Joining the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
As a member of ANTA, you'll be among many natural therapy practitioners who value professional excellence. It's your choice, Naturally!
Whether you are a practitioner, a student, educator, researcher, administrator or manager, ANTA is here for you - working to protect your interests and practice every day.
One Membership Fee Covers all Modalities
Important Information for Applicants: How to Join ANTA
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. Review our recognised courses to obtain information on colleges and courses ANTA recognises for accreditation.
Your application is an important step in becoming a member of an association at the pinnacle of the profession. It is essential your application is fully completed and all supporting documentation supplied is certified as required. Applications are assessed on the information supplied and a checklist is provided for your convenience. See checklist below.
Applications for membership are reviewed and assessed by a panel of the Australian Natural Therapists Accreditation Board (ANTAB). Applications are reviewed and assessed in accordance with ANTA membership requirements (subject to change as determined by ANTA) at the time of application.
Note: If an application is incomplete, has missing information or non-certified documentation it will not be processed.
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.
To complete your application, you will need to provide the following:
| ►Certified copy of Academic Results
| ►Certified copy of Qualifications or letter of completion (New Graduates only)
| ►Certified copy of Proof of Identity, eg. Driver's Licence, Passport
| ►Copy of a First Aid qualification HLTAID003 or higher
| ►Copy of Working With Children Check OR Police Check
| ►Copy of CMBA registration if applying for Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine
| ►Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance Certificate of Currency
| ►Evidence of 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, if not a 1st Year Graduate..
| ►Certified copy of the ANTA Statutory Declaration. You will need to download a copy of the declaration form below.
►Copy of IELTS Level 7 (or equivalent) English Language Proficiency document (for applicants coming from a non-English speaking country) This document can be uploaded in the 'Additional Documents' section at the end of the application. [This will be mandatory by 1 April 2021]
All relevant documents must be certified by a Qualified Person as being a "true copy of the original document".
* If providing a Letter of Completion in lieu of the Qualification
Certificate, you will be able to get membership on the proviso the
Qualification Certificate is provided once received from the college.
* Documents must be certified by an approved person, and the college or registrar signature on the original will not suffice.
Please ensure you have these prior to commencing your application.
STOP! Do you have an overseas qualification? Please click this link for further information on applying with Overseas Qualifications.
What does Certified Mean?
Certified documents are copies of important documents which need to be certified as true copies of the originals by a person authorised to do so. A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement that it is a true copy of the primary document.
Who is Authorised to certify documents?
Please read the list of people below.
Who can certify my documents?
We have provided you a list of persons who are able to certify documents.
Working With Children
Working With Children Checks and Police Checks are different types of pre-employment screening programs which ensure child-safe working environments in Australia. Pre-employment screening of adults and volunteers who come in contact with children is mandatory and legislated for across most states and territories in Australia. However, there is no national framework setting out the requirements for obtaining a Working With Children Check (or Police Checks) - and each state and territory has their own procedures and requirements.
To ensure the safety of the public as well as minors, all practitioners are required to obtain a Working with Children Check, or a Working with Vulnerable Persons Check as a part of ANTA Membership Policy, as well as being a new Health Fund Requirement.
Please ensure you apply for the state in which you reside, and if you work, or plan to work, in multiple states you will need to complete applications for each state.