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ANZSCO 234611 - Registered Migration Australia

A medical laboratory scientist conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. In Australia a medical laboratory scientist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



Medical Laboratory Scientist Alternative Titles


  • Hospital Scientist
  • Medical Scientific Officer





  • IVF Embryologist



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Group: 2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists






Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a medical laboratory scientist in Australia is to conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.



  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
  • operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
  • preparing scientific papers and reports
  • studies the formation, early growth and development of living organisms


Skill Level
Most occupations in the medical laboratory scientist conducts unit group (Group 2346) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Occupations within the Medical Laboratory Scientist Group


  • 234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist



English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Medical Laboratory Scientist is currently assessed with AIMS - (Australian Institute of Medical Scientists); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia is $ 98,814 for male employees and $ 73,607 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 41.1 Females: 40.0 Persons: 40.4

Source: (Group 2346) Medical laboratory scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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