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ANZSCO 139913 - Registered Migration Australia

A laboratory manager plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of a research or production laboratory. In Australia a laboratory manager is a Skill Level 1 occupation.


Laboratory Manager Occupation Lists
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Group: 1399 Other Specialist Managers


Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The Laboratory Manager unit group covers Specialist Managers not elsewhere classified.

It includes Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers and Sports Administrators.


Skill Level
Most occupations in the laboratory manager unit group (Group 1399) 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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations within the Laboratory Manager Group




Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the laboratory manager 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


  • Laboratory Manager is currently assessed with VETASSESS; more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Laboratory Manager in Australia is $ 144,840 for male employees and $ 119,434 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 47.0 Females: 44.2 Persons: 45.5

Source: (Group 1399) Other specialist managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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