Frequently Asked Questions

Accomodation near the practical course (1)

Can you help with accommodation? Or advise on nearest hotel?

Unfortunately we can't advise on accomodation as everyone's price point is different.

Please Google: Accomodation near [the course location] which will give you a choice of different accomodation.

Accreditation - ANTA (1)

Can I join this course & get PI Insurance if this course is not accredited by my association?

Yes - the 80-hr DN Course doesn't need to be accredited by your association (ANTA) in order to gain PI Insurance after successful course completion.

The CPD HC 80-hr DN course is accredited / recommended by all other Massage Associations in Australia (5) except ANTA.

Following submissions to insurance brokers Arthur J Gallagher (AJG) about our safety standards and protocols, our 80-Hour Dry Needling Course became the Dry Needling course AJG recommends to policy holders.

It is because of this status and strong relationship we have with AJG that we have now secured a co-branded Professional Indemnity policy for you, as an ANTA Member who may completed our 80-Hour Dry Needling course.

ANTA members and PI Insurance:

We've had many practitioners, including RMTs & Naturopaths who are members of ANTA, successfully complete our 80-hr Dry Needling course, gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on their Certificate of Currency and start using Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Recently appointed ANTA Executive Officer, Jim Olds decided to withdraw the ANTA accreditation held by CPD HC for our Dry Needling course from 2013 - 2018.

According to Mr Olds, his decision was based on a recent increase in the number of reported adverse events following Dry Needling therapy by Remedial Massage Therapists. We were advised that in order for our 80-Hour Dry Needling course to be accredited by ANTA we must increase the practical course component from 20 to 60 hours.

Since being advised of this new policy we have been in discussions with Mr Olds and have tried to explain that his decision to request an increase in the face to face hours for our Dry Needling course is not the solution to the undeniable increase in Dry Needling adverse events.

Arthur J Gallagher: 

Well before ANTA became aware of an increase in Dry Needling incidents we took the initiative to contact Arthur J Gallagher, other major Group Insurers/Brokers, and the major professional associations about our concerns in 2017.

As the largest Dry Needling Education providers in Australia we became very concerned about some of the course standards, pre-requisite education, course content, presenter qualifications, and examination/testing protocols.

Throwing more face-to-face hours at a course doesn't make it safe and will not reduce the number of adverse events.

Evidence shows that it's much more important to ensure that a course has the following key components if it is to be deemed safe:
 

  • The qualifications & experience of the education provider
  • The training of the co-presenters
  • The student to presenter ratio
  • The testing & examination standards
  • The content of the course and safety emphasis
  • The anatomical knowledge of the presenter & required safe standard
  • The way that demonstrations are presented
  • Which muscles are covered during the course
  • Which other professional associations accredit a course

What to do next: PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy:

The process of gaining cover is easy. Please contact AJG to discuss your insurance cover.

After course completion, AJG will send you an application form to complete so you can gain insurance to start needling and helping your clients. 

CPE and ANTA:

As an ANTA Member, you're required to complete 20 hours of CPE per annum (Jan-Dec).

You can record your 80-hours of Dry Needling training as CPE Hours. ANTA's CPE guidelines state that members can log CPE hours in many ways including completing short courses and undertaking further study.

Here's the link to the relevant page on the ANTA website.

Other PI Insurers:

After successful completion of the 80-hr DN course, we send your Certificate of Completion that you send to your PI Insurer to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency. 

Some Insurance companies charge to add this endorsement whilst other do not.

You may also wish to contact the following companies to get a quote with regards to RMT PI Insurance with a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement:

AON 1800 462 558 (Massage & Myotherapy Australia group Insurer)

BizCover 1300 920 864 

Please don't hesitate to contact me on 0404 646 806 if you need any other information.

The CPD Health Courses Team hope to meet you at the practical course :))

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:
 

Accreditation - APA Accreditation (1)

Does APA recognise this course and how many CPD points does it accumulate? 

We've trained hundred's of Physiotherapists all over Australia in Dry Needling Therapy from 2013 to the present date.

You'll be able to log 20-CPD hours/ points (DN Introductory) and 36-CPD hrs/ points (DN Introductory & Advanced) and 8-CPD hrs/ points (DN Masterclass) & gain PI insurance cover for Dry Needling Therapy after successfully completing the CPD Health Courses DN Introductory course or the DN Introductory / Advanced / Masterclass.

APA Accreditation:

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) ceased accrediting ANY external continuing professional development courses including Dry Needling courses as of Jan 2017.

After correspondence with both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the APA Group Insurer (Insurance House), we are pleased to confirm that Physiotherapists can record CPD hours to meet the Physiotherapy Board of Australia’s Registration Standard and will be able to obtain PI Insurance cover after successful completion of the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling training.

Please click HERE for more details about course accreditation (AHPRA & Insurance House correspondence).

Accreditation - Do I need to be a member of an association to get PI Insurance for Dry Needling? (1)

Not necessarily. It often depends on the Insurance company so please contact the insurer.

You can join our Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy after successful course completion even if the course is not recognised / accredited by your association.

Please click HERE & HERE or more information about PI Insurance.

Accreditation - Do I need to join a course that is accredited by my association to use DN Therapy? (1)

Do I need to join a course that is accredited by my association to use DN Therapy?

No. You can join our Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy in your practice after successful course completion even though it may not be recognised/ accredited by your association.

Accreditation - Does the RACGP accredit this course? (1)

Yes! The CPD Health Courses Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced courses have both been accredited by the QI & CPD program.

CPD Health courses Dry Needling courses are the only RACGP accredited Dry Needling course in Australia.

Dry Needling Introductory course: 40 category 1 points.

Dry Needling Advanced course: 40 category 1 points.

Click HERE.

Accreditation - Does this DN course need to be accredited by my association to gain an endorsement on my insurance policy? (1)

No - You can join our Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy in your practice after successful course completion even though it may not be recognised/ accredited by your association.

Accreditation - How many points do I get after completing the DN course? (1)

Professional Associations award points after successful completion of the DN course.

Every association awards a different number of CPD / FLA / CPE / CEU points or hours.

Please click this link to find out more: Course Accreditation.

You can claim 8-CPD hours / points after attending the CPD HC Dry Needling Masterclass.

Please contact your association if you need more information.

Accreditation - How many points do I get after completing the Masterclass? (1)

Professional Associations award points after successful completion of the DN course.

The Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course.

You can claim 8-CPD hours / points after attending the CPD HC Dry Needling Masterclass.

Please contact your association for more CPD information.

Accreditation - Is the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course accredited by my Association? (1)

Is the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course accredited by my Association?

Most professional association CPD guidelines state that members can log CPD hours in many ways including completing short courses and undertaking further study.

 

Please check this with your own association.

Please click this link: Course Accreditation

Accreditation - Is your course recognised worldwide? (1)

Is your course recognised worldwide?

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is recognised & accredited in the UK and Australia. Please contact your countries association / professional body/ insurance company to see if you can are qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy in your country.

Acupuncture Needles - What needles should I buy after completing the course? (1)

Which/ how many needles should I order once I'm qualified as a DN Therapist?

This depends on how many patients / clients you treat per week and how many patients you'll be treating with Dry Needling Therapy.

Unopened needle packs normally have a shelf life of 2-3 years. There are 100 needles per box.

After successful course completion you'll receive an Acuneeds discount voucher (10% discount valid for 2 weeks) and a free starter pack which includes a needle pack, kidney dish, sharps bin. 

Suggested Acuneeds Needle Order:

Please click HERE to order all your dry needling supplies through Acuneeds Australia.

Hwato (0.25x30mm) 80%

Seirin (0.25x40/50mm) 10%

Sensei/Seirin (0.25x75mm) 5%

Hwato (0.22x30mm) 5%

Plus 1 box of baby needles 0.20x30mm Seirin - for very sensitive patients.

As a rough guide, if you're treating 20 patients a week using Dry Needling therapy, you might use 1 box of Hwato (0.25x30mm) per week and the other needle types in the amounts sugested above.

AHPRA - CPD Recognition (1)

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the national professional boards that it supports, do not approve, endorse or recommend courses for the purposes of continuing professional development.

Each professional board publishes general advice about the types of CPD that should be undertaken in order to meet their specific registration standards. This information can be found on the respective professional board pages on the AHPRA website.

In general, practitioners need to assess the suitability of CPD activities with respect to their relevance and their potential benefits in terms of improving academic knowledge, and skills within their scope of practice framework.

AHPRA - Registration (1)

I’m awaiting my Physio registration. Can I still enrol & attend a practical course?

YES. You can enrol & complete the DN course but you need to be registered with AHPRA before using DN Therapy in private practice.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Association - Can I still join your course if my association doesn't recognise the Dry Needling course? (1)

Can I still join your course if my association doesn't recognise the Dry Needling course?

Yes- you can still use DN Therapy even if your association doesn’t recognise this Dry Needling course because our Dry Needling courses meet the standard required for professional indemnity insurance. We advise all practitioner to contact their PI Insurer before enrolling in a course.

Association - CPD allocation (1)

How many CPD / CPE / CEU points will I get after completing this course?

Every Professional Association awards different CPD / FLA / CPE / CEU points or hours. Please click this link and also contact your Association for more details.

Certificate of Completion - Will I be covered by insurance and be able to practice on my own without supervision? (1)

I'm looking for a dry needling course that will provide me with a certificate, so that I am covered by insurance and can practice on my own without supervision. Does your course provide this?

YES. After successful course completion, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion. This can be sent to your professional association & insurance company for CPE and to gain an endorsement on your certificate of currency. Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Certificate of Completion - CPD HC (1)

When will I receive my new Certificate of Completion?

We have just sent your Certificate of Completion. Please check your inbox. 

Certificate of Completion - How many CPD / CPE / CEU points will I get after completing this course? (1)

How many CPD / CPE / CEU points will I get after completing this course?

Every Professional Association awards different CPD / FLA / CPE / CEU points or hours. Please click this link and also contact your Association for more details.

Certificate of Completion - I can’t find my Certificate. Can you send it to me again? (1)

I can’t find my Certificate. Can you send it to me again?

To download your Certificate, please log in and click ‘My Certificate’ by hovering over 'My Account'.

Certificate of Completion - I didn't pass the practical - can I get CPD points for completing the online theory program. (1)

Please contact us, letting us know which practical course you attended.

We'll send you a letter stating how many hours of online theory you succcessfully completed, which you can send to your association.

Certificate of Completion - I haven’t received my Certificate of Completion yet. (1)

When will I get my Certificate of Completion after completing the DN course? I haven’t received my Certificate of Completion yet.

After successful course completion, your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 24-48 hrs of practical course completion. This certificate can be sent to your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency and your Association for CPD.

Certificates of Completion can also be found by logging in and clicking ‘My Certificates’ 24-48 hrs after course completion.

Certificate of Completion - I've completed my theory program (1)

Thanks for letting us know.

We've just sent your Certificate of Completion. Please check your inbox.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Certificate of Completion - What qualification will I get after course completion? (1)

What qualification will I get after successful course completion?

You'll receive a Certificate of Completion via email which you can download & print.

This Certificate can be sent to your Professional Association for CPD allocation and your PI Insurer for a DN Therapy endorsement on your policy.

Certificate of Completion - Will I be able to start using Dry Needling straight after completing my course? (1)

Will I be able to start using Dry Needling straight after completing my course?

Yes! On successful course completion, you'll receive your Certificate of Completion the next day and you'll be qualified to use Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling on Monday. Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Certificate of Completion - Will I get a Certificate after completing the online theory? (1)

No. We'll send your Certificate of Completion by email the day after successfully completing the practical course.

You can also download your Certificate after completing the practical course, by logging in and clicking ‘My Certificate’ under My Account.

Your Certificate of Completion will state you've completed an 80-hr Dry Needling Course.

Certificate of Completion - Will I receive my Certificate by email or at the practical course? (1)

We'll send your Certificate of Completion by email the day after successful completion of the practical course.

You can also download your Certificate by logging in and clicking ‘My Certificate’ under My Account.

Certificate of Completion - Will my Certificate of Completion state that I've completed an 80-hr Dry Needling Course? (1)

Will my Certificate of Completion state that I've completed an 80-hr Dry Needling Course?

YES

Clinical Supervision - I'm an RMT. Do I have to work at a student clinic after completing my practical course? (1)

I'm an RMT. Do I have to work at a student clinic after completing my practical course?

No. After successful completion of the 80-hr Dry Needling course, RMT's are fully qualified to use Dry Needling techniques in their clinic/ practice after sending their Certificate of Completion to their PI Insurer. Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

I’m an Registered Nurse – as a DN practitioner can I work independently or do I need to work under my work facility/ with a Physio/ Chiro/ Osteo?

After successful course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy and can work independently but you will need your own PI Insurance. 

Contact Us (1)

I have some questions - Can I call you?

You can call us on 0404 646 806 or send an email request through any of the following channels. We'll get back to you with in 24-48-hrs or sooner.

Contact Us - I have some questions - can I call you? (1)

You can call us on 0404 646 806 or send an email request through any of the following channels:

Contact Us - I haven't received any correspondence from CPD HC (1)

This unusual. Please check your Spam/ Trash folders.

Hotmail email address have a high tendency to send mail to spam so please check your spam/ trash folder.

To ensure you receive all future CPD HC Course Reminder emails please white list all CPD HC emails: ie ensure you have assigned the CPD HC email address as NOT SPAM (info@cpdhealthcourses.com).

Cosmetic Acupuncture - do you teach this? (1)

Unfortunately we're unable to offer this due to our busy Dry Needling Course teaching schedule in Australia & the UK. 

Course - I'm a qualified RMT and Osteo/Physio/ Chiro student - Which course is right for me? (1)

I'm a qualified RMT and Osteo/Physio/ Chiro student - Which course is right for me?

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMT's need to complete the 80-hr Dry Needling course for RMT's.

This is so you can gain a DN endorsement on your RMT Certificate of Currency and then use this new skill in your RMT clinic, the day after successfully completing the practical course.

This 80-hr Dry Needling course is made up of 60-hrs of online theory training plus 20-hrs of practical training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Course - Addresses (1)

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Melbourne: Venue for November, February, March, May practical courses:

The Studio Melbourne: 31 Isabella street, Moorabin, Vic 3189. MAP

Public transport:

Please click HERE for directions from Highett train station to 31 Isabella street, Moorabin (20-min walk or 4-min drive).

Melbourne: Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT): 25 Victoria St, Fitzroy VIC 3065 MAP

Sydney: Camperdown Studios: 29 Australia Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050. MAP

Brisbane: Institute for Learning Professional: 17 Gould Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006. MAP

Gold Coast: Academique: 51 Nerang Street Southport, QLD Australia 4215. MAP

Fremantle: The University of Notre Dame: (UNDA): School of Medicine: 25A Henry St. Fremantle WA 6959. MAP

Adelaide: Mitsubishi Administration Building, Level 1, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA 5042. MAP

Hobart: The Lotus Centre: 45 Victoria St, Hobart. MAP

Townsville: Quest Townsville on Eyre: 19 Leichardt Street, North Ward, Qld 4810 MAP

Course - Can I qualify as a DN Therapist if I only join the DN Introductory course? (1)

Can I qualify as a DN Therapist if I only join the DN Introductory course?

If you are a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, GP, EP, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist you can enrol & complete the DN Introductory course alone.

This is made up of 8-hr online theory & 12-hr practical.

You're welcome to complete the DN Advanced on the same weekend or a different weekend. This is made up of 8-hr online theory & 8-hr practical.

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath you need to complete the 80-hr DN course (due to PI Insurance reasons). This is made up of 60-hr of online theory & 20-hr practical completed on Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday.

Course - I'm a Chiro - Do I need to complete the Introductory course if I've never completed a DN course? Or can I join the Advanced course straight away? (1)

I'm a Chiro - Do I need to complete the Introductory course if I've never completed a DN course? Or can I join the Advanced course straight away?

All practitioners need to complete a DN Introductory course before attending a DN Advanced course. 

Course - I'm a qualified DN Therapist - Which course is right for me? (1)

I'm a qualified DN Therapist - Which course is right for me?

You can complete the DN Intro course, Intro / Advanced bundle course, the Advanced course alone or the Advanced / Masterclass bundle.

All practitioners need to complete the DN Advanced course before joining the DN Masterclass.

Course - I’m an RMT. Which course should I join and how long does the course take? (1)

I’m an RMT. Which course should I join and how long does the course take?

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

The 80-hr DN course is made up of 60-hrs online theory program plus 20-hrs of practical training (Intro practical training =Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8-6pm and Advanced practical training = Sunday 8am-5pm). The online theory is completed at home before joining the practical course. The sooner you enrol the more time you have to complete the theory modules.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

The shorter DN Introductory course (16-hrs) is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

Course - I’m enrolled in the 80-hr Dry Needling course - should I join the Advanced course too? (1)

I’m enrolled in the 80-hr Dry Needling  course - should I join the Advanced course too?

Practitioners enrolled in the 80-hr Dry Needling course do not need to join an Advanced course as the Introductory & Advanced courses are included in the 80-hr course.

Course - Parking (1)

Practical Course Address and Parking:

Melbourne:

Where: The Studio Melbourne: 31 Isabella street, Moorabin, Vic 3189 MAP
Parking: Street - Free

 

Sydney:

Where: Camperdown Studios: 29 Australia Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050 MAP

Parking: Street - Free

 

Adelaide:

Where: Mitsubishi Administration Building, Level 1, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA 5042. MAP

Parking: Anywhere in front of the Mitsubishi building. Free

 

Brisbane:

Where: Institute for Learning Professional: 17 Gould Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006. MAP

Parking: onsite and road parking - Free

 

Gold Coast:

Where: 51 Nerang Street Southport, QLD Australia 4215 MAP

Parking: Council parking lot opposite the courthouse (reasonably priced). If it's not Chinatown weekend, Sunday street parking is not metered.

 

Fremantle:

Where: The University of Notre Dame: (UNDA)

School of Medicine: 25A Henry St. Fremantle WA 6959. MAP

Parking: UNDA carpark: corner of Cliff and High St - Free

 

Hobart:

Where: The Lotus Centre: 45 Victoria St, Hobart. MAP

Parking: Car park above Village Cinemas: Collins St (3 min walk: $4/day if you park before 8.30am) MAP or meter parking in the area

 

Townsville:

Where: Quest Townsville on Eyre: 19 Leichardt Street, North Ward, Qld 4810 MAP

Parking: TBC

Course - Prices - How much does the course cost? (1)

How much does the DN course cost?

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Course - Types (1)

The DN Introductory course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 20-hrs DN training.

Intro practical courses run on a Friday night: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm.

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

 

The DN Advanced course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training.

Advanced practical courses run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Intro course.

 

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment. Masterclass run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend or at a later date.

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced course.

 

The DN course for Podiatrists consists of a 14-hrs online theory program plus 10-hr practical course: Total 24-hrs DN training.

The practical course runs on a Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am.

 

The 80-hr DN Course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 12-hrs practical: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

This course is open to RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. The course includes all the DN Introductory & Advanced course techniques. 

 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

I’m an RMT / Naturopath / Registered Nurse - Which course should I take?

You're required to complete the 80-hr DN Course. Please click HERE for more details. 

This course comprises of 60-hrs online theory training plus 20-hrs of practical training (Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm). 

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4-6 weeks before the practical course to complete the online theory modules beforehand.

 

I'm a Physio / Chiro / Osteo / Myotherapist / Acupuncturist / GP / OT. Can I enrol in both the Introductory & Advanced course in one weekend?

Yes. You're welcome to enrol in both the DN Introductory Course & DN Advanced Course. You can attend the Advanced practical course  on the same weekend or at a later date.

 

I'm an EP/ Sports Scientist - can I join the course?

Yes. You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or Introductory & DN Advanced course. You can attend the Advanced practical course  on the same weekend or at a later date.

 

I’m a Podiatrist - can I join the DN course?

Yes. We have a Dry Needling course for Podiatrists that's specifically designed for Podiatrists. To Enrol please click HERE.

 

Masterclass:

The Masterclass is open to any practitioner who has successfully completed a CPD HC DN Advanced course (or equivalent). It's limited to 6 practitioners per course to ensures everyone receive a unique learning experience. You'll be coached and mentored personally by Dr Wayne Mahmoud.

 

Refresher Courses:

Do you offer Refresher course and how much are they?

Practitioners who have successfully completed a CPD HC Dry Needling course are welcome to join a Refresher course. Please click HERE.

 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

 

I've completed a Dry Needling course with another course provider. Can I enrol on the Refresher course?

No. Refresher courses are only open to practitioners who have already completed a CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course.

 

I’ve completed your course 12 months ago. Do you run Refresher courses?

Yes. We have a limited number of Refresher places on each practical course. The cost of the Intro Refresher course is $350 and the Advanced $175 ($525 for both Intro & Advanced Refresher). Please Contact Us.

 

What's the difference between the 80-hr Dry Needling course and the Dry Needling Introductory course?

The main difference is that the 80-hr DN course covers more clinical & surface anatomy in the online theory program.

RMT's need to complete 60-hrs of online theory before joining the 20-hr practical course whereas Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's & GP's only need to complete 8-hrs of online theory before joining the practical.

Both courses cover the same muscles & the same practical techniques.

 

I'm a Physio/ Chiro / Osteo/ EP. What’s the difference between the DN Intro & DN Advanced course?

The DN Intro course involves an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hr practical course. This is a total of 20 hours of Dry Needling training.

The DN Introductory practical course focuses on correct needling techniques in low risk areas.

The DN Advanced course involves an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hr practical course. This is a total of 16-of Dry Needling training.

The DN Advanced practical course focuses on DN treatment of the 10 most common conditions practitioners see in clinical practice;

 

Course Bundled - Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout? (1)

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction.

Discounts are automatically applied on the checkout page when the courses are added to your cart (no discount codes needed).

Standard Prices:

80-hr DN Course = $1,395. Intro course = $749. Advanced course = $475. Masterclass = $595.

Bundle Prices:

DN Intro + Advanced: Save $125. Discount price = $1,099

DN Intro + Advanced + Masterclass: Save $250. Discount price = $1,569

80-hr DN course + Masterclass: Save $250. Discount price = $1,740

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Please click HERE to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Course Bundled - Do I need to complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Introductory? (1)

I'm a Physio / Osteo / Chiro - If I bundle the Intro & Advanced courses, do I need to complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Introductory?

No - You can complete the Advanced course on a different weekend at a later date OR on the same weekend as the Intro practical course.

Course Completion - After I've completed the course, can I still access the Online Theory modules? (1)

After I've completed the course, can I still access the Online Theory modules?

You're welcome to have access to the online theory modules after the practical. Just email to let me know. All the relevant information is available in the downloadable Reference Manual and on the Video Training Site (VTS).

Course Completion - Can I work anywhere in Australia after becoming a Dry Needling Therapist? (1)

Can I work anywhere in Australia after becoming a Dry Needling Therapist?

Yes. Your DN qualification is recognised throughout Australia.

Course Completion - How often do I need to renew my Dry Needling Training? (1)

How often do I need to renew my Dry Needling Training?

Associations recommend practitioners renew their Dry Needling Training every 2 years.

Course Completion - I'm a qualified RMT and Physio student completing the 80-hr DN course. Will I need to complete another DN course once I'm a qualified Physio? (1)

After successful course completion, you'll receive a CPD Health Courses Certificate of Completion stating you've completed 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

You can send this certificate to your PI Insurer and they'll add a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement to your Certificate of Currency.

