ANZSCO code 253111
Diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1
Occupations at Skill Level 1 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.
- Medical Board of Australia (MedBA)
- General Medical Practitioner
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
- Medical Officer (Navy)
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
Unit Group 2531: General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers
Diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
Indicative Skill Level
In Australia and New Zealand: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least one year of hospital-based training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required. Tasks
- Conducting examinations and questioning patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and recording patients’ medical information
- Ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interpreting findings to assist in diagnosis
- Providing overall care for patients, and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures
- Monitoring patients’ progress and response to treatment
- Advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
- Referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialist Medical Practitioners
- Reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
- Arranging the admission of patients to hospitals
Other occupations in this Unit Group
- 253112: Resident Medical Officer