The Australian School of Body Therapies
Intensive Hands on and Correspondance Massage and Bowen Therapy Courses
Want to become government accredited?
At ASBT our main aim is to help people develop their healing skills through short courses. These courses will give you the qualifications, skills and enable to get insurance to cover you in most countries of the world. If you want to then go on to becoming Government Accredited you can do so via our affiliate Health Schools Australia.
We believe that the government accreditation process is not the only successful way to learn effective and powerful natural therapies but for those who wish to go down that path, we are more than happy to help you on your way.
Stephen Eddey, Principal of Government Accredited Natural Therapies School, talking about Recognised Prior Learning exemptions with his government accredited massage courses after completing one of our Hoffman, Raynor or Thai massage course.This footage was filmed at a Raynor Massage Diploma in November 2009, which was taught by Bronson Bertschinger. What Stephen Eddey is talking about here applies to all the massage courses taught at ASBT.
All massage courses at ASBT are recognised by Government Accredited School Health Schools Australia (HSA) to exceed Government Standards. If you successfully complete a Hoffman Massage Certificate, Thai Massage Certificate, Raynor Massage Certificate, Hoffman Intuitive Bodywork Advanced Certificate, Hoffman Intuitive Bodywork and Energetic Healing Diploma, Raynor Massage Diploma or Thai Massage Diploma, you will be eligible for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) with HSA. This means that if you decide you wish to become government accredited in massage and go on to study with HSA, you will be eligible for exemptions from further massage modules and from 60-100 clinical hours.
All of HSA's courses are done by correspondence. That means that you can do them from home in your own time. For more information please visit the Government Accreditation page, send us an email or give us a call.
Australian and National Accreditation
On successful completion of an Australian School of Body Therapies (ASBT) massage course, you will automatically be elegible for recognised prior learning with our affiliate government accredited school, Health Schools Australia (HSA). This means that you will be elegible for exemptions for the massage modules and clinical hours for H.S.A's government accredited massage courses.
HSA has been Nationally Recognised since 1994, with study programmes covering Certificate Levels, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Through collaborative agreements with Australia's leading Universities of Distance/Online Education, HSA is able to offer its Students the opportunity of completing a Bachelor of Health Science Degree plus Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy and Complementary Medicine with pathways to Master and PhD. levels.Nationally Recognised Training
HSA offers Nationally Recognised Courses as follows:
Health Training Package Courses (6 Courses) Advanced Diploma of Complementary Medicine (6 Streams) Diplomas of Natural Medicine (Remedial Massage) Certificate IV in Natural Therapies (4 streams)Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
HSA/ICCM is accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and is an executive member. Graduates of Health Schools Australia are automatically accepted as full members of the society on graduation and receive:-
(a) Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
(b) Health Fund Rebates with certain funds depending on qualifications.
HSA has a collaborative agreement with Charles Stuart University (CSU) offering degrees in Health Science, whereby Graduates receive a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine from CSU. The Degrees may be HECs funded.National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA)
Have accredited HSA's Herbal Medicine Courses and our Graduates in Herbal Medicine may join the Association if they wish.Austudy/Abstudy
HSA courses are Austudy/Abstudy approved. For information give us a call or click here to visit the centrelink website to find out if you are elegible.Warnborough University Ireland
In August 2008, HSA became the first and only Naturopathy College to be Accredited through Warnborough University. This prestigious college has been operating in England and Ireland for over 35 years and is a world renowned educational institution. For information on the Warnborough Bachelor of Naturopathy, click here.Complementary Association of Australia
The Complementary Medicine Association [Ltd] presents professional Naturopaths to Governments, Health funds, Insurance Companies and of course the Public at large.The American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB)
Health Schools Australia as of August 2008 is accredited with the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB). This means that graduates of our Naturopathy Course can now practice Naturopathy in most of the States in the U.S.A. Currently, Health Schools Australia is the only college with this high level of accreditation. Visit the ANCB web site for more information at www.ancb.net.International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC)
IARC is an internationally based organisation established for the express purpose of providing member institutions with recognition and accreditation, together with a forum for liaison and interaction for the benefit of their Graduates moving between countries plus the consolidation of educational standards across national boundaries. Click here to view all colleges that are Internationally Accredited.