Accredited Professional Membership caters for Therapeutic, Remedial and Myotherapy Therapist.

If you wish to apply for this membership, please click on the membership application download button below to complete your application and email to  office@maa.org.au or post it to PO Box 532, 4/50 Dorset Square Boronia VIC 3155.

 

 

 

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ACCREDITED THERAPEUTIC MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

2nd Level of Membership  - pre-requisite Student or General membership

  • Annual Subscription Fee
  • Current First Aid Certificate (updated every 3 years)
  • Annual Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Policy
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice issued by your RTO
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Education in Health Related  or Business Studies including Law and Ethics (Total Annual 30 CPE points)
  • Fit and Proper Person Declaration
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Care Professionals

ACCREDITED REMEDIAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

3rd Level of Membership - pre-requisite Accredited Therapeutic membership

  • Annual Subscription Fee
  • Current First Aid Certificate (updated every 3 years)
  • Annual Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Policy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage issued by your RTO
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Education in Health Related  or Business Studies including Law and Ethics (Total Annual 40 CPE points)
  • Fit and Proper Person Declaration
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Care Professionals

ACCREDITED MYOTHERAPY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

New Member Annual Myotherapy Membership Subscription 2019: contact the office@maa.org.au

Extended Leave ('on leave'): 

Must remain a financial member - 

Are you travelling (working overseas)?

MAA Membership and MAA Master Insiurance Policy travels with you (some conditions apply regarding insurance e.g. does not include USA & Canada)

CPE Self Service:

Self Service:  Update your own CPE Records.  log on to the website

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, release 1 as at 15/12/2022. RTO’s delivering HLT42021

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist. Therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work in a simulated clinical environment as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

There are 18 RTOs currently listed as at 28/09/2023

Organisation / RTO search

Applications from all RTOs listed are welcome to join MAA at Accredited Therapeutic Level of Professional Membership.

PLEASE NOTE 1.: Health Funds do not accept any graduate who has obtained their Certificate by 100% Distance Learning - If 100% distance learning was your mode of choice delivery please apply for General/Health & Wellbeing membership.

PLEASE NOTE 2.: If you received your Certificate via the Recognition Pathway - assessment only referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - your Certificate IS accepted for Professional Accredited Therapeutic Membership Level.

Send an email to the Office office@maa.org.au and request a member application form.

Diploma of Remedial Massage release 1 as at 15/12/2022 RTO’s delivering HLT52021

 

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restriction in range of motion (ROM). Therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work in a simulated clinical environment as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

There are 33 RTOs currently listed as at 28/09/2023.

Organisation / RTO search

Applications from all RTOs listed are welcome to join MAA at Accredited Remedial Level of Professional Membership.

PLEASE NOTE 1.: Health Funds do not accept any graduate who has obtained their Certificate by 100% Distance Learning - If 100% distance learning was your mode of choice delivery please apply for General/Health & Wellbeing membership.

PLEASE NOTE 2.: If you received your Certificate via the Recognition Pathway - assessment only referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - your Certificate IS accepted for Professional Accredited Remedial Membership Level.

Send an email to the Office office@maa.org.au and request a member application form.

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy as at 01/01/2017, RTO’S delivering 22316VIC

22316VIC

Description:

Completion of this course enables qualified Remedial Massage Therapist to practise as a Myotherapist in their own practice, or as a member of a health clinic.
The vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy are to:
• Establish and manage a myotherapy practice, including business skills and legal compliance.
• Manage health risks in a myotherapy environment, including aspects of health risk analysis, personal and premises hygiene, as well as infection prevention and control.
• Work effectively within a myotherapy framework, including working within clinic and regulation guidelines, achieving quality standards, preparing client education and health strategies, as well as ongoing performance development and working with other services/networks.
• Perform myotherapy clinical assessment; including accurately gathering and interpreting information to assess a client’s condition in order to provide myotherapy treatment.
• Plan myotherapy treatment strategy; including negotiating with the client.
• Provide myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of a myotherapy framework.
• Provide myofascial dry needling treatments.
• Source and evaluate relevant research information and apply findings to own myotherapy clinical practice
• Employ communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders.

22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy supersedes and is equivalent to 22248VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Nominal hours 855.