Once you have this endorsement, you'll be insured to use Dry Needling Therapy.

The 80-hr DN course exceeds the requirements set out by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (minimum 12-hrs face to face DN training).

Course Completion - I’m awaiting my Physio registration. Can I still use Dry Needling on my patients before it comes through? (1)

I’m awaiting my Physio registration. Can I still use Dry Needling on my patients before it comes through?

All practitioners need to ensure they have PI Insurance with a Dry Needling Therapy endorsment before using Dry Needling on patients/ clients.

Course Completion - Will I be qualified to use Dry Needling therapy after successfully completing the 80-hr course? (1)

Will I be qualified to use Dry Needling therapy after successfully completing the 80-hr course?

Yes. The 80-hr Dry Needling Course includes all the Introductory & Advancded techniques. After successful course completion practitioners are fully qualified to use Dry Needling techniques in their clinic/ practice and do not need to complete another Advanced Dry Needling course. 

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course, Locations, Dates, Prices and Enrollment details (1)

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMT's (Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy), Sports Therapists (Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy), Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

The practical course covers trigger point dry needling techniques for muscles in the following regions - Click HERE.

The online theory needs to be completed before joining the practical course.

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 4 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can the practical course be completed in stages?

Unfortunately not. The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm and needs to be completed over 1 weekend.

 

How is the 60-hr Online Theory Program presented?

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

How is the 20-hr Practical Course presented?

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced practical training at a location of your choice.  

DN Introductory Practical Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: Sunday 8am-5pm

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Information - DN Advanced Course (1)

The DN Advanced course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Intro / Level 1 DN course / 80-hr DN course (RMT) with CPD HC or other DN course provider (or will have successfully completed a DN Intro course by the time you attend the DN Advanced course).

You must also have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

This course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training.

Advanced practical courses run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm. 

Click HERE to see the muscles covered in each course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy the DN Advanced & Masterclass in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more about Bundle Discounts.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the DN Advanced course. The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

 

What will you learn at our Dry Needling Advanced course?

The Dry Needling Advanced Course focusses on treating the most common musculo-skeletal conditions seen in practice using Dry Needling. 

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: 8-hours

Having completed your online theory, the final part of your Dry Needling Advanced training involves attending a Practical course at a location of your choice.  

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi
  • Head & Neck:  Occipitalis, Frontalis, Masseter & Temporalis

Dry Needling Advanced Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online theory program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 2: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 3: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 4: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 5: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 6: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Information - DN Course for Podiatrists (1)

The DN course for Podiatrists consists of a 14-hrs online theory program plus 10-hr practical course: Total 24-hrs DN training / CPD hours.

The practical course runs on a Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am.

Please click HERE for more information about the DN Podiatry course. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.


The practical course includes the following:

Saturday 10am-6pm:

  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

Sunday 8am-10.30am:

  • Knee: Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB). Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus. Acute Ankle Sprain

Course Information - DN Introductory (1)

The DN Introductory course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

This course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 20-hrs DN training.

Intro practical courses run on a Friday night: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

You're welcome to complete the DN Advanced course on the same weekend or at a later date.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy the DN Intro & Advnaced course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course or on a different weekend at a later date.

 

Dry Needling Introductory Practical Course: 12-hours

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory practical training at a location of your choice.  

The practical course covers trigger point dry needling techniques for muscles in the following regions - Click HERE.

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

Dry Needling Introductory Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques

Course Information - DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course (1)

The Bundled Introductory & Advanced course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

The DN Introductory course & DN Advanced course  can be bundled and purchased together in order to receive a generous discount.

You can complete the Advanced practical course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course or on a different weekend at a later date.

The total training hours for the DN Intro Advanced Bundle course is 36-hrs.

The Intro course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 20-hrs DN training.

The Advanced course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training.

 

Click HERE to see the muscles covered in each course.

 

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save $125 when you buy the DN Intro & Advanced course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

 

The DN Intro Advanced Bundled course:

The DN Intro Advanced Bundled course consists of a 16-hr online theory program plus 20-hr practical course: Total 36-hrs DN training.

This course includes all the DN Introductory & Advanced techniques.

The Introductory practical courses run on a Friday night: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm. The Advanced practical course run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Dry Needling Introductory Practical Course: 12-hours

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory practical training at a location of your choice.  This is a purely practical course which covers needling techniques for muscles in the following regions:

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

Dry Needling Introductory Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques

Dry Needling Advanced Course: 16-hours

The DN Advanced course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Intro course.

This course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training.

Advanced practical courses run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm. 

What will you learn at our Dry Needling Advanced course?

The Dry Needling Advanced Course focusses on treating the most common musculo-skeletal conditions seen in practice using Dry Needling. 

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: 8-hours

Having completed your online theory, the final part of your Dry Needling Advanced training involves attending a Practical course at a location of your choice.  This is a purely practical course which covers needling techniques for the following regions:

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi
  • Head & Neck:  Occipitalis, Frontalis, Masseter & Temporalis

Dry Needling Advanced Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online theory program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 2: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 3: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 4: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 5: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 6: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Information - DN Masterclass (1)

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. Masterclasses run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced / Level 2 course or the CPD HC 80-hr DN course.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the DN Advanced / Level 2 course.

The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment.

Click HERE to see the muscles covered in each course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

VTS membership:

If you're a member of the Video Training Site you'll receive a $100 discount when enrolling in the Masterclass. Please Contact Us and we'll send you the discount code.

All techniques taught on the Masterclass will be available on the VTS after course completion.

What will you learn at the Masterclass?

The dry needling techniques being taught on this Masterclass require a strong understanding of local anatomy & risk mitigation. 

You'll learn how to needle the following muscles as well and have the opportunity to review other Dry Needling techniques that you've been shown at previous Dry Needling training courses.

  • Sub-occipitals
  • Cervical & Thoracic Multifidi
  • Rhomboids
  • Scalenes 
  • Longus Colli
  • Levator Scapulae
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Subscapularis
  • Pectoralis Minor
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Psoas Major
  • Iliacus
  • Rectus Abdominus
  • External & Internal Oblique

The Masterclass is designed to teach you how to use Dry Needling to treat the following common Musculo-skeletal Conditions:

  • Migraines
  • Tension Type Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Joint Impingement
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Abdominal Pain

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Information - I saw a course was available but now it's disappeared (1)

I saw a Dry Needling practical course available on your website but now it's not showing up?

Dry Needling courses are posted on the website well ahead of the practical course commencement date to give practitioners enough time to enrol & complete the online theory program.

Occasionally, we do not have enough enrolments or interest to run the practical course in a particular location. With some courses, at a certain time before practical course commencement, we decide to rescheduled the practical course. Rescheduling can occur straight away or at a later date.

If the practical course you were interested in joining is not appearing on the Enrol page, please Contact Us / let us know where you'd like to join the practical course.

We'll add your name to the interested list and endevour to keep you updated with new course dates.

We advise practitioners to also keep an eye on the CPD Health Courses website by clicking this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices

Course Information - Is this course government subsidised? (1)

Unfortunately not :((

Please click HERE for information about the 80-hr Dry Needling course.

Please click HERE for information about the course locations, dates & prices. 

Course Information - Locations, Dates & Prices (1)

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Practical Course Times:

80-hr DN Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Introductory: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm (12-hrs)

DN Advanced: Saturday 8am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Masterclass: Sunday 9am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Course for Podiatrists: Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am (10-hrs)

Course Information - Refresher Courses (1)

Our Refresher courses are available to any practitioner who has already completed a Dry Needling course with CPD Health Courses (50% discount) and may wish to top up their CPD-hours.

Refresher places for any DN practical course are usually available 3 weeks before the practical course commencement (dependant on availability).

Please let us know which DN Refresher course you'd like to join (location & course date) & we'll let you know if there's a place available.

If you completed your practical course more than 2-years ago, we recommend you complete the online theory program again (this is not mandatory).

Here are some options:

As you're already qualified as a DN Therapist you're welcome to join ANY one of these Refresher courses as below.

1. DN Introductory Refresher course (8-hr online theory plus 12-hrs practical) Price: $347

2. DN Advanced Refresher course (8-hr online theory plus 8-hrs practical) Price: $238

3. DN Intro & Advanced Bundled Refresher course (16-hr online theory plus 20-hrs practical) Price: $549

Video Training Site:

You may also be interested in joining the Dry Needling Video Training Site to review all the DN Intro & Advanced techniques taught on the practical course (plus loads more useful information/ videos).

Click Here for more information.

This will help you get the most out of attending the Refresher course.

What's next?

Please let me know which DN Refresher course you'd like to join and the location & I'll send you the discount code.

Course Information - What's the difference between the 80-hr DN course and the DN Intro & Advanced Bundle Course? (1)

Who can join the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course?

If you are a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, GP, EP, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist you can enrol & complete the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course.

The DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course is made up of a 16-hr online theory program plus 20-hr practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 36-hrs DN training.

Practitioners can complete the DN Advanced course on the same weekend or a different weekend. 

Who can join the 80-hr DN Course?

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course needs to be completed over 1 weekend.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Course Information - Whats included in the course? (1)

What will I receive after enrollment?

What this course includes:

  1. Your online theory program
  2. The practical course - which is ALL hands on practical
  3. Practical course notes
  4. Reference Manual - 330 page colour illustrated manual
  5. Free Skype Study Group
  6. Free Dry Needling Video Training App
  7. Free dry needing starter pack - including needles, kidney dish and sharps bin.
  8. Acuneeds discount voucher
  9. Certificate of Completion
  10. Delicious lunch, morning & afternoon tea
  11. Convenience of paying with installments.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Does the cost of the course include the needles?

Yes. You don't need to bring anything to the practical course as all equipment is provided. Occasionally we ask practitioners to bring a massage table / pillow if they have one.

 

Do I need to bring lunch?

Everything is supplied on the practical course including lunch and morning & afternoon tea.

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments if your have special dietry requirements as we're unable to provide catering for this.

Course Information - Where is the practical course held? (1)

We run practical courses in 7 locations in Australia.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

We also run practical courses in the UK. Please click HERE.

Course Information - Which Dry Needling Course should I join? (1)

If you are a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, GP, EP, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist you can enrol & complete the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course.

The DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course is made up of a 16-hr online theory program plus 20-hr practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 36-hrs DN training.

Practitioners can complete the DN Advanced course on the same weekend or a different weekend. 

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath you can join the 80-hr of Dry Needling Course.

This is due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course needs to be completed over 1 weekend.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

CPD - Does CPD HC notify my Professional Association of successful course completion? (1)

No. It's the responsibility of each practitioner to notify their Professional Association of successful course completion.

Your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 24-48 hrs of practical course completion.

This certificate can be sent to your Professional Association for CPD allocation and your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

Your Certificate of Completion can also be downloaded from the CPD HC website by logging in and clicking ‘My Certificates’ within 24-48 hrs after course completion.

CPD - How many CPD / CPE / CEU points will I get after completing this course? (1)

Every Professional Association awards different CPD / FLA / CPE / CEU points or hours for this course.

Please click this link and also contact your Professional Association, letting them know how many hours of DN training you'll be completing.

CPD - I'm a Physio student. Will I get CPD hours once I'm a registered physiotherapist? (1)

Please contact your Association with regards to gaining CPD hours once you're registered.

Dentist - I'd like to join the Dry Needling course (1)

Unfortunately our Dry Needling courses are not suitable for Dentists.

Discounts - Acuneeds discount code (1)

The Acuneeds discount code doesn't work.

Please contact Acuneeds customer service on (03) 9562 8198 or Freecall: 1800 678 789 and let them know you've just completed a CPD HC Dry Needling course and the discount code isn't working.

Discounts - Bundle & Save when you buy more than one DN course! (1)

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction.

Standard Prices:

Intro course = $749. Advanced course = $475. Masterclass = $595.

Bundle DISCOUNTS (Between $125 - $250):

DN Intro + Advanced: Save $125. Discount price = $1,099

DN Intro + Advanced + Masterclass: Save $250. Discount price = $1,569

80-hr DN course + Masterclass: Save $250. Discount price = $1,740

DN Advanced + Masterclass: Save $125

Discounts are automatically applied on the checkout page when the courses are added to your cart (no discount codes needed).

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Please click HERE to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

NOTE: All discounts are taken off the DN Introductory standard course price.

Discounts - Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)? (1)

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Discounts - Discount Codes (1)

I enrolled in the DN Intro course a few days ago and now I want to also complete the Advanced course. Can I enrol in the Advanced course and get the discount for enrolling in the two courses? 

Yes - as long as you Contact Us within 2-weeks of enrolling in the DN Intro course and there are places available on the Advanced course. We'll send you a discount code. 

What do I do next?

  • To enrol on the Advanced course, Click the ENROL button.
  • Add where you'd like to join the practical course & your profession.  
  • Click YES when asked 'Have you completed a Dry Needling Course before'
  • Then click FIND COURSES. Choose your Advancded practical course click ADD NOW.
  • You can check the payment plan details on this page.
  • Your course will be added to the Checkout page.
  • To receive the discount, please add your discount code on the checkout page (& click 'Apply').
  • Your course will be discounted.
  • Tick the required tickboxes and choose a payment plan option if you wish. Click Checkout.
  • Add your email address and name then make your payment.
  • After payment you'll be enrolled in the course and directed to the 'My Courses' page where you'll find the theory modules for both courses.
  • You'll also receive a Welcome email with course information.

Discounts - Do you offer Student Group Discounts? (1)

Do you offer Student Group Discounts:

Yes! We offer an automatic course discount for students ($100 discount on the checkout page when you choose Student as your profession on the Enrol page) AND a double discount for Student Groups (3 or more practitioners).

Let us know how many practitioners are in your group, your professions & where and when you'd like to join the practical course. 

Please also let us know which course(s) you'd like to join - ie the DN Intro course, Intro Advanced Bundled course, 80-hr DN course, DN course for Podiatrists.

We'll send you details about the discounts we offer. 

Please click this link for all current Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Please also click HERE for our Bundle & Save discount information.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Discounts - Group Discounts (1)

Do you offer Group Discounts?

Yes - We offer Group Discounts for 2 or more practitioners enrolling in the same Dry Needling course.

Please Contact Us and let us know how many practitioners are in your group, your professions & where and when you'd like to join the practical course.

Please also let us know which course(s) you'd like to join - ie the DN Intro course, Intro Advancded Bundled course, 80-hr DN course for RMT's or DN course for Podiatrists.

We'll send you the discount code to add to the checkout page. You'll receive a larger group discount if all practitioners enrol in a Bundled course.

Please also click HERE for our Bundle & Save discount information.

Discounts - How can I receive a discount? (1)

You may be eligable to receive a course discount according to the following:

Discounts - Students & New Grads - you'll need to add your USI if you're a student.

Discounts - Group Discounts - 2 or more practitioners joining the same practical course.

Discounts - Masterclass discount code - if you're a member of the VTS you can get a discount off your Masterclass course price.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Discounts - How to claim your group discount (1)

How to claim your group discount

We offer Group Discounts for 2 or more practitioners enrolling in the same Dry Needling course.

Please Contact Us and let us know how many practitioners are in your group, your professions & where and when you'd like to join the practical course.

We'll send you the discount code.

To receive your discount, please add the code on the checkout page in the discount box and click 'Apply'.

Your course price will appear minus the discount amount.

Discounts - I forgot to add the Advanced course (1)

I enrolled in the DN Introductory course but forgot to bundle the DN Advanced course at the same time.

Can I purchase the Advanced course now and still receive the bundle discount?

Yes, as long as you haven't completed the Intro practical course already, you're welcome to enrol in the Advanced course and receive the bundle discount.

When enrolling, please add this discount code on the checkout page: LATEBUNDLE (and click 'apply').

Your Advanced course will be discounted to $350. Click HERE to enrol.

Discounts - I forgot to add the discount code on the checkout page (1)

I forgot to add the discount code on the checkout page?

Just start the enrolment process again.

Discounts - I'm a Physio / Osteo / Chiro - If I bundle the Intro Advanced course, do I need to complete the Advanced on the same weekend? (1)

I'm a Physio / Osteo / Chiro - If I bundle the Intro Advanced course, do I need to complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Introductory?

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course OR on a different weekend at a later date.

Discounts - Masterclass discount code (1)

If you're a member of the VTS (Video Training Site) you may qualify for a discount on some DN Courses including the DN Masterclass.

The discount code is available when you log into the VTS.

When enrolling in the Masterclass, please add the discount code on the checkout page discount box (and click 'Apply').

Please click this link for all current Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices and click HERE to Enrol.

The Masterclass video's will be available on your VTS membership after course completion.

Please note: The Masterclass is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced /Level 2 course.

Discounts - Students & New Grads (1)

I'm a student / New Grad - can I get a discount?

YES! You're welcome to join us and you'll receive the student / New Grad discount.

Your course price will be automatically discounted when you choose your profession as Student / New Grad and you add your course to cart on the checkout page. And you can also pay with installments.

You'll also need to add your USI if you're a student (Unique Student Identifier).

  • You're welcome to join us if you're in your final year of study. 
  • New Grads must be in their first 12 months of practice after graduating.

Physios, Osteos, Chiros, GPs, EPs, Myos, OTs & Acupunctuists:

  • You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or DN Intro & DN Advanced Bundle course if you're in your final year of study. 
  • You'll be asked to add your USI when you complete your profile page. 
  • New Grads must be in their first 12 months of practice after graduating.

RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths:

  • You're welcome to join a practical course that's within 3-months of completing your study. 
  • You'll be asked to add your USI when you complete your profile page. 
  • New Grads must be in their first 12 months of practice after graduating.

When you Enrol you'll be asked 'What's your Profession?' Please scroll down and choose Student / New Grad.

DN Video Training App - It doesn't work on my phone (1)

We really appreciate your input and report about your experience using the Dry Needling Video Training App.

We tried to replicate the actions you brought to our attention on our own Android phone but unfortunately we were unable to find the problem you're experiencing.

The App developers also tried to replicate the same issues and found no issues either. The videos work as expected, the pages load up easily and all the links go to the correct pages.

We've asked our developers to look into the functionality issues you raised.

We recommed you delete your version of the App and re-install the App.

If you are still experiencing difficulties, please Contact Us & send details of the operating system version installed on your Samsung Galaxy 8 phone.

Downloads (1)

I can’t download the Practical course notes/ Reference manual/ Research Articles/ Theory manual?

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader or try downloading the files from another computer.

We bring spare copies of the practical course notes to the practical course. Please let us know if you'd like us to bring them for you: Contact Us.

English Language Requirement (1)

Please click HERE to view the English Language requirements.

Enrollment - Which course is right for me? (1)

I've completed a DN course with another provider and I'd like to learn how to needle the upper traps and neck muscles. Which course should I join?

Please click HERE to see the muscles covered in each course.

The DN Introductory course covers the upper traps extensively.

The DN Advanced course covers the periscapular area.

The Masterclass covers the neck area.

 

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the CPD HC DN Advanced course.

The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

Bundle & Save when you buy the DN Advanced & Masterclass in one transaction. 

  • Click HERE to find out more about Bundle Discounts.

Enrollment - You're now enrolled on the DN Course (1)

Thanks for your payment. You're now enrolled on the Dry Needling course.

Shortly you'll receive your Welcome email with details about your course.

Log in details:

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Please click HERE to log in. After logging in using the above, you'll be directed to the profile page where you can add your details and update your password.

After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

Alternatively, if you've already completed your profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

Enrolment - I need to complete my course before a certain date for CPD (1)

You're welcome to join the practical course in any location.

Please click HERE for all Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Enrolment - Do I need to book the practical course first, then complete the online modules? (1)

When I'm enrolling, do I book the practical course first and then complete the online modules? Just checking that this is the process? 

Yes - that's right. Choose the practical course you'd like to attend first. After payment you'll get access to all the online modules that need to be completed before joining the practical course.

Can I transfer to a practical course at a later date if I don't have time to complete the online modules before my chosen practical course?

YES! It's very easy to transfer to a practical course at a later date (transfer fee's apply).

Transfer - How do I transfer to another practical course?

Terms & Conditions

Enrolment - Are there any places left on the course? (1)

To check if there's a place available on the practical course, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please click the HERE.
  • Next add where you'd like to join the practical course & your profession.  
  • Click Yes or No to answer if you've completed a Dry Needling Course.
  • Then click FIND COURSES. The number of places available will be displayed.

To Enrol in a course:

  • To enrol in the course, choose your practical course date click ADD NOW.
  • You can check the payment plan details on this page.
  • Your course will be added to the Checkout page.
  • Tick the required tickboxes and choose a payment plan option if you wish. Click Checkout.
  • Add your email address and name then make your payment. After payment you'll be directed to a profile page where you can create a Username & Password.
  • After adding your details, click SEND. You'll be directed to your theory modules. Discounts will be automatically applied if applicable. You can pay with your credit / debit card. 

Enrolment - Can I attend the DN Advanced course & the Masterclass on the same weekend? (1)

Unfortunately not. 

The DN Advanced course & Masterclass are both held on Sunday so you would need to attend the Advanced course first, then the Masterclass at a later date.

Click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - Can I enrol in a DN course if I have Hep B? (1)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept enrolments from people who are infected with HBV.

Hepatitis B (HBV) & Dry Needling:

HBV is a highly contagious viral hepatitis. It spreads through contact with infected blood and certain other bodily fluids. 

According to hepatitis Australia, persons who perform exposure prone procedures, meaning they could come into contact with sharp instruments or tissues inside a person’s body are required, by law to inform those who are involved in that procedure.

Given that Dry Needling involves the use of an acupuncture needle that is inserted into the body, and possible contact with infected blood, we are unable to accept enrolments from people who are infected with HBV.

Enrolment - Can I enrol in the Dry Needling course without having an association membership or insurance? (1)

Can I enrol in the Dry Needling course without having an association membership or PI insurance?

If you're a student you can enrol without association membership or PI insurance (conditions apply as below).

If you're a qualified practitioner, you'll need PI Insurance in order to use Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion. Click Here for more details.

Students - RMT, Naturopath & Registered Nurse Students

Students - I'm a Physio/ Osteo/ Chiro - Can I start the DN course training while I'm completing my course?

Enrolment - Can Remedial Massage Therapists attend the Dry Needling course? (1)

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMT's (Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy), Sports Therapists (Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy), Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

The practical course covers trigger point dry needling techniques for muscles in the following regions - Click HERE.

The online theory needs to be completed before joining the practical course.

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 4 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

How is the 60-hr Online Theory Program presented?

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

How is the 20-hr Practical Course presented?

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced practical training at a location of your choice.  

DN Introductory Practical Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: Sunday 8am-5pm

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - Do I need to send a copy of my qualification before enrolling on the Dry Needling course? (1)

No. This is a post graduate short course and we do not need to sight your qualification before enrolment.

Enrolment - Do you need to see my qualification? (1)

As a post grad course provider, we do not need to cite your primary qualification.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - Do you run practical courses in Auckland? (1)

Unfortunately not. You're welcome to join a DN practical course in Australia (7 locations) or the UK (London, Maidstone, Leeds).

Enrolment - How do I Enrol? (1)

  • How do I enrol?
  • To enrol on a course, Click the ENROL button.
  • Then add where you'd like to join the practical course & your profession (if you're a student please scroll down the Profession list and choose Student/ New Grad).  
  • Click Yes or No to answer if you've completed a Dry Needling Course.
  • Then click FIND COURSES. Choose your practical course date click ADD NOW.
  • You can check the payment plan details on this page.
  • Your course will be added to the Checkout page.
  • Tick the required tickboxes and choose a payment plan option if you wish. Click Checkout.
  • Add your email address and name then make your payment. After payment you'll be directed to a profile page where you can create a Username & Password.
  • After adding your details, click SEND at the bottom of the page. You'll be directed to your theory modules. Please check your inbox for your Welcome email.
  • Discounts will be automatically applied if applicable. You can pay with your credit / debit card. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - How do I update my details? (1)

Please Log in and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here including your Password.

