253411 Psychiatrist

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
253411
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Psychiatrist
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: 

253411 PSYCHIATRIST

Diagnoses, assesses, treats and prevents human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisations:
Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Medical Psychotherapist

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2534 Psychiatrists

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2534
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Psychiatrists
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2534 PSYCHIATRISTS

PSYCHIATRISTS diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.
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, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.
Tasks Include:

assessing patients' mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
assessing patients' medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
examining patients to determine general physical condition
ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
consulting, supervising and working with other Medical Practitioners and Health Professionals
determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
4 006.90