Accreditation of sites for Training Programs

The College is responsible for accrediting workplaces for the training of pathologists and Faculty members. Accreditation ensures that sites which provide training are appropriately staffed and equipped. Site visits may be conducted during the 5 year accreditation period and some visits may be carried out in collaboration with representatives of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians where join training programs are in place. Faculty of Science Trainees are required to train at a site that is accredited for the discipline in which they are training. Sites that are accredited for pathology training normally fall into this category. However, in cases where there is no pre-existing accreditation for pathology training, accreditation for the discipline-specific Faculty of Science Program should be sought. The College is currently developing processes for the accreditation of training sites for Clinical Forensic Medicine.

This accreditation process is separate to that carried out by NATA/RCPA or IANZ or other such bodies. However Fellows as part of the NATA/RCPA or IANZ site visits will discuss pathology training programs with the laboratory and provide written feedback back to the College.

The Accreditation of sites for Training Programs  includes the standards. For any additional information please contact the Coordinator Operations.

You can also refer to the policy and step guide below for an outline of the accreditation process:

The Annual Audit form is used by accredited  sites to indicate changes in staffing, caseload or scope of their work which impacts on the training program.

Note: The PDF version is automated and provides instructions for completing the form on-screen.


Guidelines for the Accreditation of Laboratories for Training in Immunopathology. These guidelines have been developed with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

To find sites that are accredited with the RCPA for Training, please download the Accredited Sites Excel spreadsheet. The list includes Name, Id, Discipline, Contact details and an accreditation end date. You can select the sites by discipline and/or by state. If you would like to filter the spreadsheet by any other category eg country then use the Heading Filters located at the top of each column.  You can sort the contents of the spreadsheet by a combination you require by first saving it to your computer and then reopen it using your spreadsheet application.

The Accreditation Application forms for the appropriate disciplines are listed below:

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