Physiotherapist - ANZSCO 252511


Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

Physical Therapist


1. Aquatic Physiotherapist
2. Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist
3. Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist
4. Gerentological Physiotherapist
5. Maori Physiotherapist (NZ)
6. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
7. Neurological Physiotherapist
8. Occupational Health Physiotherapist
9. Paediatric Physiotherapist
10. Sports Physiotherapist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2385-11 Physiotherapist

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2525 Physiotherapists


assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.


1. administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
2. designing treatment programs to address patients' problems
3. treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
4. using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
5. reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
6. consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients' problems, needs and progress
7. instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
8. recording treatments given and patients' responses and progress
9. developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs

Skill Level

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.

Occupations in this Group

1. 252511 Physiotherapist