Health & Wellbeing Membership

Being a Health & Wellbeing Member is most suited to therapists applying with MAA approved Overseas Qualifications, pre National Training Courses (2002),therapists with qualifications issued by non RTOs approved under the MAA quality education program of Approved Training, RTO delivered courses not listed on the national training register or with old State Training qualifications, therapists with massage related qualifications not recognised by Health Funds, therapists not wishing to provide services for Health Fund rebates.

Benefits of becoming a Health & Wellbeing Member:

  • 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
  • Update via the MAA website any change of home address, email, phone numbers
  • Update via the MAA website your completed CPE evidence
  • Send a notice to the Office via the MAA website that you wish to pay your Renewing Subscription by Credit Card
  • Use of the MAA Logo for Merchandising, Advertising, Uniforms, Business cards
 
There are some requirements that you do need to meet to be eligible for this membership. These are listed below:
 
  • You must pay your Annual Subscription Fee
  • Must hold a current First Aid Certificate (updated every 3 years)
  • Must hold an annual Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Policy
  • Must have an annual MAA Approved Health Industry/Complimentary & Alternative Health Education Certificate in massage or related modality
  • A commitment to Continuing Professional Education in Health Related or Business Studies including Law and Ethics (Total Annual 20 CPE Points)
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Care Professionals

If you meet this criteria and want to apply for this membership, please use the enquiry form below to request a copy of the application form along with a copy of the IH insurance application form. You may request a PDF or WORD version of the application  or we can post a copy to an address of your choosing.
 
 

Health & Wellbeing Membership Enquiry

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WHO CAN JOIN AS A HEALTH & WELLBEING MEMBER

This entry level is most suited to therapists applying with MAA approved Overseas Qualifications, pre National Training Courses (2002),therapists with qualifications issued by non RTOs approved under the MAA quality education program of Approved Training, RTO delivered courses not listed on the national training register or with old State Training qualifications, therapists with massage related qualifications not recognised by Health Funds, therapists not wishing to provide services for Health Fund rebates.

GET HEALTH & WELLBEING APPLICATION FORM

Send an email to office@maa.org.au and request a copy of the form along with a copy of the IH Insurance Application form. You may request a pdf or word version or you may request the forms be posted out to you.

HEALTH & WELLBEING PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Annual Subscription Fee

Current First Aid Certificate (updated every 3 years)

Annual Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Policy

Annual MAA Approved Health Industry / Complimentary & Alternative Health Education Certificate in massage or related modality 

Commitment to Continuing Professional Education in Health Related  or Business Studies including Law and Ethics (Total Annual 20 CPE points)

Adhere to the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Care Professionals

HEALTH & WELLBEING PROFESSIONAL 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
  • Update via the MAA website any change of home address, email, phone numbers
  • Update via the MAA website your completed CPE evidence
  • Send a notice to the Office via the MAA website that you wish to pay your Renewing Subscription by Credit Card
  • Use of the MAA Logo for Merchandising, Advertising, Uniforms, Business cards

REFUND POLICY

As this is an Annual Subscription for membership of the Association a no refund policy applies .

FIRST AID

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

Recommended MAA Master Policy Insurance available from Insurance House (IH).  This is an Insurance Policy that 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).

Member Service: Insurance House (IH) will send you an invitation to Renew your Insurance Policy prior to the renewal date 30th June in each year so that you remain covered.

Other Insurance Company Insurance Policies are accepted

Copy of your Annual Insurance Policy Receipt is required for continuing Membership Subscriptions. 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) CHOICES AND RELATED POINTS

HEATH & WELLBEING MEMBERS INTENDING TO PROGRESS TO ACCREDITED LEVEL

Certificate Level Required:  National Australian Qualification - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice 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 & WELLBEING EXTENDED LEAVE ('on leave')

If you are travelling and working overseas your MAA membership and Insurance travels with you. If your Membership lapses your Insurance also lapses. Keep your Membership Subscription and Insurance current at all times.

If you are just taking a holiday or a well deserved break that is OK.  Keep your Membership Current.