Certified Medical Laboratory Practitioners

Technical Officers and Medical Scientists can apply for Certification by completing an online application below.  

The following minimum requirements must be met for your application to be considered by the Board.

  1. For a scientist, a relevant degree in Science or Applied Science (AQF Level 7 or above) which would permit membership as a scientist of a member organisation.
  2. For a technical officer, documentary evidence of completing a relevant VET sector course at AQF 5 or 6 which would permit membership as a technical officer of a member organisation (or higher relevant qualification such as a science degree).

  3. Evidence of minimum 2 years relevant recent experience
  4. Willingness to agree to Code of Conduct/Ethics
  5. Declaration of competency assessment, in a position relevant to the level of certification sought, by applicant's supervisor using the pro forma. (Download pro forma
  6. CPD Certificate from an accredited CPD provider or an outline of CPD activities undertaken in the previous 2 years which meets the requirements of APACE (https://www.aims.org.au/documents/item/1272) or those of your relevant professional body.

Conditional Certification

Scientists and Technical Officers who are currently employed and have met the qualification requirements but do not yet have the minimum 2 years relevant recent experience and CPD record may apply for conditional certification. 

They must still agree to Code of Conduct/Ethics and should provide a declaration from their supervisor that they are employed in a relevant role but with less than 2 years experience and that they are undertaking ongoing training and competency assessment. Applicants for conditional certification also need to commit to participate in CPD activities and recording.

Conditional certification will run for a maximum of two years, after which they will be required to undergo competency assessment and provide CPD records and transition to full certification.


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The Australian Council for Certification of Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce Limited

5/85 Bourke Road Alexandria NSW 2015 

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