The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicles and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package to develop a new unit of competency and skill set to meet increased demand and required skills relating to point of care testing (POCT).

The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in April 2019.


Project approved

This project has received ministerial endorsement. The MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package is now available on the National Register of VET,

Why we are reviewing it

This project involved the development of a new unit of competency and skill set in point of care testing. The aim was to meet increased demand in this area and to provide workers with an opportunity to gain the skills required to provide accurate and timely test results, and reflect industry technology changes.

  • Testing of pathology samples has traditionally been a multi-step process that is time-consuming and can delay diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Point of care testing technology has been developed to allow on-the-spot testing, for which workers need to be trained.

What we are reviewing

  • 1 new unit of competency
  • 1 skill set.

Governance and methodology

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:

Mark Shaddock | Industry Engagement Partner
P: 0499 599 298 | E: [email protected]

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