Who can attend this training?
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Podiatrists, Remedial Massage Therapists. If you are interested in attending and your vocation is not listed, or you are a carer, please get in touch to discuss.
What qualification will this training give me?
The Casley-Smith Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy course structure has been rearranged so that the main theory and manual drainage are taught within what will now be called Module A, held over 6 consecutive days. There are also compulsory units of home study.
Module B will cover compression therapy, measuring and special considerations.
This new structure allows massage therapists to function with completion of Module A. A certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of this module, but obviously cannot be the full ALA accreditation.
It will now be possible to attend Module B at a later date that better suits students.
If Module B is not attended within 2 years, refresher study will be required prior to attendance.
ALA education requirements are periodically reviewed, which may impact all accredited courses. For this reason, it is recommended that graduates from Module A complete Module B as soon as they are able.
When Module B is completed, graduates will receive the certificate recognised by the ALA.
Can I be a member of the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)?
Once you have completed and passed both Modules, as well as have a recognised qualification as listed on the ALA website, you may apply. Please see the ALA website for details. “Full membership of the ALA is open to health professionals with a substantial interest in lymphology or lymphoedema who is working in a clinical, research or education field. Evidence required on initial registration – one of the following:
Tertiary qualification in a health-related field at a qualification level equivalent to Australian Qualifications Framework Level 5 (Diploma)* or above (or) Current national registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) or under the New Zealand Health Practitioner Competency Act (HPCA)” ALA website.
Can I be listed on the NLPR?
To be listed on the NLPR you will need to have completed and passed both Modules, have a recognised qualification and meet rigorous standards set out by the NLPR. Please refer to the ALA website for more details.
Do I have to complete the second Module?
It is highly recommended that you complete Module B to receive your full qualification. We would suggest doing this within one year. If after this time, then you can attend module A at a nominal fee to refresh your learning.
Is a refresher course available?
Yes, after you have completed the first Module, you can re-attend this course at any venue with your trainer, for a nominal fee, whenever it suits you. Transport, accommodation and all associated expenses to attend this refresher need to be met by you.
It is recommended that you attend a refresher course every two years to keep abreast of changes. This is for a nominal fee.
I need to cancel/change my booking?
Please refer to the “Terms and Conditions” tab.