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Medical Laboratory Scientist Professional Exam Preparation Course Become a Registered Medical Lab Scientist in Australia

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Clear the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists Medical Laboratory Scientist Professional Exam to become a registered medical laboratory scientist in Australia. Our AIMS Professional Exam preparation course is specially prepared for ambitious individuals seeking career advancement as medical laboratory scientists in Australia.


20 Jul 2024 Batch Starts On
2 months Course Duration
AUD 1000* Get started by paying 1000 AUD

100 hours of recorded videos

One-on-one feedback sessions with the trainer

Highly skilled trainers, who have previously worked as lab technicians/scientists and lecturers in India and Australia

Why Become a Laboratory Scientist in Australia?


Average annual salary of laboratory scientists in Australia


Current openings for the role of laboratory scientist in Australia


Visas for skilled medical workers in Australia

About The Course


The AIMS Professional exam course is designed for those lab technicians and scientists seeking professional recognition and career advancement within the Australian medical laboratory industry.


Led by experienced instructors with extensive expertise in medical laboratory sciences, the course curriculum is carefully curated to ensure a thorough understanding of the exam content and promote critical thinking skills.


The primary goal of this course is to provide the students with the necessary study materials, mock tests, question banks etc. to help the students crack the exam in one go.


The course offers lifetime Extended Access to our private chat group with qualified lab technicians/scientists and free webinars on AIMS exam tips, CV writing, etc.

Who Is The Course For?

Medical laboratory technicians and scientists who want to practise, migrate, and settle in Australia.

Candidates who are appearing for the AIMS exam for the first time

Ideal for candidates who want to take on the examination with full preparation

What's More That
Comes With Our Course?

1-On-1 Q&A Sessions

We provide online one-on-one counselling and Q&A sessions to ensure online learning is beneficial for the aspirants. Our mentors help aspirants clear their doubts and queries and get all the answers they need.

Live+Recorded Sessions

Missed a live lecture? Don’t worry. You can always find a recorded lecture on our platform and revisit it as many times as you want during the course duration.

Extended Course Access

Getting the course once will help you prepare for not one but multiple attempts. You get access to all the resources for more than a year, to ensure proper revision.

Community Building

We help you get in touch with a community of experts, which includes mentors, registered practitioners, previous alumni and those who have successfully cleared the exams. This adds value to your preparation and get all the guidance and motivation you need.

Explore The Full Curriculum


  • Overview of the AIMS exam


  • Normal cell types in cytological specimens

  • The cytological features of inflammation and neoplasia in cervical smears

  • The Papanicolaou staining technique

  • Fixation of cytological specimens

  • Histochemical methods as applied to light microscopy such as PAS and Perls Prussian Blue for Iron

  • Normal histology especially basic tissue types

  • Preparation of specimens for light microscopy including fixation and tissue processing, decalcification technique and general straining methods such as Haematoxylin and Eosin stain, Van Gieson stain and Masson Trichrome stain.


  • Quality control concepts as they apply to the automated biochemistry laboratory

  • Bioinstrumentation including immunoassay, spectrophotometric assays and point-of-care testing

  • Endocrinology such as thyroid function tests and adrenal function tests

  • Basic virology tests performed in core laboratory settings

  • Common tumour markers

  • Myocardial function tests

  • Enzyme tests

  • Calcium, phosphate, magnesium

  • Principles of enzymatic analysis

  • Specific plasma pr

  • Plasma proteins and protein electrophoresis

  • Lipid analysis

  • Liver function tests

  • Glucose, glucose tolerance, HbA1c

  • Urea, creatinine and creatinine clearance, uric acid

  • Blood gas and electrolyte measurement


  • Awareness of next-generation sequencing techniques

  • Sample integrity for DNA and RNA-based techniques

  • Principles of reverse transcriptase PCR, real-time PCR and multiplex PCR

  • Principles of basic thermal and isothermal PCR techniques including sample preparation and use of controls

