Recognised Courses - Oriental (TCM) Remedial Massage Therapy

To be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) you are required to have completed a course that is recognised by ANTA.

Below within each state is a list of the courses ANTA recognises for Oriental (TCM) Remedial Therapy accreditation. Click on the state of your choice to view the available course providers and courses.

Special Note: Diploma of Oriental (TCM) Remedial Massage Therapy

To be registered as a provider with Health Funds including Medibank Private and to be accredited in TCM Massage Therapy by ANTA you must meet the following education requirements:

  • Complete a Diploma of TCM Remedial Massage Therapy (HLT50107, HLT50112) or equivalent
  • The foundation/structure of the Diploma of TCM Remedial Massage excluding Certificate IV must in effect be either:
    • 12 month full time course (note - a course that commences in the early part of the year with continuous attendance/study and finishes near the end of the year is deemed to be a 12 month course), or
    • 18 month part time course, or
    • of lesser time than the above as a result of recognition of prior learning or credits which are shown on the academic statement/transcript
  • 20% of the course must contain clinical training to be completed on campus, supervised by a trainer with appropriate qualifications (note - any training completed off campus at a clinic with a practitioner is not acceptable)
  • The following practical course components which require skills based knowledge must also be completed on campus – surface anatomy, palpation, clinical examination, assessment of conditions, treatment plans, tactile therapies, massage techniques and other associated therapeutics and techniques

All associations recognised by Medibank Private are required to ensure graduates meet the above educational requirements before submitting them to Medibank Private to be registered as a TCM remedial massage therapy providers.

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Please note: ANTA does not recognise undergraduate courses delivered substantially by Distance/Online or External modes.

Health Funds do not recognise for provider registration purposes any undergraduate qualifications attained substantially by Distance/Online or External Modes.

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