formerly the Australian National Acupuncturists Association


Promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia

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Correspondence to:

The Secretary
Australian National Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists Association,
P.O. Box 7293
East Brisbane 4169

Ph. 07 3391 4259


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Background and History

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Established on the 1st January 1995, the association, originally titled the Australian National Acupuncturists Association (ANAA), was originally set up to address many of the problems facing Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioners (i.e.. lack of representation, questions re: educational standards, association politics etc. Issues).

In addition, the association was concerned with helping educate the public in having a deeper understanding of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) - a major aim which the association is still pursuing to this day.

Furthermore, over the last few years, our association has submitted many reports and proposals to both Stage and Federal Governments

  1. The discussion paper on changes to the QLD State Skin Penetration Act
  2. The discussion paper on changes to the QLD State Health Act
  3. Various Acupuncture Association proposals re: National Education Standards
  4. Research papers into various health issues (i.e.. diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.), to name a few


Today, A.N.A.C.H.A. is a not-for-profit association, dedicated to charitable activities, which is open for all Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists to apply, regardless of state or territory. All applications are welcome.




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Purpose

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Qualifications and Education Information
(Including Overseas)

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Organization's qualifications and educational standard for acupuncture, herbal medicine.

ANACHA Ltd minimum qualifications and education standards for recent graduates (April 2004) wishing to apply for membership to the association under the categories of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

  Acupuncture Herbal Medicine
Qualification Advanced Diploma Advanced Diploma
Educational Standard Years and Hours corresponding to current industry accepted standard* Years and Hours corresponding to current industry accepted standard*
Other Requirements Association approved training organization** Association approved training organization**

 

* As defined by respective State Government training and educational standards organizations involved with the Industry.
** The Associations recognizes all State Government approved training organizations but is not limited to or restricted by the decisions of these organizations. In addition each applicant is judged on his / her own individual merits as well as qualifications. Where there is any contention regarding the Association's decisions, an applicant my be required to site a series of examinations (equal to that set by the Victorian Chinese Medical Registration Board).


Organizations qualifications and students for grand parenting Provisions Applicants

All grand parenting Provisions applicants are required to have the following minimum standards, regardless of years of experience.

  Acupuncture Herbal Medicine
Qualification Diploma Diploma
Educational Standard 2 years (1000 hours+) 2 years (1000 hours+)

 

Additional Requirements

 

N.B.

1. All graduates must hold qualifications bestowed prior to April 2004 to be classified under Grand parenting Provisions.

2. Qualifications are to be of Diploma Level or equivalent, given the accepted levels at the time the Applicant underwent his/her studies.

3. Number of years practice and good record to be taken into consideration by Association Board or Assessment Team

4. For further details regarding process for assessing Grand parenting Provision qualifications, examination options, and rights of appeal or complaints refer to Guidelines for the Approval of Applicants of Chinese Medicine as a Qualification for Membership - 2004

 

Organization's qualification & students for Overseas Graduates.

A. Overseas Graduates graduated prior to April 2004, qualifications and education standard level or acupuncture & herbal medicine as the same as Grand Parenting Levels.

  Acupuncture Herbal Medicine
Qualification Diploma Diploma
Educational Standard 2 years (1000 hours+) 2 years (1000 hours+)

 

B. Overseas graduates graduated post April 2004, qualifications and education standard level for acupuncture and herbal medicine same as post April 2004 australian graduate levels.

  Acupuncture Herbal Medicine
Qualification Advanced Diploma Advanced Diploma
Educational Standard Years and Hours corresponding to current industry standard Years and Hours corresponding to current industry standard
Other Requirements Originating country national or state approved training organization. (where applicable)* Originating country national or state approved training organization. (where applicable)*

* Qualifications should be of equivalent length and standard as present Australian standard.

Additional Requirements ( For both A and B)

 

N.B.

For further details regarding process for assessing Grand parenting Provision qualifications, examination options, and rights of appeal or complaints refer to Guidelines for the Approval of Applicants of Chinese Medicine as a Qualification for Membership - 2004

 

Insurance

Current professional indemnity insurance with a recognized insurance company (in Australia or brokered in Australia) in the case of practicing members. In addition, member needs to provide photocopy evidence of policy.

Acupuncture

$2 million

4 million aggregate

Herbal Medicine

$2 million

4 million aggregate

Naturopathy

N/A

N/A

 

 



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