311213 Medical Laboratory Technician

311213 Medical Laboratory Technician

Occupation Overview:

Medical Laboratory Technician belongs to the occupation unit group of 3112 Medical Technicians and is a Skill Level 2 occupation in Australia. In other words, a medical laboratory technician must have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia: AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand: NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Key Tasks:

Performs routine medical laboratory tests and operates diagnostic laboratory equipment under the supervision of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Pathologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Alternative Title:

  • Medical Laboratory Technical Officer

Skills Assessment Authority:

Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientist (AIMS) is the designated authority for assessing skills and competencies for medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician and pathology collector in Australia for migration purposes.

UNIT GROUP 3112 Medical Technicians

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia: AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand: NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist and Operating Theatre Technician have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia: AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand: NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks include:

  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, lungs, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured, and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications
  • operating and maintaining¬† equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring of breathing or sleep disorders

Occupations:

  • 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
  • 311212 Cardiac Technician
  • 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
  • 311214 Operating Theatre Technician
  • 311215 Pharmacy Technician
  • 311216 Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist
  • 311217 Respiratory Technician
  • 311299 Medical Technicians nec

Australian Visa Options for 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician

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