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Sonographer - 251214

Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)

Previously referred to in ASCO as:
2391-17 Radiographer - Sonographer

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Job description

Operates ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

Skill level

This occupation has 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).

If you require further information on this occupation, please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.
See: Unit Group 2512 - Medical Imaging Professionals

Information on the skill level of each occupation is consistent with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and may differ from the requirements set by the assessing authorities for obtaining a skills assessment. Please contact the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation to check on their requirements.

Program eligibility

Applicants in this occupation may be eligible for skilled migration under the following programs: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), Points Based Skilled Migration visa, Temporary Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457).
See:
Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)
SkillSelect (Points Based Skilled Migration visa)
Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)

A skills assessment is only required for certain visa subclasses in the skilled migration program. Please check whether a skills assessment is required for the visa subclass you want to apply for before contacting the relevant assessing authority.

Under the General Skilled Migration program, some occupations may only be available for state or territory government agency nomination. For a complete list of occupations, refer to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
See: Skilled Occupation Lists (Formerly Known as Form 1121i)

Skills assessment authority

Before you can migrate to Australia as a skilled migrant you must have your skills assessed by the relevant national assessment authority. The assessment authority for your occupation is the Australian Institute of Radiography.
See: Australian Institute of Radiography

If you want to claim points for your qualifications and/or work experience in your nominated or closely related occupation you should forward all the relevant documents to the relevant skills assessing authority. Based on your documents, the assessing authority will provide advice to the department on your qualifications and/or work experience. The department will consider this advice when awarding points for your qualifications and work experience.

Note: If your qualifications are not in a relevant field to your nominated occupation and you want to claim points, the assessing authority will be unable to provide advice to the department. In these circumstances, you are able to contact Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services (VETASSESS) who may be able to provide an opinion on your qualifications. The department will consider this advice when awarding points for your qualifications.
See: VETASSESS

Licensing or registration requirements

In many occupations you must be registered with or obtain a license from a local authority in the state or territory where you want to practise your occupation. The following states/territories have licensing and registration requirements.

New South Wales

Registration is compulsory.

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
See: Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

Victoria

Registration is compulsory.

Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry Limited
See: Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry Limited

Queensland

Registration is compulsory.

Medical Radiation Technologists Board of Queensland
See: Medical Radiation Technologists Board of Queensland

Western Australia

Registration is compulsory.

Government of Western Australia Radiological Council
See: Government of Western Australia Radiological Council

Tasmania

Registration is compulsory.

Department of Health and Human Services
See: Department of Health and Human Services

Northern Territory

Registration is compulsory.

Department of Health
See: Department of Health

Professional associations

You may benefit from becoming a member of a relevant industry association for your occupation. This could help you with your employment prospects, networking, contact with industry and professional development and may provide you with important information and support.

Last reviewed Friday 20 December 2013

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