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ANZSCO 253516 - Registered Migration Australia

A Paediatric Surgeon provides surgical care and treatment to children from birth up to, and including, adolescence. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia a paediatric surgeon is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Group: 2535 Surgeons



Paediatric Surgeon job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a paediatric surgeon is to perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group.



  • examining patients to determine the necessity of operations, estimating and explaining risks to patients, and selecting the best operational procedures
  • reviewing reports on patients' general physical condition, reactions to medications and medical histories
  • consulting with Anaesthetists regarding the correct anaesthesia for patients
  • performing surgical operations
  • examining instruments, equipment, and surgical set-up to ensure that antiseptic and aseptic methods have been followed
  • instructing other medical, nursing and associated staff regarding the preparation of patients and instrument and equipment requirements
  • prescribing post-operative care, and observing and investigating patients' progress
  • maintaining records of operations performed
  • may specialise in particular types of operations


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 in Australia as a Paediatric Surgeon.


Occupations within the Paediatric Surgeon Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the surgeons group, if not specifically listed in 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


  • Paediatric Surgeon is currently assessed with MBA - (Medical Board of Australia); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Paediatric Surgeon in Australia is $ 275,758 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 44.4

Source: (Group 2535) Surgeons - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016




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