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An acupuncturist treats disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin. Registration or licensing may be required in Australia as an acupuncturist. Acupuncturist in Australia is a Skill Level 1 occupation.


Acupuncturist Occupation Lists
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Group: 2522 Complementary Health Therapists



Acupuncturist job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an acupuncturist in Australia is to treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.



  • assessing patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • developing and implementing treatment plans using applications such as acupuncture, homoeopathic and herbal medicine, and dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies
  • evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
  • providing dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
  • prescribing natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing


Skill Level

Occupations in the acupuncturist unit group (Group 2522) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). 

In Australia registration or licensing may be required as an acupuncturist.


Occupations within the Acupuncturist Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same acupuncturist group, if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement Actuary


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall



  • Australian graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.




Assessment Authority


  • Acupuncturist is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services), more info regarding assessment bodies



Please contact us if you would like assistance with your Acupuncturist skilled visa application. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company, we are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.