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Shiatsu Therapy

Recognition criteria

To apply for Recognition please contact your professional Association.

For Shiatsu Massage Therapists to attain Bupa recognition for benefit payment purposes, the applicant must have completed a Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy 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:

  • HLT50202 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT50207 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT50212 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT52215 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies

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
Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia Inc. (STAA) Phone: 1300 138 250
Fax: 03 9589 7501
Australian Natural Therapists Association(ANTA) Phone: 1800 817 577
Fax: 07 5409 8200
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Phone: 02 9809 6800
Fax: 02 9809 7570
Association of Massage Therapists Ltd Phone: 02 9211 2441
Fax: 02 9211 2281

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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