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Professional Recognition for all your Practitioner Level Training Courses

 

Membership and Insurance for your Students/Graduates in 27 Countries*

 

1,100+ Natural Therapy Modalities Accepted or Create a New Modality

 

Thank you for your interest in joining the IICT community as a Training Provider. Training Provider status is for those teaching practitioner level courses.

Please read our FAQ section below for commonly ask questions. 

If you are applying outside of Australia, including New Zealand, please contact us at atpsupport@myiict.com and we’ll send you an information kit and application relative to your region.

Have questions? Contact us at +61 2 5629 7777 Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm AEST or atpsupport@myiict.com

*International modality recognition is subject to approval of regional insurance partners. Training Provider Memberships are automatically renewed on a annual basis, unless otherwise specified. Being an ‘IICT Approved Training Provider’ (IICT ATP) does not provide the applicant with Registered Training Organisation status (RTO); nor is IICT affiliated with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Once approved, all IICT ATP’s must not utilise terms such as ‘nationally recognised training ‘ or ‘nationally accredited training provider’ in conjunction with IICT ATP status. Approved Training Provider status must only be referenced in conjunction with the IICT name and common seal on promotional materials, both electronic and hard copy. Being an ‘IICT Premier Training Provider’ (IICT PTP) does not provide the applicant with Registered Training Organization status (RTO). Once approved, all IICT PTP’s must not utilise terms such as ‘nationally recognized training ‘ or ‘nationally accredited training provider’ in conjunction with IICT PTP status. Platinum Training Provider status must only be referenced in conjunction with the IICT name and common seal on promotional materials, both electronic and hard copy. IICT Newsletter Advertising Feature is subject to Joint Venture Agreement with cross promotion of IICT to your training network.

FAQ

Who can apply to become a Training Provider?

Training Provider membership is intended for individuals, businesses and schools who train people to become practitioners in a specific field or modality. The intention is that when student’s graduate from your course they will be eligible for professional membership and practitioner insurance through IICT. 

Can I use the term 'accredited?'

“Non-nationally recognised training (non-NRT) is training which may be conducted to meet enterprise, education, legislative or community needs. This type of training does not carry national recognition and is therefore not regulated by ASQA.

Whilst the term ‘accredited’ is not protected under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), it is important to note that marketing of business/training should not indicate any correlation to vocational education and training; this includes the use of NRT course codes, names, etc. (also see below regarding usage of the word Diploma). Furthermore, non-accredited training will not lead to an AQF qualification or statement of attainment. As such, this form of training would lead to perhaps a certificate of attendance.”

Approved Training Provider status must only be referenced in conjunction with the IICT name and common seal on promotional materials, both electronic and hard copy. Additionally, being an ‘IICT Approved Training Provider’ (IICT ATP) does not provide the applicant with Registered Training Organisation status (RTO); nor is IICT affiliated with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) or the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). To learn more about having your course accredited by the ASQA in Australia click here. You can also contact the ASQA on 1300 701 801 or email enquiries@asqa.gov.au.

Does IICT offer it's members provider numbers for Private Health Fund rebates?

No, in order to keep our membership fees at the lowest possible price, IICT does not offer provider numbers directly to members. Because IICT is not an Association, we fall outside the necessary requirements to grant health fund provider status. Many people are unaware that private health funds only provide rebates to a handful of modalities, so in many cases, your modality would not be eligible for health fund provider status. If you do find that you require provider number status, then we recommend you select a specialist association for your chosen natural therapy. The Australia Government announced that from April 1st 2019, health fund rebates will no longer apply for the following modalities: Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi, and Yoga.

IICT welcomes and offers membership to members of existing associations, please contact us here if you have additional enquiries.

To learn more about the recent health fund reforms, click here.

 

Does IICT require or approve Continuing Education or Professional Development courses?

No. IICT does not approve continuing education courses and we do not require our members to complete Continuing Professional Development/Education courses to maintain their membership and insurance. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to submit short courses, CPE courses, or personal development courses for review.  

Will all of my courses be approved internationally?

IICT membership is recognised in 27 countries worldwide; however, International modality recognition is subject to approval of regional insurance partners, regulation of ‘protected titles’ (see below), and regional/state training requirements. It is your responsibility to be aware of any License(s), Registration(s), and regional/state training requirements in the countries/regions in which you are teaching courses. 

Below is a list of all 27 countries that IICT currently operates in:

UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia
Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Malta, Isle of Man,
 Netherlands

South Africa (covered under the EU/UK insurer)

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

United States

Canada: Please note that Canada is not currently accepting new modality applications. Please contact us for special considerations.

What is a protected title?

By law, there are specific titles which are referred to as ‘protected titles’. This means that only those people who are registered, or endorsed, in a particular profession can use the titles associated with that profession. This may require the practitioner to obtain Licensing and or Registrations required by a regulatory authority. This can include, but is not limited to natural therapy professions such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Massage, Art Therapy, Dietician, Psychotherapy, and Counselling.

Furthermore, it may be illegal for a practitioner to use a symbol, word, or description which could be reasonably understood to indicate that an individual is a health practitioner or qualified to practice in a registered health profession. In Australia, this is referred to as ‘holding out.’

Protected titles vary by country, and in some cases by state. For example, each state in Canada and the United States have their own specific occupational regulations. HERE is a list of protected titles in Australia. If you have further questions please contact AHPRA at 1 300 419 495. 

