Quality Use of Pathology Program

The Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP) provides grants for projects that improve the management, delivery or use of Medicare pathology services.

About the program

The QUPP provides grants for projects that support quality:

  • pathology referrals
  • pathology practices
  • consumer-focused initiatives.

It funds projects that are in line with the QUPP goals and the strategic direction of the National Pathology Accreditation Scheme.


The QUPP aims to help the pathology sector innovate and improve. It encourages the sector to do this through:

  • evidence-based referral practices that
    • increase health benefits for patients
    • inform consumers
    • are supported by strong relationships and processes between referrers and pathology providers
  • initiatives to support professional practice standards that
    • meet consumer and referrer needs
    • provide quality, efficient and cost-effective pathology services
  • consumer-focused initiatives that
    • promote informed choice
    • meet consumer needs.

Who we work with

We may work with the pathology sector as needed to provide advice on the QUPP.

Apply for funding

We publish grant opportunities on GrantConnect when available.

Read the feedback to applicants for the 2021–23 grant round.


From 1 July 2024, the QUPP will merge into the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program (QUDTP) program.

The redesigned program will include:

This will not significantly affect the processes to apply for future grants or the types of organisations which will be eligible to apply.

The Australian Government outlined this change in the 2023–24 Budget.

Projects under this stream

This stream is funding a range of current projects

Reports on previous projects are available in our collection.


Quality Use of Pathology Program contact

Contact us for information about the Quality Use of Pathology Program or Quality Use of Pathology Committee.
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