The Reflexology Association of Australia Limited

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Potential Member FAQ

What Possible Job Opportunities Are There For Reflexology Students

Students require a standard of business skills, insurance, First Aid and their own equipment before seeking work experience or job opportunities. Your tutor should be assisting you with these skills. A mentor from the RAoA web site can also help (refer our list of Mentors here). 

Here is a list of suggested businesses you could approach, this list is not comprehensive and there are lots of other opportunities in our communities were you can work with Reflexology. The key is to find an environment that accepts Reflexology and some place that you, as the Reflexologist, feel comfortable. Offer your skills to:

• Mining employees
• Hairdressing Salons
• Allied Health Centres
• Podiatry Clinics
• Chiropractic Clinics
• Therapy/Beauty Clinics
• School Staff and School Support Officer 's –offer introduction sessions SSO week
• Residential Age Care Facilities
• Aboriginal Age Care Organisations
• Rehabilitation Facilities
• Support Groups and Centres
• Community Health and Care Organisations HACC Funded (Home and Community Care)
• Sporting Clubs
• Hospital Residential Care
• Hospital rehabilitation/Allied Health Centres
• School Parent and Friends Groups
• Community Events – expos, markets, fund raisers
• Childhood Learning Centres
• Corporate businesses

Where do I send my membership form?

 

When you have completed your Membership Application form, please send it and the accompanying documents to the attention of our Membership Officer, PO Box 253 Wynnum Central Qld 4178.

Alternatively completed Applications can be scanned and emailed to our membership@reflexology.org.au email address. Please ensure the quality of the scan is high enough that all text is clearly legible.

These details are also available on each Application Form. 

Application forms can be downloaded from our webiste here.

What are the training requirements to be a reflexologist?

The current Reflexology qualifications on offer in Australia that meet our educational requirements and those of the health funds are the Certificate of Clinical Reflexology (CoCR) and the HLT52515 Diploma of Reflexology.

You can find a list of training schools and colleges across Australia that offer either of these approved qualifications by clicking here or you can find it under "Better Practice" in the website menu, then click on Schools/Colleges from the drop-down list of information.

RPL Assessment - other and overseas qualifications

People that either hold an older qualification, an overseas qualification or have completed studies with a college that is unfamiliar to the RAoA are also able to join the RAoA as Intermediate or Professional Members if they successfully pass our Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment process. For more information regarding the RPL process please see the FAQ "I have trained overseas, how do I apply for membership"?

 

** The RAoA do not endorse or accept graduates in Reflexology that have completed a qualification completed solely online. Reflexology is a therapy where anatomical precision and interpretation of feel must be learned with the guidance of a lecturer qualified in Reflexology.

Do you have student membership?

 

Yes we do. If you are currently studying an approved Reflexology qualification (HLT Diploma of Reflexology or Certificate of Clinical Reflexology) you may be eligible for free Student Membership.  Please refer to our Student Application form for requirements which can be downloaded from our application forms page.

** The RAoA do not endorse or accept graduates in Reflexology that have completed a qualification completed solely online. Reflexology is a therapy where anatomical precision and interpretation of feel must be learned with the guidance of a lecturer qualified in Reflexology.

What levels of membership are there?

 

We have four levels of membership. These are Student, Associate, Intermediate and Professional.

  • Student Membership is for those currently studying an approved Certificate of Clinical Reflexology or HLT Reflexology Diploma offered through a registered training organisation. Check the criteria on the application form for a full explanation of each level.
  • Associate Membership is available for people that aren't qualified in Reflexology but have an interest in our therapy and wish to receive our state and national newsletters, printed Journal, industry news and other membership benefits.
  • Professional and Intermediate Members are for those already qualified in Reflexology.
  • Professional Members are registered with the health funds as Reflexology providers and complete ongoing education each year.

 

Please refer to our list of Member Benefits for a full explanation of the inclusions and requirements for each of our membership levels.

I have trained overseas how do I apply for membership?

 

Associate Membership

Anyone can join the RAoA as an Associate Member.  This is a membership level that you need not be qualified in Reflexology, but wish to receive copies of our Journal, newsletters and keep abreast of industry news.

