People living with lymphoedema deserve the best advice and care. Through the Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner Program (ALPP) - a robust regulatory scheme designed and administered by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA), only appropriately qualified and skilled health practitioners who meet entry and ongoing criteria are eligible to become ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners. Requirements include:
The Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner Program (ALPP) is a robust regulatory scheme which ensures ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners have the skills and knowledge to provide the best advice and care to people living with lymphoedema. The program comprises:
For lymphoedema training to be accredited, providers must meet the following requirements:
To ensure consumers, carers and referrers access the best advice and care, only ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners are eligible to appear on the NLPR.
Regardless of whether you are in a position to take new patients, the ALA encourages all eligible practitioners to join the Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner Program. This demonstrates to your patients, employer, referrers and the wider community your dedication, professionalism and expertise as well as your support of the ALA's objective to strive for excellence in lymphoedema management across Australia and New Zealand. As an Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner, you can opt out of having your details displayed on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR) if you are not able to accept new patients.
Becoming an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner demonstrates to your peers, consumers and the broader community your dedication, professionalism and expertise. The benefits include:
The ALA welcomes applications from health practitioners who meet the entry criteria to apply to become an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner. Click here to review the criteria for entry as well as ongoing requirements, and apply.
Please review the requirements carefully, as consideration of your application may be delayed if your application is incomplete.
The NLPR Committee will consider your application and, if in order, endorse it. You will be notified in around 3 weeks of the outcome. Once endorsed, you will receive a certificate, access to download the ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner tick of approval logo, and - if you wish - you can opt to be listed on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register.
All enquiries regarding becoming an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner and the NLPR should be directed to the ALA Office via email@example.com