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Reiki Training in Australia


The Australian Reiki Connection is dedicated to improving the quality of Reiki training in Australia.
In collaboration with its members, the Association has established the ARC Criteria for the teaching of the Usui System of Reiki,
which aims to raise the standards of Reiki training for all three levels.

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Levels of Reiki Training

There are three levels of Reiki training.

Level 1 Shoden - for personal use,

Level 2 Okuden/Practitioner - providing Reiki treatments to the public for a fee,


Level 3 Shinpiden/Reiki Master Teacher - enabling you to teach Reiki and attune students.

Some Reiki teachers divide teacher training into two parts, Level 3A Master Practitioner and Level 3B Master Teacher.

Levels of Reiki Training
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When choosing a Reiki teacher, having a face-to-face or phone conversation with them is recommended.  


Making an appointment to receive a Reiki treatment from them can also help you in your choice.

A good way to find a qualified Reiki Teacher is by referral from friends. 


Contacting a reputable Reiki association. These Associations will have a directory of referred Reiki teachers who meet the required criteria for qualified Reiki Teachers.

All Reiki teachers listed in the Australian Reiki Connection's Teacher directory have a lineage that can be traced back to Mikao Usui, the founder of the Usui System of Reiki, are appropriately insured and have completed HLTAIDO11 First Aid training.


In addition, they follow the National Code of Conduct for unregistered Healthcare Workers and the codes of ethics and professional conduct of the Association.

Questions to ask a Reiki Teacher

  • How long have you been working with Reiki?

  • What training have you had?

  • Did you receive hands-on in-person Reiki training and hands-on in-person attunements?

  • What is your Reiki lineage?

  • Do you teach the Usui System of Reiki?

  • How often do you teach?

  • How do you personally use Reiki?

  • What do you cover in your classes?

  • How many actual teaching hours are in your class?

  • How many are instructional, and how many are hands-on practice?

  • What are your fees?

  • Will I receive a certificate and a manual?

  • How many symbols will I learn?

(Note from ARC: In the Usui System of Reiki, no symbols are taught at Level I, three at Level 2 and one at Master/Teacher Level)

  • Do you provide follow-up support for your students?

  • Do you abide by a code of ethics and professional practice?

  • Do you abide by the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers?

  • Do you operate your business in accordance with Federal-State/Territory-Local Laws?

  • Are you a financial member of a professional Reiki Association?

  • If so, which one, and are you a referred Reiki teacher with them?

Be aware of how you feel about their answers. Listen to your heart, and you will be guided to the right teacher.

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