Intermediate and Professional Membership

People that qualified overseas or have completed studies that are unfamiliar to the RAoA are invited to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to see that they meet the standards for professional Reflexology in Australia.  Please contact our National Office on 07 3396 9001 to discuss your qualifications and experience with our membership officer who can send to you our minimum educational requirements (listed below), RPL application form and costs. Age of your qualification, ongoing education, number of clinic hours and membership with other professional associations are all taken into consideration when reviewing an individual's application.

Minimum Units requirements for Professional or Intermediate Membership with the RAoA (for RPL Applicants)

  • 72 hours practical/applied Reflexology Training
  • 100 hours Case Studies
  • 40 Hours Supervised Clinic with evaluations by people attending the clinics
  • 15 Clinical Management
  • 15 Hours Reflexology Theory
  • 30 Hours Communication
  • 12 Hours infection Control
  • 12 Hours Health and Safety
  • 12 Hours Ethics, Code of Conduct/Practice and Legislation
  • 12 Hours Wellness and Self Care
  • 50 Hours Anatomy and Physiology from a Government accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • 12 hours Senior First Aid Certificate from an RTO (HLTAID003)

 

Reciprocal Memberships - AOR and TSARS

The RAoA has reciprocal arrangements with both the AOR in the UK and TSARS in South Africa. If you have been a full member of one of these associations within the last 12 months, you can join without undergoing RPL assessment.

How do I become a member?

 

Associate Membership

Anyone can join the RAoA as an Associate Member.  This is a membership level that you need not be qualified in Reflexology, but wish to receive copies of our Journal, newsletters and keep abreast of industry news.

Intermediate and Professional Membership

To join the RAoA as an Intermediate or Professional Member (for those qualified in Reflexology), the current qualifications offered within Australia that are automatically accepted (as they meet our educational requirements) are the Certificate of Clinical Reflexology (CoCR) and the HLT52515 Diploma of Reflexology.

If you recently graduated with a Certificate of Clinical Reflexology or the HLT Diploma of Reflexology, please download and complete our Membership Application form available on our application forms page

For Reflexologists that either hold an older qualification (of at least five years) or a qualification that is not the above CoCR or HLT Diploma, please contact our National Office on 07 33906 9001 to discuss your situation and if RPL Assessment may be required.

RPL Assessment - other and overseas qualifications

People that qualified overseas or have completed studies that are unfamiliar to the RAoA are invited to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to see that they meet the standards for professional Reflexology in Australia.  Please contact our National Office on 07 3396 9001 to discuss your qualifications and experience with our membership officer who can send to you our minimum educational requirements, RPL application form and costs. Age of your qualification, ongoing education, number of clinic hours and membership with other professional associations are all taken into consideration when reviewing an individual's application.

What does the RAoA stand for?

 

RAoA is short for the "Reflexology Association of Australia". 


Public FAQ

Will my health fund cover reflexology?

 

A number of health funds recognise Reflexology and will give a rebate for your treatment if the therapist is a registered provider with them. Our list of health funds that recognise Reflexology is available online here.

If you are unsure if Reflexology (and other anciallary therapies) is part of your health insurance policy, please contact your health fund to check if you have the correct level of cover to allow for rebates of these therapies.

It is also important when making an appointment with a therapist that you ask if they are a registered Reflexology provider with your chosen health fund.

How do I find a reflexologist in my area?

Online Search

On the home page of our website you can click 'Find a Practitioner' to perform a search in your area for qualified, RAoA members.

For best results when searching we recommend that you first click on your applicable State, then click on Postcode to sort numerically. This is the easiest way to see therapists that have clinic locations in and around your area. 

If you know the name of the Reflexologist you are seeking, you can search by surname.

Ensure to click the "clear settings" button to clear your search criteria if you wish to perform a different search.

 

Contact our National Office by Telephone

Our National Office can be contacted on 1300 733 711 for assistance in locating any of our qualified members nearest to you. As our office is open only part-time, if you call outside our business hours please leave a voicemail message with your name, number and area you are looking for a therapist and we will return your call on our next business day.

 

How much does a reflexologist charge for a session?

 

An average price range is in the vicinity of $65-$85 for a standard treatment, however, additional factors including location and the therapist's years of professional experience will determine their pricing.

When looking for a suitable Reflexology practitioner, where possible, we recommend that you contact at least two in your area to check their availability, treatment prices and to discuss any medical conditions you have been diagnosed with prior to making a booking.