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Lauram1

Diagnostic radiographer TSS visa/ ASMIRT

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Hi,

Sorry if there is a similar post, but I couldn't find anyone asking similar questions!

I'm a radiographer in the UK, pursing a visa in Australia. I've been (loosely) offered a position as a radiographer in Australia on a TSS visa.

I've been advised else where and online that ASMIRT application is essential for overseas radiographers to work in Australia, even on the TSS visa page on the Australian government website it advises you need a skills assessment via a relevant body (asmirt in this case) to be able to proceed with a visa, as well of course as AHPRA (which is a separate issue)

So, a) I'm not 100% sure of what experience you need to pass ASMIRT. Ok there website it just says 2 years clinical experience but then when you email them they say 2 years minimum plain film and CT (which is the problem for me as I specialised in breast after 1 year)

 

B) the place where I've been offered a job (obviously it's dependant on if a suitable Australian applies for the job) believes I won't need ASMIRT to work there, and it's only a preference (similar to us being in the SOR, it's not essential just preferred).

 

It's so confusing as I'm worried my lack of plain film will reduce my chance of success in ASMIRT but also have I paid almost $1000 for something I don't need anyway?? 

Has anyone else had a similar experience? 

Thanks, laura!

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I am a radiographer as well and practicing in Singapore. 

a) I have 3yrs of General x-ray and 4yrs of MRI experience but had 0 CT experience. However, AHPRA recognized my working experience and granted me a general registration . 

b) employment part i do not know cuz i am planning to seek a job later this year.(due to current work contract). but as far as i know ASMIRT is for skill assessment and most important part is AHPRA registration. once you get a general registration with AHPRA then ASMIRT is just matter of time and money. it took 2-3wks for skill assessment. If immigration require your skill assessment for visa then you must get the skill assessment. 

 

I hope my experience can help you

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6 hours ago, Joony said:

I am a radiographer as well and practicing in Singapore. 

a) I have 3yrs of General x-ray and 4yrs of MRI experience but had 0 CT experience. However, AHPRA recognized my working experience and granted me a general registration . 

b) employment part i do not know cuz i am planning to seek a job later this year.(due to current work contract). but as far as i know ASMIRT is for skill assessment and most important part is AHPRA registration. once you get a general registration with AHPRA then ASMIRT is just matter of time and money. it took 2-3wks for skill assessment. If immigration require your skill assessment for visa then you must get the skill assessment. 

 

I hope my experience can help you

Thanks for your reply! Good to hear how someone else is going on.

I've since found ASMIRT is necessary for overseas so I'm looking to go back I to plain film to do a bit more general and CT, following that AHPRA. But I'm trying to time AHRPA for when I will be in Aus as it's just so far to come just to bring my ID! 

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if you don’t mind, may i ask something?

you said ”I've been (loosely) offered a position as a radiographer in Australia on a TSS visa.”

what does the sentence exactly mean? 

and did you seek a job with recruitment agent? or did u directly apply through recruiting web site? 

thanx 🙂

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1 hour ago, Joony said:

if you don’t mind, may i ask something?

you said ”I've been (loosely) offered a position as a radiographer in Australia on a TSS visa.”

what does the sentence exactly mean? 

and did you seek a job with recruitment agent? or did u directly apply through recruiting web site? 

thanx 🙂

I applied directly but as it's a sponsored visa, it depends if a suitably qualified Australian applies for the post. I can only be offered the job if no one from Australia is suitable for the position

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