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Medical radiation practitioners are registered healthcare practitioners who perform diagnostic imaging studies on patients. They plan, administer radiation treatments or prepare and administer nuclear medicine.
There are three divisions of practice for medical radiation practitioners: nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy and diagnostic radiography.
Candidates seeking to gain registration must complete a minimum three year undergraduate, or two-year postgraduate master program of study approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
Standard Assessment Pathway for Overseas Qualified Practitioners:
To work as a qualified medical radiation practitioner in Australia, you must meet the below criteria’s.
- You hold an overseas registration.
- You are relying on any qualifications obtained overseas to apply for registration as a Medical radiation practitioner in Australia.
- Meet the English language requirement.
- Meet the experience required.
What are the requirements to apply to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia?
To work as a medical radiation practitioner (diagnostic radiographer, radiation therapist or nuclear medicine technologist) in Australia, you need to:
- Apply for and be registered with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board).
- You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department) at a later stage.
These two application processes are entirely separate and success in one does not automatically guarantee success in the other.
Why should you choose Australia as your work destination?
- Excellent work-life balance
- Plenty of opportunities for skilled professionals
- Several visa pathways available
- High quality of life
- Multicultural society with diversity in population
- Migration policy that is accommodating to overseas applicants