The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) is the peak professional body representing all disciplines of medical science and the community of over 23,000 medical diagnostic professionals working throughout Australia.

We also provide overseas member, stakeholder and partner services including a university accreditation program.

The focus of AIMS is to equip members and the profession with the tools, information and networks to ensure the provision of quality and world class medical science services in Australia and overseas.

We invite you to join AIMS and make an investment in your career, contribute to the development of the profession and increase the profile of medical science.

We also welcome friends and stakeholders of medical science as affiliate members interested in supporting the objectives of the Institute as well as students embarking on a career in the profession.

Corporate membership opportunities are also available for industry and sector representatives to show their support.

The Institute has a minimum requirements standards document for bachelor degree courses in medical laboratory science offered by Australian universities and undertakes periodic reviews to ensure the courses meet these standards. View the undergraduate and postgraduate AIMS accredited degree courses.

The Institute also assesses the qualifications of medical scientists and medical laboratory technical officers wishing to migrate to Australia under the Government’s General Skilled Migration program. Click here for more information.


To be the pre-eminent multidisciplinary organisation to provide dynamic leadership, education and management ensuring excellent, accessible, cost effective laboratory services.


The objectives of the Institute are:

To advance the profession of medical science in the provision of the highest quality laboratory services;

To promote, support and further advance the character, status and interests of medical science and the members of the Institute;

To promote, advance and develop scientific knowledge by means of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and debates in all branches of medical science;

To communicate with other scientific and research societies throughout the world.