Enrolment - How many weeks do I need to complete the online theory modules? (1)

We sugest it takes a minimum of 4 weeks to complete the 60-hr online theory program (15-hrs of study per week).

You're welcome to join a course with less than 4 weeks before practical course commencement, but please ensure you have enough time to complete all modules before joinng the practical course.

The sooner you enrol the more time you'll have to complete the theory before joining the practial course.

Enrolment - I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course. (1)

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

You can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

Enrolment - I have a Cert IV Massage certificate & studying my Diploma - Can I join the course? (1)

I'm a Student RMT - can I join the 80-hr DN course?

You're very welcome to enrol in any 80-hr DN practical course that's within 3-months of completing your Diploma.

For example, if you complete your RMT Diploma in December you're welcome to attend the October 80-hr DN practical course.

You can enrol your chosen DN practical course an any time as long as the practical course is within 3-months of completing your Diploma course. This is so you have time to complete your online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Please HERE for all current course dates, locations & prices.

Enrolment - I have learning difficulties - Is this course suitable for me? (1)

You're very welcome to join us if you meet the pre-requisites.

We're here to help and do everything we can so you can successfully complete your course.

Here how:

Free Dry Needling Study Group:
We understand there's a lot of online study to complete before joining the practical course and we want to support you.

You're welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Sessions. To join, CLICK HERE

No pressure, you can come and go as you please. The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

Here are the Benefits:

  1. Find out the 'GOOD to know vs the MUST know' information
  2. Get comfortable with the language of Dry Needling Therapy
  3. Make sense of the Anatomical terms you'll need to remember, like the names of muscles, directions of needling & all the caution points
  4. Review everything we cover on the Skype Call by watching it all again in your own time. We record every session and send you a link
  5. Ask as many 'silly' questions as you like (although no question is really a 'silly' question)

Video Training Site:

You may also like to take a look at the Dry Needling Video Training Site which contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course. You can take a 2 week trial for just $1. Click Here.

CPD Health Courses also has a handy FREE Dry Needling Video Training App. Download it HERE.

We’re here to help you achieve your goal of successfully completing your Dry Needling training, so please don't hesitate to Contact Us should you require any assistance with your theory training.

 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I have lymphedema. Can I join this course? (1)

I have lymphedema - Can I join the DN practical course?

You're welcome to join us, but you'll need to bring a friend / relative as you're model to the whole practical course.

Unfortunately we're unable to provide a model for you.

Your model can be anyone other than a health practitioner. 

You'll practice all your needling techniques on your model throughout the whole 2-day practical course, so they'll need to be present for 2-days.

You can bring a different model each day.

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your model/s to sign. Please bring this form to the practical course. 

Please ensure you let us know at least 2 weeks before the practical course, that you're brining a model and let us know your models full name.

In some circumstances, we may also ask you to bring a portable massage table.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I recently injured my hand. Can I still attend the practical course? (1)

If you have enough dexterity to hold an acupuncture needle guide tube, tap the needle into a muscle with the tip of your index finger of your dominant hand and then manipulate the needle in situ for the duration of the course, then you're welcome to join us.

Transfer - I can't attend my practical course - how can I transfer?

Enrolment - I registered my details for a course - Is it going ahead? (1)

Unfotunately we have not had enough interest to run the course in your chosen location.

You're welcome to join a course in another location.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - I saw a course was available but now it's disappeared (2)

I saw a Dry Needling practical course available on your website but now it's not showing up?

Dry Needling courses are posted on the website well ahead of the practical course commencement date to give practitioners enough time to enrol & complete the online theory program.

Occasionally, we do not have enough enrolments or interest to run the practical course in a particular location. With some courses, at a certain time before practical course commencement, we decide to rescheduled the practical course. Rescheduling can occur straight away or at a later date.

If the practical course you were interested in joining is not appearing on the Enrol page, please Contact Us / let us know where you'd like to join the practical course.

We'll add your name to the interested list and endevour to keep you updated with new course dates.

We advise practitioners to also keep an eye on the CPD Health Courses website by clicking this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices

I saw a Dry Needling practical course available on your website but now it's not showing up?

Dry Needling courses are posted on the website well ahead of the practical course commencement date to give practitioners enough time to enrol & complete the online theory program.

Occasionally, we do not have enough enrolments or interest to run the practical course in a particular location. With some courses, at a certain time before practical course commencement, we decide to rescheduled the practical course. Rescheduling can occur straight away or at a later date.

If the practical course you were interested in joining is not appearing on the Enrol page, please Contact Us / let us know where you'd like to join the practical course.

We'll add your name to the interested list and endevour to keep you updated with new course dates.

We advise practitioners to also keep an eye on the CPD Health Courses website by clicking this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices

Enrolment - I'm a Podiatrist. Do I need to bring my own model to the practical course? (1)

No :)) As long as you're happpy to be needled by other practitioners on the course, you don't need to bring a model.

Practitioners pair up with each other to practice the DN techniques throughout the course.

Please click HERE for more information about the DN Podiatry course.

Please click this link if you're needle phobic: No Needle - Important Information

Enrolment - I'm a qualified Acupuncturist but not registered with AHPRA. Can I join the DN course? (1)

Unfortunately not. You need to be registered with AHRPA as an Acupuncturist in order to join the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Enrolment - I'm an Acupuncturist but not registered with AHPRA and an RMT. Can I join the shorter DN Intro course? (1)

Unfortunately, unless you are registered with AHPRA as an Acupuncturist, you'll need to complete the 80-hr DN course.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course

Enrolment - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China and registered with AHPRA. Can I join the DN Advanced course? (1)

You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or the DN Introductory Advanced Bundled course if you're registered with AHRPA.

You'll need to join the DN Introductory course before the Advanced course.

Please click HERE for more details about the DN Intro & Advanced course.

If you intend to use Dry Needling Therapy in Australia, you will need to be either registered with AHPRA as an Acupuncturist or hold another qualification such as a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy to use DN therapy after course completion.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China but not registered with AHPRA. Can I join the DN course? (1)

Unfortunately not. You need to be registered with AHRPA as an Acupuncturist in order to join the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Enrolment - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China. Can I join the DN course? (1)

You can join the CPD HC DN Introductory or Introductory Advanced Bundle course if you're registered as an Acunpuncturist with AHPRA.

If you're not registered, unfotunately you're unable to join the DN course unless you have another qualification such as Remedila Massage Therapist.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I'm an Acupuncturist. Which DN course should I join? (1)

You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or the DN Introductory Advanced Bundled course if you're registered with AHRPA.

You can complete both courses on the same weekend or the Advanced course at a later date.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices

Please click HERE to Enrol.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I'm an animal therapist. Can I join the 80-hr DN course? (1)

Unfortunately the minimum qualification to join the 80-hr DN course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy. 

All practitioners need to have prior anatomical knowledge & hands on skills treating people rather than animals, in order to participate in the DN practical course which is part of the 80-hr DN course. 

Enrolment - I'm an EP & RMT - Which course should I join? (1)

I'm an EP & RMT - Should I join the 80-hr DN course or the DN Intro / Intro Advanced Bundle Course?

It's really up to you which course you join.

In a nutshell...

If you join the DN Intro / Intro Advanced course as an EP, you won't receive any CPD points from ESSA, but  you'll only need to complete 8 or 16/hrs of online theory.

You can choose to attend the DN Intro course only which is 12-hrs of practical training (Fri 5-8pm & Sat 8am-6pm).

Or you can choose the DN Intro / Advanced course bundle and complete the same 20-hr practical course as an RMT (Fri 5-8pm & Sat 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm).

If you join the 80-Hr DN course as an RMT, you'll receive CPD points from your Assocation but you'll need to complete 60-hrs of online theory (comprising of mostly clinical & surface anatomy) and 20-hrs practical training (Fri 5-8pm & Sat 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm).

 

As an EP, you're welcome to join the DN Introductory / or DN Intro & Advanced course

Dry needling is not in the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist & ESSA does not recognise Dry Needling training for CPD hours (but you are still welcome to join us). 

We advise all practitioners to check with your professional indemnity insurer that they will be covered to use Dry Needling Therapy subject to successful completion of the DN course. 

If your insurer is charging an expensive extra fee to add a Dry Needling endorsement to a current EP Insurance policy, you may wish to contact another insurance provider such as AON 1800 462 558 or BizCover 1300 920 864 who may charge a more reasonable amount for the endorsement.

 

As an RMT,  you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN Course.

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

The practical course covers trigger point dry needling techniques for muscles in the following regions - Click HERE.

The online theory needs to be completed before joinng the practical course.

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 4 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

How is the 60-hr Online Theory Program presented?

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

How is the 20-hr Practical Course presented?

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced practical training at a location of your choice.  

DN Introductory Practical Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: Sunday 8am-5pm

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - I'm an EP. Can I join the CPD HC Dry Needling course? (1)

I'm an EP/ Sports Scientist - Can I join this Dry Needling course? 

As an EP/ SS, you're welcome to join the DN Introductory / or DN Intro & Advanced course.  Please click HERE to Enrol.

Dry needling is not in the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist & ESSA does not recognise Dry Needling training for CPD hours (but you are still welcome to join us). 

We advise all practitioners to check with your professional indemnity insurer that they will be covered to use Dry Needling Therapy subject to successful completion of the DN course. 

If your insurer is charging an expensive extra fee to add a Dry Needling endorsement to a current EP Insurance policy, you may wish to contact another insurance provider such as AON 1800 462 558 or BizCover 1300 920 864 who may charge a more reasonable amount for the endorsement.

Enrolment - I'm an RMT & I've completed a Dry Needling course with another course provider. Can I join the CPD HC Dry Needling course? (1)

You're welcome to join us.

If you have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency you can join the DN Intro course, the DN Advanced course or the DN Intro Advanced Bundled course.

If not, then please enrol in the 80-hr DN Course. This is due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The 80-hr DN course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course

Please use the Contact Us form to let us know the following:

  • Who did you complete your previous DN traning with (which course provider)?
  • How many hours of DN training have you completed
  • What date did you successfully completed the DN course?
  • Are you a registered practitioner?
  • Do you have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency?

You can also:

Enrolment - I'm an RMT and also studying Acupuncture. Which course can I enrol in? (1)

 

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance requirements, as an RMT, you'll need to complete the CPD HC 80-hr DN course which includes the DN Advanced course techniques.

If you're in the final 12-months of your Acupuncture course, you can enrol in the DN Introductory or the DN Introductory & Advanced course.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course

Enrolment - I'm an RMT whose completed a DN course in another country. Can I join the Advanced course? (1)

If you're planning to use Dry Needling in Australia, you'll need to join the 80-hr DN course even if you have a DN Therapy endorsement on your Australian Certificate of Currency.

This course includes all the Introductory & Advancved techniques - Course Information - 80-hr DN Course 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I'm an RMT whose completed a DN course with another course provider. Can I join your Advanced course? (1)

You're welcome to join the CPD HC Dry Needling Advanced course if you have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

If not, then please enrol in the 80-hr DN Course.

Enrolment - I'm an RMT whose completed an Acupuncture course in another country. Can I join the DN Advanced course? (1)

Unfortunately not. You'll need to complete the CPD HC 80-hr DN course which includes the DN Advanced course techniques.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course

You can also:

Enrolment - I'm an RMT. Can I complete the UK Dry Needling course and then use DN in Australia? (1)

Due to PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs wishing to use Dry Needling in Australia must complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training to be eligible to gain a DN endorsement on your Certificate of Currency after successful course completion.

Unfortunately, if you complete the 34-hr UK DN course you would not be able to gain PI insurance to use Dry Needling in Australia.

Enrolment - I'm an RMT. Can I enrol in the DN practical course scheduled this weekend? (1)

That's great to hear you're interested in joining the CPD HC Dry Needling course :))

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The online theory needs to be completed before joining the practical course.

We run practical courses in most Australian states, every 6-8 weeks.

Please consider joining the next practical course, to give you more time to complete the 60-hr online theory program.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course, Locations, Dates, Prices and Enrollment details

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - I'm an RMT. Can I enrol in the Introductory course only? (1)

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This 80-hr DN Course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

The practical course runs on Friday night (5-8pm), Saturday (8-6pm) and Sunday (8-5pm). All practical sessions need to be completed over one weekend and cannot be separated.

The practical course covers trigger point dry needling techniques for muscles in the following regions - Click HERE.

The online theory needs to be completed before joinng the practical course.

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 4 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

The shorter DN Introductory course (16-hrs) is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

Enrolment - I'm an RMT. I've completed a DN course with another provider - Can I join your DN Advanced Course? (1)

Yes but you'll need to complete the CPD HC 80-hr DN course which includes the DN Advanced course techniques.

Course Information - 80-hr DN Course

Please use the Contact Us form to let us know the following:

  • Who did you complete your previous DN traning with (which course provider)?
  • How many hours of DN training have you completed
  • What date did you successfully completed the DN course?
  • Are you a registered practitioner?
  • Do you have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency?

You can also:

Enrolment - I'm an RMT. When is the latest time I can enrol? (1)

I'm an RMT. When is the latest time I can enrol?

We advise RMT's to enrol on the DN course at least 4-6 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the 60-hrs of online theory before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment - I've enrolled in the DN course and completed my Profile page. Do I need to do anything else to complete my registration? (1)

You don't need to do anything else. After completing your Profile page,

After you've paid for the DN course and completed your Profile page (this will appear on a new page straight after your payment has been completed), you'll be directed to your online theory modules, which you can start straight away.

Please also check your inbox for your Welcome email.

The Welcome email will have full details about the practical course and how to log in to your online theory program.

If you didn't complete your Profile page straight after payment, you'll receive an email reminder with a temporary password to log in with.

After logging in, you'll be directed to the Profile page where you can fill in your details and update your password.

After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the Profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory modules.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - Locations, Dates & Prices (1)

I don’t know where my course is held? I can’t find the practical course address?

Please click this link: Practical Course Locations

 

When and where are the next courses?

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Do you run courses in areas not mentioned on your website like Darwin/ Newcastle/ Regional areas or for a clinic?

Yes. We are happy to run a course in other areas. We need a minimum of 8 practitioner enrolments.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - My employer is paying for my course (1)

My employer will to pay for my DN course. How do I go about enrolling?

Please send your employers details including the company name, address and email address and we'll send them the PayPal invoice.

Please also let us know which DN course you'd like to attend (DN Intro, Advanced, Masterclass, DN for Podiatrists or 80-DN course) and the location & practical course date.

Once this invoice has been paid you'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email with details of how to start your online theory program.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

My employer has decided to pay for my course. Am I able to get a refund for what I’ve already paid?

Yes. As long as you haven't completed the practical course. Please send your employers details including the company name, address and email address and we'll send them the PayPal invoice.

Once payment has been received we'll refund your payment. The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

My employer has decided to pay for my course but I've completed the practical course. Can you refund my course payment and send another invoice to my employer to pay.

Unfortunately not. Once the course fee has been received & the practical course has been completed we are unable to re-issue any new invoices or refund any course fee's.

Enrolment - My Profession isn't listed (1)

You don’t have my profession listed under professions so I’m wondering if I can take your course?

The minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

Please Contact Us with your profession and where you'd like to join the practical course and we'll get back to you.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - Pelvic Pain DN Course (1)

Thanks for your enquiry.

Unfortunately we don't have a Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction DN course scheduled in 2020. You may wish to contact us again next year.

However in 2020, we are scheduling a Dry Needling Course for Scar Tissue, Tendinopathy, Enthesopathy and Neurological Consitions with International guest speaker Jan Dommerholt.

Enrolment - Students qualifying in DN Therapy (1)

We strongly recommend if a therapist chooses to attend a CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course as a final year student, they should commence Dry Needling practice only once they have successfully completed the Dry Needling training, graduated from their course of study and obtained professional indemnity insurance that covers the practice of Dry Needling Therapy.

In the case where a final year student holds an existing qualification in another modality and wishes to practice Dry Needling Therapy prior to graduation, they must enrol into a Dry Needling course that meets the practice and insurance requirements for their existing qualifications rather than those which apply to the qualification they anticipate receiving on graduation.

Enrolment - The 'Find Courses' button isn't working (1)

This is probably a local problem - Please ensure you're using Chrome as your browser. 

Please try using a different computer / Tablet / iphone.

Please click HERE to try and Enrol again.

If you'd like more assistance please use any of the following channels:

Enrolment - To Enrol click here (1)

To enrol on a course, please click HERE.

After payment you'll have instant access to all the online theory modules & also receive your welcome email with details about the practical course.

Enrolment - Transfer CPD HC (1)

You're now enrolled on the Dry Needling course you requested.

Shortly you'll receive your Welcome email with details about the course.

Please log in with the Username & Password you created when you first enrolled in the course.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page if you've forgotton either of these.

After logging in, you'll be directed to the My Courses page where you'll find your theory modules.

Access to your online theory modules has been extended to the end of the practical course date.

Please complete all modules before attenng the practical course.

Enrolment - Username & Password (1)

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

You can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

You can update / change your Password by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Enrolment - What's the difference between the 80-hr DN course and the DN Intro & Advanced Bundle Course? (1)

Who can join the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course?

If you are a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, GP, EP, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist you can enrol & complete the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course.

The DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course is made up of a 16-hr online theory program plus 20-hr practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 36-hrs DN training.

Practitioners can complete the DN Advanced course on the same weekend or a different weekend. 

Who can join the 80-hr DN Course?

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course needs to be completed over 1 weekend.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Enrolment - Which Dry Needling Course should I join? (1)

If you are a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, GP, EP, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist you can enrol & complete the DN Introductory or DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course.

The DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course is made up of a 16-hr online theory program plus 20-hr practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 36-hrs DN training.

Practitioners can complete the DN Advanced course on the same weekend or a different weekend. 

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath you can join the 80-hr of Dry Needling Course.

This is due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course (Friday night, all day Saturday & Sunday). Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course needs to be completed over 1 weekend.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Enrolment - Why do I need to start my theory again? (1)

All practitioners need to complete the online theory program within 12-months of enrolling in a course (ie within 12-months of the first payment / total payment of the course).

This is to ensure practitioners remains current & compliant with respect to the online theory training requirements. 

If a practitioner transfers to a practical course at a later date and wants to continue the theory program where they left off, they will need to ensure they complete the program within 12-months of the first course payment. 

If 12-months has been exceeded, practitioners will need to start the theory program from the beggining.

Enrolment - Your course is now ready for enrolment (1)

Thanks for registering your interest in the Dry Needling Course.

Your course is now ready for enrolment.

To enrol on this course, please click HERE button. 

Health Fund Rebates (1)

Can my patients claim for Dry Needling Therapy on their private health insurance? Is there an Item number? Does DN Therapy have an item number?

There's no private health insurance item number for Dry Needling Therapy so patients/ clients claim their DN treatment as part of their massage treatment, using the massage therapy item number. Dry needling is seen as part of your massage therapy treatment so the massage therapy item number is used to claim benefit on that treatment.

Insurance - Companies (1)

Who should I contact about PI insurance?

Please contact your own insurer with regards to gaining a Dry Needling endorsement after successful course completion.

This list of Professional Indemnity Insurance providers includes some, but not all Insurers who cover Dry Needling Therapy.

AON 1800 462 558

BizCover 1300 920 864

Arthur J Gallagher

GSA 02 8274 8141

Fenton Green

CGU

Prorisk

Insurance House

ANMF (RN's)

Guild: gilbsc@guildinsurance.com.au (1800 810 213)

Insurance - Do I need to be a member of an association to get PI Insurance for Dry Needling? (1)

Do I need to be a member of an association to get PI Insurance for Dry Needling?

No. You don't need to be a member of an association to gain PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy.

Do I need PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy before I join the DN course?

No. All practitioners and students are covered under CPD HC insurance for the duration of the practical course but you will need a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your PI Insurance policy after completing the DN course.

Does the Dry Needling course need to be accredited by my association in order for me to get Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy?

No. You can join our Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy after successful course completion even if the course is not recognised / accredited by your association.

You'll need PI Insurance to use Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion.

Please click HERE & HERE or more information about gaining PI Insurance.

Insurance - EP's (1)

I'm an EP/ Sports Scientist - Dry needling is not in my scope of practice & ESSA doesn't recognise Dry Needling training for CPD hours - Can I still join this course? 

As an EP/ SS, you're welcome to join the DN Introductory / or Intro & DN Advanced course. 

Dry needling is not in the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist & ESSA does not recognise Dry Needling training for CPD hours (but you are still welcome to join us). 

We advise all practitioners to check with your professional indemnity insurer that they will be covered to use Dry Needling Therapy subject to successful completion of the DN course. 

If your insurer is charging an expensive extra fee to add a Dry Needling endorsement to a current EP Insurance policy, you may wish to contact another insurance provider such as AON 1800 462 558 or BizCover 1300 920 864 who may charge a more reasonable amount for the endorsement.

Insurance - Information (1)

PI Insurance:

Once qualified in Dry Needling Therapy, practitioners need to ensure thay have extra insurance that covers Dry Needling Therapy.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Does this course meet the insurance requirements to perform Dry Needling Therapist once I've successfully completed the course?

Yes :)) This course meets the highest safety standard required to gain PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion.

Do I need PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy before I join the DN course?

No. All practitioners and students are covered under CPD HC insurance for the duration of the practical course but you will need a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your PI Insurance policy after completing the DN course. You do not need to upgrade your PI Insurance before enrolling the DN course.

Do I need to upgrade my insurance before starting the course ? 

No. Please send your a Certificate of Completion to your PI Insurer after successful course completion. They will upgarde / add a DN Therapy endorsement to your Certificate of Currency. Please click HERE for more information.

How do I get a DN Therapy endorsement on my PI Insurance policy?

After successful course completion, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion that you send to your PI Insurer who will add a DN Therapy endorsement to your Certificate of Currency. Please click HERE for more information.

PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy after completing the course:

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Do I need insurance cover to use Dry Needling in my clinic?

Yes. After successful course completion, practitioner receive a Certificate of Completion which can be sent to your Insurance company & Association. 

We advise all practitioners to contact their professional indemnity insurer with regards to gaining a DN Therapy endorsement before joining the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please click HERE for more information.

International - Do you offer courses outside Australia? (1)

Do you offer courses for outside Australia?

We run DN practical courses in Australia, the UK and the Middle East.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices in Australia. Please click HERE to Enrol. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices in the UK. Please click HERE to Enrol.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

International - I'm here on a Visa - can I join the course? (1)

I'm here on a Visa - can I join the course?

Yes. You're welcome to join the DN course if you're on a Visa. Successful course completion will not change the staus of your visa.

International - Is your course recognised worldwide? (1)

Is your course recognised worldwide?

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is recognised & accreditated in Australia & the UK.

Please contact your country's association / professional body/ insurance company to see if you can are qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy in your country.

International - New Zealand courses (1)

We don't have a Dry Needling course scheduled in New Zealand at present. You're welcome to join a practical course in one of our 7 locations in Australia or the UK.

Item Number - Dry Needling Item Number (1)

Is there an Item Number for Dry Needling?

