Naturopaths ANZSCO Code: 252213

Group A

Naturopaths use natural treatments to help with things like internal health issues and problems with how your body works. They focus on treating the whole person, not just one part.

Naturopaths ANZSCO Code: 252213

Occupation Descriptions

Naturopaths help with things like internal health issues, metabolic disorders, and imbalances by treating the whole person using natural therapies.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Homoeopath
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.

Group allocation:

Naturopath is a VETASSESS Group A occupation

To be eligible for this job, you must possess a qualification that is equivalent to at least a bachelor’s degree in Australia. The qualification should be in a field that is directly related to the specific job you are applying for. Additionally, you must have accumulated at least one year of work experience in a role that is closely connected to your field of study. This work experience must have been acquired within the past five years and should align with the skills required for the position you are seeking.

To ensure a positive outcome in the Skills Assessment process, it is crucial that both your educational qualifications and your work experience are favorably evaluated. The assessment will thoroughly examine whether your qualifications meet the Australian standards and if your work experience is relevant and recent enough to be applicable to the job in question. Y

our qualification should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices within your field, while your work experience should provide practical evidence of your capability and proficiency in applying these principles in a professional setting. Successfully passing the Skills Assessment is essential for your eligibility and serves as a validation of your preparedness and suitability for the job you are pursuing.

Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels: 

  • AQF Diploma 
  • AQF Advanced Diploma 
  • AQF Associate Degree or 
  • AQF Graduate Diploma

Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week): 

You need to have worked for at least a year after completing your qualifications, doing a job that’s closely related to what you studied. This work should have been paid, and you should have worked at least 20 hours per week. This experience should have happened within the last five years before you apply for the Skills Assessment.

Qualification and Employment Criteria


AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*

This occupation requires a qualification in Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine.

Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda cannot be assessed as highly relevant to Naturopath.

This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.


Highly relevant tasks include:

  • Talking to patients, examining them, and observing their symptoms to understand their health issues.
  • Creating and carrying out treatment plans.
  • Tracking and recording how patients are doing with their treatment.
  • Giving advice on diet and lifestyle.
  • Prescribing natural remedies like herbs, minerals, and animal extracts to help the body heal itself.
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    Employment information

    Naturopaths integrate a robust medical understanding with gentle, non-intrusive techniques to foster health and well-being. Their primary focus is on preventing diseases, enhancing wellness, and supporting the body’s natural healing processes. They employ a holistic approach, emphasizing the interconnection between the body, mind, and environment to achieve optimal health outcomes. 

    Unlike homeopaths, who are considered a distinct occupation, naturopaths utilize a broader spectrum of natural therapies, including nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle counseling. Ayurvedic Practitioners, on the other hand, are categorized under Complementary Health Therapists and specialize in traditional Indian medicine.

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