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Office Hours: East Coast (NSW): 9:30am to 5pm – Monday to Friday.
How much does it cost to join IICT?
Executive Membership is $199pa.
Full Membership is $179pa.
Student Membership is $1 for the first year, then just $39pa To compare memberships, click here
Note: All prices advertised are exclusive of GST.
What are the differences between your Memberships?
The IICT offers a variety of memberships to suit practitioner needs. You can view all the member benefits and options by clicking here
How long does it take for my IICT Membership and Insurance cover to be approved?
In most cases your IICT Membership will be approved within 5 business days but it may be approved within 24 hours depending upon the number of our pending applications. Once you have been approved for IICT membership and have been issued a membership number, you can apply for insurance cover via our online application.
Insurance turn around times do vary, but in most cases you’ll have a cover note in place the same day you apply. Our brokers will then issues you with a confirmation email with your invoice and policy details within 3 business days. If you have specific questions about insurance, please call Aon on: 1800 805 191 or email: au.IICT@aon.com
I need insurance right away. Do I join the IICT first or contact Aon Insurance Brokers first?
First step is to join IICT. Once you are an approved member, we will provide you with access to our members special rates for insurance cover with Aon.
Does the IICT offer its members provider numbers for Private Health Fund rebates?
In order to keep our membership fees at the lowest possible price, we do not offer provider numbers directly to members.
I have gained qualifications in Natural Therapies outside of Australia can I still join the IICT?
Yes, we accept Practitioners and Therapists who have gained qualifications internationally, provided their certification and training meets our criteria and internationally recognised standards. The IICT also recognises ITEC qualifications for a variety of modalities from overseas practitioners.
What kind of training and qualifications does the IICT recognise?
The IICT now recognises over 1,200+ complementary therapies. Depending upon the modality will depend upon the level of qualification recognised for membership. We generally do not acknowledge courses which lack the necessary level or length of training. However, we do offer a diverse number of natural therapies as well as recognising numerous international qualifications. The IICT also welcomes training providers who offer correspondence and distance education courses in natural therapies.
Can overseas applicants join the IICT?
Yes. If you reside in one of IICT’s approved regions (now operating in 26 Countries) you can join as a member. If you reside outside of Australia or New Zealand, simply click on the country flags at the top right of our website and you will be re-directed to one of our overseas branches. Learn more by visiting: www.myiict.com
Having gained my qualifications overseas, what else do I need to submit in order to gain membership?
As a practitioner with qualifications from overseas you will need to attach copies of these qualifications along with the IICT membership registration form online. If the qualifications are in another language other than English your certificates will need certified translation and witnessed by a JP to officiate the documents. We then do a background check on your qualification and training to see if you qualify for membership with the IICT.
Is it mandatory for all IICT Members to take out Public Liability Insurance?
We encourage all our Members to take out comprehensive Insurance with our recommended brokers. In order to maintain IICT Membership each new member is required to have taken out Practitioner Insurance within six (6) months of joining the IICT.
I am a member of other Associations. Can I also be a member of the IICT?
Yes, we welcome membership to members of existing Associations.
Do I have to be a Full IICT Member in order to qualify for the Insurance package through your brokers?
No, the Insurance package is available for all IICT members. Once we provide you with membership approval this gives you full access to the Insurance packages provided by our brokers.
I run a Massage Clinic, if I take out IICT Membership, does this also cover my employees?
No, each employee is required to take out individual IICT Membership.
Both myself and my business partner practice Massage together, are we required to take out separate IICT Membership?
Yes, separate IICT Membership is required for each individual practitioner.
In my business I work with another practitioner, when it comes to insurance can we receive a better rate once we are IICT Members?
Yes, our Insurance Brokers can tailor a quote to meet your insurance needs. Whether you have one or a number of practitioners working under your business, (provided they are all IICT Members) a group and/or combined policy can be provided.
As a current IICT Member, how do I add new qualifications to my existing Membership?
Any new qualifications that you have gained after you have been approved as an IICT Member, can be added onto your membership. Just send us a copy and we will add this to your file.
In order to have this added to your insurance policy, please contact our brokers and provide a copy. They can add your new qualification to your existing policy at no cost.
I am currently studying. Is it necessary to wait until I have graduated before I join?
We recommend you join as a Student Member whilst undertaking training in natural therapies, then upgrade your membership once you graduate.
From which date is my IICT Membership valid?
Your IICT membership is valid for 365 days from the day you register and pay for your membership and operates on an annual recurring billing system. Two weeks prior to your renewal, you are sent an email notice to advise you that your renewal is due and that your renewal fee will automatically be deducted from your nominated credit card. You can opt out of recurring billing anytime by contacting us.
