Recruit Overseas Radiation Oncologists to Work in Australia

Hire Overseas Radiation Oncologists to Work in Australia

Recruit Overseas Radiation Oncologists to Work in Australia

This article is specifically aimed at Australia Healthcare Organisations looking to recruit overseas Radiation Oncologists to work in Australia. We are going to guide you through the process of attracting and employing the best Internationally Qualified Radiation Oncologists for your Healthcare Organisation.


If you are a a Radiation Oncologist looking for information on how to work in Australia, then follow this link for the information relevant to you: How to Work in Australia as an Oncologist


Alexander King, CEO of Migration Consultant LLC discusses the advantages and disadvantages of hiring overseas staff, Australian Immigration, Visas, AHPRA Licensing and how to take advantage of the new Skills in Demand Employer Sponsored Visa for Radiation Oncologists as well as showing you how Migration Consultant LLC is on a mission to fill every outstanding vacancy in the Australian Health System.

Recruit Overseas Radiation Oncologists – A Guide for Australian Healthcare Organisations


The Australian healthcare sector is facing a critical shortage of skilled radiation oncologists, driven by an aging workforce and high turnover rates. Current projections suggest that the number of cancer cases in Australia will rise from 28,000 to 34,000 by 2031, increasing the demand for radiation oncologists.


The Health Ministry categorizes radiation oncologists as a “vulnerable workforce” due to the magnitude of the shortage and the potential life-threatening impact of these deficits. To meet the current and future demand for radiation therapy, the workforce of radiation oncologists would need to double​.


The average age of radiation oncologists in Australia is 42 years, with a significant portion of the workforce approaching retirement age. This situation is compounded by many professionals opting for part-time work or experiencing burnout due to high workload pressures.


Efforts to increase the number of trained radiation oncologists have been insufficient. The intake of radiation oncology trainees needs to double to address the shortage, yet there have been minimal increases in training numbers or funding for fellowships. The shortage of radiation therapists is placing further strain on the system​.


The shortage of radiation oncologists in Australia is a significant challenge that threatens the quality and accessibility of cancer care. Immediate and sustained efforts are needed to expand training programs, improve working conditions, and enhance recruitment from both domestic and international sources to mitigate this critical shortfall.

Key Benefits of Recruiting Internationally Qualified Radiation Oncologists


  • Immediate availability of experienced Radiation Oncologists
  • Our Candidates have AMC Primary Source Verification and;
  • Are eligible for the Competent Authority Pathway
  • Specialist Pathway Oncologists available
  • Diverse expertise from variety of Radiation Oncologist perspectives
  • Introduce international standards and procedures to improve care
  • Enhance patient communication and understanding in multicultural settings
  • Build a resilient and sustainable nursing workforce
  • Overseas Radiation Oncologists often stay longer with adequate support
  • Reduce long-term costs through stable staffing

Understanding the Visa and Immigration process when recruiting overseas Radiation Oncologists


The Australian Government has replaced the old 482 TSS Visa with the Skills in Demand Visa. The role of Radiation Oncologist is on the Core Skills Occupation Pathway (code 253918), making Radiation Oncologists eligible for this streamlined Employer Sponsored Visa.


From a Radiation Oncologist employer perspective the advantages of the Skills in Demand Visa for Overseas qualified Radiation Oncologists are:


Reduced Processing Time for Radiation Oncologist Visas


The Skills in Demand Visa streamlined the process of hiring skilled overseas Radiation Oncologists. The visa introduced three pathways tailored to different skill levels ofRadiation Oncologist.


Radiation Oncologist Specialist Skills Pathway


  • Eligibility: Highly skilled Radiation Oncologists with a minimum annual salary of AUD 135,000.
  • Processing Time: 7 days.


Core Skills Pathway for Radiation Oncologists


  • Eligibility: Radiation Oncologists in occupations with a minimum salary of AUD 70,000.
  • Processing Time: 21 days.


Essential Skills Pathway


  • Eligibility: Radiation Oncologist roles with salaries below AUD 70,000.
  • Processing Time: 21 days.


Simplified Labor Market Testing


The mandate for healthcare employers to advertise positions through Workforce Australia has been removed. Radiation Oncologist Employers now only need to place two valid advertisements for their vacant positions.


The period for which an advertisement must remain valid is six months. This means Employers looking to hire overseas Radiation Oncologists should complete their advertising within this six-month window before submitting a visa nomination application.


In 2025, the Australian Government will change from requiring employer advertising to using independent verification of labor market needs by Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA).


New Fee Structure


Currently, employer sponsors of Radiation Oncologists into Australia face the following fees:


  • Sponsorship ($420)
  • Nomination ($330) 
  • Skilling Australian Fund (SAF) levy (up to $7200)


The new Skills in Demand visa for Radiation Oncologists has a trailing fee model, reducing the financial burden of upfront payments. This “pay-as-you-go” system makes it more accessible for employers to sponsor overseas Radiation Oncologists without the high upfront costs currently associated with the TSS visa.


This change also means easier transitions for Radiation Oncologist between employers, removing the upfront cost burden from the initial sponsoring employer.


Radiation Oncologist employers will be eligible for refunds on the SAF levy if the sponsored employee leaves before completing the sponsored period to ensure that employers are not unfairly financially penalized for early termination of employment.


However, alongside the SAF levy changes, the Australian Government is implementing tougher measures for employer compliance, ensuring employers meet their sponsorship obligations and are held accountable for breaches.


Sponsorship and Application Procedures


Employer Nomination


For an overseas Radiation Oncologist to be eligible for the Skills in Demand Visa, they must be sponsored by an approved Australian employer. The employer must demonstrate that they have been unable to find a suitably skilled Australian worker to fill the position. This process involves:


Labour Market Testing


Employers must advertise the {Mising} position locally to ensure no suitable local candidates are available.


