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Schedule 1 certificates

8 April 2011

The TGA Recalls and Advertising Section often receives requests for Schedule 1 Certificates, also referred to as Certificates of Exemption.

The issuing of these Certificates is an initiative by health practitioner associations to assist in identifying their members who are able to receive advertising material that is exempt from complying with the advertising requirements in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 (the Regulations).

Therefore, health professionals seeking these Certificates should direct their enquiries to their own Association listed in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

The compilation of 29 October 2010 listed the following Associations in Schedule 1 of the Regulations:

Item No. Body
1 Acupuncture Association of Australia
2 Acupuncture Ethics and Standards Organisation
2A Association of Natural Health Practitioners Limited
3A Aust China Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Inc.
3B Australasian Federation of Natural Therapists Inc.
4 Australian Acupuncture Association Ltd.
5 Australasian Association of Ayurveda Incorporated
5A Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Scientists
6 Australian Association of Professional Homoeopaths
6A Australian College of Acupuncturists Ltd
7 Australian Committee of Natural Therapies Inc. (SA)
9 Australian Federation of Homoeopaths
9A Australian Federation of Homoeopaths (Qld.) Inc.
9B Australian Federation of Homoeopaths (WA) Inc.
10 Australian Natural Therapists Association Ltd
11 Australian Naturopathic Practitioners and Chiropractors Association
11A Australian Society of Homeopaths Inc
12 Australian Traditional Chinese Herbalists Association (Qld)
13 Australian Traditional Chinese Medicine Association Inc.
14 Australian Traditional Medicine Society
14A Australian Unani Medicines Society Inc.
15 Chinese Medicine Association Pty Ltd
15A Chinese Medicine Association of Australia Inc.
16 Complementary Medicine Association
16A Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia
17 Homoeopathic Education and Research Association
17A International Association of Trichologists
17B International Christian Association of Natural Therapists Ltd (ICANT)
18 National Herbalists Association of Australia
18A Naturopathic Physicians Association of Australia Inc.
19 Queensland Naturopathic Association
20 Register of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
21 Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers [SNTR] Inc.
22 Society of Classical Homoeopathy Ltd
23 Traditional Medicine of China Society Australia
24 Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (Vic) Inc.
25 Naturopathic Practitioners Association Inc.
26 The Acupuncture Association of Australia, New Zealand and Asia
26A The Alumni Association of Natural Medicine Practitioners Inc.
26AA The Australian Association of Homotoxicology Incorporated
26B The Australian Podiatry Association (NSW)
26BA The Homeopathic Medicine Association Inc.
27 The New South Wales Research Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Further assistance about therapeutic goods advertising may be obtained from the TGA Recalls and Advertising Section:

Phone +61 2 6232 8757