Occupation Profile – Sonographer – (ANZSCO 251214) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleSONOGRAPHER
ANZSCO Code251214
Occupations in this Group251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
DescriptionOperates ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitleUltrasonographer
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 Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
Related Occupations251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
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.

OR
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.