New national medical laboratory workforce certification scheme
The Board of the Australian Council for the Certification of the Medical Scientific Laboratory Workforce (ACCMLSW) is pleased to announce the national certification scheme for the medical laboratory workforce was officially launched on 1 July 2020. A webinar about the certification scheme is available at https://accmlsw.wildapricot.org/news/8923320
Almost 150 scientists and technicians have already obtained certification during the pilot phase. Certification is public recognition of scientific qualification, acknowledgement of participation in continuing education and increases professional credibility and prestige of scientists and technical officers in the industry. Importantly, certification and inclusion on a public register demonstrates a commitment to superior professionalism, support of industry standards and is aligned with competency development and assessment processes. Certified workers can expect an advantage in the recruitment process.
Content updated July 2020