Occupation Profile – Nuclear Medicine Technologist – (ANZSCO 251213) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleNUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST
ANZSCO Code251213
Occupations in this Group251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
DescriptionPerforms or assists in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administers radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationNone
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsNone
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 and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
Related Occupations251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251214 Sonographer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsApplicants must meet one of the following criteria before their application will be assessed:

1. Have English as a first language. For the purposes of this assessment, this means birth in a country where English is an official language and secondary education is undertaken in English. Suitable evidence includes a birth certificate or photograph page of your passport and school documentation indicating that the language of instruction was English.

OR
2. Provide evidence that you have completed your Nuclear Medicine Technology training at an institution where all instruction was in English. Suitable evidence includes documentation from the institution indicating that the instruction was in English.

OR
3. Provide evidence of a pass in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of Band 7 in the academic level.