1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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Contents >> Major Group 2 Professionals >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 25 Health Professionals >> MINOR GROUP 252 Health Therapy Professionals


    HEALTH THERAPY PROFESSIONALS assess, diagnose and treat illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapeutic services such as chiropractic, osteopathy, complementary health, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry, speech pathology and audiology.

    Dietitians, Medical Imaging Professionals, Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals, Optometrists and Orthoptists, Pharmacists, Health Promotion Officers, and Orthotists or Prosthetists are excluded from this minor group. They are included in Minor Group 251 Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    • questioning, examining, observing and testing patients to identify and determine nature of disease, disorder, illness or problem
    • designing, developing and implementing treatment plans to address patients' problems
    • providing exercise, dietary, lifestyle and hygiene guidelines and advice, adaptive equipment and correctional aids
    • recording patients' medical histories such as previous injuries, surgeries, general health and lifestyle
    • evaluating and documenting patients' treatment response and progress

This section contains the following subsection :
          UNIT GROUP 2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths
          UNIT GROUP 2522 Complementary Health Therapists
          UNIT GROUP 2523 Dental Practitioners
          UNIT GROUP 2524 Occupational Therapists
          UNIT GROUP 2525 Physiotherapists
          UNIT GROUP 2526 Podiatrists
          UNIT GROUP 2527 Audiologists and Speech Pathologists or Therapists

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