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ANZSCO 311499 - Registered Migration Australia

This occupation group covers Science Technicians not elsewhere classified. Science Technicians (nec) is a Skill Level 2 occupation.





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Group: 3114 Science Technicians


Science Technicians (nec) job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a Science Technician (not elsewhere classified) is to perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences. The number of job openings for science technicians going forward is expected to be below average.



  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met
  • preparing experiments and demonstrations for science classes


Skill Level
Most occupations in the Science Technician (nec) unit group (Group 3114) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)


In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)


At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Occupations within the Science Technician (nec) Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same science technician 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


  • Science Technicians (nec) is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Science Technicians (nec) in Australia is $ 72,704 for male employees and $ 56,780 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 39.6 Females: 40.8 Persons: 40.0

Source: (Group 3114) Science technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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