Take your interest in massage to the next ethereal plain. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Reflexology will expand your knowledge of massage therapies and provide you with the opportunity to become qualified in Reflexology – a treatment applied to the feet, hands or ears.
Expand your skills and knowledge
Melbourne Polytechnic’s nationally accredited Diploma of Reflexology gives you the skills required to assess and treat the body, supporting its search for natural balance and wellbeing.
Reflexology can promote relaxation, and general health and wellbeing. It can be a standalone practice or an adjunct to massage therapy in health centres, aged care facilities and hospital complementary service centres.
Qualify for membership of national organisations such as the Reflexology Association of Australia or use this qualification as a pathway to higher studies in complementary medicine.
Personal touch with industry experienced teachers
Melbourne Polytechnic teachers are industry experienced, dedicated to your learning by providing one-on-one instruction, and well-equipped to prepare you for a rewarding career in health services.
Enjoy learning in a professional setting at Melbourne Polytechnic’s modern working Reflexology Clinic where you consolidate your techniques further.
Flexible course delivery ensures you can continue working while studying.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined qualification
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined Diploma of Remedial Massage and Diploma of Reflexology will increase your employment options.
DepartmentHealth and Community
Please contact the Community Health and Wellbeing Department for the latest enrolment information.
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsCompletion of VCE or equivalent, or mature age. Please note that assessment in this course requires students to give and receive reflexology treatments. Students who cannot meet this requirement for any reason should not enrol in this course.
Assessment MethodsOral questioning, practical demonstrations, written tests, reports, assignments/essays and oral presentations.
MaterialsText books must be purchased as per book list. Miscellaneous items such as polo tops and class materials etc are also compulsory.
Career PathwaysEmployment can be gained through self-employment or working with other health professions, hospitals and resorts.
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCAC318B||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OLDER PEOPLE||30|
|CHCORG428A||REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||120|
|HLTAP401B||CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS||90|
|HLTAP501C||ANALYSE HEALTH INFORMATION||30|
|HLTCOM404C||COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH CLIENTS||30|
|HLTCOM406C||MAKE REFERRALS TO OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHEN APPROPRIATE||40|
|HLTCOM408D||USE SPECIFIC HEALTH TERMINOLOGY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY||40|
|HLTCOM502C||DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE||40|
|HLTCOM503D||MANAGE A PRACTICE||50|
|HLTCOM510B||PROVIDE SERVICES TO CLIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES OR CONDITIONS||50|
|HLTFA311A||APPLY FIRST AID||18|
|HLTHIR501C||MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE HEALTH WORK ENVIRONMENT||20|
|HLTHIR506C||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL AND ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS||50|
|HLTIN301C||COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES||20|
|HLTNUT610B||PROVIDE BASIC DIETARY ADVICE||40|
|HLTREF501B||WORK WITHIN A REFLEXOLOGY FRAMEWORK||20|
|HLTREF502C||PREPARE FOR REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT||100|
|HLTREF503C||PROVIDE REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT||110|
|HLTREF504B||MONITOR AND EVALUATE REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENTS||40|
|HLTSHU509C||MAINTAIN PERSONAL HEALTH AND AWARENESS AS A PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY||85|
|HLTWHS300A||CONTRIBUTE TO WHS PROCESSES||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.