Undergraduate Courses

The primary qualification for Medical Laboratory Scientists in Australia is a three or four year degree in medical laboratory science/laboratory medicine, accredited by AIMS.

The following directed medical laboratory science / laboratory medicine degree programmes from Australia and New Zealand universities have been accredited by AIMS.

Graduates of these degrees (listed below) are classified as Medical Laboratory Scientists and eligible for Professional membership of AIMS.

It is the responsibility of all prospective applicants who hold an AIMS accredited degree to ensure the subjects completed comply with the AIMS accreditation requirements in order to gain assessment as a medical scientist or Professional membership of AIMS. These requirements are stated in the AIMS accreditation report held by the university. Prospective applicants should contact the program co-ordinator at the University for advice on these requirements.

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)

CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Science (Laboratory Medicine)

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Science) - LS37
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science - LS47

RMIT UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine

UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine

Formerly accredited: UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Bachelor of Biomedical Science - (accreditation expired December 31, 2016)*
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) - (accreditation expired December 31, 2016)*
*Students who enrol in these UTS courses after 31 December 2016 will not be considered graduates of an AIMS accredited course. Students who commenced study in these courses prior to 2017 may still be considered graduates of an AIMS accredited course, provided the subjects they have completed comply with the AIMS accreditation requirements, as stated in the accreditation report (dated November 2015) held by the University. This will only apply until December 2019 after which any UTS graduate will be considered as holding a non-accredited degree. Prospective applicants should contact the program co-ordinator at the University for advice on the accreditation requirements.

NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES

MASSEY UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

OTAGO UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science


If your qualification is not on the AIMS accredited programmes list, AIMS can provide an assessment of your professional skills and qualifications. AIMS provide assessments to holders of all science based qualifications obtained in Australia or overseas.

Please visit the relevant assessment page for detailed information: