Medical Laboratory Scientist - ANZSCO 234611


Conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Skill Level


Alternative Title

Hospital Scientist
Medical Scientific Officer

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2115-11 Medical Scientist

Occupation Lists

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1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
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3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists


examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment in which they live.


1. preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
2. examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
3. analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
4. advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
5. setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
6. operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
7. maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
8. preparing scientific papers and reports

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations in this Group

1. 234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist