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Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage

Recognition criteria – Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage

To apply for recognition please contact your professional Association.

Minimum educational qualifications

For Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage therapists to attain Bupa recognition for benefit payment purposes, the applicant must have completed, as a minimum, a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

The following courses meet these minimum requirements:

  • HLT50102 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT50107 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT50112 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT52115 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage

Any educational qualifications substantially attained by distance/online/external mode will not be recognised.

All overseas qualifications must be independently validated and assessed by VETASSESS or by the relevant Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU).

Additionally, applicants must also meet the Compulsory Additional Recognition Requirements

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 Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Ltd. Phone: 07 3457 1800
Fax: 07 3394 2399
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 8878 1500
Fax: 02 9809 7570
Association of Massage Therapists Ltd Phone: 02 9211 2441
Fax: 02 9211 2281
Massage Australia Phone: 02 4883 9500
Fax: 02 4883 9805

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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