• 1 Feb 2021 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    he ACCMLSW Board have recognised that recording of continuing professional development activities (CPD) is something medical laboratory staff have not been required to do in the past and as a result, a number of people wishing to apply for certification are unable to provide the records to meet the CPD requirements for full certification.

    In addition, staff who leave the workforce for a period may not have the opportunity to continue CPD and will again fall short of the requirement for certification upon returning to the profession.

    To address this, the Board have initiated a new status of Provisional Certification.  Like the Conditional Certification for new graduates, there is no need to meet the CPD requirement to apply, however the remaining minimum standards of experience, demonstrated competency and qualifications must be met at the time of application.  Those applying for provisional certification need to commit to completing the minimum CPD over the period of their provisional certification to progress to full certification.  There will be no option to extend provisional certification beyond one 2 year cycle. 

    Previous fully certified practitioners who have taken a career break would also be provisionally certified upon their return to work until they are able to demonstrate they have met the CPD requirements.

    The professional bodies who make up the ACCMLSW are committed to meeting the needs of the medical laboratory workforce and employers whilst maintaining the standards expected of a certification scheme.

    To apply visit

  • 21 Jan 2021 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    The Council is delighted to welcome it's 11th member organisation and first national professional society dedicated to histology; The Histology Group of Australia.  

  • 4 Nov 2020 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    The Council has provided detail on generic competency assessment and a downloadable checklist to assist employers in assessment of competency for certification.

  • 12 Jun 2020 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    We are formally launching the certification scheme from 1st July 2020.  In recognition of the financial pressures many households are under the normal certification fees will be discounted by 10% for the remainder of this year. 

    Applications received before 30th June will still attract the pilot 20% discount.

  • 23 Apr 2020 4:48 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to those who attended the webinar on 22nd April.  Apologies to anyone who tried to get in but received a message saying the webinar was full.

    View the recorded webinar below

  • 16 Apr 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The ACCMLSW Board has approved the use of the following post-nominals:

    Certified Medical Laboratory Scientists may use CMLS and Certified Technical Officers may use CMLT.

    Use if these titles and post-nominals is conditional on maintenance of certification under ACCMLSW. 

  • 19 Mar 2020 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The ACCMLSW now has a LinkedIn page.  Add your certification to your profile! 

  • 6 Feb 2020 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    We are delighted to have the Australasian Cytometry Society join the ACCMLSW as the 10th member organisation. The ACS were key contributors to the development of the scheme and we welcome them on board.

  • 3 Feb 2020 12:14 PM | Anonymous

    The ACCMLSW are pleased to announce they are now taking applications for certification from scientists and technical officers.  Applications received up to 30th June 2020 will be at a discounted rate while we ensure all our systems are operating as expected.  We urge you to take advantage of the discount on offer and to be patient as we ramp up our processing.

    Any questions should be directed to

  • 3 Dec 2019 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    The ACCMLSW certification scheme will be open to beta testers from late January 2020.  Applications received prior to 30th June 2020 will get a 20% discount on normal certification fees.


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