There's no private health insurance Item Number for Dry Needling Therapy, so a patient will claim their Dry Needling treatment as part of their massage treatment, using the massage therapy item number.

Location - Please choose another practical course location (1)

Unfortunately, we don't have a practical course scheduled in your chosen location. 

Please click HERE to view all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

We hope to meet you at the practical course.

Log in - How do I change my Password? (1)

You can change your Password by logging in with your current password. Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update any details including your password.

Log in - I can't log in (1)

I don't have a Username or Password - how do I log in?

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

You can change your Password by logging in with the above details and clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Log in - I can't log in to my theory program (1)

I am having difficulty logging into my online theory program. My username and the password are not valid. 

Your Username is the email you added when you enrolled on the course. We've updated your password:  It's your first name all lower case.

You can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE.

You can change your Password by logging in with the above details and clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Log in - I don't have a Username or Password (1)

I don't have a Username or Password - how do I log in?

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

You can change your Password by logging in with the above details and clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Log in - My log in details don't work (1)

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

You can change your Password by logging in with the above details and clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Log in - We've updated your password (1)

We've updated your Password:

Sometimes CPD HC Admin needs to log in to a practitioners online theory program.

When this occurs, we change your password to your first name all lower case (your username remains the same).

We've updated your password. 

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Please log in using your email address as your Username & your first name (all lower case) as your Password.

You can update / change your Password by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Massage Table - Can you bring a portable massage table? (1)

We usually have most of the massage tables at the centre but sometimes we need a couple of extra ones.

Can you please let me know if you have a massage table we can borrow for the practical course?

Please contact me via one of these channels:

Massage Table - Please confirm you can bring your portable massage table (1)

Many thanks for offering to bring your portable massage table to the practical course.

Can you please confirm you can still bring your table to the course by:

Masterclass - A place has become available (1)

Thanks for joining the Waitlist.

A place has become available on the Dry Needling Masterclass.

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Please click HERE to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

This offer has also been sent to other practitioners on the waitlist.

Masterclass - CPD (1)

Can I claim for CPD if I attend the Masterclass?

Yes. You can claim 8-CPD hours / points after attending the CPD HC Dry Needling Masterclass.

Masterclass - Discount Code (1)

If you're a member of the VTS (Video Training Site) you may qualify for a discount on some DN Courses including the DN Masterclass ($100 discount).

The discount code is available when you log into the VTS. Alternatively please Contact Us and we'll send you the code.

When enrolling in the Masterclass, please add the discount code on the checkout page discount box (and click 'Apply').

Please click this link for all current Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices and click HERE to Enrol.

The Masterclass videos will be available on your VTS membership after course completion.

Please note: The Masterclass is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced /Level 2 course.

Masterclass - Do I get a discount if I'm a member of the VTS? (1)

Yes :)) If you're a member of the VTS you'll receive a discount of $100 off the DN Masterclass. The discount price is $497.00

To enrol please click HERE. Please add the discount code: Masterclass (and click Apply) on the checkout page.

The Masterclass video's will be available on your VTS membership after course completion.

Masterclass - Information (1)

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. Masterclasses run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced / Level 2 course.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the DN Advanced course. The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

VTS membership:

If you're a member of the Video Training Site you'll receive a $100 discount when enrolling in the Masterclass. Please Contact Us and we'll send you the discount code.

All techniques taught on the Masterclass will be available on the VTS after course completion.

What will you learn at the Masterclass?

The dry needling techniques being taught on this Masterclass require a strong understanding of local anatomy & risk mitigation. 

You'll learn how to needle the following muscles as well and have the opportunity to review other Dry Needling techniques that you've been shown at previous Dry Needling training courses.

  • Sub-occipitals
  • Cervical & Thoracic Multifidi
  • Rhomboids
  • Scalenes 
  • Longus Colli
  • Levator Scapulae
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Subscapularis
  • Pectoralis Minor
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Psoas Major
  • Iliacus
  • Rectus Abdominus
  • External & Internal Oblique

The Masterclass is designed to teach you how to use Dry Needling to treat the following common Musculo-skeletal Conditions:

  • Migraines
  • Tension Type Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Joint Impingement
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Abdominal Pain

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Masterclass - Is there any online theory to complete? (1)

There's no online theory for the Masterclass but there are several research papers to read.

Please log in to access these papers, complete the online consent form and print the Masterclass practical course notes.

Please bring these notes to the practical course.

Masterclass - Pre-requisite (1)

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. Masterclasses run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced / Level 2 course.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of a DN Advanced course/ Level 2 DN course. The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Masterclass - The Masterclass is now ready for enrolment :)) (1)

Thanks for registering your interest to join the Masterclass.

This class is now ready for enrolment :))

If you have a portable massage table, can you please bring it to the Masterclass and please let us know by click HERE.

Alternatively, please text Louise on 0404 646 806.

To enrol on the Masterclass, please click HERE.

MCQ's & tests - Are there any tests/ written exams in the online theory? (1)

Are there any tests/ written exams in the online theory program?

There are MCQ's after each theory module. Practitioners need to attain between 80-100% to move onto the next module. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

There's a practical test on Saturday afternoon to ensure practitioners are safe to continue onto the more Advanced techniques on Sunday and to ensure practitioners are safe when treating patients / clients after successful course completion.

Are there any tests on Sunday?

There's a 15 x MCQ test on Sunday. The pass mark is 10/15. If practitioners don't reach the requirement they're given extra support on the same day, in the areas needed in order to pass the test.

Free Skype Study Group:

We understand how hard it is to juggle work and study.

After enrolment, practitioners are welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Sessions which run every week. This helps you distinguish the 'nice to know' from the 'need to know'. 

No pressure, you can come and go as you please. The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

Details available on the 'My Courses' page after enrolment.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Medical Certificate - I'm unwell & can't attend the practical (1)

Medical Certificates: In certain circumstances, transfer fee's may be waived. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Medical Certificate - Please send your medical certificate (1)

Transferring to another practical course or putting your practical course On Hold: Please send us your Medical Certificate.

Due to your circumstances, we can waive your transfer fee if you send us your medical certificate* within the next 7-days.

After we've acknowledged we've received your Medical certificate, you'll need to transfer your Dry Needling practical course enrollment within 7-days of acknowledgement. If you fail to transfer within 7-days, a transfer fee will be charged according to out Terms & Conditions (see link below).

You can transfer by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.  

After transferring, you'll receive an email with details about your Dry Needling course. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Please see the CPD HC Terms & Conditions.

* The Medical Certificate must be on letterhead with the medical Dr's name, address, phone number and provider number.

It must also include the reason why you are unable to attend / continue the course and the period of time that the restriction applies and must be signed by the medical doctor.

A maximum of 2 course transfers are permissable when a medical certificate has been provided and the transfer fee has been waived. Thereafter, a transfer fee will be charged according to the CPD HC Transfer Fee's and Deadlines terms & conditions.

Medical Certificate - Thank you (1)

Thanks for sending your medical certificate. We've waived your transfer fee.

Dry Needling Courses - Locations, Dates & Prices

Transferring to another practical course:

You can Transfer your Dry Needling practical course enrollment by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment. 

After transferring your enrollment, you'll receive your new Welcome email. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

We look forward to meeting you at the practical course.

Muscle Safety Grid - Advanced (1)

Should I concentrate on completing the Introductory or Advanced Muscle Safety Grid?

If you're enrolled in the 80-hr DN course or DN Introductory course, please concentrate on completing & studying the Introductory Muscle Safety Grid, as this contains the 17 muscles with caution points that you may pick in the practical course test. Please bring your completed Introductory Muscle Safety Grid to the practical course.

What if I'm enrolled in the Advanced course:

Please bring your completed Advanced course muscle safety grid if you're enrolled in the Advanced course.

If you're enrolled on the 80-hr DN course you're welcome to complete both the DN Intro & Advanced Muscle Safety Grids, but please focus mainly on the DN Introductory Muscle Safety Grid as these are the muscles needed to complete the practical course test on Saturday afterrnoon.

The Advanced Muscle Safety Grid password is LTR2013.

Muscle Safety Grid - Do I add 17 or 24 muscles to the grid? (1)

Please concentrate on learning the surface anatomy, dry needling direction, caution points and referral patterns for the 17 muscles listed in the important muscle list as these are the muscles with caution points.

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

Muscle Safety Grid - Do I need to fill out the muscle safety grid before joining the practical course? (1)

Do I need to fill out the Muscle Safety Grid before joining the practical course? 

Yes. Please complete the Introductory Muscle Safety Grid before joining the practical course and bring it to the course.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

How do I download the Muscle Safety Grid?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video.

The video explains how to download the App and Safety Grid & provides you with the DN Intro Muscle Safety Grid Password.

You can download the Free App by clicking Here.

Should I complete the Advanced Muscle Safety Grid?

The most important document to complete and learn is the Introductory Muscle Safety Grid unless you are enrolled in the Advanced course only.

If you have time, please complete the Advanced Muscle Safety Grid.

The Advanced Muscle Safety grid password is LTR2013.

 

I am not sure of the grips the muscle safety grid - what should I do?

You'll be taught all the grips at the practical course. Please complete the grid & bring it to the practical course.

Muscle Safety Grid - I don't have a Smart Phone / ipad (1)

I don’t have a smartphone or tablet/iPad. Will this affect my learning/completion of the course?
No. Please Contact Us with regards to completing the Muscle Safety Grid.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Muscle Safety Grid - I'm unsure what information to put into the muscle grid? (1)

How do I download the Muscle Safety Grid?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video.

The video explains how to download the Dry Needling App and download the Muscle Safety Grid. It provides you with the DN Intro Muscle Safety Grid Password.

You can download the Free App by clicking Here.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on learning the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

I am not sure of the grips the muscle safety grid - what should I do?

You'll be taught all the grips at the practical course. Please complete the grid & bring it to the practical course.

Do I need to allow space for presenter comment under each muscle? 

No - you don't need to allow space for teacher comments.

What's the DN Advanced Password?

The Advanced Muscle Safety Grid password is LTR2013. Please concentrate on the Intro Muscle Grid.

Muscle Safety Grid - I've completed all the online theory. What's should I focus on to feel fully prepared for the practical course? (1)

Congratulations on completing the DN online theory program :))

Now...The MOST important thing to do after completing the online theory program, is to concentrate on completing the Muscle Safety Grid.

1. Where do I find the Muscle Safety Grid?

The Muscle Safety Grid can be found on the Dry Needling Video Training App which is available from the App Store & Google Play store.

You can download the App for FREE by clicking Here.

2. What should I do next?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video. 

The video explains how to download the Dry Needling Video Training App from the App Store & Google Play store.

It also provides you with the DN Intro Muscle Safety Grid Password that you'll need in order to access and download the completed Muscle Safety Grid on the Dry Needling Video Training App.

After installing the App on your phone or tablet, you can download the Safety Grid by clicking the icon in the top left corner of the page (small circle with 3 lines).

Scroll down the page & click 'Safety Grid Links'. Then add the password and the completed Safety Grid will appear.

3. Please download and print the DN Introductory Practical Course Handout Notes (and the Advanced Notes) and bring them to the practical course.

4. You also need to fill in your own Muscle Safety Grid using the Introductory Handout Notes. 

5. Please learn all the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral Patterns for each muscle in the DN Introductory Muscle Safety Grid (17 / 24 muscles from the Introductory practical course notes).

Once you have completed the Introductory Muscle Safety Grid and learnt the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral Patterns, you're ready for the practical course! 

We will teach you all this important information at the practical course but please come to the practical with a copy of the completed Muscle Safety Grid.

We don't expect practitioners to remember referral pattens off by heart before they join the practical. They are a reference so when you attend the practical course you have some idea of the patterns when needling particular muscles. We will go over all these again at the practical course.

We don't expect practitioners to know the grips before they join the practical, but you'll find it easier to remember them if you have some idea of the names of the grips before attending the course. We will teach all these grips at the practical course.

It's a good idea to cross reference the Muscle Safety Grid information with the DN Introductory practical course handout notes which you should download, print and bring to the practical course.

Both of these are available on the 'My Courses' page.

After studying the above you'll be well prepared for the practical course.

Here are some other links that may be helpful:

Muscle Safety Grid - Do I need to fill out the muscle safety grid before joining the practical course? 

Muscle Safety Grid - Advanced

Practical Course - Do I need to complete another practical course after I've completed the 80-hr DN course?

Practical Course - I'm an RMT. Do I need to complete the Advanced training on Sunday to become qualified?

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Muscle Safety Grid - What do I need to do with the Muscle Safety Grid? (1)

The most important task to complete before attending the practical course is the Muscle Safety Grid. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. 

These are covered again at the practical course.

How do I download the Muscle Safety Grid?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video.

The video explains how to download the Free Dry Needling App and the Muscle Safety Grid. You will also be provided with the DN Introductory Muscle Safety Grid Password.

You can download the Free App by clicking Here. Please bring your completed Muscle Safety Grid to the practical course (17 muscles).

The Advanced Muscle Safety grid password is LTR2013.

I am unsure of the grips the muscle safety grid - what should I do?

You'll be taught all the grips at the practical course. Please complete the grid & bring it to the practical course.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on studying the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

 

Myotherapist - Course Information (1)

I’m a Myotherapist. Which course should I join?

You're welcome to join our DN Introductory or the DN Advanced course or the Intro / Advanced Bundle course. You can join the DN Masterclass after completing the CPD HC Advanced course.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

DN Introductory course: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's only need to complete the DN Introductory course to qualify as a DN Therapist.

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 12-hr practical course (Intro practical = Friday pm: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm).

DN Advanced course: 

It's optional for Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's to complete the DN Advanced course. 

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 8-hr practical course (Advanced practical = Sunday: 8am-5pm).

DN Masterclass: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's can join the DN Masterclass after completing the CPD HC Advanced course.


Please click here to see all the Muscles Covered on our 80-hr Dry Needling course, DN Intro & DN Advanced course.

Myotherapist - I’m a Myotherapist. Do I need to complete the basic Introductory course or can I join the Advanced course? (1)

I’m a Myotherapist. Do I need to complete the basic Introductory course or can I join the Advanced course?

You're welcome to join our DN Introductory or the DN Advanced course or the Intro / Advanced Bundle course. You can join the DN Masterclass after completing the CPD HC Advanced course.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

DN Introductory course: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's only need to complete the DN Introductory course to qualify as a DN Therapist.

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 12-hr practical course (Intro practical = Friday pm: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm).

DN Advanced course: 

It's optional for Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's to complete the DN Advanced course. 

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 8-hr practical course (Advanced practical = Sunday: 8am-5pm).

DN Masterclass: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's can join the DN Masterclass after completing the CPD HC Advanced course.


Please click here to see all the Muscles Covered on our 80-hr Dry Needling course, DN Intro & DN Advanced course.

Myotherapist - Which course should I join? (1)

I’m a Myotherapist. Do I need to complete the basic Introductory course or can I join the Advanced course?

You're welcome to join our DN Introductory or the DN Advanced course or the Introductory / Advanced Bundle course.

I’m a Myotherapist. Can I join the Masterclass?

You're welcome to join the DN Masterclass after completing the DN Advanced course.

I’m a Myotherapist. How much does the course cost?

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

DN Introductory course: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's only need to complete the DN Introductory course to qualify as a DN Therapist.

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 12-hr practical course (Intro practical = Friday pm: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm).

DN Advanced course: 

It's optional for Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's to complete the DN Advanced course. 

This course is made up of 8-hrs of online theory plus 8-hr practical course (Advanced practical = Sunday: 8am-5pm).

DN Masterclass: 

Myotherapists, Physio's, Osteo's, Chiro's, EP's, GP's, Acupuncturists & OT's can join the DN Masterclass after completing the CPD HC Advanced course.

 

What's the difference between completing the 80-hour DN course and the DN Introductory & Advanced Bundle course?

The main difference is that the 80-hr DN course covers more clinical & surface anatomy in the online theory program (60-hrs instead of 16-hrs).

RMT's, Registered Nurse's & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of DN training to become a DN Therapist. A Myotherapist can join the Advanced course as they are already qualified in DN Therapy (Advanced course = 8-hrs online theory plus 8-hr practical course).

The Intro & Advanced course and the 80-hr DN course cover the same muscles & the same practical techniques.

80-hr DN course:

To qualify in DN Therapy, RMT's, Registered Nurse's & Naturopaths need to complete 60-hrs of online theory before joining the 20-hr practical course (= 80-hr DN course).

This course includes all the Introductory & Advanced techniques (Practical = Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).


Please click here to see all the Muscles Covered on our 80-hr Dry Needling course, DN Intro & DN Advanced course.

New Grad - Can I get a discount? (1)

I'm a New Grad - can I get a discount?

YES! You'll receive the New Grad Discount. When you Enrol you'll be asked 'What's your Profession?' Please scroll down and choose Student / New Grad. Your course price will be automatically discounted when you add your course to cart on the checkout page. And you can also pay with installments.

We also offer special Student / New Grad Group discounts. Please let us know how may are in your group, what are your professions and where, when would you like to join the practical course and we'll send you the details.

No Needle - I can't be needled around my calfs/ TMJ/ hands - do I need to bring a model? (1)

If you have one area of your body that can not be needled, you need to let us know in writing at least 1 week before practical course commencement.

We'll let you know if you need to bring a model.

No Needle - Important Information (1)

I can't be needled - what should I do?

  • Please let us know at least 1 week before practical course commencement.
  • Please bring a model for the whole practical course that you're enrolled in.
  • Your model can be anyone other than a health practitioner. 
  • Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your model to sign.
  • Please bring the completed consent form to the practical course.
  • Please disregard the online consent form on the 'My Courses' page (and any automated consent reminders you may receive).
  • We'll provide your model with lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

I'm needle phobic. Can I join the DN course without being needled myself?

Yes. You'll need to bring a model for the whole practical course. Please let us know at least 1 week before practical course commencement.

I have an allergy to metal - Can I join the DN practical course if I bring a model?

Yes. You'll need to bring a model for the whole practical course. Please let us know at least 1 week before practical course commencement.

I can't be needled. Can I attend the practical course without bringing a model?

Unfortunately not.

If you can't be needled for ANY reason, you'll need to let us know at least 7-days before practical course commencement.

Please bring the completed consent form to the practical course.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

On Hold - CPD HC (1)

Putting your enrollment On Hold:

We've waived your On Hold fee. No payment will be charged if you transfer to On Hold within the next 7-days. 

Please Transfer your Dry Needling practical course enrollment to On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the On Hold button.

After transferring, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will be extended.

Click HERE for details of how to join a practical course after being On Hold.

Please see the CPD HC Terms & Conditions.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

On Hold - How do I join a practical course after being On Hold? (1)

How to join a practical course after being On Hold.

You can transfer your enrolment by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

You'll be enrolled on the course & receive your new Welcome email.

Access to your theory program will be extended.

If you paid a transfer fee to go On Hold there's no extra charge to join a practical course. If you're On Hold transfer fee was waived, there won't be a charge to join a practical course.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

If you are joining a practical course that's more than 12 months from the On Hold date, please ensure you have completed all your online theory modules before joining the practical course.

* Please note: If a practitioner joins a practical course more than 12 months after starting or completing their online theory program/ going On Hold, they need to complete all Online Theory modules again.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Please refer to the CPD HC On Hold Terms & Conditions: Click HERE.

On Hold - How do I put my practical course On Hold? (1)

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course and don't know when I'll be able to attend - what should I do?

We've made it really easy to put your practical course On Hold until you're ready to join us and continue to complete your theory program (transfer fee's apply).

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and choose the practical course you'd like to join.

You can access your Online Theory program indefinitely until re-join a practical course, but if you join more than 12 months from the On Hold date, you’ll need to restart your online theory program from the beginning.

You can still attend the Skype Study group whilst your enrolment is on On Hold.

How do I put my enrolment On Hold?

Please see our On Hold Terms & Conditions.

To put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold: log in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Go On-Hold' button.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer.

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and click [Transfer] on the 'My Courses' page and choose the practical course you'd like to join (no extra charge).

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

On Hold - My enrolment is On Hold (1)

I enrolled a while ago but couldn't complete the course - what do I do to join the course again?

If your enrollment is On Hold, you can come off hold and join a practical course by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold fees: Terms & Conditions HERE & HERE.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

On Hold - Putting your enrolment On Hold (1)

I don't have time to complete my online theory or attend the practical course - Can I put my enrolment On Hold?

Yes - You're welcome to put your enrolment On Hold until you're ready to join us (or transfer to a practical course at a later date).

You can access your Online Theory program indefinitely until you re-join a practical course, but if you join more than 12 months from the On Hold date, you’ll need to restart your online theory program from the beginning.

On Hold fee's Apply - Please see our On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You're welcome to attend the Skype Study group whilst your enrolment is on On Hold.

 

How do I put my enrolment On Hold? 

To put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold (or transfer to another practical couyrse), you can log in and click 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Go On-Hold' button.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer.

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and click [Transfer] on the 'My Courses' page and choose the practical course you'd like to join (no extra charge).

 

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Online Theory Program - Can you please confirm my theory modules are completed? (1)

I haven't received my Theory Completion email yet - Can you please confirm my theory modules are completed?

Please Contact Us and let us know who many modules your program is registering as completed under the green doughnut.

Online Theory Program - Are there any tests / written exams in the online theory? (1)

Are there any tests / written exams in the online theory program?

There are MCQ's after each theory module. Practitioners need to attain between 80-100% to move onto the next module. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

There's a practical test on Saturday afternoon to ensure practitioners are safe to continue onto the more Advanced techniques on Sunday and to ensure practitioners are safe when treating patients / clients after successful course completion.

Are there any tests on Sunday?

There's a 15 x MCQ test on Sunday. The pass mark is 10/15. If practitioners don't reach the requirement they're given extra support on the same day, in the areas needed in order to pass the test.

Free Skype Study Group:

We understand how hard it is to juggle work and study.

After enrolment, practitioners are welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Sessions which run every week. This helps you distinguish the 'nice to know' from the 'need to know'. 

No pressure, you can come and go as you please. The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

Details available on the 'My Courses' page after enrolment.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Can I complete the theory on my mobile? (1)

Not at present. However, we're in the process of upgrading the online theory program so practitioners will be able to complete the program on a mobile phone.

This is updated program is expected to be available from July 2020.

Online Theory Program - Can I download the Online Theory modules to read them rather than watching them online? (1)

Can I download the Online Theory modules to read them rather than watching them online?

Unfortunately not. This program is designed to be completed online.

The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Online Theory Program - Can I enrol in the practical course without doing the online theory? (1)

Can I enrol in the practical course without doing the online theory?

Unfortunately not. All practitioners need to complete the online theory program before attending the practical course.

Online Theory Program - Can I get a hard copy of the theory modules? (1)

Unfortunately practitioners can't download the theory modules or obtain a hardcopy due to the program software / design.

The online theory program and MCQ assessment tasks are designed to be viewed & completed online.

Completion of the MCQ's are recorded electronically.

 

Video Training Site:

You may like to take a look at the Dry Needling Video Training Site which contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course. You can take a 2 week trial for just $1. Click Here.

Online Theory Program - Can I go back to previous assessments that I have completed to review quizzes? (1)

Online Theory Program - Can I watch the theory modules on my iPhone/ ipad? (1)

Can I watch the theory modules on my iPhone/ ipad?

No not at present although this will be possible in the near future (2020). Please log on using a laptop or desktop computer.

