This section contains information about the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), including AMT’s governance structure, standards and key publications.
This section includes information about continuing education and health funds. Check out the practice resources link for helpful clinic templates, fact sheets and promotional material.
This section contains details about AMT's membership criteria, downloadable membership application forms and some background info on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for prospective members who do not hold a current, Australian qualification.
This section includes a searchable database for members of the public seeking a qualified massage therapist and helpful information about what questions to ask when making an appointment.
AMT Web Classifieds is a free service to AMT members.
Non-members can also take out an advertisement in the classifieds section. There is a fee of $35.00 for advertisements of up to 75 words. Please phone AMT Head Office on 02 9211 2441 for rates for larger ads.
You can submit your copy online by emailing it directly to Head Office Please include a contact phone number and address with your email and your AMT membership number if applicable. Ads will be published for two months.
Please note: AMT members who wish to take out an advertisement in the classified need to be either the owner of the business or the practice manager. We will only advertise massage-related goods and services, and other relevant notices. We cannot advertise the private clinics of individual AMT members.
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AMT does not accept overseas qualifications but we can give you information or advice on how to seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to the Australian qualification. Please call AMT Head Office on 02 02 9211 2441.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (commonly known as the AQF) is a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training centres (government and private providers) and the higher education sector (mainly universities). Qualifications delivered within this framework range from Certificate I through to Doctoral degrees. The AQF links all these qualifications and is a highly visible, quality-assured national system of educational recognition. For more information about the AQF, please visit their website.
National Competency Standards were introduced for Massage Therapy in 2002 as part of the Health Training Package. Nationally recognised training for Massage Therapists is currently delivered exclusively through the VET (Vocational Education and Training) sector in government (TAFE) and private colleges.
The current nationally recognised qualifications for Massage Therapists are the HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and the HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Overseas qualified therapists will experience some barriers to practice without these Australian qualifications. The most obvious of these is restriction on your ability to be recognised by third party payers such as the private health funds and various compensatory bodies such as Workers' Conpensation Authorities.
We’re pleased to announce that AMT’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 5pm on May 6 in Perth. We will also be hosting two one-day workshops around the AGM - Jenny Richardson will present her well-received workshop from last year’s AMT conference,"Tricky Tarsals". Colin Rossie will then present "Working the nerves of the lower limb".
On May 28, the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) announced its intention to establish a scheme it refers to as ‘AAMT Certification’.
AMT is currently offering a special deal to therapists transferring from another association. Transfer to AMT now and we will give you an extra three months on your first year of membership with us. This means that if you join in June 2016 you won’t need to renew until September 2017.