Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapistsincludes jobs like Dance Therapist, Drama Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Music Therapist, and Play Therapist.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing.
    • Develops and implements treatment plans using applications such as dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies.
    • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

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    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists

    • 920 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 28% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 80% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 740 in 2011 to 920 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Music, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related Therapists work in Victoria.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (28%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (51%).
    • Gender: 80% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance84.5
    Education and Training6.8
    Other Services4.7
    Arts and Recreation Services2.3
    Other Industries1.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateMusic, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related TherapistsAll Jobs Average
    NSW29.831.6
    VIC34.725.6
    QLD18.420.0
    SA5.37.0
    WA8.510.8
    TAS1.32.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT1.31.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketMusic, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related TherapistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-242.9-9.39.3
    25-3421.1-22.922.9
    35-4424.8-22.022.0
    45-5423.6-21.621.6
    55-5911.2-9.09.0
    60-648.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over8.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationMusic, Dance, Drama, Play, Hypnotic, and Related TherapistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate37.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree26.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma27.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.3-21.121.1
    Year 122.9-18.118.1
    Year 110.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.7-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Complementary Health Therapists who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Psychology

      86% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    2. Therapy and counselling

      77% Skill level

      Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

    3. Customer and personal service

      69% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Education and training

      64% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    5. English language

      60% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      100% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Electronic mail

      98% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    3. Contact with people

      95% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    4. Teamwork

      94% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Unstructured work

      92% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.

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