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Western Herbal Medicine

Recognition criteria

To apply for recognition please contact your professional Association.

For Western Herbal Medicine practitioners to attain Bupa recognition for benefit payment purposes, the applicant must have completed an advanced diploma or degree in western herbal medicine from 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:

  • HLT60102 Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine
  • HTL60107 Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine

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
National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) Phone: 02 8765 0071
Fax: 02 8765 0091
Email: nhaa@nhaa.org.au
Website:nhaa@nhaa.org.au
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Phone: 02 9809 6800
Fax: 02 9809 7570
Email:info@atms.com.au
Website:www.atms.com.au
Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) Phone: 1800 117 766
Fax: 07 5580 0516
Email:admin@cma.asn.au
Website:www.cma.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 258kB)

View Bupa Accredited Provider Associations

Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations
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