Any person who has qualified with a certificate or diploma in a massage modality issued by a reputable school or institution known to us, can apply for MAA membership. This applies to schools and institutions in Australia or overseas. We request that the applicant submit copies of their documentation and where necessary, an official translation.
If we are in doubt about the standards or bona fides of the school/institution attended we have the option to ask the applicant to follow an appropriate course with a specified school.
EXPECTATIONS OF MAA MEMBERS
We expect from our members that they:
(i) Display the membership certificate and Code of Conduct clearly visible in their practice room
(ii) Abide by the Code of Practice / Conduct
(iii) Conduct their practice in a holistic manner
(iv) Participate in the activities of MAA as fully as possible, and
(v) Abide by the Rules of the Association.
In most cases applications will be processed within 2-3 weeks of receipt. Upon acceptance you will receive a membership certificate and a 'welcome pack'. Members applying for accreditation will also receive an accreditation certificate and their details submitted to participating Health Funds for provider status. NOTE: Specific Education Criteria conditions applies to requests for listing with Medibank Private & HCF. Education must match the specified requirements for each Health Fund. Education delivery must be a minimum of 12 months duration for Diploma of Remedial Massage graduates. Each Health Fund has specific requirements for eligibility to be listed on the Health Fund register. Accredited Members: The agreements (Terms and Conditions) for each Health Fund is between the Therapist and the Health Fund. Each Health Fund may remove a therapists Provider number at any time that the Health Fund determines the therapist has not adhered to the specific Terms and Conditions required of them. A therapist may appeal directly to the Health Fund if their Provider Number is removed.
Sending Applications to the Office:
Applications can be scanned and emailed, faxed or posted to the office. Members local to the Office are welcome to drop in between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00pm and have their Application processed within a couple of hours. Local Cafes and shops are located conveniently nearby.
Suite 39, L1 93 Wells Rd, Chelsea Heights VIC 3196
Phone: (03) 9773 1881
Fax: (03) 9773 4109
Physical Location: Suite 39, L1 93 Wells Rd. Chelsea Heights Vic 3196
To avoid delays in processing:
Please ensure Fee paying information and copies of educational qualifications and current First Aid Certificates are attached to support your application, with certified translations to accompany foreign language documents for Health & Wellbeing Membership. Accredited Membership levels and all Renewals must also ensure that they have attached a copy of their Current Insurance Policy.
A new members "welcome pack" is forwarded to all members upon joining. We recommend this be retained as it contains the following important information relevant to the association and to the massage profession:
Membership certificate and tax receipt
Code of Conduct
Accreditation information and forms
Health Fund company information (included with Accreditation information pack)
Insurance House information
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST
Affordable and very competitive
MAA membership renewal fees are lower than other massage associations because there is a clear focus on providing practitioner essentials and operating on a lower cost base. Membership categories are:
Therapist in Training
Health & wellbeing
Members Refund Policy
In the eyes of clients and peers
The MAA is a multi modality association catering for massage practitioners who have gained qualifications from a range of Australian and international institutions. The MAA helps members be successful professionals by assisting them to stay abreast of developments in the industry, and the MAA’s core policy regarding the welfare of and offering value to members remains paramount. Membership provides access to:
Industry information and advice
Low cost premiums up to 50% less
A requirement for all levels of membership is to take out appropriate insurance to best protect their interests. Insurance House is delighted to be the insurance provider for MAA members for the seventh year running. The product is a true market leader for hands on modalities massage practitioners and offers comprehensive cover. Importantly, $20 million cover is provided for three policies in one:
Public Liability Insurance
Goods sold and supplied insurance
It is the responsibility of members to arrange appropriate insurance cover. An outstanding and competitive insurance product has been set up for members only by Insurance House under the MAA Master Policy.
The Insurance application form is included (sent to you) with the Member application form for all Members except Therapists in Training and must be returned to the office along with the Membership application form and attachments. MAA will apply the Membership Number and forward the Insurance Appliction form to Insurance House. Insurance House will send you your Policy.
Details of the product and modalities covered can be viewed under "Insurance" .
Level 3, 100 Wellington Parade,
East Melbourne Vic 3002
For further information, call 1300 659 626