I have international qualifications, do I need these translated in order to be accepted as a member?
The IICT is one of the few professional bodies to accept international qualifications. If you hold qualifications in a language other than English you will need to have these officially translated and provided the qualification/s meets our standards for membership we will be happy to provide you with professional affiliation.
Am I required to do continued education in order to retain my IICT Membership?
It is not a requirement to do continued education in your fields of study in order to retain your IICT Membership. Although we recommend you do up-skill and keep up to date with the latest practices we do not enforce continued education and training. We grant membership on the basis of your existing qualifications, so provided your existing qualifications meet our membership criteria your membership status will be retained.
Can I join the IICT with one modality now and add another modality later?
Yes, as and when you complete new qualifications, simply send us a copy and we will add these to your file for future reference. NOTE: We do not charge to make adjustments to your qualifications.
What if my modality is not listed on your site, and what steps can I take to get my modality listed?
If you know of a modality that is not on our list or you are the founder and have pioneered a new modality, you may request to have this approved by the IICT for membership and insurance purposes. Fill out the New Modality Application form under the Membership menu to apply.
To join IICT do I need a First Aid certificate?
Although we always recommend all Practitioners learn first aid as part of their overall duty of care, you do not require a First Aid certificate in order to join the IICT.
Can I join IICT if I have not completed my course?
Yes you can, but if you have no current qualifications and are studying, Student Membership is the correct membership for you. Once you have graduated, you can easily upgrade to our higher membership levels for qualified therapists.
Is IICT an insurer or insurance broker?
Many customers assume IICT offers insurance or that we are a broker for insurers, however IICT is a professional membership body that provides membership to thousands of natural therapy practitioners world-wide. Obtaining Membership and insurance is a two step process. IICT’s purpose is to approve your qualifications. With membership, we can provide you with access to some of the world’s best insurance packages, so you’ll get the right cover at the best price for all your modalities.
How do I become a member of IICT?
Here’s how it works: Step 1. Select a membership level that suits your needs. You can join as a student or qualified professional therapist. Just fill out the application form, attach your qualifications and click submit. IICT will then review your application to verify your qualifications, ensuring everything checks out. Step 2. Get Insurance. Once IICT approves your membership we will email you a link to access our members special insurance rates, saving you hundreds. Your IICT membership gives you instant approval with our insurers so you get the right cover for the right price.
Is IICT an Association?
IICT is truly unique. Unlike Associations that tend to cater to specific modalities, IICT represents the worlds largest list of recognised natural therapy modalities. IICT recognises your existing qualifications so you don’t have to under go expensive continued education requirements. There are no CPD point requirements and no need to re-train in order to keep your membership current. We also recognise international qualifications as well as online education and distant education.
What membership level should I choose?
You can choose a membership that best suits your business needs. Student membership is for practitioners in training, whereas Full and Executive Membership are for qualified therapists. Full membership gives your additional member benefits and includes a free listing on our members directory. Executive Membership offers you full business support and access to our premium training partners so that you can take your business to the next level.
How do I log into the members area?
Simply click on our Members area and enter your email address and password. Once you are in the members area you will be able to access all the features associated with your membership level.
How do I reset my password?
If you wish to update your password or forgot your password; click on the forgot my password link in the members area and enter in the email address your originally registered with.
Where do I find my membership number?
Once your membership is approved, you will be issued with a membership certificate. Your membership number is displayed on your IICT membership in the lower right hand side. You can also download your IICT membership certificate in our members area.
Where can I find the IICT logo downloads?
Just log into the members area with your email and password and select the icon ‘Member Downloads’. Here you can access our member seals and logos for use on your promotional materials; email signatures and website, to name a few.
How does the referral program work?
Every time you refer a friend to IICT (and upon that friend being approved as a member), you qualify for a $10.00 referral commission. We pay our referrers monthly so the more friends you refer to IICT, the more referral commissions we pay you. We also give away free gifts such as gift vouchers and apple devices to our active referrers. To find out more, just log into the members area and select ‘My Referrals’ icon.
What is auto recurring billing?
IICT bills its members on an automated 365 day recurring billing system. This means your membership is valid for a full 365 days from the date of registering with IICT. We also offer 2 and 3 yearly membership plans for a great discount; so your membership with IICT really is ‘set and forget’. Recurring Billing ensures your membership does not lapse and this guarantees you continue to access our members discounted insurance rates with our recommended insurance brokers. If you wish to opt out of recurring billing, just email our team at: email@example.com
Will IICT notify me when it’s time to renew?
