599915 Clinical Coder

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
599915
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Clinical Coder
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

599915 CLINICAL CODER

Assigns codes to narrative descriptions of patients' diseases, operations and procedures in accordance with recognised classification systems to allow for easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health data.
Skill Level: 3

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

5999 Other Miscellaneous Clerical and Administrative Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5999
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Other Miscellaneous Clerical and Administrative Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5999 OTHER MISCELLANEOUS CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

This unit group covers Clerical and Administrative Workers not elsewhere classified.
It includes Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Proof Readers, Radio Despatchers, Clinical Coders and Facilities Administrators.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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.
The occupation Clinical Coder has 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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 054.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
851.30
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
927.50