Genetic and genomic certification for non-genetic pathologists and trainees within individual scope of practice

This page provides information relating to a current Profession-Based Quality project.

Page last updated: 02 December 2019

Genetic and genomic certification for non-genetic pathologists and trainees within individual scope of practice

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

This project supports Australian laboratory genomic testing services in meeting the new NPAAC Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Laboratories (NPAAC Requirements). There is a need for non-genetic pathologists who supervise laboratories to upskill individual genetic and genomic competencies and qualifications within their scope of practice. This project targets the existing workforce and will support the expansion of the number of suitably qualified pathologists who can supervise genetic and genomic testing service in accordance with the new NPAAC Requirements, without compromising quality and/or service delivery.

Further information can be found on the RCPA website.