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Laboratory Medicine Course for International Students

Laboratory Medicine is an offshoot of a scientific profession. Those pursuing it are seeking careers as healthcare professionals who deal with prognosis and diagnosis of diseases by performing critical tests on blood, tissues and other fluids through lab tests. They play a crucial role in examining and giving relevant data and report which are used first hand by the physicians and specialists to determine appropriate treatment methods.

It trains individuals about the origin of the disease its onset and what is the optimum course one must take. This challenging career has several opportunities and is in high demand in the country. This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and can be your pathway for an impressive career into the world of pathology, diagnostic or research. With a degree in laboratory science you will be involved in tasks like patient welfare, giving optimum clinical support to doctors and specialists, management and treatment of disease, disease detection, research on cure and causes of diseases.

There is a big demand for this profession and due to skill shortage only a marginal number of places are filled each year in Australia. Medical laboratory scientist can aspire to gain employment as Biomedical Scientist, Pathologist, Medical Researcher and so on.

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Bachelors in Laboratory Medicine

An undergraduate degree in Laboratory Medicine is a combination of practical sessions along with theoretical knowledge of the discipline. This blend prepares students for a successful career going forward. Theoretical components complemented with laboratory sessions and real-life clinical case studies help you perfect your scientific knowledge and techniques and in turn prepares you for an efficient career ahead

Course duration: 4 years full time


  • An academic IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
  • Completion of an appropriate high school qualification with majors in the field of science
  • The requisite level of Mathematics

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Masters in Laboratory Science

A Master’s degree in this discipline covers most of the clinical aspects of this degree. Successful completion makes the students eligible to take the examination to become a prestigious member of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists(AIMS) once the required practical laboratory experience is completed. Students can also undertake more research and other postgraduate training leading to potential career options. Career options as laboratory scientists, pathologists, veterinary pathologists and jobs in diagnostic companies and medical service centers abound.

Course duration: 2 years full time


  • An academic IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
  • Completion of a bachelor qualification in the equivalent discipline (Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical or Biological Sciences, health science or Medicine)

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Visa Requirement

For all international students aspiring to take up the course the following are required from their side to secure a student visa

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway

Completion of this course from any one of the universities accredited by AIMS can lead to a positive Skill Assessment from the body. This occupation is listed on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List) and one can qualify for Permanent Residency Visa specifically under Visa Subclass 189 with no requirement for state or regional area sponsoring.

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A career in Laboratory Medicine Course could take you anywhere

Medicine is a highly sought-after qualification, and you could
find yourself working in any corner of the globe. Medical professionals often have varied careers,
with long periods of training, and undertake placements in a wide range of locations both urban and remote.

  • Become a world-renowned surgeon performing delicate operations
  • Work in emergency medicine for a fast-paced life, helping save lives and dealing with a huge variety of medical problems
  • Be at the cutting-edge of research into lifesaving drugs and equipment as a researcher
  • Take on a highly respected role within society as a General Practitioner and help maintain the health of your community
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You’ll make a real difference in people’s lives

If you’re looking for a challenge and want to help others, consider a career in medicine

Find the right course

Our experts can point you towards the best course for you, from surgical or general practice, to specialisation and research

Apply to the institution of your choice

We will submit your application along with the required documents to the institution of your choice.

We’re with you all the way

Get support for your whole journey, from choosing your course, right through to graduation

We’ll take care of your Visa concerns

Let us guide you to the right course and help you stay on track to comply with your Visa requirements, so you can concentrate on your studies

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Studying can be challenging – and if circumstances have changed that make it difficult to stick with your current course, ask us what we can do. We might be able to suggest an alternative, or help you find a way to finish your course with our support.

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Get the best advice for credit from prior studies

If you’ve already completed some units in a similar field, and want credit towards your program, we can help with that too – it could help keep costs down and shorten your course, leaving you more time for practical training and to make the best of your experience as an international student.

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Your Medicine course is just the starting point

Once you’ve finished your course, your recognised qualifications mean you’ll be in a great position to find a role in your chosen field.

Most Australian educational institutions encourage networking and developing relationships with industry partners, and you may find a career even before you even finish your qualification.

And if you want to undertake further study, reach out to us and we’ll show you how you can stay on track on your study and career pathways.

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We’ll even help strengthen your case for permanent residency if that is what you would like to achieve

Making Australia your home can be a dream come true, and we can help make sure your application goes smoothly.

We’ll help you prepare for your life here, with study, career and employment opportunities that increase your chances of success.

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