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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2522 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS


    COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.

    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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • assessing patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
    • developing and implementing treatment plans using applications such as acupuncture, homoeopathic and herbal medicine, and dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies
    • evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
    • providing dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
    • prescribing natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing

    Occupations:
      252211 Acupuncturist
      252212 Homoeopath
      252213 Naturopath
      252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
      252215 Traditional Maori Health Practitioner
      252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec

252211 ACUPUNCTURIST

    Treats disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1


252212 HOMOEOPATH

    Treats the body's immune and defence systems by assessing the whole person and using minute amounts of natural remedies made from substances such as plants, minerals and animal sources. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1


252213 NATUROPATH

    Treats internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances through treatment of the whole person using natural therapies. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1


252214 TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

    Alternative Titles:
      Chinese Medicine Practitioner
      Oriental Medicine Practitioner

    Treats imbalances of energy flows through the body by assessing the whole person and using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Chinese Herbalist

252215 TRADITIONAL MAORI HEALTH PRACTITIONER

    Diagnoses, assesses and treats patients in accordance with Tikanga Maori (Maori culture and custom) and with the participation of whanau (family).

    Skill Level: 1


252299 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS NEC

    This occupation group covers Complementary Health Therapists not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Dance Therapist
      Drama Therapist
      Hypnotherapist
      Music Therapist
      Play Therapist


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