Occupation Profile – Medical Diagnostic Radiographer – (ANZSCO 251211) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleMedical Diagnostic Radiographer
ANZSCO Code251211
Occupations in this Group251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
DescriptionOperates X-ray and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists or other Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationMagnetic Resonance Technologist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
-determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
-calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
-explaining procedures to patients and answering patients’ inquiries about processes
-ensuring patients’ welfare during procedures
-positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
-viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
-conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
Related Occupations251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsOverall band score of not less than 7.0 in the Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, with no individual element below 7.0, and achieved in a single test.

Overall minimum of level B result in the Australian Occupational English Test (OET), with no individual element below B and achieved in a single test.