ANZATA is changing its organisational structure from 1 July 2018. Any new membership of the current structure will last until 30 June 2018 and as such will cost half of the annual fee for that membership level. The new association will have a more comprehensive member level structure based on Qualification Authority levels. Please note – the requirements for Professional Membership will remain the same.

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Members receive the benefits of ANZATA's advocacy for the arts therapy profession and the advantages and protection of being represented by a professional body. They also receive ANZATA's regular newsletter, ANZATA News, an annual peer-reviewed journal, ANZJAT, the ANZATA Forum on this website (go to members' login to get to the Forum) and the opportunity to receive a significant discount to attend an ANZATA conference or symposium each year.

ANZATA has three levels of membership

  • Professional Membership 
  • Student or Trainee Membership 
  • Associate Membership 

Benefits of belonging – Professional recognition

  • ANZATA professional membership is recognised as the highest professional standard for arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
  • ANZATA professional members can use the AThR post-nominal title which can be used on all promotional material.
  • ANZATA professional members work under a code of ethics that addresses issues of safe practice for their clients which is mandatory in most employment situations.
  • The Code of Ethics and the ANZATA Ethics sub-committee provide guidelines and support for the practicing arts therapist if any complaints are lodged.
  • Members are required to comply with Continuing Professional Development guidelines in line with other health professions.

Other benefits of belonging

  • Advocacy – ANZATA advocates for the arts therapy profession on behalf of all members.
  • Access to professional indemnity insurance schemes.
  • ANZATA News – The regular informative newsletter. Advertising on the ANZATA website and in ANZATA News is free.
  • Therapist Directory – Free listing on the ANZATA website. Searchable by therapist name, location, modality, type of therapy, client group and reasons for seeking therapy.
  • ANZJAT – The annual peer-reviewed arts therapy academic journal containing latest culturally and geographically relevant research.
  • Annual ANZATA Conferences and Symposia – ANZATA members are entitled to generous discounts.
  • Interactive Forum on the website – The opportunity for members to stay in touch and discuss important issues between conferences and symposia, and to help break down isolation.

Student and Trainee membership

Student members of approved ANZATA training courses (these can be found on the ANZATA website) can enjoy free membership of ANZATA for their final year of study. We hope this will allow them to experience the benefits of ANZATA membership, and that they will be encouraged to become professional members on graduation.

The expansion of ANZATA

We have extended into South East Asia with the incorporation of Singapore. ANZATA has also opened its professional membership to arts therapists from many arts modalities, allowing our membership and our versatility to expand. Practitioners who work in modalities such as dramatherapy and dance/movement therapy are welcome to apply for membership if they have trained to the required level (see for more info). 

There are various pathways to membership. To see the options for professional membership, the categories and requirements, the fee schedule and to apply, please go to the Join page.

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