Online Theory Program - Can you send me a hard copy of the online theory as I don't have internet/ a computer or laptop. (1)

Unfortunately not. This program is designed to be completed online.

The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Online Theory Program - Do I complete the Online Theory modules before booking into a practical course? (1)

Do I complete the online modules before booking into a practical course?

No. Please choose & enrol in the practical course first. Choose a course that gives you enough time to complete the theory program before joining the practical course.

You'll gain access to all the online modules after paying for the course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

How much time do I need to complete the theory program?

If you join a practical course that starts in 6 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules. You'll need to study for an average of 10-hrs per week.

Or, if you join a practical course that starts in 10 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules and you'll need to devote about 6-hrs per week to study. 

If you need more time to study because of full time work, a busy family life or you take a little longer to learn, then choose a practical course that will give you enough time to complete the modules.

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4 weeks before the practical course to complete the 60-hr online theory modules beforehand.

The process of enrolling is:

  • Click HERE to Enrol. Add the location you'd like to attend the practical course & your profession.
  • Click 'No' when asked 'Have you completed a DN course before' (or Yes if you have).
  • Choose the practical course date that you'd like to attend. 
  • Pay in full or with a Payment Plan (admin fee).
  • After payment you'll receive your Welcome email with details about how to start your theory.
  • Complete all theory modules before joinng the practical course.

Online Theory Program - Does the online theory program need to be completed 48-hrs before the practical course? (1)

Practitiioners have access to the online theory program from the time they enrol on the course until the final day of their practical course.

We request that practitioners complete their online theory program 48-hrs before practical course commencement as there are other tasks to complete such as the Muscle Safety Grid before attending the practical.

You can still join the practical course if you have completed 90% of the theory program, but you'll need to complete the program before receiving your Certificate of Completion, after practical course completion.

But we also understand some practitioners enrol in the course close to the practical course commencement, so if you have not completed the theory program, please ensure you have completed the Muscle Safety Grid and bring it to the practical course so you can refer to it during the course.

Please click this link: Muscle Safety Grid - Do I need to fill out the muscle safety grid before joining the practical course?

Online Theory Program - Extended Access (1)

We've extended access to your Online Theory Program.

Please log in with your previous username & password.

Please let us know when you've successfully completed all the modules so we can send your Certificate of Completion as we don't get confirmation of a practitioners theory completion after the practical course has been completed.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Extended Access to complete the theory program (1)

Congratulations on successfully completing your practical course :))

It looks like you didn't complete your online theory program before joining the practical course.

We've extended access to your theory modules.

Please log in with your previous username & password.

Please let us know when you've successfully completed all the modules so we can send your Certificate of Completion as we don't get confirmation of a practitioners theory completion after the practical course has been completed.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Extended Access to download pdf's (1)

We've extended access to your Online Theory Program.

Please log in with your previous username & password.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - How do I log in to my Online Theory Program? (1)

How do I log in to my theory program.

You created a Username & Password when you enrolled on the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please use these to Log in.

Once you’ve logged in you can update/ change your username & password by clicking 'My Profile'.

Alternatively, you can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE.

Online Theory Program - How do I start my Online Theory Program? (1)

How do I start my online theory program?

After payment you'll receive a CPD HC Welcome email with details of how to log onto your theory progam.

You can log in to the CPD HC website with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course.

Once you’ve logged in you'll be directed to your theory modules after completing your Profile page. 

Please Contact Us if you do not have a Username or Password or you can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - How is the Online Theory Program presented? (1)

How is the Online Theory Program presented?

The 60-hr Online Theory Program is presented as a combination of read & watch slides, demonstration video's plus listen & watch slides. 

There are 43 modules each with MCQ's at the end of each module. The MCQ assessment tasks are designed to be viewed & completed online.

There's an 80-100% pass mark. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you (there's no limit). 

Completion of the MCQ's is recorded electronically. Unfortunately you're can't download the modules or obtain a hardcopy due to program design.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Skype Study Group:

For extra support once you have enrolled in a DN course, we highly recommend joining the free Skype Study Group to help find out the 'GOOD to know vs the MUST know' information for the practical course. To join, CLICK HERE

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules)

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Online Theory Program - How long do I have access to the online theory program? (1)

Once you've enrolled in a course, practitioners have access to the online theory program until the last day of the practical course.

However, we encourage practitioners to complete the theory program at least 48-hrs before practical course commencement so they can concentrate on revising the Muscle Safety Grid.

Online Theory Program - How long will it take to complete the 60-hr online theory & when should I start it? (1)

How long will it take to complete the 60-hr online theory?

The sooner you enrol, the more time you'll have to complete the modules before practical course commencement.

The 80-hr DN course is made up of a 60-hr Online Theory Program followed by a 20-hr face to face practical course.

That means if you have time to study for 10-hrs per week, you'll complete the theory program in about 6 weeks.

This means when you enrol, you should pick a practical course that commences in a minimum of 6-weeks time. 

If you study for 4-hrs per week, you'll complete the program in about 15 weeks so pick a practical course that's at least 15 weeks from the day you enrol.

When enrolling, please choose a practical course that will give you enough time to complete all the modules before attending the practical.

If you have full time work, a busy family life or you take a little longer to learn, then please choose a practical course that will give you more time to complete the modules.

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4 weeks before the practical course commencement date to complete the 60-hr online theory modules beforehand.

 

We're here to help do everything we can so you can successfully complete your course.

Free Dry Needling Study Group:

We understand there's a lot of online study to complete before joining the practical course and we want to support you.

You're welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Sessions. To join, CLICK HERE

No pressure, you can come and go as you please. The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

Here are the Benefits:

  1. Find out the 'GOOD to know vs the MUST know' information
  2. Get comfortable with the language of Dry Needling Therapy
  3. Make sense of the Anatomical terms you'll need to remember, like the names of muscles, directions of needling & all the caution points
  4. Review everything we cover on the Skype Call by watching it all again in your own time. We record every session and send you a link
  5. Ask as many 'silly' questions as you like (although no question is really a 'silly' question)

Video Training Site:

You may also like to take a look at the Dry Needling Video Training Site which contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course. You can take a 2 week trial for just $1. Click Here.

CPD Health Courses also has a handy FREE Dry Needling Video Training App. Download it HERE.

We’re here to help you achieve your goal of successfully completing your Dry Needling training, so please don't hesitate to Contact Us should you require any assistance with your theory training.

Online Theory Program - How much time do I need to complete all the online theory modules? (1)

How much time do I need to complete the theory program?

The choice is yours. If you join a practical course that starts in 6 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules. You'll need to study for an average of 10-hrs per week.

Or, if you join a practical course that starts in 10 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules and you'll need to devote about 6-hrs per week to study. 

If you need more time to study because of full time work, a busy family life or you take a little longer to learn, then choose a practical course that will give you enough time to complete the modules.

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4 weeks before the practical course to complete the 60-hr online theory modules beforehand.

The process of enrolling is:

  • Click HERE to Enrol. Add the location you'd like to attend the practical course & your profession.
  • Click 'No' when asked 'Have you completed a DN course before' (or Yes if you have).
  • Choose the practical course date that you'd like to attend. 
  • Pay in Full full or with a Payment Plan.
  • After payment you'll receive your Welcome email with details about how to start your theory.
  • Complete all theory modules before joining the practical course.

Online Theory Program - I can't access my theory modules (1)

I didn't complete my theory program before attending the practical course. Now I can't log in - what should I do?

We've extended access to your theory modules.

To complete the program, please log in with your previous username & password.

Please let us know when you've successfully completed the program and we'll send your Certificate of Completion. 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - I can't complete my online theory modules in time for the practical course (1)

Please try to complete all modules before attending the practical course. Depending on where you are in the program, we may be able to give you an extension.

Alternatively, you can Transfer to a practical course at a later date.

Transferring:

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

How to Transfer to another practical course (transfer fee's may apply - see details below):

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Online Theory Program - I can't log in. It says my username can’t be found. How can I resolve this? (1)

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Practitioners often have more than one email address.

Please ensure you are using the same email address you added when you enrolled on the course.

Please try logging in again. Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

Online Theory Program - I can't start my online theory program because I don't have any log in details (1)

I can't start my online theory program because I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

We may have noticed you didn't complete your profile page after you paid for the course, so we may have already created a password for you.

Your password will be your first name - all lower case. 

Your Username will be the email address you added on the checkout page.

Please click HERE to log in.

If you can't log in with the above details, please Contact Us and we'll add your password to your profile page, which will be your first name - all lower case. 

Your password will be your first name - all lower case. 

After logging in with these, you'll be directed to your profile page where you can change the password if you wish. 

You'll be directed to your online theory modules after completing your profile page & clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the page.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - I completed my online theory program - Can I get a certificate? (1)

We do not send practitiones a certificate after theory completion. You'll receive your Certificate of Completion after successful practical course completion.

I haven’t received my ‘Completion of Theory’ email.

Click HERE to log in and ensure you have reviewed every slide & click "NEXT' after the 'Congratulations' slide for program completion to be recorded.

There are no MCQ's at the end of Module 6 of the Advanced program, but you still need to review each slide & click "NEXT' after the 'Congratulations' slide for program completion to be recorded.

If you've already done this and the program still isn't registering completion (the circle is completely green with 6/6 or 43/43 completion showing below) please open the website using Chrome as your browser (as this may be why module completion isn't registering), log in & check all the slides have been clicked in Module 6.

If it's still not registering as complete 6/6, please send me your password & I'll check it out.

 

We can email a letter to confirm you have completed your online theory program.

Please Contact Us & let us know the date & location where you completed your practical course.

Online Theory Program - I don't have a Password (1)

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

Online Theory Program - I haven't received my theory completion email yet (1)

The theory completion email make take 30 minutes to arrive in your inbox.

Please ensure the doughnut is completly green on the 'My Courses' page with all modules showing as completed.

Please also check your spam / trash folder.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - I'm an overseas Physio - Can I pay for the online theory program alone without attending the practical? (1)

I'm an overseas Physio - Can I pay for the online theory program alone without attending the practical?

Yes - you're welcome to complete the online theory program alone.

The cost of the DN Introductory program is $375 AUD. The cost of the DN Advanced program is $245 AUD.

Please let me know which program you'd like and we'll send you a PayPal invoice.

After payment you'll receive details about how to start the theory program.

After successful theory completion, we can send you a Certificate of Completion (Theory only).

This does not mean you are qualified in Dry Needling Therapy and we do not recommend you use Dry Needling Therapy on any patients/ clients without attending a face to face Dry Needling practical training course.

 

Video Training site:

You may also be interested in joining the Video Training Site.

What is the Video Training Site and how do I join it?

The Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) contains videos of all the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more. You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

Online Theory Program - I've completed the last module but the doughnut won't go fully green. (1)

Thanks for letting us know.

We logged into your program and updated your modules so your program is now complete.

Shortly you'll receive your Theory Completion email if this occured before attending your practical course.

You'll receive your Certificate of Completion email if this occured after successfully completing your practical course.

Please check your inbox.

Nerw Log in details:

We updated your Password. Your new password is your first name all lower case. Your Username is your email address (as before).

Please click HERE to log in with the above.

Online Theory Program - I've joined the course late - what should I concentrate on before joining the practical course? (1)

Please complete as many of the online theory modules as possible.

But also please ensure you have completed the Muscle Safety Grid before joining the practical course.

Online Theory Program - Is the theory program available on iPad? (1)

Unfortunately, the online theory program is not compatible with an iPad/ Tablet/ Smartphone.

Please log in on a laptop or desktop.

Online Theory Program - Is there a limited time to complete the online theory program? (1)

Is there a limited time that I need to complete the 60-hr Online Theory by?

You can choose how much time you want to complete the modules.

The 60-hr Online Theory Program needs to be completed before joining your chosen practical course.

That means if you join a practical course that starts in 6 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules. You'll need to study for an average of 10-hrs per week.

Or, if you join a practical course that starts in 10 weeks time, you'll have 6 weeks to complete the modules and you'll need to devote about 6-hrs per week to study. 

If you need more time to study because of full time work, a busy family life or you take a little longer to learn, then choose a practical course that will give you enough time to complete the modules.

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4 weeks before the practical course to complete the 60-hr online theory modules beforehand.

 

I've run out of time and I don’t think I’ll get my theory program before the practical course this weekend.

You can transfer to a practical course at a later date. We may be able to give you an extension depending on how much theory you’ve completed (Please Contact Us).

How to Transfer /  put your enrollment On Hold: Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

 

I completed the online theory & practical course a while ago. Can I have access to the online theory again?

Yes. Practitioners can also review all the Practical Course Dry Needling techniques / course material on the Video Training Site.  Take a trial: $1 for 2 weeks.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Logging in (1)

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Practitioners often have more than one email address.

Please ensure you use the same email address you added when you enrolled on the course.

Please try logging in again. Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Please use Chrome as your browser (1)

Please ensure you use Chrome as your browser. Click Here to download.

Online Theory Program - RMT - starting your 60-hr online theory program (2)

Your practical course is fast approaching and we've noticed you haven't started your 60-hr online theory program yet.

We recommend starting your modules no less than 4 weeks before practical course commencement.

Please note that all 43 modules need to be successfully completed before joining the practical on Friday evening.

You can log in to the CPD HC website with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course. Once you’ve logged in you'll be directed to your theory modules (after completing your Profile page). 

If you're unable to complete your theory modules before practical course commencement, you can transfer to a practical course at a later date.

Transferring your enrolment:

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Transfer fee's apply. Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Please click Here for all practical course locations, dates & prices.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Your practical course is fast approaching and we've noticed you haven't started your 60-hr online theory program yet.

We recommend starting your modules no less than 4 weeks before practical course commencement.

Please note that all 43 modules need to be successfully completed before joining the practical on Friday evening.

You can log in to the CPD HC website with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course. Once you’ve logged in you'll be directed to your theory modules (after completing your Profile page). 

Transferring your enrolment:

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Transfer fee's apply. Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Please click Here for all practical course locations, dates & prices.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Online Theory Program - Sample questions (1)

I've attempted to answer the 82 questions but I think some are incorrect. Can you send me the answers?

The exercise of answering these questions is a reflective learning process where the student is required to source the answers themselves as part of their learning journey.

You can use the Muscle Safety Grid to confirm the most relevant answers.

Online Theory Program - Sample questions. Do I need to answer these and bring them to the practical course? (1)

These sample questions are just a guide to give you an idea of the level of questions you may be asked in the practical test.

Please concentrate on the Muscle Safetry Grid for the informal practical test on Saturday afternoon.

The Informal Practical Test on Saturday afternoon is most important, so please concentrate on completing and studying the Muscle Safety Grid.

You will need to know the location of each muscle on the Grid (17 muscles), it's action, the caution point and the needle direction.

Please bring the completed Grid to the practical course.

Are the MCQ's on the Sunday Advanced practical course the same as the sample questions?

At the end of the Advanced practical there will be a short MCQ test that covers the important information taught during the Advanced course.

The sample questions are just a guide to give you an idea of the level of questions you'll be asked in the Advanced MCQ test.

Online Theory Program - Username & Password (1)

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Practitioners often have more than one email address.

Please ensure you use the same email address you added when you enrolled on the course.

Please try logging in again. Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

You can update / change your Password by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Online Theory Program - We logged into your program (1)

We changed your password when we logged into your account to check your online theory program.

Your new Password is your first name all lower case. Your Username has not changed (your email address).

After logging in with the above, you can change your Password by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'. 

Online Theory Program - What if I can't complete my online theory modules before the practical course? (1)

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to complete the theory in time to attend the practical course.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

How to Transfer to another practical course (transfer fee's may apply - see details below):

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Online Theory Program - What will I learn on the 60-hr Online Theory Program? (1)

What will I learn on the 60-hr online theory program?

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Online Theory Program - What’s involved with the online part of the DN course? (1)

What’s involved with the online part of the DN course?

The Online Theory Program consists of 43 modules followed by MCQ's after each module. All modules need to be succsssfully completed before attending the practical course.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Plus:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Online Theory Program - Why do I need to start my theory again? (1)

All practitioners need to complete the online theory program within 12-months of starting Module 1 of their theory program.

This is to ensure practitioners remains current & compliant with respect to the online theory training requirements. 

If a practitioner transfers to a practical course at a later date and wants to continue the theory program where they left off, they will need to ensure they complete the theory program within 12-months of starting their theory program.

If 12-months has been exceeded, practitioners will need to start the theory program from the start.

Practitioners will get a reminder when transferring:

'To retain the progress of your online theory, you will need to enrol in a course/ finish the theory program that is 12-months from the date you started Module 1 of the program'.

Online Theory Program - Will access to my online theory be extended if I transfer my enrolment to a later date? (1)

Yes. After transferring, your enrollment will be transfered to your chosen practical course, you'll receive a new Welcome email & access to your online theory program will also be extended to your new practical course date. Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer Terms & Conditions.

Opt In - Physio Course Information (1)

The DN Introductory course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

This course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 20-hrs DN training.

Intro practical courses run on a Friday night: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy the DN Intro & Advnaced course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course or on a different weekend at a later date.

 

Dry Needling Introductory Practical Course: 12-hours

What muscles are covered on the practical course? Click HERE.

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory practical training at a location of your choice.  This is a purely practical course which covers needling techniques for muscles in the following regions:

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

Dry Needling Introductory Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques

Dry Needling Advancded Course:

The DN Advanced course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Intro / Level 1 course with CPD HC or other DN course provider.

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course or on a different weekend at a later date.

This course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training.

Advanced practical courses run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy the DN Introductory & Advanced course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more about Bundle Discounts.

 

What will you learn at our Dry Needling Advanced course?

What muscles are covered on the practical course? Click HERE.

The Dry Needling Advanced Course focusses on treating the most common musculo-skeletal conditions seen in practice using Dry Needling. 

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: 8-hours

Having completed your online theory, the final part of your Dry Needling Advanced training involves attending a Practical course at a location of your choice.  This is a purely practical course which covers needling techniques for the following regions:

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi
  • Head & Neck:  Occipitalis, Frontalis, Masseter & Temporalis

Dry Needling Advanced Theory Course: 8-hours

Our comprehensive online theory program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 2: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 3: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 4: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 5: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 6: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Opt In - RMT Course Information (1)

Course Information: 80-hr DN Course

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

Please click HERE for CPD-points / Course Accreditation.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

 

What muscles are covered on the practical course? Click HERE.

The online theory needs to be completed before joinng the practical course.

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 4 weeks before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

How is the 60-hr Online Theory Program presented?

Online Theory Program: 60-hours (43 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 80-100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

How is the 20-hr Practical Course presented?

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

Having completed your online theory program, you're ready to attend the Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced practical training at a location of your choice.  

This is a purely practical face to face course which covers needling techniques for muscles in the following regions:

DN Introductory Practical Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm

  • Posterior Surface of the Forearm
  • Upper Arm
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Anterior Thigh
  • Medial & Lateral Thigh
  • Posterior Thigh
  • Antero-lateral Lower Leg
  • Posterior Lower Leg
  • Buttock
  • Low Back

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry Needling Advanced Practical Course: Sunday 8am-5pm

  • Knee:  Chondral & Periosteal Pecking, Tendon Needling: Supra & Infra Patellar Tendons
  • Foot & Ankle: Plantar Fascia (Quad. Plantae, FDB).  Achilles Tendon. Periosteal Pecking to Post Calcaneus.  Acute Ankle Sprain
  • Elbow: Periosteal Pecking Medial Epicondyle of Humerus. Supinator (Belly & Origin) & Pronator Teres
  • Shoulder: Review of Lung & Pleural Fields. Teres Major & Minor. Latissimus Dorsi & Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
  • Low Back:  Q/L, Piriformis & Deep Multifidi

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Overseas Qualified Therapist - Can I join this course? (1)

I am an overseas qualified therapist. Can I join the course?

Yes. You're very welcome to join us :))

You don't need PI insurance or professional registration to complete this course if you do not intend to use Dry Needling Therapy in Australia.

Practitioners are covered by CPD HC insurance whilst attending the practical course.

If you intend to work in Australia using DN Therapy you'll need to ensure you are registered and have PI Insurance to use Dry Needling Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please click HERE to enrol in a practical course. Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

 

Which course can I join?

If you're a Physio, Chiro, Osteo, Myotherapist, GP, Acupuncturist, EP or OT you're welcome to join the DN Introductory & DN Advanced course.

You can join the DN Advanced course alone if you've already completed a DN Intro or Level 1 DN course with another course provider.

 

The DN Introductory course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 20-hrs DN training (practical = Fri 5-8pm & Sat 8-6pm)

The DN Advanced course consists of an 8-hr online theory program plus 8-hrs practical course: Total 16-hrs DN training (practical = Sunday 8-5pm).

The Bundled Introductory & Advanced course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs & OTs.

The DN Introductory & Advanced bundled course can be bundled and purchased together in order to receive a generous discount.

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Intro practical course or on a different weekend at a later date.

 

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training (60-hrs of online theory plus 20-hrs practical training).

 

The DN course for Podiatrists consists of a 14-hrs online theory program plus 10-hr practical course: Total 24-hrs DN training / CPD hours (practical = Sat 10-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am).

 

I am an overseas qualified therapist. Will I be able to practice in my country?

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is accredited in Australia & the UK.

We've had many overseas practitioners successfully complete our Dry Needling courses and you're welcome to join us.

Every country has their own rules & regulations about what practitioners can do in that country.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer / registration board / professional association that Dry Needling Therapy is in their scope of practice & they'll be eligible to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course and gain PI Insurance.

All practitioners who to attend our DN courses are covered by CPD HC insurance to learn dry needling for the duration of the Dry Needling course.
 

I am an overseas qualified practitioner - Can you come to my country to teach Dry Needling?

Unfortunately our teaching schedule in Australia & the UK is very full, but you're welcome to join us in these locations.

Please click HERE to enrol in a practical course in Australia. Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Please click HERE to enrol in a practical course in the UK.

Payment Plan - Can I check the payment dates and installments before I enrol? (1)

Can I check the payment dates and installments before I enrol?

Yes! You can check the installment amounts for any course enrolment by clicking HERE. Add the course location, your profession & answer Yes or No when asked if you've completed a Dry Needling course before.

The practical courses will then be shown. Click 'Payment Plan available- Click HERE'.

The weekly, fortnightly and monthly instalments will be calculated & displayed.

You can also check the payment dates and amounts after adding your chosen course to your cart, by clicking 'view schedule'.

There's a $55 admin fee for any payment plan which is added to the cart total if you choose the payment plan option.

Payment Plan - Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)? (1)

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Payment Plan - Can I pay the remainder instalments of my course in one go? (1)

Can I pay the remainder instalments of my course in one go?

Yes. You can check the installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

You can also pay the remainder instalments owing on your course on the My Invoice & Payments page.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Payment Plan - Can I pay with installments? (1)

Can I pay with installments?

Yes. You can enrol on a practical course today for $1 and get access to all the online theory modules plus much more.

You can make weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

The total payment needs to be completed before practical course commencement.

Click HERE to find out more. Payment dates & amounts are available when you click Enrol.

You'll get instant access to all your online theory modules as soon as you've paid the initial $1.

There's a $55 admin fee for any payment plan.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Payment Plan - CPD HC (1)

We've updated your Payment Plan:

You can check your installment dates and amounts by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you used to make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

Payment Plan - Do my payment installments come out automatically? (1)

Will my payments come out automatically from the account that I payed this first payment from?

Yes - Your next payment will be automatically debited from the card you used go make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

Once you're enrolled, you can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payment Plan - Do the payments go out automatically? (1)

Do the payments go out automatically?

