Psychiatrist - ANZSCO 253411


Diagnoses, assesses, treats and prevents human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level



1. Adolescent Psychiatrist
2. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
3. Child Psychiatrist
4. Forensic Psychiatrist
5. Geriatric Psychiatrist
6. Medical Psychotherapist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2312-27 Psychiatrist

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

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. 253411 Psychiatrist