Accredited lymphoedema training


From November 2019 until 31 December 2020, recognition and/or accreditation of lymphoedema training by the ALA is transitioning to a new model.  All providers of lymphoedema training wishing to be accredited from 1 January 2021 must submit their application and be approved before that date noting that a period of 3 months should be allowed for ALA review and approval.


The new model of lymphoedema training

Providers not previously recognised by the ALA as well as all re-accrediting providers are required to meet the new model for accredited lymphoedema training should they wish their graduating students to be eligible to become an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner.

All enquiries relating to accreditation of lymphoedema training should be addressed to 


Lymphoedema training courses recognised under the previous model

Practitioners who graduate from one of the following lymphoedema training courses prior to 31 December 2020 will meet the entry level criteria with respect to lymphoedema training as set out under the Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner Program (ALPP):

Course Provider Course Website Email  Accredited to
ALERT Education at Macquarie University Level 1 Louise Koelmeyer  31/12/2020
Lymphoedema Consulting & Training (NZ) Level 1 & 2 Yvonne Ferguson 31/12/2020
Lymphoedema Education Solutions Level 1 & 2 Maree O'Connor 31/12/2020
Physiotherapy Dept, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Level 1 & 2   Leonie Naumann 31/12/2020
Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy for the Management of Lymphoedema (Casley Smith) Combined 1 & 2   Elsebeth Perry 31/12/2020
Vodder Schools Certificate of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy Combined 1 & 2   31/12/2020