How much do your courses cost?
Currently, ili ili Level 1 courses (2 days) are $595 and ili ili Level 2 Remedial Toolbox courses (1 day) are $295 (with a discount if attending both).
Payment options for Level 1:
Full payment upfront: $595
Training with a friend: $566 each
Course plus stone set (50 basalt stones): $895
Course plus stone set and 18 litre stone warmer: $1095
Paying by instalments: 4 x $170 (finalised prior to course commencement)
Paying by instalments, including stone kit: 4 x $250
Paying by instalments, including stones and warmer: 4 x $300
*Note: Due to supply chain issues (due to the pandemic), we have temporarily removed the option to buy a stone kit as a part of the course. We are looking into reducing the size of our stone kits for the time being - please email us at email@example.com if you wish to be kept updated on availability.
For current course dates and locations, head to our Workshops page
What is included in the training price?
You will receive:
Training which enables you to deliver a full body 2 hour hot stone treatment.
A training manual.
A certificate of competence.
Use of the ili ili name description.
Why is it necessary for me to undertake specific training in hot stone massage if I am a qualified massage/beauty therapist?
Training from a recognised provider is required to be adequately insured.
Can I perform massages straight after completing the course?
Yes. However we advise all of our clients to conform to ethical and professional standards. That means becoming a member of an association and obtaining indemnity insurance before massaging the public.
Is ili ili stones a recognised provider?
Ili ili stones is an accredited training provider (Platinum Level) with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. You may wish to consider membership with this association to receive members benefit pricing on professional indemnity insurance with AON Risk Solutions Australia. To find out more about membership and/or insurance, visit the IICT website. In addition, if you ask us to provide a certificate for the number of hours you trained with us this can be submitted with PME points to massage associations.
Is training with ili ili stones enough for me to be covered for liability insurance
Assuming you are a qualified massage/beauty therapist and your professional association and insurer recognises hot stone massage as a modality, then training with ili ili stones is adequate. We recommended checking with your individual association/insurer. You may also gain insurance as a paraprofessional with AON without a massage qualification.
Is the ili ili stones course Government accredited?
Ili ili stones training is a form of massage which is currently unrecognised by most traditional western medicines. Ili ili stones training focuses on personal development to facilitate your healing skills as a practitioner, rather than a formal qualification like Certificate IV. Having said that, you will receive a certificate of competency which allows you to practice as a hot stone massage therapist (provided you are properly insured).
Can I register with the major health funds?
Since the introduction of the National Training Package system and the amalgamation of many of the massage associations, the criteria for massage association membership and insurance has changed. To obtain a provider number from most health insurance companies a two year Diploma of Remedial Massage is required.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes. After completing the training you will be issued with a certificate and academic transcript noting your hours of training.
Do I need experience?
No. Our teaching method includes a demonstration and practice session format with a high level of teacher support which works for all levels of experience.
What is your cancellation policy?
Your cancellation of the full course, at any point, incurs a $100 administration fee, that is non-refundable.
Should you decide to cancel your place in our course but choose a future course we will endeavour to transfer your booking to that course (pending availability). This will incur a $50 administration fee which we will invoice you for prior to securing and finalising your future booking.
Cancellations that occur within 7 days of our scheduled course date will not be refundable unless we are able to fill your vacancy (which we will endeavour to do). Should we be able to fill your place we will only retain our usual $100 administration fee.
No-shows and same day cancellations are not refundable or transferable.
In the highly unlikely circumstance that Ili Ili Stones should have to cancel a course you will receive a full refund of your fee or the opportunity to roll your booking over to a future course at no cost to you. Ili Ili Stones is in no way responsible for any other costs that may have been incurred by you relating to your attendance at the course.
Please note we can only refund by direct deposit into your nominated bank account and we do not refund in cash.
How can I find out more?
Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.