Intensive Care Specialist - ANZSCO 253317


Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients in need of intensive and critical care. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

Intensive Care Medicine Specialist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2312-25 Specialist Physician

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: 2533 Specialist Physicians


diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included in this unit group.

It includes Health Promotion Officers and Orthotists or Prosthetists.


1. examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
2. analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
3. prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
4. recording medical information and data
5. reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
6. may admit or refer patients to hospitals
7. may consult other medical specialists

Skill Level

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.

Occupations in this Group

1. 253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
2. 253312 Cardiologist
3. 253313 Clinical Haematologist
4. 253314 Medical Oncologist
5. 253315 Endocrinologist
6. 253316 Gastroenterologist
7. 253317 Intensive Care Specialist
8. 253318 Neurologist
9. 253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
10. 253323 Rheumatologist
11. 253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
12. 253399 Specialist Physicians nec