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Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 253 - Medical Practitioners | Unit Group: 2533 - Specialist Physicians

Description: Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases of the human heart. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Description: Diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included in this unit group.

Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

  • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 253311 - Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  • 253313 - Clinical Haematologist
  • 253314 - Medical Oncologist
  • 253315 - Endocrinologist
  • 253316 - Gastroenterologist
  • 253317 - Intensive Care Specialist
  • 253318 - Neurologist
  • 253321 - Paediatrician
  • 253322 - Renal Medicine Specialist
  • 253323 - Rheumatologist
  • 253324 - Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  • 253399 - Specialist Physicians nec