252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
252214
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

252214 TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

Alternative Titles:
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Oriental Medicine Practitioner

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
Specialisation:
Chinese Herbalist

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2522 Complementary Health Therapists

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2522
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Complementary Health Therapists
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2522 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS

COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPISTS 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.
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 may be required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 577.70