1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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HEALTH AND WELFARE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS assist health professionals in the provision of patient care in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, and provide support, information and advice to clients on a range of social welfare matters.

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with 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 performed by Health and Welfare Associate Professionals typically include monitoring and testing patients' health; attending to the general comfort and personal needs of patients; advising clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters; attending accidents and providing pre-hospital care and transport; examining and treating ailments of the teeth and gums and constructing and repairing dental devices.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
          341 Enrolled Nurses
          342 Welfare Associate Professionals
          349 Miscellaneous Health and Welfare Associate Professionals

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