Occupation Profile – Psychiatrist – (ANZSCO 253411) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitlePSYCHIATRIST
ANZSCO Code253411
Occupations in this Group253411 Psychiatrist
DescriptionDiagnoses, assesses, treats and prevents human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsAdolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Medical Psychotherapist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-assessing patients’ mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
-assessing patients’ medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
-examining patients to determine general physical condition
-ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
-examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
-prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
-arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
-consulting, supervising and working with other Medical Practitioners and Health Professionals
-determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
-assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
-teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests
Skills Assessment AuthorityMedical Board of Australia
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsProficient English (e.g. IELTS: at least 7 in each skill)