PODIATRISTS prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

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.

Tasks Include:

      • 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


252611 Podiatrist


Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorder of the feet. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


Podiatric Surgeon