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ANZSCO 234914 - Registered Migration Australia

A physicist studies matter, space, time, energy, forces and fields and the interrelationship between these physical phenomena to further understanding of the laws governing the behaviour of the universe, and seeks to apply these laws to solve practical problems and discover new information about the earth and the universe. In Australia a physicist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



  • Astronomer
  • Medical Physicist



Physicist Occupation Lists
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Group: 2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals



Physicist job description - Registered Migration Australia

This unit group covers Natural and Physical Science Professionals not elsewhere classified. Job openings for the Group: Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals going foward is expected to be low.

It includes Conservators, Metallurgists, Meteorologists and Physicists. The number of job openings for professionals in the Group: Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals going forward is expected to be low.


Skill Level
Most occupations in the physicist unit group (Group 2349) 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. In the case of Conservators, at least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as a physicist.


Occupations within the Physicist Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same physicist group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


Physicist 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


  • Physicist is currently assessed with TRA (Trades Recognition Australia); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Physicist in Australia is $ 91,368 for male employees and $ 84,460 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 36.0 Females: 38.3 Persons: 36.6

Source: (Group 2349) Other natural and physical science professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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