One of the benefits of becoming a natural therapist is having the opportunity to start your own business. Running your own business is exciting—you can choose your hours, hire the people you want to work with, and create a brand and culture that reflects your personality. On the other hand, running a successful business takes a lot of work, and at ANTA, we want to make things a little easier by providing as many useful resources as possible. Check out our full list of business resources below, to help you set up and run your own thriving natural therapy practice.
Our guide to starting a natural therapy business will help you to establish a successful practice. We start from the very beginning (before you’ve even chosen a natural therapy course) and cover the essentials such as locations, licenses, insurance, and critical success factors.
What’s good for the economy is good for the government, which is why there’s plenty of Federal and State Government schemes that can help your business to grow. We walk through some of the most valuable services available on our business assistance page.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) isn’t just important for your standard of practice, it’s a mandatory requirement for ANTA membership. To help you with your CPE, and to ensure that you’re offering the best possible care for your patients, we provide free access to three world-class research databases—IMgateway, EBSCOhost, and eMIMS.
Our natural therapy app includes our practitioner directory, which allows prospects to search for therapists in their local area, get more information about them, and make bookings directly. This is a powerful tool that provides free promotion for our ANTA members and helps to generate leads for your business. The directory is also available on our website.
As health care providers, natural therapists must be competent and meet professional standards. To help them achieve this goal, we have developed a comprehensive Scope and Standards of Practice, to provide a framework for the practice of natural therapies.
Make your customers’ insurance claims as simple as possible with HiCAPS and HealthPoint. Our electronic claiming page provides you with the information you need to help your customers make their claims.
Certain natural therapies are exempt from GST, provided they meet the requirements set out in the GST Act. The eligible modalities are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and naturopathy. You can find out everything you need to know on our GST exemption page.
NTA continues to lobby the government to ensure that natural therapists must have statutory registration under the NRAS. This brings a wealth of benefits to our members such as health fund eligibility, and on our NRAS statutory registration page, we provide more information about the legal proposals that we have put forward.
Natural therapy is a huge area that encompasses tens of modalities. On this page, we have collated some of our most useful links for your natural therapy business. This includes links to sites promoting health and wellbeing, health care service providers, how to become registered as a natural therapist, health funds, and more.