Benefits of Joining

The ANPA is involved and engaged on behalf of its members:

Making sure our diverse voices are heard creating a cohesive and visionary future for naturopaths in Australia.

Full Membership Support:

Naturopaths supporting naturopaths in achieving success.

New Graduate Support:

ANPA understands the challenges and the crucial role we can play in assisting new naturopaths thrive and succeed in practice.

Student Support:

Wherever students choose to study we want to encourage and support their endeavours by acknowledging that student naturopaths have different needs from naturopaths in practice. We recognise financial assistance is always welcomed by students and ANPA offers bursaries at various educational providers. Our e-newsletter has a section devoted to the issues and needs of students across the country.  We aim to have a platform for student voices to be heard by the ANPA committee.

Competitively Priced Professional Indemnity Insurance:

Fenton Green & Co Insurance offers our members Professional Indemnity Insurance.

CPE Program:

Continuing education is essential in a field that is growing and changing.

Clinical Observation or Supervision:

Experienced naturopaths available across the country.

Local ANPA Chapters:

Opportunities for networking, case sharing, education and important collegial support.

Communication:

Communication between professionals and the ANPA via a state-of-the-art  Website and E-Newsletter with options for the public to access practitioners across the county.

Regular Updates:

Keeping practitioners informed and up to date on issues affecting naturopaths.

Discussion Board:

Online forum to assist practitioners in staying in touch, reducing isolation for remote practitioners, as well as allowing for more experienced practitioners to offer support and opportunity to discuss contemporary issues affecting the profession.

Business Support:

Successful naturopathic practice requires business skills – the ANPA is planning to offer ongoing education and information to support this important area.

Support for the Registration of Naturopaths:

ANPA is on the steering committee for the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH).

Annual Practitioner Excellence Awards:

The ANPA believes in encouraging practitioners’ to actively work towards ongoing professional development. In recognition of this, the ANPA has developed these awards to acknowledge those who contribute to the development and promotion of the naturopathic profession.

Political representation at all levels of government:

The ANPA is a member of the Federation of Natural and Traditional Therapists (FNTT). Through this membership the ANPA has been proactive in the development of the Schedule 1 listing and TGA exemption certificates for practitioners and the Health Training Package (minimum education standards for complementary therapies). The ANPA continues to lobby the government, meet with Health Insurance companies and other relevant organisations to further the professionalization of naturopaths.

Clinic Support:

Stationary packs, receipt books, remedy labels.
Reduced fees to attend ANPA educational training webinars and workshops.