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Remedial massage therapy

Recognition criteria

To apply for recognition please contact your professional Association.

For Remedial Massage Therapists to attain Bupa recognition for benefit payment purposes, the applicant must have completed a diploma in Remedial massage 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:

  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • HLT50302 Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy

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
Massage Association of Australia LTD (MAA) Phone: 03 9555 9900
Fax: 03 9555 9904
Australian Natural Therapists Association(ANTA) Phone: 1800 817 577
Fax: 07 5409 8200
Australian Association of Massage Therapist (AAMT) Phone: 1300 138 872
Fax: 03 9602 7570
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Phone: 02 9809 6800
Fax: 02 9809 7570
Association of Massage Therapists Ltd Phone: 02 9517 9925
Fax: 02 9517 9952
Massage Australia Phone: 02 4883 9500
Fax: 02 4882 9805
Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Phone: 07 3324 2599
Fax: 07 3394 2399

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

Ancillary Provider Terms (PDF 620kB)

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Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations
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