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ANZSCO 251211 - Registered Migration Australia

A medical diagnostic radiographer operates X-ray and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists or other Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. Medical diagnostic radiographer is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Alternative Title


  • Medical Imaging Technologist




  • Magnetic Resonance Technologist



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Group: 2512 Medical Imaging Professionals




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a medical diagnostic radiographer in Australia is to operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.



  • 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



Skill Level

Most occupations in the medical diagnostic radiographer unit group (Group 2512) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).  


Occupations within the Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Group



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


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 Diagnostic Radiographer is currently assessed with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Medical Diagnostic Radiographer in Australia is $ 117,973 for male employees and $ 72,511 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.0 Females: 42.1 Persons: 42.6

Source: (Group 2512) Medical imaging professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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