Healthcare provider type

For use with Healthcare Identifiers Service forms.

In tables, n.e.c means ‘not elsewhere classified’. Select your healthcare provider type:

Medical Laboratory Scientists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Medical laboratory scientist Hospital scientist
Medical laboratory scientist Medical scientific officer

Dietitians

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Dietitian/nutritionist N/A

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Environmental health officer Food safety auditor
Environmental health officer Food safety office
Occupational health and safety adviser / Occupational health and safety coordinator / Occupational health and safety officer Occupational hygienist
Occupational health and safety adviser / Occupational health and safety coordinator / Occupational health and safety officer Workplace rehabilitation officer

Orthoptists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Orthoptist N/A

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Health diagnostic and promotion professionals n.e.c N/A
Health promotion officer/community health worker/health educator Asthma educator
Health promotion officer/community health worker/health educator Childbirth educator
Health promotion officer/community health worker/health educator Diabetes educator
Orthoptist or prosthetist N/A

Complementary Health Therapists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Acupuncturist N/A
Homoeopath N/A
Naturopath N/A

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Audiologist N/A
Speech pathologist (Aus)/Speech Language therapist (NZ)/speech therapist N/A

Counsellors

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Counsellors n.e.c N/A
Drug and alcohol counsellor N/A
Rehabilitation counsellor N/A

Social Workers

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Social worker N/A

Medical Technicians

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Anaesthetic technician N/A
Cardiac technician N/A
Medical laboratory technician Medical laboratory technical officer
Medical technicians n.e.c N/A
Operating theatre technician N/A
Pathology collector (Aus) or phlebotomist (NZ) N/A
Pharmacy technician/dispensary technician N/A

Other Miscellaneous Technicians and Trades Workers

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Optical dispenser (Aus)/dispensing optician (NZ) N/A
Optical mechanic N/A

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Ambulance officer N/A

Dental Technicians and Assistants

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Dental Technician N/A
Dental Laboratory Assistant N/A

Diversional Therapists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Diversional therapist N/A

Mothercraft Nurses

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Mothercraft nurse N/A

Indigenous Health Workers

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Indigenous Health Workers (not registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) N/A

Massage Therapists

Provider Speciality Description Provider Specialisation Code Description
Massage therapist N/A
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Page last updated: 20 June 2017

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