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Migration Assessment

A migration assessment with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) is the evaluation of qualifications and employment in radiography, radiation therapy and sonography for the purpose of migrating to Australia.

The following section contains information in relation to making an Application to the Overseas Qualification Assessment Panel (OQAP) for Assessment of Qualifications Gained outside Australia in Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging Technology, Radiation Therapy or Ultrasound.

Please note:  All applications are assessed on an individual basis with due diligence.

Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging Technology or Radiation Therapy qualifications gained outside Australia are not immediately accepted or recognised for issue of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) Validated Statement of Accreditation which is required for eligibility to ASMIRT membership and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for migration purposes.  The ASMIRT Validated Statement of Accreditation and corresponding skills assessment letter is required for immigration purposes in the skilled migration program.  

Ultrasound qualifications gained outside Australia are not immediately accepted and recognised for registration in Australia.  The ASMIRT assesses the qualifications gained outside Australia for Ultrasound and issues a Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound.  This Certificate is required for registration with the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for migration purposes.  The Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound and corresponding skills assessment letter is required for immigration purposes in the skilled migration program.  

The ASMIRT has been authorised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to assess and issue skills assessments for the following occupations:

  • ANZSCO Code 251211     Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • ANZSCO Code 251212     Radiation Therapist
  • ANZSCO Code 251214     Sonographer

For further information regarding migration refer to www.immi.gov.au/asri.

To be eligible to migrate to Australia, you

  • Must have qualifications gained outside Australia assessed for equivalence to the Australian standard at the time of qualification. The equivalence is at undergraduate academic level plus the associated clinical levels.  Postgraduate/post qualification education and clinical experience may be taken into consideration.

AND

  • Provide evidence of a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of Band 7 on each of the four components - speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The assessment is based on guidelines from the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR), of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)  

 

*****A successful overseas assessment does not guarantee membership of the ASMIRT, employment in Australia or registration as a practitioner with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Click here for further information about membership

 

The outcome of the assessment will be one of three decisions:


(1) Unconditional Recognition
Qualifications gained outside Australia will be recognised as equivalent to the Australian standard at the time of qualification and the post qualification experience is also of an acceptable standard.  A Validated Statement of Accreditation will be granted and a letter for use in the immigration process issued.  In the case of Medical Ultrasound a Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound will be granted and a letter for use in the immigration process issued.


(2) Conditional Rejection
Applicant will be recommended by the Assessment Panel to:
       - Provide further documentation to support application.
       - Undertake further clinical experience and then provide evidence.

After the Assessment Panel receives the required documentation they will further examine the application.  An applicant has three years from notification of rejection to obtain the requested information and re-apply without incurring further expense.

(3) Rejection
Qualifications gained outside Australia that does not meet the Australian standard at the time of qualification.  It may be recommended the applicant needs to upgrade qualifications by successfully completing a MRPBA accredited Radiation Science program at an Australian University. 

Again the applicant will have three years from the date of the rejection letter to achieve this and supply additional documentation to support their application. 

Application Process

An application must be made on an Application for Assessment of Radiography Qualifications accompanied by the appropriate documentation as requested on the application form.  The application will not be processed until all the required documentation is received.  This documentation must be in the form of translated (where necessary) certified/notarised copies.  Do not send original documents.

Applications sent via email will not be accepted, as the requirements stipulate that we must cite certification of original documents.

Please review the following guide prior to completion and submission of your application. This information will assist in clarifying the submission requirements. For further information please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Guide to completed OS form

FAQs


Appeal Process - for further information, please click here.
 
Direct Application for Statement of Accreditation

Direct application applies to graduates of courses on the list of ASMIRT Accredited Courses who do not have to undertake the full OQAP assessment. Click here for the Statement of Qualification for graduates of overseas program. An applicant via this method must include certified copies of the information requested on the application form.  They must have at least one year of clinical experience in their country of origin before applying.  Applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in English - please click here for further information.  Direct applications will be dealt with in a shorter timeline and an applicant should receive their Statement of Qualification within one month, subject to the application being approved.

The fee for this assessment is AUD$278.00. Refer to the application form for methods of payment.  Payment for the assessment must be included with the application.  Accepted forms of payment are bank cheque drawn in Australian dollars, MasterCard, Visa Card or American Express.  Cheques must be made payable to the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and drawn on an Australian Bank.  Overseas currency is not accepted. Please do not send cash.

Further Enquiries
Email enquires in relation to this process should be directed to: osassess@asmirt.org. For further contact information (including telephone and fax numbers) please refer to the "Contact Us" page of this website.



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