Yes - payments go out automatically on the specified dates (weekly, fortnightly or monthly - you choose). 

Once you're enrolled, you can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payment Plan - Do the payments need to be completed before the practical course start date? (1)

Do the payment installations need to be completed before the practical course start date?

Yes - the total course payment needs to be completed 1 week before practical course commencement.

Payment Plan - How can I check my installment dates & payments? (1)

I'm enrolled in a course with a payment plan - How do I check my installment dates & payments?

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you used to make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

Payment Plan - I'd like to join the DN Course with a PPlan. Can I check the installment dates & amounts before I enrol? (1)

Yes! By following the easy steps shown below, you can see the weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments for any practical course, in any location before enrolling in a course.

  • Please click HERE.
  • Add where you'd like to join the practical course & your profession.  
  • Click Yes or No to answer if you've completed a Dry Needling Course before.
  • Then click FIND COURSES. 
  • You can check the payment plan details on this page by clicking 'Payment Plan available'.
  • After the first payment of $1, the weekly, fortnightly and monthly installments will be shown.
  • The $55 admin fee is included.

If you want to see the payment dates, click 'ADD NOW' (for your chosen course).

You'll be directed to the checkout page (you don't have to purchase the course by doing this).

Under the PAYMENTS heading, click the weekly, fortnightly or monthly button and the 'View Schedule' link and the payment amounts and dates will be displayed. 

If you would like to join the course with a payment plan, you can then click 'CHECKOUT' and continue with the enrollment process.

After enrolling on a course with a payment plan, you can check your installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking 'My Invoice & Payments' under 'My Account'.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you use to make the first payment.

The total course payment needs to be completed 1 week before practical course commencement.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Payment Plan - I've transferred to a course at a later date. Can I extend my payments? (1)

Unfortunately not. Your payment plan will continue with payments going out on the scheduled dates.

How can I check my installment dates & payments?

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you used go make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

If you're experiencing difficulty with making the payments on time, please use any of the following channels:

Payment Plan - I've transferred to an earlier practical course - Do I continue with the same Payment Plan? (1)

I've transferred to a practical course that's ealier than the course I first chose to attend. Can I continue with the same Payment Plan?

Unfortunately not. The The total course payment needs to completed before you attend the practical course.

We can update your payment plan. This means your payments maybe be more than before and at shorter time intervals. Please Contact Us.

Payment Plan - We haven't received your payment(s) (1)

Our records show that you have outstanding payment(s) for your upcoming Dry Needling course.

All course fees need to be paid in full prior to attending the practical course.

To make the full payment manually, please log in and click 'My Payments & Invoices'.

You can check your balance and update your credit card or pay with another card on the 'My Payments & Invoices' page.

Alternatively, please let me know if this invoice has already been paid. 

If we do not receive your payment or we don't hear from you within the next 24-hrs, we will assume you're not attending the practical course.

If you wish like to make alternative payment arrangements please contact us.

Please click HERE for infomation about how to transfer your enrollment to another practical course (transfer fee's may apply).

Payments - Are there any other costs associated with the DN course apart from the course fee? (1)

Practitioners are invited to join the Video Training Site (VTS) after completing the practical course. This is an optional extra.

Practitioners can opt to join the VTS at any time - it is not mandatory. You can take a 2-week trial for $1.

Payments - Bank Deposit (1)

Many thanks for your bank payment for the Dry Needling course.

You're now enrolled in your chosen course. Shortly you'll receive your Welcome email with details about the practical course.

You can log in to start your online theory program by clicking HERE. Please ensure you use Chrome as your browser.

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

We look forward to meeting you at the practical course.

Payments - Can I attend the practical course but pay later? (1)

Can I attend the practical course but pay later?

No. Full course fees need to be paid before attendance at the practical course.

Payments - Can I change from a Payment plan to making the full payment? (1)

Yes - we can stop your payment plan repayments & the full payment can made, within 2 days of receiving your request.

Please Contact Us to let us know.

We're unable to change the payment plan if more than 2 payments have already been received.

After receiving your written request, the remaining payment will be calculated & automatically debited from the card you made your initial payment with minus the payment plan admin fee.

You can check the installment amounts paid & final payment by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments - Can I pay $99 for the course now and get access to the online program? (1)

Can I pay $1 for the course now and get access to the online program?

Yes. You can on a practical course today for $1 and get access to all the online theory modules plus much more.

Click HERE to find out more.

As soon as we receive your payment (with a payment plan or full payment) you'll be enrolled on the course & receive a Welcome email with details about the online theory program & practical course.

You can make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. Total course payment needs to be completed before joining the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Payments - Can I pay by direct bank deposit? (1)

I've tried to pay for the dry needling course online but my bank card is not being accepted. 

Can I pay by direct bank deposit?

Yes. You're welcome to pay by direct bank deposit. Please Contact Us to let us know.

Here are the CPD Health Courses bank account details;

Westpac Bank

Name: CPD Health Courses

BSB: 033 033

Account: 281145

Description: Your Name

Please take a screenshot of the payment and send it via the Contact Us form once you've made the bank payment.

As soon as we've receive your payment confirmation, you'll be enrolled in the practical course and receive your Welcome email with 3 easy steps to start your online theory program straight away.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Payments - Can you please email me a tax receipt showing payment for this course? (1)

Can you please email me a tax receipt showing payment for this course?

Please check you emails around the time of course enrolment.

Your tax invoice / receipt was emailed to you after course payment.

Payments - How can I check my installment dates? (1)

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments - How do I update my credit/ debit card details? (1)

You can update your card details & pay the invoice with your new credit card by logging in and clicking 'My Invoices & Payments' under 'My Account'.

Payments - I don’t have a Stripe account. How do I pay for the course? (1)

I don’t have a Stripe account. How do I pay for the course?

You don’t need a Stripe account. You can pay for your course by credit card or a debit card via Stripe.

Payments - My employer is paying for the course - Can you provide a tax invoice before I enrol? (1)

My employer is paying for the course - Can you provide a tax invoice before I enrol?

Yes. Please click HERE and provide the following information:

Your employers: 

  1. First name & surname
  2. email address
  3. Business name  
  4. Business address

Please also let us know the following:

  1. Your first name & surname
  2. Your profession 
  3. Which course you'd like to join (DN Introductory, Advanced, Introductory & Advanced Bundle, 80-hr DN course or Masterclass)
  4. Where you'd like to join the practical course (the practical course location)
  5. When you'd like to join the practical course (the practical course date)

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

After receiving these details, we'll email the CPD HC tax invoice to your employer.

You can enrol online. Click HERE to find out how.

Please Contact Us if your employer would like a PayPal invoice to pay for the course.

After payment, you'll be enrolled on the course and receive a Welcome email with details of how to start your online theory modules.

Payments - My payment is overdue - how can I pay it? (1)

Your system will debit your account automatically once the funds are available.

Please ensure therev are enough funds in your account for the poayment to be made.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Payments - PayPal invoice - Thanks for providing your employers details (1)

Thanks for providing your employers details.

We've sent a PayPal invoice to your employer and a copy to you.

Once this invoice has been paid:

1) You'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email with details of how to start your online theoy program.

or 

2) We'll refund your payment. The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

Payments - Stripe isn’t accepting my payment: how else can I pay? (1)

Stripe isn’t accepting my payment: how else can I pay? 

If you'd like more information please Contact Us.

Pelvic Pain - Dry Needling Course for Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction (1)

Unfortunately we do not have a Pelvic Pain Dry Needling course scheduled this year.

Please contact us again next year.

Practical Course - I'm a RMT, RN or Naturopath - Do I need to complete the practical days altogether? (1)

I'm a RMT, RN or Naturopath - Do I need to complete the Advanced course on the same weekend as the Introductory?

Yes - If you've joined the 80-hr DN course, you'll need to complete the 20-hr practical course (Intro & Advanced) over 1 weekend (Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm).

Practical Course - A place has become available (1)

Great News! A place has become available on the Dry Needling Course on the date & location you requested :))

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Please click this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices 

Please note: This offer has also been sent to other practitioners on the waitlist.

Practical Course - Addresses (1)

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Melbourne: Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT): 25 Victoria St, Fitzroy VIC 3065 MAP

Sydney: Camperdown Studios: 29 Australia Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050. MAP

Brisbane: Institute for Learning Professional: 17 Gould Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006. MAP

Gold Coast: Academique: 51 Nerang Street Southport, QLD Australia 4215. MAP

Fremantle: The University of Notre Dame: (UNDA): School of Medicine: 25A Henry St. Fremantle WA 6959. MAP

Adelaide: Mitsubishi Administration Building, Level 1, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA 5042. MAP

Hobart: The Lotus Centre: 45 Victoria St, Hobart. MAP

Townsville: Quest Townsville on Eyre: 19 Leichardt Street, North Ward, Qld 4810 MAP

Practical Course - Am I expected to know all the grips, referral pattens and cation points before attending the practical course? (1)

1. We don't expect practitioners to remember referral pattens off by heart. They are a reference so when you attend the practical course you have some idea of the patterns when needling particular muscles. We will go over all these again at the practical.

2. The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, taking note of & remembering the Caution points, Needle directions & Grips for each muscle on that grid. We will go over & teach all these again at the practical.

3. We don't expect practitioners to know the grips, but you'll find it easier to remember them when we teach you these at the practical course if you have some idea of names before attending the practical. We will go over & teach all these at the practical.

4. It's a good idea to cross reference the Muscle Safety Grid information with the practical course handout notes which you should download, print and bring to the practical course.

Both of these are available on the 'My Courses' page.

5. Please watch the 'How to Prepare for your Practical Course' video on the 'My Courses' page.

After studying the above you'll be well prepared to join the practical course.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - Arriving on time (1)

Practical Course - I don’t think I'll arrive on time - is that okay?

Please let us know if you're going to be more than 30 minutes late. This course is accredited according to completing a specific number hours of training.

All practitioners need to attend the whole course in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Practical Course - Attendance Times (1)

Practical Course Times:

DN Introductory: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm (12-hrs)

DN Advanced: Saturday 8am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

 

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Practical Course - Available Places (1)

Are there any places left on the Dry Needling course?

Please click HERE to view course availability. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course - Bringing a model (1)

I can't be needled - what should I do?

We understand under certain circumstances, a practitioner can not be a model for the dry needling techniques at the practical course.

If you can't be needled for ANY reason, you'll need to let us know at least 7-days before practical course commencement. Please see below.

You'll need to bring a friend / relative as you're model who you'll practice your needling techniques on throughout the whole practical course. 

Your model needs to attend the whole practical course. Your model can be anyone OTHER than a health practitioner. 

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your friend / model to sign.

Please ask your model to sign the form and bring it to the practical course. Please disregard the online consent form on the 'My Courses' page (and any automated reminders you may receive).

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - Bringing a model - I can't be needled around my calfs/ TMJ/ hands - do I need to bring a model? (1)

If you have one area of your body that can not be needled, you need to let us know in writing at least 1 week before practical course commencement.

We'll let you know if you need to bring a model.

Practical Course - Can I leave the course early on Saturday / Sunday night as I have something to attend? (3)

Can I leave the course early on Saturday / Sunday night as I have something to attend?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditations practitioners need to attend the practical course to the end of each day.

Can I join the DN Advanced course if I've completed the DN Introductory / Level 1 DN course?

YES. Practitioners need to be qualified in Dry Needling Therapy and have completed an Introductory / Level 1 DN course in order to join our DN Advanced course (can be with another course provider). 

Practitioners need to complete a DN Advanced course to join the DN Masterclass (can be with another course provider).

Can I leave the course early on Saturday / Sunday night as I have something to attend?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditations practitioners need to attend the practical course to the end of each day.

Practical Course - Can I leave the course early on Sunday? (1)

Can I leave the course early on Sunday?

Unfortunately not. This course is accredited according to completing a specific number hours of training.

All practitioners need to attend the whole course in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Practical Course - Can the practical course be completed in stages? (1)

Unfortunately not. RMT's need to complete the practical course over 2.5 days. The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

Practical Course - Checklist (1)

I've completed the online theory modules and received my completion email for the upcoming practical dry needling course on the weekend. Is there anything else you require prior to the attending the practical course?

Practical Course Checklist. This information is also available on the 'My Courses' page (where you've completed your theory), the 'Theory Completion' email, Reminder & Final emails which have been sent over the past 2 weeks.

Please ensure you have:

  1. Watched the "How to study for your practical course video". This is the most important thing to do.
  2. Downloaded the CPD Health Courses App and turned on "Allow Notifications"
  3. Prepared your own Muscle Safety Grid & checked that against the Muscle Safety Grid downloaded from the App. Please bring this to the Practical Course
  4. Downloaded, printed & reviewed the Practical Course Handout, together with your Muscle Safety Grid
  5. Downloaded & reviewed the "Sample Questions" document for your practical course
  6. Watched the "Safety Review Video"
  7. Checked out the Video Training Site to help you prepare for your Practical Course
  8. Completed all Modules of Online Theory
  9. Read the articles in the Research Article links.
  10. Reviewed the Reference Manuals.

Practical Course - Do I need to be vaccinated to join the practical course? (1)

The Hep B vaccination is recommended for your safety should you sustain a needle stick injury at the course or later in your practice when using Dry Needling on your patients.

The decision to attend the course without the the Hep B vaccination is entirely yours. You may like to consult your medical practitioner in order to make a decision about your risk and whether you should get the vaccination.

Practical Course - Do I need to complete all the practical course on the same weekend? (1)

Do I need to complete all the practical course on the same weekend?

If you enrol in the 80-hr Dry Needling course, then Yes. The 20-hrs of practical training is completed on Friday night, Saturday & Sunday (completed over 1 weekend).

Practical Course - Do I need to complete an Advanced course after completing the 80-hr course. (1)

Do I need to complete an Advanced course after completing the 80-hr course.

No. The 80-hr Dry Needling Course includes all the Introductory & Advanced techniques. After successfully completing the 80-hr Dry Needling Course, practitioners are fully qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy in their clinic the next day. They do not need to complete another Advanced course as all the Advanced tachniques are included in the 80-hr course.

Practical Course - Do I need to complete another practical course after I've completed the 80-hr DN course? (1)

Do I need to complete another practical course after I've completed the 80-hr DN course?

No. The 80-hr DN course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course - Do I need to do attend a series of courses or can I get qualified in one weekend? (1)

I'm an RMT, RN, Naturopath - Do I need to do attend a series of courses or can I get qualified in one weekend?

Practitioner can qualify to use DN Therapy after completing the 60-hr online theory program followed by successfully completing a 20-hr practical course (over 1 weekend = Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm).

The online theory is completed at home before joining the practical course.

Practitioners are welcome to join the DN Masterclass any time after completing the 80-hr DN course.

Practical Course - Do I need to do attend a series of face to face courses or can I get qualified in one weekend? (1)

Do I need to do attend a series of face to face courses or can I get qualified in one weekend?

Practitioner can qualify to use DN Therapy by attending a practical course over 1 weekend.

The online theory is completed at home before joining the practical course.

Practical Course - Do I need to know where the Trigger Points are before I attend the DN Course? (1)

No. All the theoretical background to Myofascial Trigger Point mechanisms, locations and referral patterns will be reviewed during the online theory & practical course.

Practical Course - Do we need to bring our own massage table? (1)

Do we need to bring a massage table to the practical course?

No. We generally have all massaage tables but occaisionally we need a couple of extra's.

For some courses, we ask if you can bring a portable massage table but this is optional & requested at checkout. It's never a necessity to bring a massage table in order to join the course.

You don't need to bring anything but a towel, shorts & water bottle (optional) to the practical course :))

We supply everything else including sterile single use acupuncture needles, sharps bins, starter packs, nitrile gloves (latex & powder free), morning & afternoon tea and also lunch.

Free Starter Pack:

All practitioners will receive an Acuneeds discount voucher with details of what / how much to order after course completion. You'll also receive a free starter pack which includes a needle pack, kidney dish, sharps bin. 

Practical Course - Do we need to bring our own needles to the practical course? (1)

Do we need to bring our own needles to the practical course?

No. You don't need to bring anything but a towel, shorts & water bottle (optional) to the practical course :))

For some courses, we ask if you can bring a portable massage table but this is optional & requested at checkout and it's never a necessity in order to join the course.

We generally have all massage tables but occaisionally we need a couple of extra's.

We supply everything else including sterile single use acupuncture needles, sharps bins, starter packs, nitrile gloves (latex & powder free), morning & afternoon tea and also lunch.

Free Starter Pack:

All practitioners will receive an Acuneeds discount voucher with details of what / how much to order after course completion. You'll also receive a free starter pack which includes a needle pack, kidney dish, sharps bin. 

Practical Course - Do you have any courses sooner than those shown on your website? (1)

Do you have any practical courses sooner than those shown on your website?

Unfortunately not at this stage.

Some courses are dependant on enquiries / demand and can only be scheduled once we have 10 or more enquiries.

If we have more interest to run a practical course earlier than that advertised on the website, we will let you know.

Practical Course - Do you run any practical courses during the week or a Sat/ Sun rather than a Fri/ Sat? (1)

Do you run any practical courses during the week or a Sat/ Sun rather than a Fri/ Sat?

Our courses only run on Fri night (5pm-8pm) all day Saturday (and Sunday if you're completing the 80-hr DN course).

We can run mid week courses if there are more than 8 practitioners joining the course at your clinic.

Practical Course - Do you run courses in regional locations? (1)

We can run courses in regional locations if there are more than 8 practitioners joining the course and the practical course can be run at your clinic.

Practical Course - Great news! We've just added another practical course :)) (1)

Great News! We've just added another DN practical course in the location you requested :))

Please click this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices and click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course - How do I register my details for a practical course (1)

How do I register my details for a practical course?

Please click Enrol - Add the course location, your profession & yes or no to the question 'Have you completed a DN course before'

The pre-registration courses will be dispalyed. Click the Pre-register button and then add your details. You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know when the course is ready for enrolment (dependant on number of registrations).

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Practical Course - How many practitioners normally attend each practical course? (1)

How many practitioners normally attend each practical course?

Every course location allows for different numbers, depending on the size of the practical room. We have several experienced presenters so we base our numbers on student: practitioner ratios.

Practical Course - I can't attend on the dates scheduled - will you be posting more courses soon? (1)

I can't attend the practical course on thev date scheduled. Will you post more course dates soon?

Yes! Please check the CPD HC website for more practical courses that will be scheduled soon.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course - I can’t download the practical course notes (1)

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader or try downloading the files from another computer.

We bring spare copies of the practical course notes to the practical course. Please let us know if you'd like us to bring them for you: Contact Us.

Practical Course - I don't want my photo taken on the practical course. What should I do? (1)

That's no problem. We respect you're privacy.

Please email us to let us know, before attending the practical course.

We'll make a note of this but please ensure you let the lead presenter know when you arrive at the practical course.

Also, if a photo is being taken by a presenter, please excuse yourself from the photo being taken at that time.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical course - I don't want to be photographed (1)

Thanks for letting us know.

We've made note of your request not to be included in any photos/ videos during the practical course.

Please remind the lead presenter at the practical course.

Practical Course - I don’t think I will arrive on time, will that be okay? (1)

Practical Course - I don’t think I'll arrive on time, is that okay?

Please let us know if you're going to be more than 30 minutes late. This course is accredited according to completing a specific number hours of training.

All practitioners need to attend the whole course in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Practical Course - I tried to confirm my attendance (1)

I tried to confirm the practical course attendance but couldn't - what should I do now?

Please drop us an email and we'll update your attendance rercord.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - I'm an RMT. Do I need to complete the Advanced training on Sunday to become qualified? (1)

Yes. Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

The Intro & Advanced practical training needs to be completed over 1 weeked - Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 8am-6pm (20-hrs).

The Sunday Advanced course trainng needs to be completed on the same weekend as the Friday night & Saturday Introductory course training.

 

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMT's, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

This course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling practical techniques. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Practical Course - I'm breast feeding - when are the breaks? (1)

Unfortunately we don't have definite times for each break at the practical course, as it depends on the size of the group and other factors but here are the approximate times (+ or - 30 mins).

Friday: 6.30pm

Saturday: 10.30am & 1pm & 4.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am & 1pm

Practical Course - I'm enrolled in the 80-hr course. Is the Advanced course included? (1)

Yes - the 80-hr DN course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

The Introductory techniques are taught on Friday (5-8pm) and Saturday (8am-6pm) and the Advanced techniques ater taught on Sunday (8am-5pm).

Practitioners need need to complete the 20-hr practical course over 1 weekend.

The 80-hr DN Course is open to RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths. 

The course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 20-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

Please print the Intro / 80-hr practical course notes AND the Advanced notes and bring to the practical course.

 

Practical Course - I'm unwell and can't attend the practical course (1)

Please email us your Medical Certificate so we can transfer your practical course enrolment to another date.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - I've completed all the online theory. What's should I focus on to feel fully prepared for the practical course? (1)

Congratulations on completing the DN online theory program :))

Now...The MOST important thing to do after completing the online theory program, is to concentrate on completing the Muscle Safety Grid.

1. Where do I find the Muscle Safety Grid?

The Muscle Safety Grid can be found on the Dry Needling Video Training App which is available from the App Store & Google Play store.

You can download the App for FREE by clicking Here.

2. What should I do next?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video. 

The video explains how to download the Dry Needling Video Training App from the App Store & Google Play store.

It also provides you with the DN Intro Muscle Safety Grid Password that you'll need in order to access and download the completed Muscle Safety Grid on the Dry Needling Video Training App.

After installing the App on your phone or tablet, you can download the Safety Grid by clicking the icon in the top left corner of the page (small circle with 3 lines).

Scroll down the page & click 'Safety Grid Links'. Then add the password and the completed Safety Grid will appear.

3. Please download and print the DN Introductory Practical Course Handout Notes (and the Advanced Notes) and bring them to the practical course.

4. You also need to fill in your own Muscle Safety Grid using the Introductory Handout Notes. 

5. Please learn all the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral Patterns for each muscle in the DN Introductory Muscle Safety Grid (17 / 24 muscles from the Introductory practical course notes).

Once you have completed the Introductory Muscle Safety Grid and learnt the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral Patterns, you're ready for the practical course! 

We will teach you all this important information at the practical course but please come to the practical with a copy of the completed Muscle Safety Grid.

We don't expect practitioners to remember referral pattens off by heart before they join the practical. They are a reference so when you attend the practical course you have some idea of the patterns when needling particular muscles. We will go over all these again at the practical course.

We don't expect practitioners to know the grips before they join the practical, but you'll find it easier to remember them if you have some idea of the names of the grips before attending the course. We will teach all these grips at the practical course.

It's a good idea to cross reference the Muscle Safety Grid information with the DN Introductory practical course handout notes which you should download, print and bring to the practical course.

Both of these are available on the 'My Courses' page.

After studying the above you'll be well prepared for the practical course.

Here are some other links that may be helpful:

Muscle Safety Grid - Do I need to fill out the muscle safety grid before joining the practical course? 

Muscle Safety Grid - Advanced

Practical Course - Do I need to complete another practical course after I've completed the 80-hr DN course?

Practical Course - I'm an RMT. Do I need to complete the Advanced training on Sunday to become qualified?

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - I've completed the theory & received my completion email. Is there anything else I need to do? (1)

I've completed the online theory and received my completion email. Is there anything else I need to do prior to the practical course?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page (where you've completed your theory) and look at the practical course checklist on the left hand side.

Please ensure you have downloaded & completed the Muscle Safety Grid and bring it to the course.

