• QMLT Exam applications are open. Application forms and exam pre-requisites are available here. Closing date for applications is 20 May 2017. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Congratulations to Noah Sibanda from Middlemore Hospital, the 2016 winner of the NZIMLS Journal Prize  for his article “Helicobacter pylori infection and the platelet count”, N Z J Med Lab Sci 2016; 70 (3): 96-100.

  • Online registration for the South Island Seminar, North Island Seminar, Microbiology SIG, Biochemistry SIG and NICE Weekend are available by clicking into the event on the right hand side of this page.

  • New "Just the Job" videos have been added to our site. You can watch them here.

Role of the NZIMLS

The NZIMLS is the professional body for practitioners employed in Medical Laboratory Science in New Zealand.  The NZIMLS provides continuing education, professional examinations and communication to ensure the provision of high quality diagnostic laboratory services for the public of New Zealand.

Continuing education

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings
  • Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)
  • South Pacific Congress of MLS (SPC)

Professional examinations

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (QMLT)
  • Fellowship (FNZIMLS)

Professional development

  • Competence & Professional Development programme (CPD)

Professional affairs

  • Representation on University MLSc programme advisory committees
  • Representation of the profession at Medical Sciences Council level
  • Liaison with Government Departments, related agencies and other groups
  • Liaison with other Registered Health Profession's organisations


  • Publication of the NZ Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Publication of "Council News"
  • Website
  • Other global MLS organisations

Upcoming NZIMLS Events

Other Events

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