1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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MEDICAL TECHNICAL OFFICERS perform or assist with laboratory tests and operate diagnostic and monitoring equipment used in support of health professionals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • undertaking or assisting with medical analytical procedures
  • observing and interpreting the morphological features of peripheral blood smears in consultation with medical scientists
  • preparing and staining slides for microscopic examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids
  • operating equipment used in diagnosing disorders of hearing, heart, kidneys, nervous system or in anaesthesia
  • may supervise laboratory staff


This section contains the following subsection :
              3111-11 Medical Laboratory Technical Officer
              3111-79 Medical Technical Officers nec

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