ANTA was founded in 1955 and represents the multi-disciplinary interests of ANTA students and practitioners Australia-wide. ANTA is one of the original Schedule 1 bodies as defined in the regulations of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
For over 60 years the ANTA name has been synonymous with "Quality" and " Peak of the Profession". ANTA is committed to Quality Assurance and Public Safety by maintaining the highest Qualification and Ethical Standards. Our members prime concern is your optimum health. Working with Governments, Researchers, Educators, Health Funds, WorkCover Authorities and Professional Organisations, ANTA represents the interests of:
ANTA was recognised by the Australian Taxation Office, in November 2002, under a private ruling as '…a professional association that has uniform national registration requirements for practitioners of traditional, complementary medicine and natural therapies…' thereby allowing ANTA practitioners of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine to practice GST- free.
The disciplines recognised by ANTA and accredited by the Australian Natural Therapists Accreditation Board (ANTAB) are:
ANTA is committed to continuous quality improvement and providing the Australian public with the highest possible standards for the conduct and safety of traditional medicine and natural therapy practitioners, and addresses standards for conduct and safety through:
ANTA is a company limited registered by ASIC, and is governed by a National Council [Board of Directors] which is elected by the Members of the Association for a term of 3 years. The Council in turn elects all office bearing positions within the Association, which are for a term of 1 year.
National Council is supported by the services of a full time Executive Officer, full time Company Secretary and full time National Administration Office staff.
ANTA practises a policy of consultation with representatives of all stakeholders of traditional medicine and natural therapies, as well as being available to all government and regulatory bodies associated with the professions.
Persons wishing to discuss with ANTA any matters relevant to the professions of traditional medicine and natural therapies should contact the Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited on 1800 817 577.