  • Common mutations in oncology, inborn errors of metabolism

  • Chromosome structure and common pathologies associated with chromosomal abnormalities

  • Influence of epigenetics on phenotypes

  • Transcription and translation

  • Mitochondrial DNA

  • Structure of DNA and all forms of RNA

  • Basic understanding of inheritance


  • Pre-analytical factors in haematology and coagulation

  • Quality control in haematology and coagulation

  • Malaria testing and species

  • Fibrinolysis

  • Natural anticoagulants

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Anticoagulant therapy and methods of monitoring this therapy

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathways and methods of testing

  • Iron metabolism

  • Production of erythrocytes, leucocytes and platelets

  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

  • Myeloproliferative disorders

  • Normocytic anaemia

  • Microcytic anaemia

  • Macrocytic anaemia

  • Principles of automated cell counting


  • Principles of immunology-based assays

  • Acquired and inherited immune deficiency conditions, major autoimmune conditions, and their laboratory investigation

  • Mechanisms of hypersensitivity and their laboratory investigation

  • Monoclonal antibodies, their production, properties and uses

  • Key cytokines I.e., IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-17, TNF and their functions

  • Immunoglobulin properties and functions

  • Cellular and humoral immune response

  • Adaptive and acquired immune mechanisms

  • Basic understanding of the structure and function of the immune system


  • Safety in the microbiology laboratory, biosafety cabinets, biosafety levels

  • General principles of quality control and quality assurance as it applies to microbiology

  • Staining techniques: Gram stain, Ziehl Neelsen stain, Modified ZN stains

  • Microscopy: Function and maintenance of a modern binocular microscope, including setting up and using for bright-field, phase-contrast and dark-field microscopy

  • Principles of major methods of susceptibility testing I.e., disc diffusion, agar dilution and broth dilution and the relationship between breakpoints, MIC, and susceptible/resistant categories

  • Knowledge of normal flora (indigenous flora) of major body sites or absence of normal flora in sterile body sites.

  • Collection, handling, and processing of samples including the minimum criteria for acceptance of samples

  • A basic knowledge of infectious diseases and organisms most commonly associated with these diseases. There will be a greater emphasis on bacterial diseases, but some knowledge of parasitic, fungal and viral diseases is also expected.


  • Internal quality control and external quality assurance in the blood bank

  • Quality assurance in the blood bank laboratory

  • Haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn

  • Blood group systems

  • Pre-transfusion testing

  • Antibody detection and identification

  • Blood components

  • Blood donation testing

  • Antibody production

  • Antigen/antibody interaction

  • Antibody structure and function


  • Handling of infectious specimens

  • Sterilisation and disinfection procedures

  • Safe handling of hazardous chemicals

  • Safe handling of biological specimens


  • Uncertainty of measurement

  • The role of internal quality control and external quality assurance

  • Simple statistical evaluation, reference ranges methodology - parametric and non-parametric

  • Basic charting and rules for rejection of results


  • Spectrophotometry

  • Basic laboratory equipment and its appropriate use

  • Basic laboratory calculations

  • Normal and molar solutions

Meet The Instructors

Dr. Amanulla Khan

Dr. Amanulla Khan

MBBS. MD (Pathology), (USMLE & Prometric Qualified)

5 years of Experience

  • Dr Amanulla Khan is a pathologist working as Laboratory and Blood Bank Director for the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.
  • He has completed his MBBS and MD in Pathology from Osmania Medical College, India. 
  • Dr Khan possesses an immense passion for teaching and experience of 5 years teaching MBBS, BDS, and MLT students.
  • Additionally, he has cleared the USMLE and DHA Prometric Examinations. 
  • Dr Khan has joined hands with Academically for the AIMS Exam Preparation Course- to help aspirants who wish to work as lab technicians in Australia.

