The Reflexology Association of Australia Limited

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The two current qualifications that are automatically accepted by the RAoA are the Certificate of Clinical Reflexology (CoCR) offered at approved colleges and the HLT52515 Diploma of Reflexology offered at a number of Registered Training Organisations across Australia. A list of schools and colleges that offer these courses are available on our website here.

Reflexologists that hold an older qualification, one that is not listed above, or hold a qualification acquired overseas can seek to join the RAoA as Intermediate or Professional Members if they successfully pass our Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment process.  For further information regarding undergoing our RPL process please refer to the below FAQ about becoming a member if you have an overseas qualification.

The current minimum education requirements for a professional Reflexology qualification accepted by the RAoA and the health funds is as follows:

- 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)

Note:  The RAoA do not endorse, nor accept graduates that have acquired a Reflexology qualification that has been completed solely online. While some theory subjects can be completed online, it is necessary for students to complete many clinical hours under the guidance of a Reflexology qualified lecturer that can assist with the precise location of reflex points and with interpreting what is seen and felt when giving a treatment.