Diploma of Reflexology (HLT52515)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: HLT52515
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 96-192 weeks (online); 48-96 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Monthly intake dates (online); 3 intake dates per year (on-campus)
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Derived from thousands of years of ancient Chinese medicine, the holistic practice of reflexology is now utilised to successfully treat all manner of ailments. Combining hands-on practical components and comprehensive theory, AIAS's Diploma of Reflexology (HLT52515) will equip you with professional skills in this increasingly popular massage modality, and set you up for success.

Learn how to apply and treat a variety of conditions by pinpointing ailments with gentle massage. As part of the reflexology philosophy, different parts of the body have corresponding areas located on the feet. By stimulating these areas of the foot, this practice aims to promote wellness in multiple parts of the body.

As part of this qualification, you'll be given the option to undertake an elective stream in either business or aromatherapy, depending on your career goals. Gain a basic understanding of the therapeutic applications of essential oils and aromatherapy products, or learn the fundamentals of small business marketing and finances in order to grow your own business - the choice is yours!

Flexible online study or blended delivery (online and on campus) means students have the freedom to fit study around their busy lives.

Vocational placement

As part of your studies, you will need to complete 250 hours of practical work placement. Students who choose to study elective aromatherapy will also need to complete an additional 70 hours of work placement at an AIAS campus.

You will be required to supply a current Working with Children Check and/or National Police Check prior to undertaking your placement.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this reflexology course, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units:

  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • HLTAAP003 - Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • HLTINF004 - Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • HLTREF001 - Develop reflexology practice
  • HLTREF002 - Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • HLTREF003 - Perform reflexology health assessments
  • HLTREF004 - Provide therapeutic reflexology treatments
  • HLTREF005 - Adapt reflexology approaches to meet specific needs
  • HLTREF006 - Monitor and evaluate reflexology treatments
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • HLTHPS010 - Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

Business stream:

  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances

Aromatherapy stream:

  • HLTARO001 - Develop aromatherapy practice
  • HLTARO002 - Source and prepare aromatherapy products

Students will also need to obtain a First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 and/or HLTAID006) via an external provider, and supply evidence of completion to AIAS.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Reflexology (HLT52515) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS). The hands-on practical skills and treatment knowledge you will gain from this course will prepare you to pursue work as a reflexologist in any of the following settings:

  • Self-employment
  • Hospices
  • Clients' homes
  • Complementary or holistic medicine clinics
  • Beauty salons

Successfully completing this course may also enable students pursue further study such as a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage or Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Myotherapy, Acupuncture or Complementary Medicine.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

Alternatively, AIAS offers upfront payment or flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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