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Naturopathy

Recognition criteria

To apply for recognition please contact your professional Association.

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

The following courses meet these minimum requirements:

  • HLT60502 Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • HLT60507 Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • HLT60512 Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy

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
Australian Natural Therapists Association(ANTA) Phone: 1800 817 577
Fax: 07 5409 8200
Email: info@anta.com.au
Website: www.australiannaturaltherapistsassociation.com.au
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Phone: 02 9809 6800
Fax: 02 9809 7570
Email: info@atms.com.au
Website: www.atms.com.au
Complimentary Medicine Association (CMA) Phone: 1800 117 766
Fax: 07 5580 0516
Email: admin@cma.asn.au
Website: www.cma.asn.au
National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) Phone: 02 8765 0071
Fax: 02 8765 0091
Email: nhaa@nhaa.org.au
Website: www.nhaa.org.au
Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Assocation (ANPA) Phone: 03 9811 9990
Fax: 03 9813 3581
Email: admin@anpa.asn.au
Website: www.anpa.asn.au
Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers (SNTR) Inc. Phone: 07 4153 2876
Email: arigert@adam.com.au
Website: www.sntr.com.au
Naturopathic Practitioners Association (NPA) Phone: (08) 8351 5880
Fax: (08) 8231 6799
Email: naturopath@naturopath.asn.au
Website: www.naturopath.asn.au

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 620kB)

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Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations
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