Occupation Profile – Physiotherapist – (ANZSCO 252511) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitlePHYSIOTHERAPIST
ANZSCO Code252511
Occupations in this Group252511 Physiotherapist
DescriptionAssesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitlePhysical Therapist
SpecialisationsAquatic Physiotherapist
Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist
Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Gerentological Physiotherapist
Maori Physiotherapist (NZ)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Neurological Physiotherapist
Occupational Health Physiotherapist
Paediatric Physiotherapist
Sports Physiotherapist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
-designing treatment programs to address patients’ problems
-treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
-using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
-reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
-consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients’ problems, needs and progress
-instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
-recording treatments given and patients’ responses and progress
-developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Physiotherapy Council
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsProficient English (e.g. IELTS: at least 7 in each skill)