Qualification details

HLT51707 - Diploma of Reflexology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT51712 - Diploma of ReflexologyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people N/A
CHCICS301A - Provide support to meet personal care needsProvide support to meet personal care needs N/A
CHCORG428A - Reflect on and improve own professional practiceReflect on and improve own professional practice N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTAP501B - Analyse health informationAnalyse health information N/A
HLTARO408B - Provide aromatherapy massage treatmentProvide aromatherapy massage treatment N/A
HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clientsCommunicate effectively with clients N/A
HLTCOM406C - Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriateMake referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate N/A
HLTCOM408C - Use specific health terminology to communicate effectivelyUse specific health terminology to communicate effectively N/A
HLTCOM502C - Develop professional expertiseDevelop professional expertise N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451511 Natural Remedy Consultant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6395-13 Natural Remedy Consultant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Complementary/Alternative Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Reflexologist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451511 Natural Remedy Consultant 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6395-13 Natural Remedy Consultant 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


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:

  • Reflexologist

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules


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 

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTAP501B Analyse health information  (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate 

HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise 

HLTCOM503C Manage a practice 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment 

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility 

Specialisation units 

HLTREF501B Work within a reflexology framework 

HLTREF502B Prepare for a reflexology treatment 

HLTREF503B Provide reflexology treatment 

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:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

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.

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs 

HLTARO408B Provide aromatherapy massage treatment 

HLTCOM408C Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively 

HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness 

HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions 

HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice 

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

HLTREM401C Work within a massage framework 

HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment 

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: