Complementary Health Therapists

Snapshot

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.

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Complementary Health Therapists
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
2,800
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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  • 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.

Job Titles

  • Acupuncturist
  • Homoeopath
  • Naturopath
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
  • Complementary Health Therapists

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice, Certificate IV in Aromatherapy, Certificate IV in Kinesiology
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Reflexology, Diploma of Kinesiology
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda

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