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ANTA SSupports alignment of qualifications

Govt. reviews National Registration & Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) - ANTA submission for Statutory Registration - PDF 99KB

ANTA | 15th October 2014

ANTA Submission to Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council to review the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions

ANTA SSupports alignment of qualifications
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Collaborative Professional Associations/Registers support the alignment of qualifications

ANTA | 5th September 2014

The collaborative professional associations/registers who represent the majority of the professions of Naturopathy, Homoeopathy, Nutritional Medicine & Western Herbal Medicine to re-affirm full support for the alignment of qualifications for these modalities/disciplines at Bachelor Degree level.


What's new at ANTA

Mind and Its Potential 2014
27 & 28 October 2014 | The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney

What is your true potential? Can you really train your brain? How can you thrive?
Learn, network, be engaged and motivated at Mind & Its Potential 2014! Explore the latest science of neuroplasticity and discover how individuals, organisations and companies can do extraordinary things to improve wellbeing and productivity.


With 30+ world renowned international and local speakers this event is an essential ‘to-do’ for maximising your potential in all aspects of life.


  • Professor Michael Merzenich, USA, world’s foremost expert on the science of brain training who featured in ABC TV hit series Redesign My Brain as Todd Sampson’s mentor
  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, India, a remarkable woman who spent 12 years alone meditating in the Himalayas as featured in the international best-selling book Cave in the Snow
  • Dr Linda E Carlson, Canada, pioneering psycho-oncology researcher and expert on mindfulness as a health intervention
  • B. Alan Wallace, USA, inspiring teacher and leading scholar of Eastern and Western scientific, philosophical and contemplative modes of inquiry
  • Dr Jenni Ogden, New Zealand, clinical neuropsychologist, blogger for Psychology Today and author of Trouble in Mind, a memoir in the spirit of Oliver Sacks
  • Richard Gill OAM, internationally respected music educator and conductor and ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks panellist
  • Adam Spencer, outstanding science communicator, broadcaster, author and maths geek with 1.2 million+ views for his famous TED talk

As an endorsing body we have secured a 20% discount for our contacts.


Book before 27 June and save $380 off the full 2 day conference fee and $640 off the full 4 day gold pass fee (including workshops).

Book before 19 September and save $300 off the full 2 day conference fee and $500 off the full 4 day gold pass fee (including workshops).

Book online using VIP code ANTA or call (02) 8719 5118 to register.

Download the Happiness and its Causes 2014 Brochure

Download the ANTA Natural Therapies App
Natural Therapies App by the Australian Natural Therapists Association

Connecting you to Natural Therapists Like Never Before!

The Natural Therapies App for iPhones can be downloaded for FREE from the Apple App Store , Google Play  or .


The App takes access to the natural therapy profession to another level and brings the public and users based on their location into direct contact with ANTA members. The App also delivers a range of other exciting features including:

  • Natural Therapist Directory
  • Search for a Natural Therapist by modality, name, address, post code plus more......
  • Profiles of ANTA Natural Therapists
  • Make bookings for consultations
  • Directions to clinic
  • Information about Natural Therapies
  • Includes Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Massage, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Myotherapy, Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine, Homoeopathy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Oriental Massage, Ayurveda

Download Natural Therapies App from the App Store  Download the Natural Therapies APP from Google Play

Natural Therapies App
ANTA Announces National Student Bursary Awards for 2013

ANTA has supported natural therapy students with Bursary Awards for more than 8 years and is pleased to announce the recipients of the ANTA National Student Bursary Awards for 2103.


The recipients of ANTA National Student Bursary Awards 2013 of $1,000 each are:

  • Carrie-Ann Ross - WA
  • Sascha Beck - WA
  • Gina Gumbley - QLD
  • Nicole Hannan - QLD
  • Riane Harrich - QLD
  • Vicky Melis - VIC
  • Matthew Boyle - VIC
  • Josephine Cabrall - VIC
  • Sam Cartwright - VIC
  • Swan-Lynn Tan - NSW

The following students also lodged high quality bursary submissions and have been awarded complimentary ANTA Membership:

  • Catherine Brooking - WA
  • Nikki Milne - WA
  • Perri Jewell - QLD
  • Gabrielle Beaumont - QLD
  • Shannon Gibson - VIC
  • Christine Simons - VIC
  • Kylie Snell - VIC
  • Adrian Stone - VIC
  • Paul Middleton - NSW
  • Rebecca Walton - NSW
  • Amanda Reimann - NSW

ANTA congratulates the above students and would also like to thanks all the students who lodged bursary submissions in 2013. ANTA has now awarded more than $80,000 in ANTA National Student Bursary Awards. A further 10 National Students Bursary Awards of $1,000 will again be provided to students in 2014.

Up and Coming Events

China Books Short Courses and Workshops

  • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
Bursary Award

Student BursaryTen Bursary Awards to be won!

Ten Bursary Awards of $1000 to be won.
The Closing Date for lodging your assignment is the 31st July.

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The Natural Therapist

Issue: 29 No. 2 | Jul 2014

Advertise on ANTA's website today or in the Natural Therapist journal and reach out to Australia's growing Natural Therapies community.

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