As a Training Provider, you warrant to IICT that as part of your approval you are aware of any Licenses and/or Registrations required by law in the regions whereby you are teaching your courses. You must obtain and maintain and must ensure that every person employed or engaged by you to facilitate the provision of services/modalities holds any and all valid License(s) and/or Registration(s) required by any regulatory authority within the region or territory in which you/they practice and completes as required by any regulations such course(s) of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as are required for the renewal and continued validity of such License(s) and Registration(s).

When can I use the term Diploma?

In Australia, unless your course(s) have been accredited by the ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), describing a course as a ‘Diploma’ is a breach of section 110 of the TEQSA Act 2011.

The higher education regulator, TEQSA, administers this Act, but as seen in the title of the Act, this requirement has been in place since at least 2011, and was likely present in the legislation that preceded the TEQSA Act, prior to TEQSA’s formation in 2011.

Describing the course as a Diploma could potentially be construed as a breach of the NVR Act, which ASQA administers, as well as the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This information has been provided by the ASQA, Australia’s national regulator for vocational education and training. If you have further questions, please contact them at enquiries@asqa.gov.au or 1300 701 801.

What happens if my modality is not approved in a specific region?

If your modality is not approved with one of IICT’s insurance partners, you can still teach your course in that country/region. Your students will just need to find their own insurance in that country or you can recommend a provider for them. 

If your modality is not approved in your preferred region you can request a full refund within 14 days. 

Does IICT approve course levels such as Practitioner, Master, and Teacher?

IICT only approves the modality. Therefore if someone meets the minimum requirement to be a practitioner they will be approved for professional membership and insurance. 

Any additional training that a student undertakes would be covered under this modality, as long as they are practicing within the scope of their training. 

Once I am approved as a Training Provider are all of my courses approved in the future?

You are only permitted to use our Professional Seal for modalities approved by IICT. Should you wish to add additional modalities to your profile at any time, you must submit an application and receive approval. 

For example if in your original application you are approved to teach Reiki and Massage, but at a later point in time you want to begin teaching Kinesiology this will require that you submit an Existing Modality application to IICT. Upon receipt of your application we will review your course to ensure it meets our minimum training requirements.

If you want to teach a modality that is not currently recognised by IICT you will need to submit a New Modality application. We will then send this application to our Insurance partners and they will assess if they will cover the modality or not. Please note that International modality recognition is subject to approval of regional insurance partners. Depending on your Training Provider status a new modality application may be included in your membership. If not, there is a small administrative fee of $79.00 + GST for each new modality application that you submit. 

You can view a list of our approved modalities below:

Australia and New Zealand

Europe 

United Kingdom 

United States 

Canada 

Will my Training Provider membership automatically renew?

Training Provider memberships are renewed on an annual basis and will be automatically charged to the credit card on file.

Should you wish to cancel at any time, please send correspondence via email with your intention to atpsupport@myiict.com. Your subscription will still be valid for the remainder of that term. Upon receipt of your request you will receive a written confirmation. If for any reason you do not receive a written confirmation please follow-up via email or phone. 

Should you wish to change your method of payment contact IICT at +61 02 5629 7777 during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday 10 – 4 AEST or send a request via email to atpsupport@myiict.com

If I am a Training Provider, do I also need to sign-up for an IICT membership?

You are not required to have a separate IICT practitioner membership; however, you are required to have public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to take advantage of the exclusive rates with our preferred insurance partners, including BMS Group, you will need to sign-up for a practitioner membership with IICT. A benefit of being a Training Provider is you are eligible to receive 50% OFF your annual practitioner membership. A special discount code will be provided to you upon acceptance of your application. 

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What information do I need to submit with my Training Provider application?

Please email us at atpsupport@myiict.com to receive an information pack with the Training Provider application and instructions. 

1) Any relevant qualifications of founder/instructor as they relate to the modalities you are teaching. Please also upload a resume/CV if relevant

 2) Teaching qualification of training (i.e. Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Education, etc…) (if applicable)

 3) Two letters of reference from students, clients, or peers testifying to your expertise. Facebook and Google reviews will not be accepted

 4) Driver’s license or official photo identification

 5) Client/student consent and intake forms

 6) A detailed outline of your course curriculum including core components, number of hours, and mode of delivery

 7) Training manuals

 8) Sample certificate issued to graduates (one per modality). Must include: name of business/school, student’s legal name, name of modality, duration of course/# of hours, date and year, instructor/director/principal signature

 9) Insurance certificate of currency/proof of insurance

10) Certificate of business operations/registration from the government

11) Refund policy for your course(s)

12) Complaint/grievance policy. Your policy MUST include a provision to engage an external mediator for any complaints that cannot be resolved internally

13) Correspondence/licenses from the governing body or copywright owner of modality to prove you are authorised to teach that modality (if applicable)

14) Company logo in JPEG or PNG format

15) Existing and/or new modality application(s), plus supporting documentation

16) Any additional documents that might be relevant to your application (i.e. First-Aid certificate, working with children check, etc…)

 

The IICT ‘Endorsement’ 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you’re seeking international recognition for your training courses, we guarantee you’ll be approved as an IICT Approved Training Provider. If for any reason you are not approved we will happily refund your application fee in full. Zero Risk, No Questions Asked. (Guarantee valid for 120 days)