Updated on 30 Nov 2020
Are you planning to pursue a career in Medical Radiation Science in Australia and are applying with qualifications gained from an overseas institution?
A migration assessment with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) is the evaluation of qualifications and employment in radiography, radiation therapy and sonography for the purpose of migrating to Australia.
The following section contains information in relation to making an Application to the Overseas Qualification Assessment Panel (OQAP) for Assessment of Qualifications Gained outside Australia in Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy or Ultrasound.
Please note: All applications are assessed on an individual basis with due diligence.
Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging Technology or Radiation Therapy qualifications gained outside Australia are not immediately accepted or recognised for issue of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) Validated Statement of Accreditation which is required for eligibility to ASMIRT membership and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for migration purposes. The ASMIRT Validated Statement of Accreditation and corresponding skills assessment letter is required for immigration purposes in the skilled migration program.
Ultrasound qualifications gained outside Australia are not immediately accepted and recognised for registration in Australia. The ASMIRT assesses the qualifications gained outside Australia for Ultrasound and issues a Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound. This Certificate is required for registration with the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for migration purposes. The Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound and corresponding skills assessment letter is required for immigration purposes in the skilled migration program.
The ASMIRT has been authorised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to assess and issue skills assessments for the following occupations:
ANZSCO Code 251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
ANZSCO Code 251212 Radiation Therapist
ANZSCO Code 251214 Sonographer
To be eligible to migrate to Australia, you:
Must have qualifications gained outside Australia assessed for equivalence to the Australian standard at the time of qualification. The equivalence is at undergraduate academic level plus the associated clinical levels. Postgraduate/post qualification education and clinical experience may be taken into consideration.
The assessment is based on guidelines from the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR), of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
A successful overseas assessment does not guarantee membership of the ASMIRT, employment in Australia or registration as a practitioner with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
Your application and qualifications will be assessed against the Australian standard at the time of qualification. The Assessment Panel bases the assessment on equivalence with the Australian standard at the time of your qualification. This equivalence is the minimum qualification criteria as set by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
Statement of Qualification
Direct application applies to graduates of courses on the list of ASMIRT Recognised Relevant Qualification who do not have to undertake the full OQAP assessment. An applicant via this method must include certified copies of the information requested on the application form. They must have at least one year of clinical experience in their country of origin before applying. Applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in English. Direct applications will be dealt with in a shorter timeline and an applicant should receive their Statement of Qualification within one month, subject to the application being approved.
Skills assessment application: $298
Appeals process (offshore): $270 (GST free)
Appeals process (onshore): $298
English Requirements :
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