ANTA upholds the highest possible standards for the practice of traditional, complementary, and natural therapies. We are committed to a policy of consultation with professional associations as well as all government and regulatory bodies associated with these professions. We also:
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”. This allows ANTA practitioners of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, naturopathy and Western herbal medicine to practice GST-free.
The Australian Taxation Office Private Ruling Authorisation also states that “ANTA is a professional association that has uniform national registration requirements for practitioners of traditional medicine and natural therapies. Consequently, practitioners who are members of ANTA will be considered to be recognised professionals”.
To be eligible for accreditation and membership with ANTA, graduates are required to undertake a rigorous course assessment and recognition program. Practitioners who belong to ANTA have achieved high educational and professional standards, consistently improve their skills and knowledge, and abide by a strict Code of Practice.
Membership is valuable because it recognises practitioners as qualified and legitimate within the healthcare industry, and 7 of the recognised modalities are eligible for registration with over 50 Australian health funds. Membership also significantly reduces professional indemnity insurance premiums.
Other benefits of membership include the provision of: