Become a Qualified Member

AACMA provides professional support and valuable benefits for all members who are qualified traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners.

AACMA is the peak membership organisation for your profession and accredits and represents qualified practitioners of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, TCM remedial massage and Chinese herbal dispensing. We offer a range of membership options to suit your particular circumstances.

What are the benefits to becoming a qualified AACMA member?

A broad range of services and support are available to our qualified members including:

Regular communication about industry developments that will impact on you as a practitioner

Our members can access a range of benefits, such as: 

  • Fortnightly eNews
  • Bi-Annual Jing-Luo Magazine
  • Updates on events
Free or discounted member rates for important industry events
Expert assistance when you commence as a qualified practitioner, including:
  • Industry-specific information, advice, support and resources
  • Listing with the AACMA Practitioner Referral Service
  • AACMA-branded practice tools, including brochures and display materials
  • Access to AACMA’s professional indemnity insurance cover from Guild Insurance
Ongoing professional support, including:
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Advocacy to government bodies and industry organisations
  • Rapid response to negative media, and promotion of positive media
  • Invaluable networking and collaboration opportunities
Discounts on professional and promotional expenses, including:
  • Discounted first-year membership fee
  • Discounted fees for AACMA members for professional indemnity insurance from Guild Insurance
Opportunities to further support the profession through Australia’s only mentoring program for Chinese medicine practitioners

Share your expertise and experience to help support and guide Chinese medicine students in their final year of study or during their first year after graduation. Find out more about our mentoring program.

Membership packages and prices

We offer a range of membership options for qualified practitioners:

Membership Type Standard Fee
Practising * $550
Associate Member * $300
Non-Practising * $140
Student ** FREE

* Application fee may apply

**Conditions apply for Students – participate in an Acupuncture/TCM recognised course

Graduate options

Are you a recent graduate? AACMA currently offers recent graduates a progressive pricing plan to assist with membership payments (The application fee can be waived if you are a current AACMA student member).

Under our new graduate program scheme, first year graduates receive a discounted rate. To receive the 2nd and 3rd year rates you must join as a 1st year graduate.

Membership Type Standard Fee
1st year graduate $120
2nd year graduate $175
3rd year graduate $250

*Application fee may apply

AACMA student members (application fee waived)

*** Discounted fees are available for the second year of membership

How to apply

To become a qualified AACMA member, please complete the form online. Alternatively download and complete the application form and mail it to us at PO Box 6254, UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT, QLD 4122 or email it to, together with all the required documents specified in the form.

More questions?

Email: or call 07 3457 1800 if you would like more information about AACMA membership.