Plans, organizes, directs, controls and coordinates medical programs and clinical services in a hospital or other health service facility, maintains standards of medical care, provides leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled medical workforce, and contributes to health service planning.
Skill Level 1
Director of Clinical Services
Director of Medical Services
Occupations not considered by VETASSESS under this ANZSCO code:
Please note that this occupation is at the managerial skill level and tasks are different to those
Practicing Doctors/Physicians (sometimes called Medical Officers or
Interns / Trainee
Practice Managers (the business manager of a medical practice)
Other Health and Welfare Services Managers
Primary Health Organisation Managers
Administrative staff working in a medical setting
Caveats Caveat 10
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
1292-13 Medical Administrator
Group: 1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers
Requirements for VETASSESS Skills Assessment
Medical Administrator is a Group A Occupation.
This occupation requires a qualification which is assessed as comparable to the
educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor or
higher*, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification
employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years
If the qualification(s) are not at the required educational level, and not in a highly
relevant field of study, or if the employment has been completed prior to the
qualification, then the applicant will be assessed below the required skill level.
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level qualifications.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a
positive Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor or higher*
Applicants must hold a qualification in the field of Medicine.
Applicants with qualifications in other health fields, such as Dentistry, Nursing,
Pharmacy, would not be considered positively for this occupation.
Applicants with post graduate qualifications in Health Administration and Public Health
in addition to their recognised medical qualifications would be highly regarded.
The role of Medical Administrator is usually the most senior medical management
position in a hospital or health service facility.
providing overall direction and management for the service,
facility, organisation, centre or hospital
developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies
and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and
coordinating and administering health and welfare programs
and clinical services
monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health
controlling administrative operations such as budget planning,
report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and
liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and
funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service
cooperation and coordination
advising government bodies about measures to improve
health and welfare services and facilities
representing the organisation in negotiations, and at
conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
controlling selection, training and supervision of staff
managing senior and junior medical staff
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.