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Skilled Occupation PROFESSIONALS Health Professionals > Medical Practitioners General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers General Medical Practitioner


[According to Department of Education and Training, This occupation may be removed from SOL list in future years.]

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

    Alternative Title:
      General Medical Practitioner

    Diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Medical Officer (Navy)
General-Medical-Practitioner
Average Income:
The average salary for a General Medical Practitioner is $ 178,228 for male employees and $ 136,689 for female employees per year.
Average Age: Males: 42.6 Females: 38.4 Persons: 40.5
[See: www.abs.gov.au 2531 Generalist medical practitioners - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



Australian visa options for General Medical Practitioner (General Medical Practitioner)

Employer Sponsorship
Direct Entry
Permanent
Permanent
Skilled Occupation
ANZSCO Code
Assessing Authority
189 Visa
190 Visa
489 Visa
186 Visa
187 Visa
457 Visa
General Medical Practitioner
253111
Medical Board of Australia

1/03/2017 Round Results:

1/03/2017 (current)
189 Visa
489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
Number of total invitations
1253
27
Points Score
60
60
Visa date of effect
1/03/2017 0:03
28/02/2017 0:03
15/02/2017 (Previous)
189 Visa
489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
Points Score
60
60
Visa date of effect
15/02/2017 0:06
14/02/2017 18:43



The maximum numbers of invitations in Next events:
189 Visa
489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
15-Mar-17
2000
200
29-Mar-17
2000
200

Occupation Ceiling for General Medical Practitioner :
Results : 318 / 3495 (Available: 3177) (Ceiling Value)


State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations

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Sponsorship options for General Medical Practitioner
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190 Visa Sponsorship
489 Visa Sponsorship
Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
NT
  • A mandatory licensing or registration requirement
  • Financial capacity
  • Applicants living outside Australia:
    one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

NT
  • A mandatory licensing or registration requirement
  • Financial capacity
  • Applicants living outside Australia:
    one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
SAAvailable to all applicants including South Australian international graduates.
  • High Availability
  • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
  • Proficient English (e.g. IELTS 7.0 in each band) (or Proficient Plus overall)
  • 49 years or less
  • Financial capacity
  • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
  • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)

List current as of 21/03/2017
SAAvailable to all applicants including South Australian international graduates.
  • High Availability
  • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
  • Proficient English (e.g. IELTS 7.0 in each band) (or Proficient Plus overall)
  • 49 years or less
  • Financial capacity
  • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
  • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)
Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler, Port Pirie, Bridgewater, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor and Aldinga Beach)


List current as of 21/03/2017
SA SA
Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
VIC VIC
VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
  • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
  • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
  • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
  • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
WAAvailable
A limited number of nominations are available.
  • one year of Australian work experience within the last 10 years; or 3 years of overseas work experience within the last ten years
  • IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands

    IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Have an employment contract.

Applicants living in another Australian state or territory:
an employment contract

Applicants living Outside WA
evidence showing sufficient funds
WAAvailable
A limited number of nominations are available.
  • one year of Australian work experience within the last 10 years; or 3 years of overseas work experience within the last ten years
  • IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands

    IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Have an employment contract.

Applicants living in another Australian state or territory:
an employment contract.

Applicants living Outside WA:
evidence showing sufficient funds

Peel Area:
an employment contract

Postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6083 to 6084, 6121 to 6126,6200 to 6799 (Anywhere except Perth and surrounding areas; including Mandurah, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Albany)
New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
NSW
NSW
Far South Coast
Mid North Coast
Murray
Northern Inland
Orana
Riverina
Southern Inland
Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
QLD

For applicants currently working in Queensland:
  • Open
  • Currently working in Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 6 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest; and
  • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in your nominated or closely related occupation
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200


QLD
  • have two years work experience;

    - PhD graduates who have completed a doctorate from an Australian or international education institution in a specialised field relating to their nominated occupation are able to have their studies counted towards BSMQ's work experience requirements.
  • Sufficient funds
  • Medical Practitioners must be registered in Australia, and meet the registration standards in order to practise in Australia.
  • Hold valid Queensland and Australian licenses (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200




For applicants are currently residing, working or studying in another state or territory of Australia: Evidence they have accepted a minimum 12 month job in Queensland in their nominated occupation or closely related occupation.

Postcodes: 4124 to 4125, 4133, 4211, 4270 to 4272, 4275 , 4280, 4285, 4287, 4307 to 4499, 4515, 4517 to 4519, 4522 to 4899. (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast; including Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)

QLD For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
  • Completed within the last two years
  • Have a positive decision on thesis
  • Sufficient funds
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
ACT
  • Open

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overal; or OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections; or TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overallL93); or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overal; (For overseas residents)
  • Passport Holders of the following countries are exempt from submitting IELTS or OET: UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; or Ireland

  • Service fee: A$300

Effective 13 September 2016, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. The program reopens in July 2017.

ACT
Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
TASNomination Criteria:
  • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who studied for a minimum of one academic year (46 weeks);
    or
  • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
    or
  • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania.
and

sufficient funds.

Processing Time: 20 working days

Sponsorship Fee: Nill
TASNomination Criteria:
  • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who studied for a minimum of one academic year (46 weeks);
    or
  • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania in any fields (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
    or
  • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania;
    or
  • Available to small business owners with past business experience and management expertise who have a business plan
and

sufficient funds.

Processing Time: 20 working days

Sponsorship Fee: Nill

Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)

489 Relative Sponsorship
StateDesignated Areas
NTAnywhere
SAAnywhere
VICAnywhere
WAAnywhere
NSWPost areas 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2898 (anywhere except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong)
QLDPostcode areas 4019-4028, 4037-4050, 4079-4100, 4114, 4118, 4124-4150, 4158-4168, 4180-4899 (anywhere except Brisbane metropolitan area)
ACTAnywhere
TASAnywhere

Source: DIBP, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

General Medical Practitioner job description, duties and education requirements

UNIT GROUP 2531 GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICERS

    GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICERS diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.


    Indicative Skill Level:

    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least one year of hospital-based training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.


    Tasks Include:

    • conducting examinations and questioning patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and recording patients' medical information
    • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interpreting findings to assist in diagnosis
    • providing overall care for patients, and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures
    • monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment
    • advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
    • referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialist Medical Practitioners
    • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
    • arranging the admission of patients to hospitals

    Occupations:

    Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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