Metallurgist - ANZSCO 234912


Researches, develops, controls and provides advice on processes used in extracting metals from their ores, and processes used for casting, alloying, heat treating or welding refined metals, alloys and other materials to produce commercial metal products or develop new alloys and processes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level



Hydrometallurgical Engineer
Pyrometallurgical Engineer
Radiological Metallurgist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2119-15 Extractive Metallurgist 2119-17 Physical Metallurgist

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals


This unit group covers Natural and Physical Science Professionals not elsewhere classified. It includes Conservators, Metallurgists, Meteorologists and Physicists.


1. designing and conducting experiments, making observations and measurements, researching information, analysing data, preparing or supervising the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers, presenting findings at scientific meetings and conferences, and supervising the work of staff
2. studying the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
3. investigating the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
4. examining micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and using the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes
5. investigating the effects of environmental factors, such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease, on plant growth
6. planning and undertaking experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
7. studying the growth and characteristics of micro-organisms, such as bacteria, algae and fungi, and the effects they have on plants, animals and humans to develop medical, veterinary, industrial, environmental and other practical applications
8. investigating the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories

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. In the case of Conservators, at least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

1. 234911 Conservator
2. 234912 Metallurgist
3. 234913 Meteorologist
4. 234914 Physicist
5. 234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec