252611 Podiatrist

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
252611
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Podiatrist
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

252611 PODIATRIST

Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorder of the feet. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisation:
Podiatric Surgeon

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2526 Podiatrists

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2526
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Podiatrists
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2526 PODIATRISTS

PODIATRISTS prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.
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:

examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 144.50
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 169.90
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 161.50