If you are in our recurring billing system, you will be emailed 14 days prior to your renewal, advising you that your nominated credit card will be debited for the selected renewal amount. If you do not wish to renew your membership you can cancel anytime by contacting IICT at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I upgrade/downgrade my membership?
It’s easy. Log into our members area and select ‘Profile’. From this page you can change your membership level and this will adjust accordingly. If you need help, just email our friendly team at: email@example.com
How do I upload new qualifications to my membership?
From the members area, select ‘Upload Qualifications’ button. Here you can add any new qualifications to your membership and have these added to your profile to ensure these are covered by IICT for professional membership.
How do I get a provider number?
Unlike most Associations, IICT does not provide access to provider numbers for its 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.
How do I renew my membership?
In all but a few cases, your membership will automatically renew each year. However, if your membership has expired or you need to update your payment details, you can log into the members area and renew your membership by following the prompts on screen. If you need help with your renewal, simply contact our support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I renew my insurance?
Your Insurance policy is seperate from IICT. If you need to renew your insurance policy, please contact your insurance broker who you took out the policy with and they will be able to assist you with your requests. IICT holds no insurance details of members on file and we are unable to give you advice on your insurance needs.
Do my certificates need to be signed by a JP?
We do not have this as a requirement to join IICT. Provided you can send IICT copies of your qualifications, we can approve your membership in most cases. We accept scanned images of qualifications as well as photos from mobile devices or screen shots from your computer. Just upload these along with your membership application or email these to IICT direct at: email@example.com
What is included in the policy cover?
This insurance provides an indemnity limit os $500,000 in respect of each and every claim and $1,000,000 for all claims in the aggregate (the policy year). This section of the cover does not involve any excess, i.e. all claims are paid in full up to the amount of cover.
Cover also includes costs awarded against you as well as your own legal costs and expenses associated with the defence of a claim or complaint.
LEGAL AND DISCIPLINARY DEFENCE COSTS
This section will cover legal costs and expenses incurred in the defence of any action or enquiry brought against you such as Medical Disciplinary Hearings, Committees of Enquiry, Courts Martial, ACC Enquiries, Privacy Complaints Tribunal, Coroners Courts and the like.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
As a result of attendance at a court of enquiry because of a claim against you, you are unable to practice, the policy will pay loss off earnings up to $1,000 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks.
PUBLIC / GENERAL LIABILITY – OPTIONAL EXTENSION
$1,000,000 for any one loss Covering your legal liability to the public for bodily injury and/or damage to third party property arising from your practice activities but excluding bodily injury resulting from a treatment process – covered by Professional Indemnity/Medical Malpractice above.
What’s the benefit of joining as an Executive Member?
Aside from all the benefits that accompany Full membership; Executive membership provides our customers will comprehensive business and marketing support with IICT’s affiliated business partners. One of the common concerns we hear from our members is a lack of knowledge of how to successfully run and market their natural therapy business. Executive membership solves this problem. We plug you directly into our recommended business coaches; marketing gurus and Facebook experts. We know, because we use these partners to grow our business. Included in your membership is $1,570.00 worth of business tools to take your business to the next level. Find out more by clicking here.
What are the benefits of Full Membership?
Full Membership provides you with exclusive discounts off our recommended training providers and free unlimited new modality requests worth $399.00. Full members enjoy a free directory listing on our website; access to our approved training provider program; internationally recognised member certificate; Member referral program and advertising discounts to promote your business. For a complete list of benefits that accompany Full membership, click here to find out more
Do all memberships give me access to discount insurance?
Yes, all our memberships provide access to either student or practitioner insurance with our recommended insurers. We have done all the hard negotiating for you, so you’ll achieve the best price for your therapies practiced. To find out more about our members discounted insurance rates and policy details, please click here
*The 'Every Therapist Covered' Guarantee is available within 120 days of purchasing a IICT membership for newly approved members with qualifications that meet our minimum training qualification requirements and match our current list of approved modalities with IICT's recommended insurance brokers. * Insurance policies advertised are available through our recommended insurance brokers Aon Risk Australia and is additional to membership fees advertised. Student Membership is $39pa + GST for a total price of $42.90; Full Membership is $179pa + GST for a total price of $196.90; Executive Membership is $199pa + GST for a total price of $218.90. All prices listed on this website are effective from January 1st 2018. Membership plans purchased and set duration prior to this date, are subject to the pricing set at the time of purchase. Membership plans purchased and set duration prior to this date, are subject to the pricing set at the time of purchase. All discount coupons are valid for ‘one time use’ and cannot be redeemed for subsequent membership renewals or when re-joining IICT after a membership plan has expired.