Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

This course allows students to build technical and evaluative skills to assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing, monitoring and education. Students will develop an advanced level of communication skill to ensure positive interactions with both patients and other health professionals. Through opportunities in professional practice, case-based studies and research projects, students will develop clinical decision-making and problem-solving abilities to enable students to successfully perform duties as a medical laboratory scientist upon graduation. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours).


Many units in the course have compulsory residential schools in Rockhampton to ensure students acquire the technical skills of the Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Other requirements

Students must undertake compulsory clinical placement during their studies for some units. Prior to commencement of work-integrated learning students must provide evidence of completion of mandatory checks, including evidence of Immunisations as per the CQUniversity Policy for Vaccination of Students in Health Courses. The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory  to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. 

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
General English (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C); Biology (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Medical laboratory scientist.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$10810 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Rockhampton & surrounds