Australian Professional Recognition

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The College makes every effort to ensure that its courses are accredited or approved by all relevant major Professional Associations and encourages its students and graduates to make an informed decision about membership benefits before applying for Professional Association membership.

The College provides an equal opportunity for all Professional Associations which accredit or approve its courses to provide information about their Association to College students and graduates. This information is made available to students and graduates by way of the campus libraries, trade shows, and other College-authorised events.

College administrative and academic staff do not promote or recommend any relevant Professional Association over another, to students or graduates through administration or in the classroom or clinic.

Australian Professional Recognition

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following associations:

  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)

Graduates must also apply for registration with (CMBA) Chinese Medicine Board of Australia if they wish to practise in Australia.

Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) may apply for membership with the following associations:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA)
  • Myotherapy Association of Australia (MA)

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) may apply for membership with the following associations:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
  • Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH)

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) may apply for membership with the following associations:

  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
  • The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)

Note: This degree does not meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) for graduates to practice as an Accrediting Practising Dietitian.

Professional Associations and our updated digital learning environment

At the time of announcing the update in our digital learning model, we were compliant with the guidelines we had on record from the associations. Currently, we have had four associations confirm their approval of these changes and will be meeting with two others in the coming weeks to discuss these changes. Rest assured, we will advise you as soon as possible should there be any change after we’ve met with these associations.

The natural health industry has a range of Professional Associations that can provide ongoing professional development as well as the opportunity to be a part of a supportive network of those involved in your profession.

Endeavour College believes that supportive, vibrant and innovative industry-based organisations are essential to the growth and development of both the industry and its professionals. Many of these Professional Associations are represented on our Course Advisory Committees, which are an important element in our continuing course development.

We don’t endorse any particular professional organisation or association and, as there are multiple representative associations, we recommend students research the philosophical differences and consider their professional memberships based on their own individual career paths and personal aspirations.

In a competitive membership environment, some professional organisations may set their membership standards higher than the federal government’s requirement under TEQSA for achieving your degree. In sectors where health rebates are available, under the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2011, membership of at least one professional association is required for health rebates. The legislation also defines the Professional Association requirements in Part 2 No. 10. ‘Treatments provided by other health care providers’.

Below is a summary of Professional Associations offering membership to Endeavour College students, by graduating year. We do recommend verifying this information and discussing membership directly with the applicable professional organisation in relation to your individual circumstances.

Please note: the information below is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Professional Bodies. We will aim to keep this as up-to-date as possible, however, please reach out to the relevant professional body with any queries in regard to recognition, timing and individual impacts.