Complementary Health Therapies Assessment
The Complementary Health Therapies Assessment can help support your application for membership of a professional association. Complementary Health Therapy practitioners generally need to hold full membership of a professional body to gain registration with a private health fund.
Once the practitioner has gained their professional membership and registration, their clients can claim reimbursement from their private health fund
Please note this is not an assessment for the purpose of migration to Australia. If you require a Skills Assessment for migration to Australia and VETASSESS is the designated assessing authority, please refer to Skills Assessment for Migration. If you have previously had a Skills Assessment with VETASSESS for the purpose of migration to Australia, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before lodging an application.
Am I Eligible?
You should only apply for this assessment if you have been referred to us for a qualifications assessment by either a professional association or a private health fund and you hold a qualification in complementary therapy/therapies (also known as alternative therapies).
How to Apply
Download and complete the CHT33 Application for Complementary Health Therapies Assessment form for Assessment of Qualifications in Complementary Health Therapies
Gather all required documents.
Send your completed application form and required documents by email to email@example.com.
A Security Token will be sent to your email correspondence address within two business days upon receipt of your application.
After you receive the Security Token, you can proceed with the payment online. Only the authorised applicant or nominated agent (if applicable) will have access to use the online payment option within two business days.
What occupations/modalities are covered?
ANZSCO codes as follows:
- 411611 - Massage Therapist (including Sport and Remedial Massage Practitioner)
- 252211 - Acupuncturist
- 252212 - Homoeopath
- 252213 - Naturopath
- 252214 - Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
- 252215 - Traditional Maori Health Practitioner
- 252299 - Complementary Health Therapists nec
- 451511 - Natural Remedy Consultant
- 234999 - Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec
- 452111 - Fitness Instructor
- 251112 - Nutritionist
What does the assessment involve?
The Complementary Health Therapies Assessment provides applicants with a statement of the major areas of study and provides you with comparability of the educational level of your overseas qualifications with the Australian Qualifications Framework educational levels.
The assessment of the level of your qualifications is dependent on many factors, including (but not limited to) the status of the institution, underpinning studies, length and mode of study, grades received, and the course's entry requirements.
When assessing an overseas qualification we look for recognition of the awarding institute and the accreditation of the program/qualification by the official educational authorities in its country. If we cannot identify the official recognition of a qualification in the respective country, we decline to assess the qualification.
Please note this is not an assessment for the purpose of migration to Australia. If you require a Skills Assessment for migration to Australia and VETASSESS is the designated assessing authority, please refer to Skills Assessment for Migration.
Gather Required Documents
There are certain required documents that you must submit with your application if you plan to apply for an Assessment of Qualifications in Complementary Therapy.
- For Complementary Health Therapies Assessments, all identity and qualification documents supplied to VETASSESS must be certified high-quality colour copies of original documentation.
- If any required documentation is missing, the processing may be delayed.
- We will contact you for additional documentation, if required.
- Any documents supplied will not be returned.
One recent passport-sized colour photograph is required. The photograph must be no more than six months old and of good quality (self-taken photographs are not acceptable). The photograph needs to be certified, signed and dated by the applicant.
As proof of your identity, we require your passport biopage showing your name, photo and date of birth. If you do not have a passport, you will need to provide your full Birth Certificate.
If applicable, evidence of name change must be provided to address any naming inconsistencies in the documents submitted. This is to support your identity.
If your documents are not in English, you must submit copies of the original documents as well as the English translations made by a registered translation service.
The qualification award certificate is the official document confirming the completion of an awarded course of study. If you have not yet received your qualification award certificate, a provisional award certificate issued by the awarding body or an official statement of completion issued by the Registrar's department of the awarding institution will be accepted.
Please read notes about additional requirements for qualifications obtained from specific regions of the world below, to determine if they apply to your circumstances.
Provide us with your complete academic transcript. Transcripts are the official records from the institution outlining the courses / units of study as well as the final grades achieved as part of your academic qualification. If you attended a college affiliated to the awarding institution, the academic transcripts must be issued by the awarding institution authorised to award the qualification.
If you have any forms of professional registration, please provide evidence for the assessment. The evidence must show the country of registration, name of registration board, type of registration, registration number and expiry date.
Find the assessment fee below.
For Complementary Health Therapies Assessments, all identity and qualification documents supplied to VETASSESS must be certified high-quality colour copies of original documentation.
Applicants with European qualifications should supply Diploma Supplements for these if available. Generally, these are issued by educational institutions from countries participating in the Bologna Process. A Diploma Supplement will be accepted in lieu of an award certificate and academic transcript if it includes all the necessary information.
If you hold qualifications that have been awarded by educational institutions in China, you will be required to have your qualification documents verified by VETASSESS. Your can read more about the Chinese Qualifications Verification on the Chinese Qualifications Verification page of our website. Please submit your qualification documents as outlined above. If you have completed your Bachelor degree in less than the minimum normal duration of four years full-time study, you must include details for recognition of prior studies and/or experience towards the award of your degree. These qualification documents do not need to be notarized or certified.
Please supply evidence of passing the Professional Regulation Commission's Licensure Examinations if available.
Applying from within Australia (includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia (excludes GST)
AUD $413.60 (incl GST)
AUD $376.00 (excl GST)
AUD $220.00 (incl GST)
AUD $200.00 (excl GST)