Risk Management for Medical Laboratories

This course provides the knowledge and tools to develop an effective risk management framework for a medical laboratory and applies a dynamic, risk-based approach to patient safety and laboratory conformance. 


Course overview

Based on risk management requirements for medical laboratories outlined in ISO 15189 and NPAAC Standards, and risk management principles described in ISO 22367, this course enables organisations to achieve quality outcomes, and take advantage of improvement and growth opportunities created by using a risk-based approach to performance. 

This course is based on risk management requirements and principles outlined in:

  • NPAAC Requirements for Medical Pathology Services
  • ISO 15189 – Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence
  • ISO 22367 – Application of risk management to medical laboratories

What you will learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • apply risk-based thinking

  • plan and implement a risk management framework to meet accreditation requirements

  • identify, assess and control risks and opportunities

  • record and manage risks and opportunities

  • monitor the effectiveness of risk controls

  • review the risk management framework.

Who should do the course?

This course is ideal for anyone in an accredited medical laboratory who is responsible for: 

  • identifying, analysing and managing risks 
  • developing and implementing the laboratory’s risk management framework, and/or 
  • developing risk management policies, processes or procedures. 

It may also be of interest to medical laboratories who are considering, or are in the process of gaining, accreditation with NATA. 


Course content is delivered using engaging learning activities that include: 

  • individual and group work 
  • a focus on developing an understanding of risk management and risk management skills 
  • opportunities to evaluate understanding as the course progresses

Course Dates and Booking

Date Time Location Available Spaces
27 August 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Virtual Training via Zoom 14
5 November 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Brisbane 20
12 November 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Melbourne 17
12 November 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Virtual Training via Zoom 16
3 December 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Sydney 20

Become a member

Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
NATA provides innovative and timely business solutions that meet the needs of our members and fulfil the expectations of the community. We have the experience and resources to ensure your accreditation provides you and your organisation with unique advantages.