ANZSCO 252214: TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 252 - Health Therapy Professionals | Unit Group: 2522 - Complementary Health Therapists
Description: Treats imbalances of energy flows through the body by assessing the whole person and using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy. 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.
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Oriental Medicine Practitioner
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
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