Uncover free student membership with ANTA
Since 1955, Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) continues to be a historic, trusted association of highly skilled practitioners, qualified in traditional and natural therapies.
Free student membership with ANTA
ANTA Student members get access to world-class scientific resources, and the chance to win thousands of dollars in bursary awards … all for free! If you study at an ANTA-recognised college in the following modalities, you can join ANTA:
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Oriental Remedial Massage
- Remedial Massage Therapy
- Western Herbal Medicine
ANTA membership benefits
As someone studying an ANTA-recognised natural therapy, becoming an ANTA student member has a number of invaluable benefits that can help your future career, including the following.
IMgateway and eMIMS access
As a student member, you will have free access to outstanding complementary medicine resources, which will provide you with invaluable research material for your studies, including IMgateway and eMIMS. IMgateway is a collection of over 700 evidence-based journals and 6000 scientific monographs, written by thousands of practitioners covering a range of conditions, herbs, supplements and drugs. eMIMS is a database that contains information on natural therapies, products, contraindications with products and clinical resource indexes.
Chance to win a Student Bursary Award
At ANTA, we believe that money shouldn’t be a roadblock for students who want to pursue fruitful careers in natural therapy. So every year we award $12,000 in bursary awards to our student members, to help them maximise their training opportunities and achieve their career goals. Students who receive an award will also receive 12 months’ complimentary practitioner membership upon completion of their course. To enter, first join as a student member, then submit a highly marked assignment for your best chance of winning. Winners are announced in July/August each year.
Automatic entry into ANTA’s Graduate Awards
At ANTA, we understand that the future of natural therapy depends on graduates, with every new wave refreshing and revitalising our industry. With that, we wanted a way to recognise the exceptional achievements of new graduates and provide them with a financial contribution, so we created the Graduate Awards. All new graduates who apply to ANTA are automatically entered into the running to win a Graduate Award. To select award winners, our panel of experts assess the academic transcript of each candidate, including units completed, consistency of work, clinical practicum and overall achievement. We select 24 winners (12 in the first half of the year and 12 in the second) who each receive 12 months’ complimentary ANTA membership plus $200.
Continuing professional education resources
Did you know that once you graduate, you need to complete 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points each year? As an ANTA member, we provide a multitude of free resources including the following.
Free subscription to The Natural Therapist journal and e-news updates
The Natural Therapist is ANTA’s official half-yearly journal, packed with natural therapy articles from a range of modalities. The articles are written by industry experts aiming to educate our members on the latest research in their field, helping to improve the quality of care and enhancing natural therapies as a whole.
Members receive information updated by e-news, media releases, latest government news, CPE reminders, reports and health fund information.
Free ANTA National Seminars — held in major capital cities
ANTA hosts free seminars in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne each year, allowing members access to outstanding live presentations from leaders within the natural therapies industry. These presentations are also recorded and placed in the ANTA Member Centre for all to view if you cannot make the live event.
ANTA Student Membership is a great introduction to the support and offerings ANTA as an association can provide students and full members, once you have completed your course. When you have finished your studies and are looking to upgrade, ANTA offers new graduates a discounted membership fee and automatically provide 20 CPE points for that year.
ANTA staff are well versed in answering your questions and can provide assistance either via email or phone.