To become a preferred lymphoedema practitioner experiencing consistent results.
ALA recognised courses are subject to a rigorous accreditation process. This allows you to have confidence in the standard of training that you are undertaking. You will learn how to market your lymphoedema services and state your qualification in your title to referring health practitioners.
To become eligible for listing on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register.
Successful completion of this course may allow you to apply for accreditation under the ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner Program (ALPP) and inclusion on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR), a publicly available and searchable online listing of Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners. Please visit the ALA website to learn more about the ALPP and NLPR. Please check your eligibility for accreditation prior to enrolling in our course.
To become eligible for garment subsidy programs.
Garment prescription is one of the most evidence-based modalities for the treatment of lymphoedema. Access to government funded garment prescription programs, such as Enable in NSW, require you to have completed a lymphoedema course recognised by the ALA. This is to ensure standards of training for those that will be prescribing pressure garments. The NSW Health website is available here. If you download the application form you will see in Section 7, the Prescriber Declaration, that you must sign as to whether you have completed an ALA recognised course. This information, on garment programs, has been included to give you the confidence that the lymphoedema course you will be undertaking meets certain stringent standards.