Australia’s Largest Democratic Association Of Natural Therapy Practitioners
The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) is Australia’s largest democratic association of natural therapy practitioners. ANTA has been recognising natural therapy practitioners for over 65 years in a range of different modalities.
How do I become a member of ANTA?
To be eligible for ANTA Membership, you would have had to study at one of our recognised colleges in a modality that ANTA recognises. The modalities that ANTA recognises includes:
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Nutritional Medicine
- Oriental Remedial Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Western Herbal Medicine
If you meet our membership criteria, then you can apply for ANTA membership.
What type of memberships does ANTA offer?
ANTA offers two membership options. The first membership option is Student Membership for those soon-to-be practitioners that are currently studying an ANTA-approved modality and recognised college. Student membership is free and gives you partial access to our Member Centre, which hold exclusive discounts, plus free resources, including access to our research databases, past seminar/webinars and the Natural Therapist Journal, etc.
The second membership option is Full Membership. Full Membership is for those that have completed a course and are ready to start their clinical practice. When you become a full member with ANTA, you will be eligible for Health Fund recognition (this depends on your modality); you will also receive full access to the ANTA Member Centre, which will showcase our research databases, past seminar/webinars and The Natural Therapist Journal, plus information around Health Funds and ANTA-specific information.
What are the benefits of becoming a member of either membership?
As a natural therapist, ANTA membership provides a wealth of benefits, including:
- Recognition by over 50 Health Funds and WorkCover Authorities (if your modality is applicable)
- Discount for Professional Indemnity Insurance, tailored for natural therapists
- Free advertising services through our newly upgraded Practitioner Directory
- Free, world-class professional education resources include research databases, seminars and webinars, subscription to ANTA’s quarterly journal – The Natural Therapist
- Free access to our Classified Listings. Looking for employment or to rent a space? You can do this for free as a member
- Win a bursary award. Student members are eligible to supply an assignment and could win $1000 plus 12-month complimentary membership
- Win a graduate award. New graduates that join ANTA are automatically enrolled from their academic transcript and could win $200 plus 12-month complimentary membership
- Receive the latest industry news and updates through our eNews
- 9:00 am to 4:30 pm telephone and email support to all members. Our administration staff are highly skilled and are here to help
Why is it important for a Natural Therapist to become a member of an association
It is important to become a member of an association to be recognised as a legitimate, qualified practitioner within the unregistered healthcare industry. It is also important for practitioners who are eligible for registration with Health Funds, as the association applies for health fund provider recognition on behalf of the practitioner. Additionally, professional indemnity insurance premiums for practitioners are significantly reduced as the risk is mitigated by the Association vetting the qualifications of the practitioner.
How do I know if I am eligible to become a member of ANTA
To determine if you are eligible to become a Member of ANTA, you would need to check our Recognised Course List on our website; please see the link:
Natural Therapy Courses | Australian Natural Therapists Association
Alternatively, you can email or call ANTA and advise the modality and college, and ANTA staff will be able to advise your eligibility.
What is ANTA’s course assessment process?
ANTA is committed to quality assurance and public safety, which is why we thoroughly assess natural therapy courses before approving them to be a part of our membership criteria. We work through a comprehensive three-level review process for every course. Assessing each course for free allows us to maintain exceptional standards, which ensures that our natural therapists are providing first-rate healthcare in the safest way possible. If the course passes our assessment, we will include it on our recognised course list, providing free promotion of your course.
If your Recognised Training Organisation (RTO) is not already an ANTA-approved RTO, then please get the course coordinator to submit a course assessment via our website. If approved, you and other students will be eligible to join ANTA.
What career pathways could I consider after completing an ANTA recognised course?
There are many career pathways graduates can take after completing an ANTA recognised course. The most common pathway after graduation is entering clinical practice, whether it be in your own business or working as an employee. This career pathway provides the necessary steps to help those in need. Another career pathway is becoming a researcher in your field of study. This pathway can further develop your understanding of the science of the body and how certain natural therapy techniques or nutraceuticals can help improve the health of people. Another career pathway is to become a teacher in your field of study to further teach and foster the knowledge and skills of new students enrolled.
There are so many other career pathways natural therapists can choose once they have completed their course, the world is your oyster!
ANTA contact details:
Phone: 1800 817 577