Diploma of Reflexology

This qualification provides competence in reflexology practice and covers the general provision of reflexology treatment as well as treatment for clients with specific needs such as palliative care and aged care. Practitioners at this level may be self-employed as independent practitioners or work in a larger health service and may supervise other reflexologists.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:




21 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

17 core units comprising 13 common units and 4 specialisation units

4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 4 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

Common units

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

add topic HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

add topic HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

add topic HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

add topic HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility

Specialisation units

add topic HLTREF501B Work within a reflexology framework

add topic HLTREF502C Prepare for a reflexology treatment

add topic HLTREF503C Provide reflexology treatment

add topic HLTREF504B Monitor and evaluate reflexology treatments

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups and employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs

add topic HLTARO408B Provide aromatherapy massage treatment

add topic HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

add topic HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness

add topic HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions

add topic HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

add topic HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

add topic HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework

add topic HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment

add topic HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment


The Reflexology skill set is recommended for individuals wishing to gain a set of reflexology skills to complement another health qualification:


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries