MRO Courses 2019 

Certification - 2 day course

Melbourne - Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2019

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Recertification - 1 day course

Sydney - Saturday 23 March 2019 - Register here

Melbourne - Friday 26 July 2019

Workplace Drug & Alcohol Workshop, Sydney Friday March 22. View update 

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Australasian Medical Review Officers Association (AMROA)

AMROA’s Mission Statement

AMROA’s mission is to contribute to safe and healthy, drug and alcohol free workplaces by promoting the highest standards of medical practice and advice provided to organisations undertaking Alcohol and Other Drug  (A&OD) programs.


AMROA was established in 2010 to develop an Australasian group of medical practitioners who have a special interest in workplace A&OD programs with an emphasis on the medical review of testing methodology and results. AMROA uses the term “Medical Review Officer” (MRO) to describe those medical practitioners who have undertaken appropriate training and assessment and have met the AMROA requirements. AMROA believes that A&OD programs are more effective, and provide the highest standards of quality and assurance when the MRO role is integrated into the program.

Medical Review Officers:

MROs are registered medical practitioners who have knowledge and understanding of: 

  • substance abuse disorders and their management
  • A&OD testing procedures and methodologies
  • interpretation of test results including alternative medical explanations for laboratory confirmed test results as well issues relating to adulterated and substituted specimens
  • pharmacology of illicit drugs
  • ethical and privacy issues surrounding workplace drug and alcohol testing
  • laboratory methodology and quality control
  • legislation and recommended standards in regards to A&OD programs
  • fitness for work and other medical related safety issues 

What value does the MRO add to an Alcohol and Drug Program? 

An MRO can add value by:

  • Helping organisations to identify risk and manage those employees affected by substance abuse disorders. The MRO can provide valuable advice in the development of a quality A&OD program. 
  • Ensure the integrity of A&OD testing and interpretation of results of testing. This provides assurance to the organization that testing is effective in managing risk and at the same time, giving employees the confidence that testing will be fair with correct interpretation of results and appropriate confidentiality maintained.  
  • Assist with the return of employees to work following treatment and assessment while at the same time ensuring safety and fitness for duty.


Contact the AMROA Sectretariat for more information about membership 

Contact Details:

PO Box 2252, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Tel: 03 9818 0088 Fax: 03 9818 2444 email:

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