ANZSCO code – 252611 Podiatrist

ANZSCO code 252611



Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorder of the feet. 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

  • Podiatry Board of Australia (PodBA)


Unit Group 2526: 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. 


  • 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