2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Chiropractors and Osteopaths
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


CHIROPRACTORS AND OSTEOPATHS diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the locomotor system and tissue strain, stress and dysfunction that impede normal neural, vascular and biochemical mechanisms, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.
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:

administering a variety of neurological, musculoskeletal and functional tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients
planning and discussing effective management of patients' dysfunction
designing, reviewing, monitoring, assessing and evaluating treatment programs
assisting and improving the function of all body systems such as musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and genitourinary systems
recording detailed patient medical histories, treatments delivered and the patients' responses and progress to treatments
referring patients to specialists and liaising with other Health Professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress
educating patients, their partners, family and friends in therapeutic procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients' health and wellbeing

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 709.00