available to participants who have completed a Pathology specimen collection course, Laboratory medicine graduates, Medical research students, Nursing graduates and those who wish to learn the technique of blood collection.

Additional notes

The course is conducted in a nursing laboratory at RMIT University and is delivered by qualified nurse educator.


On completion of this course, participants should have developed a good understanding and skills of how to perform blood collection from a vein (venepuncture).

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