Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 252 - Health Therapy Professionals | Unit Group: 2522 - Complementary Health Therapists
Description: 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 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
UNIT GROUP 2522: COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS
Description: 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.
Skill Level: 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.
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
Other occupations in this Unit Group
252212 - Homoeopath
252213 - Naturopath
252214 - Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner