ANTA Membership

ANTA is Australia’s Most Trusted Association Of Natural Therapists. Established in 1955, we represent thousands of natural therapists from a wide range of modalities, including Acupuncture, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, and various types of Massage.


1. What are the education prerequisites?

Member level membership and accreditation with ANTA is available for graduates who have a Bachelor or Masters Degree qualification (AQF 7 or higher) in the following modalities:

  • Acupuncture (CMBA registration required)
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine (CMBA registration required)
  • Myotherapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Western Herbal Medicine

Member A level membership and accreditation with ANTA is available for graduates who have a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification (AQF 5 or 6) in the following modalities:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Myotherapy
  • Remedial Therapy
  • Oriental Remedial Therapy
  • Shiatsu Therapy
  • TCM Remedial Massage

2. What do I need to do to join?

If you are eligible for membership with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) Please follow this link to start your Application Process

3. How do I submit my application for membership?

Just click through to Apply Now, and fill in the form.

You will need to select the Educational Institution you gained your qualification from, the course name, and the applicable ANTA membership type to submit the form.

Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the application checklist

4. Who is your insurance company?

Guid Insurance are the preferred supplier of insurance for ANTA members. ANTA has proudly partnered with Guild Insurance to provide professional indemnity insurance that’s tailored specifically to the needs of ANTA members. With Guild, you’ll be covered for all therapies you are qualified to perform through courses which are approved by the Australian Natural Therapists Association.

Guild Insurance are a 100% Australian owned insurer, with over 55 years’ experience working closely with upwards of 130 associations and insuring over 80,000 customers across Australia. With 24/7 online access, easy pay by the month at no extra cost, nil excess and much more, you’ll soon understand why ANTA endorses Guild as their exclusive insurance partner.

5. What kind of insurance do I need?

ANTA members are required to have current Professional Indemnity Insurance of at least $2 million (plus minimum $10 million public liability) to be registered as providers with health funds for applicable modalities. Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) registered modalities are required to have a minimum of $5 million in professional indemnity. This covers your legal responsibilities to pay damages and legal expenses arising from personal injury to a third party (patient) or damage to their property.

6. Do I need IELTS?

If you are seeking to join ANTA as a natural therapist and you come from a non-English speaking background, you will need to provide proof of an IELTS level 5 or higher test. This can be the IELTS, TOEFL, or proof of English competency granted for Visa approval.

Working in healthcare requires practitioners to be able to effectively communicate with their clients, explain treatments and obtain informed consent, and write treatment notes in English.

7. Can I become an ANTA Member with an overseas qualification?

If you have completed your training as a Natural Therapist overseas, and attained a Diploma, Advanced Diploma and/or Degree qualification in any applicable modality you may be eligible for membership with ANTA.

You will be required to have your qualifications evaluated for equivalency before beginning the application process in order to become a member of ANTA

The Department of Education and Vetassess provide information on how to have overseas qualifications assessed against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for Australian equivalency.

Once you receive your Assessment Outcome, please email a copy to info@anta.com.au.