Practical Course - Is it Ok to just attend on Sat & Sunday? - Can I skip the first few hours of the course and do it at a later date? (1)

Practical Course - Is there a practical test with this Dry Needling Course? (1)

Is there a practical test with this Dry Needling Course?

There's an informal practical test on Saturday afternoon to ensure all practitioners are safe to continue onto the more Advanced techniques on Sunday. 

Details about the practical test are included in the theory completion email which you'll receive after completing your online theory modules.

Pleaase click these link for more information:

Supplementary Practical Course Test - What happens if I don't pass the practical test the first time?

Supplementary Course - Can I have a re-test on the same day?

Practical Course - I’ll be an hour late on Friday. Is that ok? (1)

I’ll be an hour late on Friday. Is that ok?

We understand that public transport/ trafic congestion can delay your journet to the practical course. Please call us if you know you are going to be late. 

Practical Course - I’ve misplaced my Practical course notes - can I get another copy? (1)

I’ve misplaced my Practical course notes - can I get another copy?

Yes. If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Practical Course - Locations & Addresses (1)

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Melbourne: Southern School of Natural Therapies: 25 Victoria St, Fitzroy VIC 3065 MAP

Melbourne: The Studio Melbourne: 31 Isabella street, Moorabin, Vic 3189. MAP

Sydney: Camperdown Studios: 29 Australia Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050. MAP

Brisbane: Institute for Learning Professional: 17 Gould Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006. MAP

Gold Coast: Academique: 51 Nerang Street Southport, QLD Australia 4215. MAP

Fremantle: The University of Notre Dame: (UNDA): School of Medicine: 25A Henry St. Fremantle WA 6959. MAP

Adelaide: Mitsubishi Administration Building, Level 1, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA 5042. MAP

Hobart: The Lotus Centre: 45 Victoria St, Hobart. MAP

Townsville: Quest Townsville on Eyre: 19 Leichardt Street, North Ward, Qld 4810 MAP

Practical Course - Locations, Dates & Prices (1)

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Practical Course Times:

80-hr DN Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Introductory: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm (12-hrs)

DN Advanced: Saturday 8am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Masterclass: Sunday 9am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Course for Podiatrists: Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am (10-hrs)

Practical course - Muscles covered on the practical course (1)

What muscles are covered on the practical course? 

Click here to download all the Muscles covered on our Dry Needling courses. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course - Parking (1)

Practical Course Address and Parking:

Melbourne:

Where: The Studio Melbourne: 31 Isabella street, Moorabin, Vic 3189 MAP
Parking: Street - Free

Sydney:

Where: Camperdown Studios: 29 Australia Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050 MAP

Parking: Street - Free

Adelaide:

Where: Mitsubishi Administration Building, Level 1, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA 5042. MAP

Parking: Anywhere in front of the Mitsubishi building. Free

Brisbane:

Where: Institute for Learning Professional: 17 Gould Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006. MAP

Parking: onsite and road parking - Free

Gold Coast:

Where: 51 Nerang Street Southport, QLD Australia 4215 MAP

Parking: Council parking lot opposite the courthouse (reasonably priced). If it's not Chinatown weekend, Sunday street parking is not metered.

Fremantle:

Where: The University of Notre Dame: (UNDA)

School of Medicine: 25A Henry St. Fremantle WA 6959. MAP

Parking: UNDA carpark: corner of Cliff and High St - Free

Hobart:

Where: The Lotus Centre: 45 Victoria St, Hobart. MAP

Parking: Car park above Village Cinemas: Collins St (3 min walk: $4/day if you park before 8.30am) MAP or meter parking in the area

Townsville:

Where: Quest Townsville on Eyre: 19 Leichardt Street, North Ward, Qld 4810 MAP

Parking: TBC

Practical Course - Practical Reference Manuals (1)

Where can I find the Practical Reference Manuals?

The fully illustrated 330- page Practical Reference Manuals are available on the ‘My Courses’ page' as downloadable links.

If you've already completed your practical course, we've extended access to your 'My Courses' page for the next 7-days.

Please log in, and click 'My Courses'. The links are highlighted in orange on the left hand side of the page. Click HERE.

You don't need to print these reference manuals but you're welcome to if you wish. We advise printing them at somewhere like Officeworks.

Practical Course - Times (1)

Practical Course Times:

80-hr DN Course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Introductory: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm (12-hrs)

DN Advanced: Saturday 8am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Masterclass: Sunday 9am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Course for Podiatrists: Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 8am-10am (10-hrs)

Practical Course - We've opened up more places on the practical course (1)

Great News! We've just opened more places on the Dry Needling Course/ Masterclass on the date & location you requested :))

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Please click this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices 

Please note: This offer has also been sent to other practitioners on the waitlist.

Practical Course - What should I bring to the practical course? (1)

Please download & print the practical course handout(s) and the Muscle Safety Grid & bring them to the practical course.

Please click HERE for information about the Muscle Safety Grid.

You may also wish to bring short & a water bottle.

Everything else is provided including morning & afternoon tea, lunch all needles & sharps bins.

We normally supply all treatment tables but occaisionally we may need a few extra. We email to ask if practitioners can bring a portable table to the practical course - but we don't need everyone to bring one - so if you don't have a table, it's not a problem :))

Practical Course - What time does the practical course start? (1)

Practical Course Times:

DN Introductory: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm (12-hrs)

DN Advanced: Saturday 8am-5pm (8-hrs)

DN Introductory & Advanced Bundled course: Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-5pm (20-hrs)

DN Masterclass: Sunday 9am-5pm (8-hrs)

Practical Course - Will there be more practical courses available? (1)

I can't attend the practical courses that are available on the CPD HC website. Will there be more practical courses available?

We're in the process of confirming more practical course dates for 2020. Please check the website for updates.

Pre-requisites - I have a Cert IV in massage therapist. Can I join the 80-hr DN course? (1)

I have a Cert 4 in massage therapist. Can I join the 80-hr DN course?

Unfortunately not. The minimum requirement to join our 80-hr DN course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy. 

Pre-requisites - I'm a qualified RMT/ Registered Nurse / Naturopath - Is the 80-hr DN course suitable for me? (1)

I'm a qualified RMT/ Registered Nurse / Naturopath - Is the 80-hr DN course suitable for me?

This 80-hr Dry Needling course is made up of 60-hrs of online theory training plus 20-hrs of practical training.

The theory part of the 80-hr DN course mostly concentrates on surface & clinical anatomy and the theory of Dry Needling.

The practical course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques &  is very practical / hands on. After successful practical course completion, you'll be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy the very next day.

Once you enrol in a DN course, you can join the Free Skype Study Group for extra support. This is an optional extra that we provide to help practitioners who would like to brush up on their anatomy.

Pre-requisites - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China and registered with AHPRA. Can I join the DN Advanced course? (1)

You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or the DN Introductory Advanced Bundled course if you're registered with AHRPA.

You'll need to join the DN Introductory course before the Advanced course.

Please click HERE for more details about the DN Intro & Advanced course.

If you intend to use Dry Needling Therapy in Australia, you will need to be either registered with AHPRA as an Acupuncturist or hold another qualification such as a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy to use DN therapy after course completion.

Please click HERE for more details about the DN Intro & Advanced course.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Pre-requisites - I’m a personal trainer / state level sports coach/ Bowen therapist / yoga teacher/ Aromatherapist/ Relaxation massage therapist- Can I join your course? (1)

I’m a personal trainer / state level sports coach/ Bowen therapist / yoga teacher/ Aromatherapist/ Relaxation massage therapist- can I join your course?

The minimum qualification to join the CPD HC Dry Needling course is Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

Pre-requisites - Can I join the DN Advanced course if I've completed the DN Introductory / Level 1 DN course? (1)

Can I join the DN Advanced course if I've completed the DN Introductory / Level 1 DN course?

YES. Practitioners need to be qualified in Dry Needling Therapy and have completed an Introductory / Level 1 DN course in order to join our DN Advanced course (can be with another course provider). 

Practitioners need to complete a DN Advanced course to join the DN Masterclass (can be with another course provider).

Pre-requisites - Can I join the Dry Needling course for my own personal use? I'm not a qualified practitioner? (1)

Can I join the Dry Needling course for my own personal use? I'm not a qualified practitioner?

Unfortunately not. The minimum reqirement to join the CPD HC Dry Needling course is Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

Pre-requisites - Do I need any qualification to join the DN course? (1)

Yes! The minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

I'm an Remedial Massage Therapist - Which course should I join?

You're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

 

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath, you're welcome to join the CPD HC 80-hr Dry Needling course.

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

I'm an Registered Nurse - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

I'm a Naturopath  - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - I have a Cert IV Massage certificate & studying my Diploma- can I join the course? (1)

I'm a Student RMT - can I join this course?

You're very welcome to enrol in any practical course that's within 3 months of completing your Diploma.

For example, if you complete your RMT Diploma in December you're welcome to attend the October DN practical course.

You can enrol your chosen DN practical course an any time as long as the practical course is within 3 months of completing your Diploma course. This is so you have time to complete your online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Pre-requisites - I'm a Myotherapist. Can I join the DN Advanced course only? (1)

I'm a Myotherapist. Can I join the DN Advanced course only?

Yes. Myotherapists are welcome to join our DN Intro or DN Advanced course or both as an Intro / Advanced bundle.
We recommend all practitioners join the Intro course as well as the Advanced because some elements in this course require a good understanding of the basic Introductory principles & techniques that lead on to the Advanced techniques.

Pre-requisites - I'm a Myotherapist. Can I join the Masterclass course only? (1)

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. Masterclasses run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the CPD HC DN Advanced course.

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced / Level 2 course.

The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - I'm a Registered Nurse - Can I join the course? (1)

I'm a Registered Nurse - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course.

We recommend practitioners have some prior hands on skill in feeling muscle trigger points in order to successfully complete the practical course.

Click HERE for more details.

Pre-requisites - I'm a Remedial Massage Therapist. Can I join the course? (1)

Yes! The minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

Which course should I join?

You're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath, you're welcome to join the CPD HC 80-hr Dry Needling course.

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

I'm an Registered Nurse - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

I'm a Naturopath  - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China but am not registered with AHPRA. Can I join the course? (1)

Unfortunately not.

If you want to use Dry Needling in Australia, you will need to be either registered with AHPRA as an Acupuncturist or hold another qualification such as a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy to use DN therapy after course completion. You will need to also ensure you have PI Insurance in Australia.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Pre-requisites - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China. Which course can I join? (1)

If you want to use Dry Needling in Australia, you will need to be either registered with AHPRA as an Acupuncturist or hold another qualification such as a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.

If you're registered with AHPRA, you're welcome to join the DN Introductory or the DN Introductory Advanced Bundle course.

Please click HERE for more details about the DN Intro & Advanced course.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Pre-requisites - I'm an RMT already qualified as a DN Therapist. Can I attend your DN Advanced course? (1)

I'm an RMT already qualified as a DN Therapist. Can I attend your DN Advanced course?

Please use the Contact Us form to let us know the following and we'll get back to you:

  • Who did you complete your previous DN traning with (which course provider)?
  • How many hours of DN training have you completed
  • What date did you successfully completed the DN course?
  • Do you have a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency?

You can also:

Pre-requisites - Masterclass (1)

The DN Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. Masterclasses run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

This course is open to Physios, Chiros, Osteo, Myotherapists, GPs, Acupuncturists, EPs, OTs, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths who have successfully completed a DN Advanced / Level 2 course.

The pre-requisite to join the Masterclass is enrollment in or completion of the CPD HC DN Advanced course.

The Masterclass is completed on a different weekend to the Advanced course.

There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - What qualification do I need to join the DN course? (1)

What qualification do I need to join the DN course? 

The minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

I'm an Remedial Massage Therapist - Which course should I join?

You're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

 

If you're an RMT, Registered Nurse or Naturopath, you're welcome to join the CPD HC 80-hr Dry Needling course.

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMTs, Registered Nurses & Naturopaths need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training.

I'm an Registered Nurse - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

I'm a Naturopath  - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - What's the minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course? (1)

What's the minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course?

The minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course is a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pre-requisites - Which course can I join - I'm a qualified RMT & 2nd/3rd yr Physio/ Chiro/ Osteo student (1)

Which course is right for me?

Due to Professional Associations & PI Insurance guidelines, RMT's need to complete the 80-hr Dry Needling course for RMT's.

This 80-hr Dry Needling course is made up of 60-hrs of online theory training plus 20-hrs of practical training.
This is so you can gain a DN endorsement on your RMT Certificate of Currency and then use this new skill in your RMT clinic, the day after successfully completing the practical course.

As an Osteo / Acupuncture Student, you need to be in your final year of training in order to complete the shorter DN Intro course (20-hrs training).
Unfortunately, you would not be able to gain the all important DN Therapy endorsement on your RMT insurance policy if you only completed the short course.
I hope this helps explain why you need to complete the 80-hr DN course.

Student Discount:

As a student you'll receive a discount off your 80-hr DN course. Please choose Student - RMT when adding your profession on the enrolment page (even though you're a qualified RMT).

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Pregnancy (1)

I'm enrolled in the Dry Needling course & just found out that I'm pregnant. Can I still attend the practical course?

Yes- you're welcome to join the practical course. Please Contact Us ASAP to let us know, unless you've already informed us.

You'll need to bring a friend / relative who you'll practice your needling on throughout the whole practical course. 

The model can be anyone other than a health practitioner.

Please ignore the automated reminders about completing the online consent form.

Please click HERE to download the model / practitioner Consent Form. Please bring the signed consent form to the practical course.

Does my model need to attend the whole course?

Yes. Your friend/ model needs to attend the whole course.

I can't bring model:

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a model for you at the practical course.

You're welcome to transfer your practical course enrollment to a later date.

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Pregnancy - CPD HC (1)

Transferring to another practical course or putting your practical course On Hold:

We've waived your transfer fee. 

You can put your course On Hold or Transfer your Dry Needling practical course enrollment to a later date by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'. No fee will be charged if you transfer within the next 7-days.

Click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment. No payment will be charged if you go On Hold or Transfer within the next 7-days. After 7-days, a fee will be charged.

After transferring, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Presenters (1)

Who are the presenters for the Dry Needling courses?

We have many highly qualified Presenters who teach at the CPD HC Dry Needling practical courses. Please click this link: Presenters

Private Health Funds - Is there an Item Number for Dry Needling? (1)

Is there an Item Number for Dry Needling?

There's no private health insurance Item Number for Dry Needling Therapy, so a patient will claim their Dry Needling treatment as part of their massage treatment, using the massage therapy item number

Profession - I'm a dentist - can I join the course? (1)

Unfortunately, we don't run specific Dry Needling courses for Dentists. Our course involve techniques that cover the whole body.

At the practical courses, all practitioners practice the needling techniques on each other. 

Although you are highly qualified, unfortunately the Dry Needling courses are specially designed for manual therapists who have a high level of palpation skills and experience in locating trigger points in a large number of muscles in the whole body including the torso, low back, lower limb, ankle & foot - not just the head & neck.  

In order to practice on each other, all practitioners attending the course need the confidence of knowing that others who are attending the course and needling them, have the necessary palpatory, clinical & surface anatomy skills of the whole body.

Profession - I'm a GP - Is the CPD HC Dry Needling course accredited by the RACGP? (1)

I'm a GP. Is the CPD HC Dry Needling course accredited by the RACGP?

Yes. 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program supports Australian general practitioners (GPs) to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities. 

The CPD Health Courses Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced courses have both been accredited by the QI & CPD program. CPD Health courses Dry Needling courses are the only RACGP accredited Dry Needling course in Australia.

Dry Needling Introductory course: 40 category 1 points.

Dry Needling Advanced course: 40 category 1 points.

Profession - I'm an Acupuncturist qualified in China and registered with AHRPA. Can I join the DN Advanced course? (1)

You're welcome to join us but you'll need to successfully complete the DN Introductory course before joining the Advanced course.

Profession - I'm an RMT who completed the DN Intro course only, a while ago. Do I need to upgrade my DN qualification by joining the 80-hr DN course for RMTs? (1)

We advise RMTs who completed the DN Intro course before OCT 2015, to check with their Association & PI Insurance company.

Regulations changed after October 2015, whereby RMTs are now required to complete 80-hrs of DN training in order to become qualified as a Dry Needling Therapist.

The 80-hr DN Course consists of 60-hrs of online theory program plus 12-hrs practical course: Total 80-hrs DN training.

The practical course runs on Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (completed over 1 weekend).

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. 

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click the HERE to enrol.

Profession - Which course should I join - I'm a qualified Dry Needling Therapist (1)

I'm a qualified Dry Needling Therapist. Which DN course can I join?

You're very welcome to join our Dry Needling Intro or Dry Needling Intro Advanced Bundle course or Advanced & Masterclass Bundle.

You need to complete the Advanced course before completing the Masterclass.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.
 

The Introductory course consists of 8-hr online theory plus 12-hrs practical: Total 20-hrs DN training.

Intro practical courses run on a Friday night: 5-8pm & Saturday: 8-6pm.

The Advanced course consists of 8-hr online theory plus 8-hrs practical: Total 16-hrs DN training.

Advanced practical courses run on a Sunday: 8am-5pm

The Masterclass is an 8-hr practical course. There's no online theory for this course, however we recommend reading the research articles after enrolment. Masterclass run on a Sunday: 9am-5pm

You can complete the Advanced course on the same weekend or at a later date.

Profession - Which course should I join - I'm a Registered Nurse  (1)

I'm a Registered Nurse  - Can I join the course?

Yes - you're welcome to join the 80-hr DN course. Click HERE for more details.

We recommend practitioners have some prior hands on skill in feeling muscle trigger points in order to successfully complete the practical course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Profession - Which course should I join - I'm an Acupuncturist (1)

If you're registered with AHPRA, you're welcome to complete the DN Introductory course or the DN Introductory Advanced Bundled course and the DN Masterclass after completing the Advanced course.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Outlines:
The DN Intro course is made up of 8-hrs online theory plus 12-hr practical course: 20 - DN training hrs

Our Dry Needling Introductory course focuses on the treatment of myofascial trigger points in the most common muscles of the body. We'll teach you how to needle the following;

Upper Trapezius, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Brachioradialis, Deltoid, Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis/Longus, Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, Extensor Digitorum, Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus, ITB, Tibialis Anterior, Peroneus Brevis/Longus, Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis & Vastus Medialis, Sartorius, Adductor Longus, Gracilis, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Multifidi.

The DN Advanced course is made up of 8-hrs online theory plus 8-hr practical course: 16 - DN training hrs

The following is a list of common musculo-skeletal conditions that we cover in the Dry Needling Advanced course:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Tension Headaches (Frontal, Occipital & Temporal)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ pain
  • Dental Pain

Please click here to see all the Muscles Covered on our DN Intro & Advanced & Masterclass courses.

The Masterclass is limited to 6 practitioners per course to ensures everyone receives a unique learning experience.

All practitioners need to complete the DN Advanced course before joining the DN Masterclass.

The Masterclasses are only scheduled in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. We hold Masterclasses in other locations dependant on demand.

Professional Associations - Do I need to be a member of an Association to join the DN course? (1)

Do I need to be a member of an Association to join the DN course?

No. But to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your insurance policy, you may need to be a member of an association.

 

Dry Needling course Accreditation v's ATMS Practitioner Accreditation. Will my ATMS allow me to use DN Therapy if I successfully complete the CPD HC Dry Needling course?

Yes. There can be some confusion with dry needling course accreditation v's practitioner accreditation. Practicing Dry Needling after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course: ATMS course accreditation is not required if you wish to use dry needling techniques as part of your remedial massage treatment protocol. However Dry needling should be listed on your public indemnity insurance policy (PII). You can call yourself an ATMS accredited Dry Needling practitioner if you have an Ad Diploma in Remedial Massage and you've completed a 100-hr face to face course.

Profile page - How do I find the Profile page? (1)

Please Log in and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here, including your Password.

Profile page - How do I update my details? (1)

Please Log in and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here including your Password.

Profile page - How do I update my name on my certificate? (1)

How do I update my details on my profile page?

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password. Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account' to update your details on your profile page.

To receive a Certificate of Completion with new details (name), please update your profile page, click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page & then Contact Us to let us know.

We'll send you another certificate with your updated name after we receive your notification.

Profile page - I added the wrong email address when I enrolled (1)

I added the wrong email address when I enrolled

Practitioners' email adresses are used for all CPD HC digital communication aswell as a Username when logging into the CPD HC website to access their online theory modules.

To upadate/ change your email address, please log in with the wrong email address (and your password).

Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Acccount'. Please add your new email address in the Username/ email address field (click HERE).

You can update any other information on your profile page if you wish. Then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page. You'll be directed to your theory modules.

You'll receive all CPD HC digital communication via this updated email addresss. You can also log in using this email addresss as your Username.

Profile Page - I can't find my Profile page to update my details (1)

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password (your first name all lower case). Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account' to add / update your details on the registration/ profile page.

Profile page - I didn't complete my Profile Page after I enrolled (1)

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password (your first name all lower case).

You'll be directed to your Profile page, where you can add your details and change your password.

Profile page - I didn't create a Password when I enrolled (1)

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Profile page - My employer enrolled me and I need to change the username & password (1)

To update your log in details please Log in with the details added by your employer (username and password) and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here including your email address, Username & Password.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Qualification - What qualifications do I need to use DN Therapy in my clinic? (1)

What qualifications do I need to use DN Therapy in my clinic?

To have successfully completed a Dry Needling course. To be a member of a Professional  Association. A Professional Indemnity Insurance Dry Needling Therapy endorsement.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) - Does this DN Course have a unit code for RPL? (1)

No. CPD Health Courses is not an RTO.

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is not part of a Myotherapy course, so does not have a unit code for RPL.

Refunds - Can I get a refund after transferring my enrollment? (1)

I transferred my enrollment but now can't attend my course. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately not. Please see our Terms & Conditions - Cancelling your practical course.

According to our Terms & Conditions: Cancellation of your course after transferring from a previous practical course (full course payment or payment plan)

Please be aware that once a practitioner transfers from their first practical course enrollment to later practical course or puts their enrolment On Hold (with full course payment or payment plan) and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, course fees / part payments cannot be refunded regardless of the time prior to the later practical course commencement.

Refunds - CPD HC course fee (1)

Course Refund:

We have refunded your course payment/s via Stripe.

The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

If you had a Payment Plan, your upcoming payments have been cancelled. You will no longer be charged according to the installment schedule. No further action is required from you at this time.

Refunds - CPD HC transfer fee (1)

Transfer Fee Refund:

We have refunded your transfer fee payment via Stripe.

The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

Refunds - Exceptional circumstances (1)

I transferred my enrollment but now can't attend my practical course. Can I get a refund?

Usually not. Please see our Terms & Conditions - Cancelling Your Practical Course.

Exceptional Circumstances: Due to your exceptional circumstances CPD HC have waived this condition and honoured a refund / part refund minus a $50 admin fee. The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment, within 5-10 days.

Refunds - Group Discount (1)

Group Discount Refund:

Thanks for enrolling in the Dry Needling Course.

We have refunded your group discount via Stripe.

The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

Payment Plan:

If you are paying with installments, the discount has been taken off your final installment.

You can check this by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Refunds - I added the wrong course date (1)

I added the wrong course date - Can I get a refund for the transfer fee I paid?

Yes - If you contact us with 48-hrs of making the course payment.

The transfer refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

Refunds - I can't attend my course. Can I get a refund? (1)

I can't attend my course. Can I get a refund?

