1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Medical Grade Shoemaker
      Medical Grade Footwear Technician
      Surgical Bootmaker

Makes medical grade footwear and associated appliances.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • assesses client needs and advises on appropriate footwear or appliance
  • designs and manufactures medical grade lasts, casts, footwear and integrated appliances
  • provides orthotic management of the foot and ankle, including design and manufacture of orthoses
  • provides modifications to footwear
  • supplies semi-orthopaedic and extra-depth footwear, post-operative shoes and ready-made or therapeutic footwear

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