Medical Administrator – ANZSCO 134211
- Medical Administrators plan, organise, direct, control, and coordinate 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
- Alternative Titles
- Medical Manager
- Director of Clinical Services
- Director of Medical Services
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Medical Administrator is Vocational & Education Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Qualification assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- Applicants with postgraduate qualifications in Health Administration and Public Health as well as their recognised medical qualifications will be highly regarded
- A Medical Administrator is typically the most senior medical management position. Applicants must submit detailed position descriptions that outline the entry requirements for the role, and the level and nature of the responsibilities AND an organisational chart.
Potential Visa Pathways for Medical Administrator
|494 (regional Sponsored)
|482 (TSS Short Term)
Group: 1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers
- Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.
Nurse Managers are excluded from this unit group. Nurse Managers are included in Unit Group 2543 Nurse Managers.
- Providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
- Developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
- Coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
- Monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
- Controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
- 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
- Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. This occupation may require registration or licensing.
- Occupations in this Group
- 134211 Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ)
- 134212 Nursing Clinical Director
- 134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
- 134214 Welfare Centre Manager
- 134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers nec
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Please note that according to the Department of Home Affairs, caveats apply to this visa type. Subclass 482 visa is only granted to Medical Administrators who have an employer in a regional area of Australia.