11 approved RTOs can be found as at 28/09/2023 by clicking on the link below -:

Organisation / RTO search

Send an email to the Office office@maa.org.au and request a member application form.

THERAPEUTIC MEMBERS INTENDING TO PROGRESS TO ACCREDITED REMEDIAL LEVEL

Certificate Level Required:  National Australian Qualification - Diploma of Remedial Massage available from a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO). [Recognition Pathway (RPL) is available from RTOs for past experience and prior education in the area of Massage - Overseas Qualifications may be accepted as prior learning and education - discuss availability with your chosen RTO]

Health Fund Provider Numbers availability:  ARHG, Health Partners, CBHS, NIB, HBF, Medibank Private, Australian Unity, Grand United, AHM, BUPA, 

THERAPEUTIC MEMBERS INTENDING TO PROGRESS TO ACCREDITED MYOTHERAPY LEVEL

Pre-requisite Accredited Remedial Membership.

Certificate Level Required:  National Australian Qualification - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy or Bachelor Degree available from a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO) or HE University

Health Fund Provider Numbers availability: Individual application forms are required for some Health Funds.  Conditions Apply related to Individual Health Funds Education Criteria. (Your training may not be accepted by all Health Funds. e.g.. 100% Distance/Online with no supervised practical experience is not accepted by Health Fund for Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy or Bachelor Degree)

[Recognition Pathway (RPL) is available from RTOs for past experience and prior education in the area of Massage - Overseas Qualifications may be accepted as prior learning and education - discuss availability with your chosen RTO]

INVITATION TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL ACCREDITED MEMBERSHIP

Renewal application form for Accredited Membership for Therapeutic, Remedial and Myotherapy Therapist can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

 

Renewing on time: No Penalty - TBA

Late Renew: Penalty applies - TBA  

Very Late Renew: Penalty applies - TBA

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • CREDIBILITY of belonging to one of the longest established associations
  • REMINDER INVITATION to join us again next year
  • HAVE YOUR SAY and VOTING rights at the next AGM
  • INVITATION to join the Board
  • INVITATION to contribute to the continuing success of MAA by joining one of the Board committees or sub-committees
  • INVITATION to purchase MAA approved products at discounted rates
  • LOWER FEES by focusing on practitioner essentials
  • LOWEST COST LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION, INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS
  • FIND A PRACTITIONER web service for your potential clients
  • 1 FREE Classified Advertisement in each ¼ 'In Touch' Newsletter (max 80 words) 

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE - Subscriptions

12 month  NEW  Accredited Therapeutic Membership Subscription Application Fee - $370.00 (Inc GST): Contact office@maa.org.au

Current Members 12 month  RENEWAL Therapeutic Membership Subscription Application Fee - $370.00 (Inc GST)

FIRST AID

Minimum Level 2 (Senior) First Aid Certificate 

Higher levels of First Aid Accepted 

Nationally Recognised First Aid Certificate Courses are provided by Recognised Training Organisations (RTO) across Australia

It is the responsibility of the member to keep their First Aid up to date and provide a current copy of their certificate to the office in order to remain up to date with their Membership.

INSURANCE

Insurance Policies are available from various Insurance Companies.

MAA recommends insurance policies available through insurance.com.au (formerly Insurance House). This policy is specifically designed for MAA Members and is available at a reduced rate for MAA Members only. (MAA Member Number is required to access the discounted rate). To visit the insurance.com.au MAA webpage, click here.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) CHOICES & RELATED POINTS

SELF SERVICE

Self Service:  Update your own CPE Records.  Log on to the website

EXTENDED LEAVE ('on leave')

Must remain a financial member - 

Are you travelling (working overseas)?

MAA Membership and MAA Master Insurance Policy travels with you (some conditions apply regarding insurance e.g. does not include USA & Canada)

APPLICATION TO PROVIDER SERVICES FOR HEALTH FUNDS

Once your Accredited Professional Membership has been approved by the Board, we will submit your application to all the Health Funds for provider number.

Not all Applicants will be successful depending on Individual Health Funds Education Criteria not being met.

Health Fund Provider Numbers availability:  ARHG, Health Partners, CBHS, NIB, HBF, Medibank Private, Australian Unity, Grand United, AHM, BUPA.

DOWNLOAD YOUR HEALTH FUNDS TERMS & CONDITIONS (Your Agreement with Health Funds)