amt

association of massage therapists

Governance

AMT is governed by a Board of Directors who are nominated and elected annually by the membership. Under the terms of the AMT constitution (rules), there is no fixed period for directorships.

AMT Directors are bound by the AMT Constitution and the AMT Board Code of Conduct. The position of Director is voluntary and unpaid. You can download a copy of the AMT Directors' Code of Conduct here.

As a not-for-profit company, AMT is subject to the legal requirements of the Corporations Act (2001). The Association undergoes an annual company audit and must report to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Electronic copies of our Annual Report are available for download here.

AMT's rules and governance structure are firmly based on the principles of participatory democracy. We actively invite and encourage our membership to participate in and engage with decision-making and direction-setting.

There is currently 5 committees performing specialised functions within AMT's governance structure: Discipline, Finance, Education & Research, Ethics, and Strategic Planning & Marketing. The operation of these committees is governed by specific Terms of Reference which you can download below.

Discipline Committee Terms of Reference

Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Education & Research Committee Terms of Reference

Ethics Committee Terms of Reference

Strategic Planning & Marketing Committee Terms of Reference

Regional Representation

AMT's regional branches are managed by their own local Executive consisting of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. All regional branches are accountable to the Board and required to regularly report on their activities via the Executive Officer. Details of the current regional executives are available here.

AMT Constitution

The AMT Constitution is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. Changes to the constitution must be passed by Special Resolution at a General Meeting of the membership. Such changes require a 75% majority vote. You can download a copy of the current Constitution via the link below.

AMT Constitution