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Acupuncturist – ANZSCO 252211

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

Skills Assessment Authority
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
Caveats
Not eligible if:
Caveat 6
TSS, ENS – The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.
Caveat 19
TSS, ENS – The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.
Caveat 21
TSS, ENS – The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 2394-13 Acupuncturist

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.

Tasks
  • 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
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 252211 Acupuncturist
  • 252212 Homoeopath
  • 252213 Naturopath
  • 252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
  • 252215 Traditional Maori Health Practitioner
  • 252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec

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