Want to know more about our courses, or a career in Reflexology? Here are some answers to the questions we are most frequently asked.
Yes you are. Successful completion of the Certificate of Clinical Reflexology entitles you to Professional Membership of the Reflexology Association of Australia. See reflexology.org.au for benefits of Professional Membership of a National organisation.
Please note that Health Fund policies have now removed Reflexology along with 16 other therapies. This may change in the future as it is at the discretion of the Health Funds themselves
The Certificate of Clinical Reflexology contains 16 Units whereas the Diploma contains 21 Units.
The Certificate of Clinical Reflexology has been designed by the Reflexology Association of Australia to run parallel with the Diploma of Reflexology.
Should students wish to study further there is a possibility to do so with RTOs and complete the further 5 Units required for the Diploma in Reflexology. Please note that RTOs will make charges for Recognised Prior Learning of the already completed 16 units at their discretion.
No pre-requisite, students may enrol on this course without any previous knowledge or experience of Reflexology.
We would advise that you have completed education at school up to Year 12 or equivalent.
We recommend that students undertake the Anatomy & Physiology Unit before course commencement as this assists with understanding the body’s systems as we learn their reflex points.
Students are required to successfully complete Units HLTAAP002 (Anatomy & Physiology) & HLTAID003 (Provide First Aid) at a RTO, for completion of Certificate of Clinical Reflexology.
Most practitioners set up their Reflexology business either from their home, from a clinic location or they offer a mobile service.
Many practitioners also combine their private practice with clients in community organisations such as Aged Care Homes, Disability Centres, Womens’ Refuges, etc.
Here are some further research statistics related to complementary therapy use in Australia:
- Market research from IBIS World placed natural health in the top five growth industries in Australia in 2010.
- Roy Morgan data from August 2010 showed the number of Australians using alternative health services grew by 40% over the past ten years.
- Australian Government careers and labour market research site Job Outlook said employment prospects for complementary health professionals are expected to grow very strongly in the period 2014-2015.
- Job Outlook said the proportion of complementary health professionals leaving their profession is 6.4% annually, substantially lower than the average across all occupations (13.1%).
- The 2008 National Prescribing Services (NPS) consumer survey revealed 65% of Australians had used one or more forms of complementary medicine in the last twelve months.
- Over half of Australians use complementary therapies, at a cost of about $1.8 billion year, to either prevent or treat health problems.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates that 750, people complementary therapists each year.
- Studies show that the most frequent users of complementary therapies include well-educated women, high-income earners and people with chronic conditions. (Source: betterhealth.vic.gov.au)
- Source: www.naturaltherapypages.com.au
The below texts are not a course requirement, purely recommended reading. However, we do refer to Dwight Byers methods throughout the course.
- ‘Better Heath with Foot Reflexology’ by Dwight Byers
- ‘Complete Reflexology’ by Barbara & Kevin Kunz