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Naturopath

Treats internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances through treatment of the whole person using natural therapies. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Complementary Health Therapists in Victoria

Occupations in the Complementary Health Therapists group include Acupuncturist, Complementary Health Therapists (other), Homoeopath, Naturopath, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Traditional Maori Health Practitioner.

Employment prospects
There are currently 900 Complementary Health Therapists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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