The Australian Natural Therapists Association

A Career in Natural Therapies

The Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited (ANTA) is the largest national democratic association of 'recognised professional' traditional, complementary medicine and natural therapy practitioners established for more than 60 years who work in the areas of health care and preventative medicine.

ANTA was founded in 1955 and represents the multi-disciplinary interests of approximately 9000 accredited practitioners Australia-wide. ANTA is one of the original Schedule 1 bodies as defined in the regulations of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

About Us

For over 60 years the ANTA name has been synonymous with "Quality" and " Peak of the Profession". ANTA is committed to Quality Assurance and Public Safety by maintaining the highest Qualification and Ethical Standards. Our members prime concern is your optimum health. Working with Governments, Researchers, Educators, Health Funds, WorkCover Authorities and Professional Organisations, ANTA represents the interests of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Chiropractic/Osteopathy
  • Counselling
  • Homoeopathy
  • Myotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Oriental Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Western Herbal Medicine

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…' thereby allowing ANTA practitioners of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine to practise GST- free.

What ANTA do

  • provides an egalitarian representation of all disciplines accredited by the association
  • possesses infrastructure, systems, policies and procedures which enables the association to encompass all aspects of the profession
  • represents the interests of individual disciplines
  • acts as advocate for practitioners of all disciplines accredited by the association
  • promotes the health and safety of consumers of traditional medicine and natural therapy health services
  • supporting statutory registration of natural therapists

The disciplines recognised by ANTA and accredited by the Australian Natural Therapists Accreditation Board (ANTAB) are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Chiropractic/Osteopathy
  • Counselling
  • Homoeopathy
  • Myotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Oriental Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Western Herbal Medicine

ANTA is committed to continuous quality improvement and providing the Australian public with the highest possible standards for the conduct and safety of traditional medicine and natural therapy practitioners.

ANTA is a public company limited by guarantee, and is governed by a National Council [Board of Directors] which is elected by the Members of the Association for a term of 3 years.   The Council in turn elects all office bearing positions within the Association, which are for a term of 1 year.

National Council is supported by the services of a full time Executive Officer, full time Company Secretary and full time National Administration Office Staff.

ANTA practises a policy of consultation with representatives of all stakeholders of traditional medicine and natural therapies, as well as being available to all government and regulatory bodies associated with the professions.

Persons wishing to discuss with ANTA any matters relevant to the professions of traditional medicine and natural therapies should contact the Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited on free-call: 1800 817 577.

Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited

australiannaturaltherapistsassociation.com.au

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