Working With Children and Working with Vulnerable People checks
Myotherapy Association Australia has introduced that eligibility for membership from July 1 2020 [extended to August 31st, 2020 due to Covid interruptions], will require all new and current members to provide proof of a current working with children (WWC) or working with vulnerable people (WWVP) check Australia.

 
It is important to ensure that you obtain a WWC or WWVP for each state or territory you conduct your myotherapy practice in and that these are an employee check NOT volunteer.
 
You can visit https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/pre-employment-screening-working-children-checks-and-police-checks/  to learn more about applying for the relevant check, noting that the occupational category to select for myotherapists is (40) Counselling or other support services for children

You must also use your own practice name as the business (not Myotherapy Association). Watch this video we've captured for more details about the application process. 

* This video demonstrates the application process for Victoria only. Please choose your appropriate state WWC website that can be found via the link above.

 
For further information or assistance in your application, please contact the Australian Institute of Family - Phone: +61 3 9214 7888 Freecall from within Australia: 1800 352 275. (edited) 
 

 

Member Insurance

As of the 15th June, 2020 MA Member Insurance included with financial membership fee will be provided through BMS Insurance, valid to your membership expiry date.  All practicing members now receive $20 million Public Liability; $20 million Professional Indemnity ; $20 million Products Liability cover. The policy also:

 Is tailored to the profession, and created with input from Myotherapy Association Australia

 Provides access to specialised legal advice, including pro bono legal service

 Provides access to industry-specific, evidence-based risk management

 Will continue to evolve with the profession

For more information please contact BMS on 1800 931 070 or [email protected] or read more about the  Member Insurance Policy here.

Myotherapy Association Australia members will benefit from increased value and improved services, along with exclusive access to additional business-related products that can be purchased through BMS. Myotherapy Association Australia members have access to the following services and programs:

  • Increased Practice Risk Resources - BMS will provide evidence-based information, tools and educational seminars and webinars on practice risk, thereby aligning with Myotherapy Association Australia’s long-term strategy to use its insurance program to educate and inform the profession on risk management.
  • Specialised Legal Services - including a pro bono legal hotline managed by one of Australia’s leading independent law firms.
  • Future program structures that are built for members by members

Resources to assist with Notifiable Data Breach Scheme

On February 22nd 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released a guide titled Data breach preparation and response — A guide to managing data breaches in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The guide consolidates information provided in the Data breach notification — A guide to handling personal information security breaches released in 2014, the Guide to developing a data breach response plan released in 2016, and the resources published to assist entities in complying with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme last year. In addition to outlining the key requirements relating to data breaches in the Privacy Act, including personal information security requirements and the obligations of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, the guide covers other key considerations in developing a robust data breach response strategy. This includes key steps to take when a breach occurs, the capabilities of staff, and governance processes.

MA Professional Standards

MA Myotherapists have a duty of care to clients and compliance with the MA Code of Practice, Code of Ethics and Rules of the Association ensure membership currency, accreditation and professionalism. MA Members are expected to have read and abide by the MA Code of Practice

 

Health Funds, Provider Numbers, Record Keeping and Receipt Guidelines

If you are a new member or you have changed your practice or practice location please refer to the Obtaining Provider Number page for step-by-step guidelines and you will find a list of all health funds that cover Myotherapy on the Health Fund page.

 

Professional Development

To maintain your accreditation and membership, full members must:

  • - accrue 20 Professional Development Points (Informal and Formal PD) every 1 year cycle
  • - record your PD Activities
  • - submit your PD activities to MA

You may be audited and will need to provide evidence of your PD activities up to five years after the event. The PD Guidelines outline your PD responsibilities as a Member of MA. Refer to the Professional Development page for all forms and guidelines.

 

 
Industry Partners - MA Member benefits

The Myotherapy Association Australia (MA) continuously work towards providing their members with valuable resources and benefits. Please click HERE to view the available discounts offered to our members.

 

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