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Recognition criteria

To apply for recognition please contact your professional Association.

For Myotherapists to attain Bupa recognition for massage benefit payment purposes, the applicant must have completed an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Applicants without this must have their current competencies assessed by an RTO to determine equivalency.

The following courses meet these minimum requirements:

  • 21920VIC Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
  • 21511VIC Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
  • 22248VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Additionally, applicants must also meet the Compulsory Additional Recognition Requirements.

Any educational qualifications substantially attained by distance only learning, online learning and external mode will not be recognised.

Professional Associations

The following associations meet the requirements set out in the Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations. Student membership is not acceptable

Association Association Contact
Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia Phone: 03 9418 3913
Fax: 03 9418 3931
Australian Natural Therapists Association(ANTA) Phone: 1800 817 577
Fax: 07 5409 8200
Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) Phone: 1300 138 872
Fax: 03 9602 3088
Association of Massage Therapists Ltd Phone: 02 9517 9925
Fax: 02 9517 9952

Please note that by accepting recognition with our fund you are agreeing to our Ancillary Provider Terms.

Our Ancillary Provider Terms for Natural Therapy Providers (PDF 258Kb)

View Bupa Accredited Provider Associations

Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations
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