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Welcome to the NHAA

Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our mission is to serve and support our membership and promote and protect the profession and practice of Western herbal medicine.

We have a range of membership options for professionals, interested parties and students and our members have access to great resources such as Natural Standard databases, our online discussion forum, professional guidance and more!

We also work to connect the public with our highly trained practitioners through our Find A Practitioner service. 

Latest News

Registrations are open! 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine


 Registrations for our 2015 International Conference are officially open! This is THE conference for 2015 and it's going to be our biggest and best ever! Get in now for great Early Bird prices!

Fantastic keynote speakers at our International Conference next March

Meet the three amazing keynote speakers: Dr Joe Pizzorno, Dr Michael McMullen, and Jonathan Treasure who will be featuring at our 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine next March. These gentlemen will be familiar to many of you and their wealth of knowledge and experience is invaluable. This is shaping up to be our best conference ever. Seriously, if you only go to one major conference in 2015, make it this one! Registrations open REALLY SOON, so keep an eye on our conference webpage for all the details!

Read more: Fantastic keynote speakers at our International Conference next March

Changes to qualifications for Western herbal medicine and naturopathy

In early July, the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) announced that the new educational standard for Western Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy will be a Bachelor Degree. NHAA believes that this is a very positive move and is an important recognition of the complexity and value of the work we perform as health professionals.

There has been a lot of confusion and questions about the background of this process, what it means for those currently practicing or those currently studying, and what the details are moving forward. 

For all the background info, answers to commonly asked questions and a great video clip that explains Adv Dip Vs Degree, go to Education Standard Changes for Nat & WHM


Combined PI / PL policy for NHAA members

We're delighted to announce that we have finalised our new combined Professional Indemnity & Public / Products Liability policy for full fee paying NHAA members.

Arranged by Watkins Taylor Stone and backed by Guild Insurance Limited, an insurer founded and developed with the healthcare sector in mind, this new facility is an exciting step in furthering benefits available to our members. 

For all the details go to: www.watkinstaylorstone.com.au/nhaa.php 

Read more: Combined PI / PL policy for NHAA members

Amazing Specials for new members!


NHAA Logo Electronic thumbnailJoin us as a Full member and we'll give you a 50% discount on your membership fees in the year that you join! AND if you are joining us within 12 months of graduating, you’ll also get 25% off on the following year! But wait - there's more: If you are a student member, we’ll give you your FINAL year FREE!

See details on these great deals and more information on how to join

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