Membership FAQ

Today, many forms of healing are practised throughout Australia, including a number of different branches or forms of Reiki. The usual way Reiki associations have identified genuine Reiki is through the applicant producing a verifiable, traceable lineage of initiation. This method has now become inadequate on its own: The evolution and dynamic spread of Reiki since the early 1980s has seen many students lose touch with their initiating masters, and lineages have often not been documented.

Reiki Australia has a responsibility to ensure that applicants, particularly for professional membership categories offering services to the public (masters and treatment practitioners), practise a form of Reiki and not another style of healing. Obtaining comprehensive information about applicants’ Reiki training and treatment practice assists Reiki Australia, in a compassionate way, to determine membership eligibility even when an applicant is not able to provide all of the requested documentation.

We invite you to join this progressive Reiki association and enjoy the warmth of community connection and the growing range of member benefits.

Most certainly! In today’s technological world, distance will not stop you from being actively involved in a project. We have volunteer project teams in almost every state. Some activities project teams work on are:

• Organising local Reiki Share Days
• Planning conferences
• Developing Reiki Australia’s technical resources
• Fundraising and sponsorship
• Advertising
• Connecting with popular media
• Assisting with research

Reiki Australia has a well-developed Induction Process which will welcome you to the team while giving you everything you need to be informed and ready to be a fully active team member: knowledge and understanding of the protocols and guidelines for Reiki Australia project team members helps teams work together very effectively. This, in turn, serves the team members and Reiki Australia to continue growing with integrity towards Reiki Australia’s core values and purpose. Reiki Australia boasts a very high percentage of members who are actively involved; we invite you to join in!

With the introduction of a new legally binding Code of Professional Conduct in both NSW and SA, unregistered healthcare practitioners, including Reiki treatment practitioners, must meet certain requirements. These requirements include that practitioners must ensure appropriate first aid is available to deal with any misadventure during a client consultation. Reiki Australia expects all states to introduce a similar code and highly recommends Reiki practitioners consider the benefits of completing a course in Senior First Aid, even if it is not yet compulsory for them to do so.

Reiki Australia’s first and foremost dedication has always been to preserve Reiki as a spiritual practice and healing art and to nurture community. To belong to a professional organisation like Reiki Australia provides you with a connection to the Reiki community and keeps you up to date with Reiki news nationally and internationally. Our member journal provides current developments, information and personal Reiki stories as well as keeping members connected. Important issues and updates are forwarded to you through the Reiki Australia “In Touch!” email service. If Reiki has touched your heart then we encourage you to establish an affiliation with us. Reiki Shares are a wonderful way to carry on the tradition of Reiki as a personal practice as well as keeping the connection alive. We encourage you to participate in a local Reiki Share hosted on behalf of Reiki Australia. You may even like to consider being a local Reiki Share Coordinator.

Yes, continuing professional development (CPD) is a yearly requirement. Reiki Australia asks you to reach a minimum of 6 points per year. Our program is very flexible and readily achievable, regardless of your location.

No, the log of 10 Reiki treatment sessions is a requirement for your first year of Practitioner membership only. Upon joining you will receive a Member’s Resources Kit which will provide you with a Template Log to use.

Reiki Australia organises a Reiki conference every few years and our seminars are conducted nationally wherever possible. Reiki Australia’s Ethics Committee is available to all members. In addition, Reiki Australia has within its membership highly experienced Reiki practitioners with additional training in professional supervision to support your personal and professional development. Contact the office for more information, or to arrange a professional supervision session. Members are advised of seminars and other relevant events via the “In Touch” email news service and postings to the News & Events area on this site.

Join Reiki Australia by printing out the relevant application form for Reiki Practitioner, Reiki Master or the combined categories. Once we receive your application together with your JP certified copies of your Reiki certificates and the $40 one-off joining fee, you will receive an invoice for the remainder of your membership fee (Pro Rata fees apply) if accepted and further information regarding insurance options. Upon receipt of your payment, you will be notified of your membership number via email so you can apply for insurance cover. Once you receive your insurance policy, you need to forward a photocopy of the Certificate of Currency to the office. Your application will then be fully processed and activated, your details uploaded on the website and your certificate and other supporting documents posted out to you.

We are very happy to advise our professional members that Reiki Australia has arranged for Fenton Green & Co to create very attractive professional insurance packages for our members. As an example, $1MIL Professional Indemnity Insurance & $10MIL Public Liability Insurance will cost around $195 depending on your state, fully inclusive of all costs. Alternatively, there are a number of insurance brokers with whom you may make your own enquiries eg. OAMPS, Guardian, AON and Insurance House.

Unless volunteers are covered by the company/business/facility they work with, it is the volunteer’s own responsibility to have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.