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Dr. Gazala

Dr. Gazala

MBBS, MD (Biochemistry), (MOH Bahrain Qualified)

5 years of Experience

  • Dr. Gazala has pursued her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine in Biochemistry.
  • She is currently working in Bahrain as a registered biochemist and also possesses over 5 years of teaching experience. 
  • Along with vast experience in teaching MBBS, BDS and MLT students, She has a good knowledge of Quality Assurance. I have also successfully received the NABL Laboratory accreditation in India.
  • Dr. Gazala has cleared the MOH examination to be eligible to practice in Bahrain.

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About The AIMS Examination

What is the AIMS Exam?

The AIMS Professional exam is conducted to assess the overseas-trained medical laboratory technicians and scientists to determine if they are eligible for the skilled occupation of medical laboratory scientist and for professional membership of AIMS. The AIMS Medical Laboratory Scientist Professional exam is an important milestone for individuals aiming to become certified medical laboratory scientists in Australia. It evaluates a candidate's understanding of various scientific concepts, and laboratory techniques, and their ability to apply these skills. There are various AIMS Professional exam centres around the world.

AIMS Exam Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who has completed a degree in medical laboratory technology (BMLT) is assessed as comparable to an Australian Associate Diploma from a Technical and Further Education college based on the NOOSR educational assessment guidelines in the Country Education Profiles.

Also, medical laboratory experience is also required. The eligibility to apply for the exam is mentioned below.

  • A bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology
  • Minimum two years of work experience in the medical laboratory (falling within the five-year period immediately prior to the assessment application)
  • English language proficiency (IELTS/OET/PTE)
Procedure for AIMS

To be eligible to work in Australia as a medical laboratory scientist, a few steps need to be followed.

1. English Proficiency

The candidate applying for the AIMS professional exam should be proficient in the English language and must provide proof for the same while applying. By taking tests like IELTS/OET/PTE, English proficiency can be evaluated. The candidate should have a band score of 7 in each component.

2.Skill Assessment

The application for the assessment should be submitted along with the supporting documents. At this point, the AIMS verifies the submitted documents. Once the above procedure is completed, the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists completes the assessment, and the candidate will receive the results via mail.

3.AIMS Professional Exam

Take the AIMS Professional Exam through an online mode, and clear it to get registration as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia. The exam is 3 hours long and is an online proctored test. 

Exam Format

The AIMS Professional exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions with single responses to be completed in three hours. A student needs to give 80 correct answers in a 3-hour period to clear the exam. The exam is generally conducted twice a year: March and September.
Only the candidates aspiring to become medical laboratory scientists are required to sit the written exam.

Testing Centres

The AIMS Professional exam is an online proctored exam that can be taken at any place. You need to register with AIMS, meet the conditions of a testing centre, and take the exam under their supervision online.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average annual salary of a medical laboratory scientist in Australia is $82017

The AIMS Professional exam is an online proctored exam that can be taken at any place. You need to register with AIMS, meet the conditions of a testing centre, and take the exam under their supervision online.

The AIMS Professional exam is valid for three years from the date of the test.

Yes. A medical laboratory technician trained in India can work in Australia, provided that he/she clears the AIMS skills assessment.

189 Permanent Visa, Skilled Independent 190 Permanent Visa, State Sponsored 491 Provisional Visa and Regional Skilled Work Visa.

The candidates are required to score at least 65 points in each of the 4 components of the test.

Yes. There is a rising demand for lab scientists in Australia, especially for the ones with remarkable communication skills.

The proper diagnosis and treatment of patients depend greatly on the work of medical laboratory scientists. They are supposed to run tests and collect samples to assist doctors and other medical experts in identifying ailments and treating patients.

A medical laboratory scientist and a medical lab technician are similar, yet there are a few major distinctions. They both work in labs and conduct tests on biological materials, but a medical lab scientist often has more schooling and can undertake more sophisticated lab work. More of the routine lab work is performed by a medical lab technician, who frequently works under the supervision of a medical lab scientist.

Medical laboratory scientists are generally employed by pharmaceutical businesses, biotechnology firms, veterinary clinics, public health laboratories, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

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