Sponsorship Approval


The Healthcare employer needs to be approved as a sponsor by the Department of Home Affairs.


Nomination Approval


The employer nominates the overseas Radiation Oncologist for the position, detailing the job role and salary.​

Partnering with International Recruitment Agencies for hard to fill Radiation Oncologist positions


Choosing the right international recruitment agency for your Radiation Oncologist positions is crucial.


Look for agencies with a strong reputation and a proven track record in healthcare recruitment. Opt for agencies that specialize in healthcare recruitment, particularly in overseas qualified Radiation Oncologists. Specialized agencies understand the specific challenges with recruiting Radiation Oncologist professionals.


According to Alexander King, CEO of Migration Consultant LLC, “We have been successfully supplying professionals to the United States healthcare sector due to the ease of employer sponsorship and the H1B Visa. Many of these Radiation Oncologists initially wanted to move to Australia but the restrictions on the old TSS visa made it unappealing to both employers and applicants.


These restrictions included lengthy processing times, high upfront costs for the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy, and limited pathways to permanent residency. With the introduction of the new Skills in Demand Visa, these barriers have been significantly reduced”.


As King notes, “Our Radiation Oncologists are now eager and willing to relocate to Australia. The streamlined process and reduced financial burden make Australia a very attractive destination.”


Over the last five years, Migration Consultant LLC has supplied over 3,000 medical professionals to the United States from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. All our professionals are pre-screened and come from countries that are global leaders in healthcare.


For our Australian Healthcare Employers, our applicants already have their Primary Source Validation and are eligible for the Competent Authority Pathway.


By partnering with a reputable and specialized international recruitment agency like Migration Consultant LLC, Australian healthcare organizations can effectively recruit overseas Radiation Oncologists to work in Australia, addressing critical workforce shortages and enhancing quality of care.

How long does it take to recruit overseas Radiation Oncologists to Australia?

On average, healthcare organizations looking to recruit overseas Radiation Oncologists should allow 4 to 6 weeks for our recruitment process to complete.

Our recruitment process is not just about filling vacancies quickly; it's about finding the right fit for your organization.

We pride ourselves on our bespoke approach, tailoring each recruitment assignment to meet the specific needs and culture of your healthcare facility.

Here’s how we ensure a perfect match:

Detailed Understanding

We start by thoroughly understanding your organization's requirements, culture, and the specific challenges of the Radiation Oncologist role you are looking to fill.

Extensive Sourcing

Our global network allows us to source highly qualified candidates from a diverse pool. We go far beyond traditional recruitment channels to find the best talent.

Comprehensive Screening

Every candidate undergoes a rigorous screening process, including credential verification, skill assessments, and in-depth interviews to ensure they meet your standards. We also ensure they either already have their License to practice, or have submitted an application.

Cultural Fit

We evaluate candidates not only on their professional qualifications but also on their ability to adapt to your organizational culture and the Australian healthcare environment.

Support and Preparation

We assist candidates with every aspect of their transition, from visa applications to relocation, ensuring they are fully prepared to integrate smoothly into your team.

By taking these extensive measures, we ensure that every Radiation Oncologist we present to you is not just qualified but is also the right fit for your organization, contributing positively to your team and patient care.

Can Migration Consultant LLC assist with Visas?

We can assist with the Visa processing of your prospective new hire. We also find that many of our Clients prefer to do this themselves and have existing teams in place to process Employer Sponsored Visas. If not, we'd be happy to walk you through the process.

What are your recruitment fees?

These depend on the level and difficulty of hire. For example, we source experienced, highly qualified Radiation Oncologists as well as advanced nursing staff, and specialist Medical Doctors. We also recruit across the wellbeing spectrum including Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Drug & Alcohol Counselors.

What Medical Professionals Can Migration Consultant LLC Recruit?

  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Medical Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Sonographer
  • Optometrist
  • Orthoptist
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Dental Specialist
  • Dentist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Audiologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • General Practitioner
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Anaesthetist
  • Specialist Physician
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical Haematologist
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Intensive Care Specialist
  • Neurologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Renal Medicine Specialist
  • Rheumatologist
  • Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Paediatric Surgeon
  • Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist
  • Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pathologist
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Midwife
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Child and Family Health Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Critical Care and Emergency Nurse
  • Disability and Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Medical Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Paediatric Nurse
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Organisational Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Cardiac Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Technician
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Worker

What locations in Australia does Migration Consultant LLC operate in?

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Melbourne
  • Northern Territory
  • Tasmania
Migration Consultant Alexander King
Migration Consultant at Migration Consultant LLC | Website

Alexander King is a leading authority in the field of migration, holding a prominent role as a Head of Compliance at Migration Consultant LLC ( With years of expertise under his belt, King has guided countless individuals and families on their journey to immigrating to Australia and Canada, shaping countless lives with his professional advice and in-depth knowledge of immigration law and procedures.

His profound understanding of the complexities of immigration coupled with his unparalleled skills in tackling these challenges has earned him a reputation as a trusted expert in his field. This expertise is shared in his groundbreaking book, "How to Immigrate to Canada," a comprehensive guide designed to streamline the process for those aspiring to call Canada their new home.

King's dedicated, compassionate approach to helping others stems from his own experiences. Born and raised in a multicultural community, he grew up witnessing the struggles and triumphs of people striving to start new lives in new countries. This drove his passion for guiding others through their immigration journey, a passion that he pours into his work and writing.

Authoring "How to Immigrate to Canada" has been an endeavor close to his heart. King hopes that through his words, he can demystify the often daunting process of immigration, making it accessible and achievable for everyone.