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2526 Podiatrists

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

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 is required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
  • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
  • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
  • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
  • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
  • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
  • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
  • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

Occupation:

  • 252611 Podiatrist

252611 Podiatrist

Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorders of the feet. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Podiatric Surgeon