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Feedback & Complaints

Feedback on any aspect of the NHAA is always welcome. We like to hear when we've done well and appreciate being able to adapt and change things if needed.

We take all complaints against our members very seriously. Complaints are handled by the Ethics and Law sub-committee who follow up with the member in question. We require complaints to be submitted in writing (email is fine), they are then forwarded to the Ethics & Law subcommittee and the Association President within 5 working days of receipt and written notification of action to be taken is to be sent to the complainant within 30 days.

As well as the detail of your complaint, please outline what course of action you would like to see to adequately address and resolve your complaint as we are committed to a successful resolution that meets your satisfaction.

Address all complaints to NHAA Complaints, Law & Ethics subcommittee

See our contact page for postal & email details.

Open Access

Selected articles and issues of the AJHM are Open Access. Please click on the links below to read or download these.

Articles

Wardle J, Cook N, Steel A, Barker C. 2016. The World Naturopathic Federation: global opportunities for the Australian profession. AJHM 28:1; 3-8

2015. Presentations from the 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine. AJHM 27:1;9-29.

Steel A, McEwen B. 2014. The need for higher degrees by research for complementary medicine practitionersAJHM 26:4;136-140.

Frawley J, Finney-Brown T. 2013. Writing for publication: case studies. AJHM 25:3;138-140.

Wardle J, Steel A, McIntyre E. 2013. Independant registration for naturopaths and herbalists in Australia: the coming of age of an ancient profession in contemporary healthcare. AJHM 25:3;101-106.

Issues

AJHM 24:4 December 2012

AJHM 25:4 December 2013

 

NHAA Awards

The NHAA Awards Program recognises academic achievement and excellence, scientific research, professional development and emerging scientific talent and recognises those who have made significant contributions to the herbal medicine profession and community. These awards are incorporated into our bi-annual International Conference.

These are the pinnacle awards in the industry and will be presented to the recipients at the Industry Profession Dinner at the Conference.

The International Conference Industry Profession Dinner provides a wonderful opportunity for peers to formally recognise and celebrate leaders in their field who are striving to advance the quality and standards of their profession.

 

2019 NHAA Award Recipients

Notable Contributions to Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine

  • Jon Wardle

 Notable Contributions to Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine Education

  • Regina Lasaitis

 Early Career Research in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine

  • Janet Schloss

 Student of the Year

  • Andy McLintock

 AJHNM Article of the Year

  • Ses Salmond

 NHAA Fellowship Award

  • Michelle Boyd
  • Natalie Cook
  • Jenny Adams
  • Regina Lasaitis
  • Michael Thomsen
  • Janella Purcell

Life Membership Award

  • Ruth Trickey
  • Ses Salmond 

Outstanding Achievement Award (posthumous)

  • Helen Stevenson 

Best Poster Presentation

  • Yasamin Veziari 

Best Individual Oral Research Presentation

  •  Greg Connolly 

Best Individual Oral Non-Research Presentation

  •  Kerrie Oakes

 

2017 NHAA Award Recipients

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Education

  • Dwan Vilcins

This award recognises advancement in herbal medicine education. The contribution may lead to a higher standard of education, improved opportunities for students or practitioners to further their academic education or professional development opportunities for practitioners.

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine in Australia

  • Justin Sinclair
  • Linda Bates

This award recognises distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of herbal medicine. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

For Notable Contributions to Naturopathy in Australia

  • Keonie Moore

This award recognises distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of naturopathy. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

For Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine

  • Jane Frawley

This award recognises excellence in scientific advancement in herbal medicine among herbalists, who are at the early stages of their research career in Australia. The Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine award aims to recognise candidates whose achievements are outstanding compared to their peers. Candidates will have completed research within 5 years of receiving a PhD.

For AJHM Article of the Year

  • Joanna Harnett
  • Catherine Rickwood

This award recognises excellence in publication in the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine in the 12 months prior to the call for award nominations. Eligible articles will provide distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of herbal medicine. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

Student of the Year

  • Hope Foley

This award recognises either a current student or a student who has completed their education in the 12 months prior to the call for award nominations and is awaiting graduation, or who has recently graduated and demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, or a commitment to professional development and the broader profession. The award is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Life Membership

  • Dr Sue Evans

Life membership is awarded to those NHAA Full Members who have been a full member for no less than ten years, have made outstanding contributions to the NHAA over a number of years and who in the opinion of the Board of Directors deserves such consideration.

Fellowship

  • Gerald Quigley
  • Jane Hutchens
  • Jason Hawrelak
  • Justin Sinclair
  • Linda Bates
  • Mim Beim

Fellow status is awarded to those NHAA Full Members who have been a full member for no less than ten years, have been in bona fide practice as a herbalist or naturopath for no less than ten years, have completed meritorious work either in the profession of herbalism or within the Association, and in the opinion of the Board of Directors deserves such consideration.

 

2015 NHAA Award Recipients

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Education

  • Jeff Flatt
  • Carolyn Ward

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Research

  • Dr Jerome Sarris

For Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine

  • Dr Amie Steel

For AJHM Article of the Year

  • Janet Schloss

Student of the Year

  • Rebecca Reid
  • Clara Bitcon

Life Membership

  • Claudia Joy Wingo

Fellowship

  • Shauna Ashewood
  • Graeme Baker
  • Karen Bridgman
  • Peter de Ruyter
  • Sue Giles
  • Dr Stuart Glastonbury
  • Elizabeth Hammer
  • Kathy Harris
  • Leah Hechtman
  • Dr Assunta Hunter
  • Angela Hywood
  • Ruth Kendon
  • Melanie Koeman
  • Dominique Liv Kamal
  • Erica McIntyre
  • Michael McMullen
  • Francesca Naish
  • Gill Stannard
  • Derrian Turner
  • Sandra Villella
  • Carolyn Ward 
  • Dawn Whitten
  • Claudia Joy Wingo 

Visa information IC 2015

Information on applying for a visa to visit Australia 

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).  For more information, see the fact sheet: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/17nz.htm

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to the Business Fact Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you. 

You should also refer to the Visa Application Requirements Factsheet for information on visa application requirements.

Important Notes

These are the visa options available presently but the Department of Immigration and Border Protection reserves the right to change regulations.

Visa grants are NOT guaranteed. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa. 

Please apply for your visa well in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia.  All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to your intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

Additional background information 

Visas for people to come to Australia for tourism or business purposes: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/visa-options.htm

Visas for people to come to Australia to undertake short-term, highly specialised work or to participate in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/400.aspx

 

Completing your CPE for 2019

Download your copy of the complete CPE GUIDE and a CPE DIARY

Remember

  • You only have to send in your diary but keep your evidence for a year as each year we randomly audit 5% of members.
  • Don't wait for December. Send your diary in early - we love that!  
  • And most importantly - if you get stuck, don't stress or put it off - just get in touch. Seriously - we're here to help! 

Give us a call on 02 9797 2244 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FAQ's

Do I have to use the NHAA Diary?

Yes, please use the diary (or the same format in a spreadsheet etc). We cannot accept CPE in the format of other professional associations, although you can often use the same activities. 

 

How many points for buying the NHAA 2019 International Conference recordings? NB: Non delegates only, if you attended the conference you have already claimed attendance points in 2019.

  • If you bought the whole conference: 10 points
  • If you bought 6-10 individual talks: 6 points
  • If you bought up to 5 individual talks: 3 points

 

 

 

 

 

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