ANZSCO code – 252111 Chiropractor

ANZSCO code 252111


Description Diagnoses and treats physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuromuscular skeletal disorders, and provides advice on preventing these disorders. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Assessing Authority

  • Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA)

Unit Group 2521: Chiropractors and Osteopaths


Diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the locomotor system and tissue strain, stress and dysfunction that impede normal neural, vascular and biochemical mechanisms, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.

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. 


  • Administering a variety of neurological, musculoskeletal and functional tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients
  • Planning and discussing effective management of patients’ dysfunction
  • Designing, reviewing, monitoring, assessing and evaluating treatment programs
  • Assisting and improving the function of all body systems such as musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and genitourinary systems
  • Recording detailed patient medical histories, treatments delivered and the patients’ responses and progress to treatments
  • Referring patients to specialists and liaising with other Health Professionals in relation to patients’ problems, needs and progress
  • Educating patients, their partners, family and friends in therapeutic procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients’ health and wellbeing

Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 252112: Osteopath