Diploma in Reflexology 2024 – 2025 

Proposed dates, subject to numbers and to be confirmed are

April 6th & 7th 2024, May 4th & 5th, June 8th & 9th, July 6th & 7th, August 3rd & 4th, September 7th & 8th, October 5th & 6th, November 9th & 10th, December 7th & 8th, January 18th & 19th 2025, February 15th & 16th 2025 and March 15th & 16th 2025.



Completion of the Introduction to Reflexology is a prerequisite to the diploma training.  

To be held in Oamaru 

This Course comprises of 12 seminars of 2 days held roughly one weekend per month. (In addition to the Introduction to Reflexology weekend)

The Course consists of 1228 hours, which includes –

  • 208 Contact hours with tutor
  • 300 hours Anatomy & Physiology   –   (from outside provider)

To complete the diploma students will need to have completed the above requirements, passed 3 theory tests during the year, one theory and one practical skills examination at the end of the diploma study.  Students must also complete their cases studies to an expected level, hold a First Aid certificate and have completed a minimum NZQA Level 4 Anatomy and Physiology Certificate (This must be obtained from an outside provider a list of options will be made available to interested students).

On completion of the Diploma students may apply for membership with Reflexology New Zealand (RNZ), the New Zealand reflexology governing body.  RNZ is a self governing association who sets its own high standards of education. The successful students will  have the knowledge and skills to practice reflexology in a clinical environment as  fully qualified reflexologists.

A Course Overview

On completion of the Diploma students will have demonstrated proficiency in

  • Foundation knowledge of reflexology
  • Reflexology in a Clinical Setting
  • Anatomy, reflexes and care of feet and hands
  • Case studies
  • Effective Communication & Business Skills
  • Systems of the body in relation to reflexology, including diseases and disorders of each system
  • Ethico/legal/cultural considerations in a clinical setting
  • Anatomy and Physiology, First Aid
  •  Endocrine balancing
  • Reflexology frameworks, including Zone Therapy, mind-body and meridian theories
  • Auricular Therapy.

The content of the diploma may be changed at any time by the Southern Therapies School of New Zealand as considered necessary for the students best education.

Mission Statement

The Southern Therapies School of New Zealand aims to provide students with quality, in depth training to ensure they become professional practicing reflexologists who will contribute to the growth and development of reflexology in New Zealand.

Entry Requirements and Expectations

  • Students will be required to attend all seminars and complete all theory and practical work, including self directed home study and practice in the given time frames
  • Students must have access to a computer and present theory work typed
  • Students must have a good understanding of written and spoken English
  • Students must be over 18 years of age and able to commit to the required hours of learning
  • Students must either hold a relevant Anatomy & Physiology qualification or study this whilst doing the diploma (qualifications that meet the NZQA Level 4 criteriaor above  may be cross credited, to be decided on an individual basis)
  • Students must hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate before the case studies can begin
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 case studies of 6 treatments per study (36 hours per study) to be completed 1 week apart for 6 weeks.
  • Students must inform the school of changed contact details in  an acceptable time frame.

Students will be expected to be punctual.

If unable to attend a seminar students will be required to inform the tutor and will need to arrange to cover missed work (this will incur an additional cost).

If the student is unable to complete the course they may be able to postpone their learning until a later date – this is subject to the tutors discretion and decided on a case by case basis.

Students are expected to be polite, caring and thoughtful of all class members at all times.  The Southern Therapies School of New Zealand reserves the right to refuse to teach a student who is continually disruptive, and has measures in place to help guide and facilitate issues to help ensure a happy, healthy learning environment.


Students will be assessed by

  •  observation of the tutor
  •  discussion and feedback
  •  Achieving home assignments
  •  theory examinations during the course
  •  quality of self directed work
  •  passing final theory and practical examinations.

If a student does not achieve a pass in the final theory or practical examinations they may re attempt these not more than one month after the first attempt. A re-examination charge of NZ$150 will be incurred.

Course Costs

The Diploma in Reflexology Course fee is NZ$3,800.00 GST inclusive.

A deposit of $440.00  is required with receipt of the application form, this will be refunded should the applicant be unsuccessful.

Payment details are:

  1. $440.00 deposit to be received at least one month before start date
  2. 1st payment of NZ1,120 one week before 1st seminar
  3. 2nd payment of NZ$1,120 one week before 4th seminar
  4. 3rd and final payment of NZ$1,120 one week before 8th seminar.

Students failing to make payments will be unable to continue study.  If the course does not proceed due to numbers or any other reason The Southern Therapies School of New Zealand will fully refund the applicants deposits.  Refunds will not be payable once the course has commenced.  Alternative payment options to suit students may be discussed with the school prior to commencement.

Deposits are non-refundable.

For courses exceeding 3 months , withdrawal may be made within 7 days of starting. This must be in writing and a refund will be paid  less 10% of the total or $300 administration & Tutoring fee, whichever is lesser. The Southern Therapies School of New Zealand will hold your course fees in a separate account until after the first seven days. After this date all course fees will be deemed as owing to The Southern Therapies School of New Zealand.  No certification will be issued until all fees have been settled.

Please complete the enquiry form or registration form to contact the school for an Enrollment Booklet, Policy and Procedures document to see an in depth breakdown of the Diploma training.  We welcome your enquiries and are happy to talk things through with you and answer any questions you have.