Please see our Terms & Conditions - Cancelling Your Practical Course.

Please note: Cancellation of your course after transferring from a previous practical course (full course payment or payment plan)

Please be aware that once a practitioner transfers from their first practical course enrollment to later practical course or puts their enrolment On Hold (with full course payment or payment plan) and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, course fees / part payments cannot be refunded regardless of the time prior to the later practical course commencement.

Refunds - I forgot to add New Grad when I enrolled (1)

I enrolled in Dry Needling Course & selected my profession as Physiotherapist and later I found out there's a New Grad option with a discount price. Can I get a refund?

Yes - The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

Refunds - My qualification is not accepted (1)

We have refunded your course payment via Stripe.

This refund may take 5-10 days to appear in your account.

Refunds - Stripe (1)

All course refunds will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

CPD HC has no control over the time period that Stripe takes to deliver a refund.

Refunds - With Payment Plan (1)

Cancelling your course enrollment with Payment Plan:

All course refund requests MUST be made in writing and accompanied by your invoice / receipt (or another proof of identity).

Verbal communication regarding a refund cannot be used as evidence for a refund request.

If the payment was made via Stripe, the refund will be issued by Stripe. If the payment was made via Paypal, the refund will be issued by Paypal.  

Refunds will be made within 5-10 days of receiving the written request.

Payment plan part payment refunds can only be made when more than 31 days notice is given from the initial enrolment practical course commencement date.

Please be aware that if a practitioner cancels their course enrollment with a Payment Plan with more than 31 days notice from the practical course commencement (and their enrolment has not been previously Transferred or put On Hold), a fee equal to 50% of the total payment made will be charged to the user.

Less than 31 days notice = A fee equal to 100% of the course fee will be charged to the user.

Once an enrolment has been put On Hold or transferred to another practical course date, course fees/ part payments cannot be refunded regardless of the time prior to the practical course commencement.

Cancellation of your course after transferring from a previous practical course (with a payment plan)

Please be aware that once a practitioner transfers from their first practical course enrollment to later practical course or to On Hold (with a payment plan or full payment) and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, course fees/ part payments cannot be refunded regardless of the time prior to the later practical course commencement.

Registered Details - How do I register my details for a practical course? (1)

How do I register my details for a practical course?

Please click Enrol - Add the course location, your profession & yes or no to the question 'Have you completed a DN course before'

The pre-registration courses will be dispalyed. Click the Pre-register button and then add your details. You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know when the course is ready for enrolment (dependant on number of registrations).

Registered Details - Masterclass (1)

Thanks for registering your interest to join the Masterclass.

We'll let you know when the class is ready for enrolment (dependant on number of registrations).

Please let us know if you can bring a portable massage table. 

Masterclass information- Click HERE.

Registering your Interest - When will I know that the course is ready for enrolment? (1)

When will I know that the course is ready for enrolment?

We'll let you know as soon as this course is ready for enrollment.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Safety First (1)

Our Top 10 Safety Facts:

1. We have a 100% Safety Record after training more than 4,500 Manual Therapists, ensuring that everyone attending our Dry Needling courses are taught the safest needling techniques.

2. Our Dry Needling courses are recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). This recognition means that we are acknowledged for the quality education and training we provide by Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation.

3. Director, Dr Wayne Mahmoud is a highly experienced Osteopath and has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. He is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), having completed a 120-hour Dry Needling Training Program by Myopain Seminars (USA). 

In addition, he has more than 30 years’ clinical and teaching experience, having taught at RMIT University & Victoria University. Dr Mahmoud has presented Dry Needling courses in the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Egypt, Dubai, India, New Zealand, and was invited to present at the Tenth World Congress on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Bangalore, India in 2017.

3. All our presenters have completed a two-year training program, under the guidance of Dr Wayne Mahmoud. Our Presenter Training Program (PTP) provides Manual Therapists that attend our Dry Needling courses the assurance of consistent training practices based on safe dry needling practice.

4. Our presenter team includes Medical Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Remedial Massage Therapists who have completed their training with CPD Health Courses. All of our presenters have a shared passion for Dry Needling practice, a love of teaching, and a goal to help students achieve their best at every course they present.

5. Every course commences with a Safety Review presentation summarising the safety procedures and emphasising safe needling practice. This review focuses on all of our key safety concepts, strategies and protocols taught at the practical course.

6. Our Dry Needling courses teach the high caution needling areas using a 1:1 Presenter to Student ratio. This teaching method provides therapists with the confidence they need to be able to apply the needling techniques they’ve learned safely and effectively. 

7. We offer a Free weekly Online Study Group to all therapist enrolled into any of our Dry Needling courses. The Study Group helps therapists understand the key points prior to attending the practical course, and supports them during their online study.

8. We use HD quality video recorded in a studio to present all of the needling techniques and practices so that our teaching is consistent, all participants can see every technique clearly, and no one is asked to be a model for demonstration purposes. This delivery method also reduces participant fatigue at a high contact practical course like Dry Needling.

9. We listen to participant’s feedback. Every practitioner is asked to complete a course evaluation form that provides us with important feedback about how to improve and continue to raise the bar at our courses.

10. We offer all therapists access to our Dry Needling Video Training Site (Video Training Site (VTS) - Information) where they can choose from over 350 video clips as part of a regularly updated online content library. The site also provides users with access to Dr Wayne Mahmoud who is available to answer questions about needling techniques, safety practices, and patient presentations. All the content that’s in the VTS is also available through the CPD Health Courses Free App.

Skype Study Group - Can I do the practical hours via Skype? (1)

Can I do the practical hours via Skype?

Unfortunately not. We don't run Dry Needling practical classes via Skype. However all the content that we present at our practical course is available on the Video Training Site.
We do not recommend you practice Dry Needling if your training only consists of watching the training videos alone.

Skype Study Group - How do I join the Skype Study Group? (2)

How do I join the Skype Study Group?

Once you've enrolled in a DN course, you're welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Group. To join, CLICK HERE.

How do I join the Skype Study Group?

Once you're enrolled in a DN course, you're welcome to join the Free 30-minute Skype Study Sessions. To join, CLICK HERE

No pressure, you can come and go as you please.

Skype Study Group - Information (1)

Skype Study Group:

For extra support, we highly recommend joining the Free Skype Study Group to help find out the 'GOOD to know v's the MUST know' information for the practical course.

We understand how hard it is to juggle work and study, so we want to make it easy to breeze through the course.

No pressure, you can come and go as you please. The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

The session usually run for 30 minutes on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm-7pm. For more Information, Click HERE. To join, Click HERE.

Practitioners need to be enrolled in a CPD HC Dry Needling course in order to join the Free Skype Study Group.

Places are limited, so please book well ahead of your practical course commencement date to avoid disappointment.

Here are the Benefits:

  1. Find out the 'GOOD to know vs the MUST know' information
  2. Get comfortable with the language of Dry Needling Therapy
  3. Make sense of the Anatomical terms you'll need to remember, like the names of muscles, directions of needling & all the caution points
  4. Review everything we cover on the Skype Call by watching it all again in your own time. We record every session and send you a link
  5. Ask as many 'silly' questions as you like (although no question is really a 'silly' question).

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Skype Study Group - Is this recorded so I can access it? (1)

I work on the evenings when the Skype Study session is on. Will this be recorded so I can be able to access it?

Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, we're unable to share the Skype Study Group videos.

If you can't join us, please concentrate on completing the Muscle Safety Grid found on the 'My Courses' page as this will be a very useful document to refer to during the practical course.

You may also be interested in joining the Video Training Site (VTS). 

Special Dietary Requirements (1)

I have Coeliac disease, will there be any gluten free options available?

Unfortunately we are unable to cater for special dietary requirements.

Starter Packs - All students receive a Free DN Starter pack at the end of the practical course (1)

After practical course completion all practitioners will receive a Free DN Starter pack.

This includes a sharps bin, kidney dish / tray, Acuneeds discount voucher (10% off first order) and needle starter pack.

Which needles / how many needles should I buy once I'm qualified as a DN Therapist?

This depends on how many patients / clients you treat per week and how many patients you'll be treating with Dry Needling Therapy.

Unopened needle packs normally have a shelf life of 2-3 years. There are 100 needles per box.

Suggested Acuneeds Needle Order:

Please click HERE to order all your dry needling supplies through Acuneeds Australia.

Hwato (0.25x30mm) 80%

Seirin (0.25x40/50mm) 10%

Sensei/Seirin (0.25x75mm) 5%

Hwato (0.22x30mm) 5%

Plus 1 box of baby needles 0.20x30mm Seirin - for very sensitive patients.

As a rough guide, if you're treating 20 patients a week using Dry Needling therapy, you might use 1 box of Hwato (0.25x30mm) per week and the other needle types in the amounts sugested above.

Statutory Requirements (1)

Does your course meet all relevant statutory requirements including Workplace Health & Safety, Infection Control & Hygiene policy requirements?

Yes

Students - Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout? (1)

Can I get a discount if I buy more than one DN course at checkout (Bundle course)?

YES! Bundle & Save when you buy 2 or more course in one transaction. Click HERE to find out more.

Students - I'm a final year Podiatry student. Can I attend the course? (1)

I am  a final year Podiatry student. Can I attend the course?

Yes. You're welcome to enrol in the DN course if you are entering your final year of study. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Students - I'm a Physio / Osteo / Chiro / EP Student – can I join the dry needling course? (1)

I am a Physio / Osteo / Chiro / EP student – can I join the dry needling course?

You're welcome to join us if you're entering your final year of study.

Students - I'm a Physio/ Osteo/ Chiro / EP Student - Can I start the DN course training while I'm completing my course? (1)

I'm a Physio/ Osteo/ Chiro / EP Student - Can I start the DN course training while I'm completing my course?

YES!  You're welcome to join the DN Introductory or DN Intro & DN Advanced Bundle course if you're in your final year of study (within 12 months of completing my Degree). 

And you'll automatically receive the student / new grad discount when you choose Student / New Grad on the Enrol page.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol. Please choose Student / New Grad when enrolling.

Students - I'm a qualified practitioner but also studying a health science. Can I enrol as a Student & receive the discount? (1)

I'm a qualified practitioner but also studying a health science. Can I enrol as a student?

Yes. If you're studing a profession that's related to your primary qualification, you're welcome to enrol as a student of your primnary qualification and receive the student discount.

Example: You're a qualified remedial massage therapist studying a Bachelor of Health Science / Physio/ Osteo.

When enrolling please choose Student - RMT.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Students - Qualifying in DN Therapy (1)

We strongly recommend if a therapist chooses to attend a CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course as a final year student, they should commence Dry Needling practice only once they have successfully completed the Dry Needling training, graduated from their course of study and obtained professional indemnity insurance that covers the practice of Dry Needling Therapy for the profession they anticipate receiving on graduation.

In the case where a final year student holds an existing qualification in another modality (such as Remedial Massage Therapy) and wishes to practice Dry Needling Therapy prior to graduation, they must enrol into a Dry Needling course that meets the practice and insurance requirements for their existing qualifications rather than those which apply to the qualification they anticipate receiving on graduation.

Please choose your Dry Needling course carefully as we cannot refund a course payment if a practitioner enrols in a course that does not enable them to gain PI Insurnace for Dry Needling Therapy or use Dry Needling Therapy after successful completion of the CPD HC DN course.

Students - RMT, Naturopath & Registered Nurse Students (1)

RMT, Naturopath & Registered Nurse Students: 

Can I enrol in the Dry Needling course before I receive my Diploma?

YES! You're welcome to enrol in a DN practical course that's within 3 months of completing your Diploma/ Degree.

For example, if you complete your training course in October you're welcome to enrol in the July DN practical course.

And you'll receive the student discount. Please choose Student / New Grad when enrolling.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

I'm a student / New Grad - can I get a discount?

YES! You're welcome to join us and you'll receive the student discount. Your course price will be automatically discounted when you choose your profession as Student. Your discounted course price will appear on the checkout page. And you can also pay with installments.

Please click Discounts - Students & New Grads for more information.

Supplementary - Can I have a re-test on the same day? (1)

If I fail the practical test, is there chance to have re-test on the same day?

Yes. Practitioners who don't attain the safety standard required on the first practical test, are welcome to take a supplementary test on the same day. 

Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT):

Our goal is to provide all students with the confidence to apply the safest Dry Needling techniques to help their patients. We support all students by providing them with practical training and theoretical knowledge, prior to and during the Practical course.

Our support assists all students in achieving their goal of delivering safe Dry Needling practice, gaining progressive confidence and achieving greater efficacy with experience.

Students who do not reach the required standard during the Practical Course Test will be offered a Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT) on the same day.

The format for the SPCT is similar to the Initial Practical Test but with two examiners and a model. Students are required to demonstrate safe needling practice of muscles included in the Muscle Safety Grid. The focus of the SPCT consists of surface anatomy, needling direction, caution points and the referral pattern for the relevant muscle. 

A video recording of the SPCT will be taken to provide feedback for students, ensure testing consistency and provide evidence in case of disputes.

We strongly recommend that all students review and familiarise themselves with the answers to the Sample Questions list. The list is available on the "My Courses" page and will help you prepare for the Practical Course Test.

What happens if I don't pass the Supplementary Practical Course Test?

If a practitioner does not pass the Supplementary Practical Course Test (a requirement to continue onto the Advanced course on Sunday), they can complete the Supplementary Dry Needling Course again. This means enrolling & completing the Dry Needling online theory & practical course again at a reduced price of $350.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Please add either of the following discount codes when enrolling in the Supplementary course: 80HRSUPP or INTROSUPP or PODSUPP. 

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Supplementary - Practical Course Test. What happens if I don't pass the practical test the first time? (1)

What happens if I don't pass the Practical Course Test on the first attempt?

Practitioners who don't attain the safety standard required on the first practical test, are welcome to take a Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT) on the same day. 

If a practitioner does not pass the Supplementary Practical Course Test (a requirement to continue on to the DN Advanced course on Sunday), they can complete the Supplementary Dry Needling Course.

This means enrolling & completing the Dry Needling Course again which includes completing all online theory modules & the practical course again. On successful completion of the practical course test, practitioners can continue onto the Advanced techniques on Sunday.

The cost of enrolling in the Supplementary Dry Needling Course is $350.

How do I enrol in a Supplementary Dry Needling Course?

Practitioners can enrol in any Supplementary Dry Needling Course in any location, at any time by clicking HERE.

After choosing the practical course, please add one of the following discount codes on the checkout page according to your profession: 80HRSUPP (for 80-hr DN course) or INTROSUPP (for DN Intro course) or PODSUPP (for Podiatry course) and click 'APPLY'.

Your course price will be reduced to $350. After payment you'll be enrolled in your chosen course and receive your Welcome email. You can log in with your previous Username & Password.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices

We also highly recommend joining the free Skype Study Group

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Tax Invoice & Receipt - How can I get a copy of my invoice / receipt? (1)

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to view, download & print your tax invoice / receipt.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - Can you please email my tax invoice / receipt? (1)

Can you please email my tax invoice / receipt?

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to view, download & print your tax invoice / receipt.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - I can't find my CPD HC tax invoice / receipt (1)

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to download & print your tax invoice / receipt.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

 

My Invoice doesn't have my name on it / I can't download my invoice when I click the link.

If your invoice doesn't have your name on it or you can't download your invoice, this is usually because when you completed the profile page after making the course payment, you ticked the 'Billing address is my Business address' but you did not fill the business address fields.

Please log in and add these details by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Then click 'My Payments & Invoices' where you can view & download your completed Tax Invoice / Receipt.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - My employer is paying for the course - Can you provide a tax invoice before I enrol? (1)

My employer is paying for the course - Can you provide a tax invoice before I enrol?

Yes. Please click HERE and provide your employers first name, surname, email address, business name & address.

Please also let us know which course you'd like to join (DN Introductory, Advanced, Introductory & Advanced Bundle, 80-hr DN course or Masterclass), where and when (course date) you'd like to join the practical course. 

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

We'll email the CPD HC tax invoice and PayPal invoice to your employer. 

After payment, you'll be enrolled in the course and receive a Welcome email with details of how to start your online theory modules.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - My invoice doesn't have my name & address on it (1)

If your invoice doesn't have your name or address on it, this is because you ticked the box 'Business address is billing address' but left the fields blank.

Please Log in with your username & password. Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account' and update your profile page by either:

1. Adding your business address or
2. Unticking the 'business address is billing address' tick box

Then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page.

Then click 'My Payments & Invoices' where you can view & download your completed Tax Invoice / Receipt.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - Outstanding Invoice (1)

Thanks for enrolling in the Dry Needling course.

Your course is fast approaching & I noticed you have an outstanding payment.

Please note that all course fees need to be paid in total no less than 1 week before practical course commencement.

If this outstanding payment has been made, please Contact Us to let us know.

Tax Invoice & Receipt - Refresher Course Invoice (1)

That's great to hear you'd like to join the DN Refresher course.

Please click HERE to view & pay your invoice for the DN Refresher course.

After receiving your payment, you'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email.

If you completed your practical course more than 2-years ago, we recommend you complete the online theory program again (but this is not mandatory).

Please click the link/s below.

Terms & Conditions - Cancellation Fees (1)

Practical course cancellation Fee's:

Enrolment in a CPD HC Dry Needling course includes access to all online theory modules from the time of enrollment to practical course commencement plus attendance at the practical course. 

Once the online theory program has been accessed (the 'Go' button has been clicked on the 'My Courses' page), only a partial course fee will be refunded according to the CPD HC Terms & Conditions.

The cancellation fee relates to the number of days a practitioner cancels their enrollment, before practical course commencement.

Please click HERE for the full Terms & Conditions related to cancelling your practical course.

Cooling off period:

If a practitioner has not accessed their online theory program (the 'Go' button has been not been clicked on the 'My Courses' page) and has contacted CPD HC in writing within 7- days of enrollment, advising they do not wish to continue participation in the course, a full course refund minus $50 admin fee will be honoured.

The refund will be made into the account used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

Terms & Conditions - CPD HC (1)

I can't find the Terms & Conditions:

Please click this link: Terms & Conditions

Transfer - CPD HC (1)

You're now enrolled in the practical course you requested.

There's normally a transfer fee when a practitioner transfers to another practical course.

In some circumstances, this transfer fee is waived. Please see the CPD HC Terms & Conditions.

Shortly you'll receive your new Welcome email.

Access to your online theory program has been updated until the new practical course date. Please log in using your previous Username & Password.

If you have a payment plan, your installments will continue. You can check your installments by clicking 'My Invoices & Payments'.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Transfer - CPD HC waived (1)

Transferring to another practical course:

We've waived your transfer fee.

Please Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment. Scroll down the page to put your enrollment On Hold. No payment will be charged if you transfer within the next 7-days. 

After transferring your enrollment, you'll receive a new Welcome email or an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there may be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan. This condition is based on individual circumstances].

Please click HERE and HERE for the CPD HC Transfer Terms & Conditions.

Transfer - Do I need to pay a transfer fee if I move to a practical course that starts sooner than my current enrollment? (1)

Do I need to pay a transfer fee if I move to a practical course that starts sooner than my current enrollment?

There's no charge to transfer to a practical course that starts sooner than your current enrollment :))

Please confirm you'd like to transfer by clicking HERE.

After receiving your confirmation, we'll transfer your enrollment and send your new Welcome email. 

* Please be aware that if you have a payment plan, your installments will be updated so the total course fee is completed 1 week before attending your practical course.

After receiving your new Welcome email, you can check your updated installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Please confirm you'd like to transfer and you agree for us to update your payment plan by clicking Contact Us.

Transfer - Fee's (1)

Why do we charge transfer fee's?

According to our Terms & Conditions, Transfer Fee / On Hold Fees are charged for any practical course transfer, once the online theory program has been accessed (when the 'Go' button has been clicked on the My Courses page).

The reason we charge transfer fee's is because:

  • The online theory program has been accessed
  • We've organised & confirmed all practical course presenters who often travel from interstate 
  • We've booked the appropriate room size / number of rooms according to enrolment numbers
  • We've booked & confirmed all presenter flights & accommodation
  • We've booked all catering for 3 days according to enrolment numbers

Also, practitioners who may have been on a waitlist to join this course are unable to take up a place now because they do not have enough time to complete the online theory program before practical course commencement.

Transfer Fees at time of publishing (Sept 2019):

Dry Needling Introductory, 80-hr DN course, DN Podiatry, DN Supplementary, Dry Needling Advanced or DN Masterclass practical course:

There's a $100 Transfer Fee for any practical course transfer 15 days or more from the practical course commencement. 

There's a $200 Transfer Fee for any practical course transfer 14 days or less from the practical course commencement. 

There's a $350 Transfer Fee for any practical course transfer 2 days prior to practical course commencement and anytime after practical course commencement. 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Transfer - How do I Transfer to another practical course or go On Hold due to COVID-19? (1)

Transferring to a practical course at later date:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel and congregation of groups, we've made it really easy for you to transfer your enrollment to another practical course at a later date or put your enrollment On Hold (indefinitely) without a charge.

How to Transfer or go On Hold:

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please ignore any information about Transfer fee's as you will not be charged

Choose the practical course you'd like to attend and click the TRANSFER link on that page.

Scroll down the page to put your enrollment On Hold. 

You'll receive an email with details about your transfer and access to your online theory program will be extended.

If you're on a Payment Plan, your installments can be extended (please contact me).

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

We look forward to meeting you later in the year :))

Transfer - How do I Transfer to another practical course or go On Hold for FREE due to course cancellation? (1)

Transferring to a practical course at later date:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel and congregation of groups, we've made it really easy for you to transfer your enrollment to another practical course at a later date or to put your enrollment On Hold (indefinitely) without a charge.

How to Transfer or go On Hold: Self transfer

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please ignore any information about Transfer fee's as you will NOT be charged.

Choose the practical course you'd like to attend and click the TRANSFER link on that page.

Scroll down the page to put your enrollment On Hold. 

You'll receive an email with details about your transfer and access to your online theory program will be extended.

If you're on a Payment Plan, your installments can be extended (pleasae Contact Us).

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

We look forward to meeting you later in the year :))

Transfer - How do I transfer to another practical course? (1)

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course - What are my options?

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy for you to transfer your enrollment to another practical course at a later date or put your enrollment on hold.

 

How to Transfer to another practical course (transfer fee's may apply - see details below):

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Why we charge Transfer Fee's

Please click this link: Transfer - Fee's

Transfer - I added the wrong course date (1)

I added the wrong course date - Can I change to a practical course at a later date without paying a transafer fee?

Yes - If you contact us with 48-hrs of making the course payment.

Please let us know which practical course you'd like to attend and we will transfer your enrollment and send your new Welcome email.

Transfer - I can't attend my practical course - how can I transfer? (1)

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course - What are my options?

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

How to Transfer to another practical course (transfer fee's apply - see details below):

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Why we charge Transfer Fee's

Please click this link: Transfer - Fee's

Transfer - I enrolled in a practical course 2 weeks ago & didn't realise how much online theory I need to complete (1)

When I enrolled, I didn't realise how much online theory I had to complete before the practical course - can I transfer to a practical course at a later date?

If you enrolled in the 80-hr DN course too close to the practical course commencement date by mistake (2 weeks or less) and you can't complete all the modules, please contact us.

Transfer - I transferred to another practical course but I can't access my theory modules. (1)

I transferred to another practical course but I can't access my theory modules.

This may be because there's an outstanding fee that needs to be paid before theory access is extended. 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Transfer - Is there a transfer fee if I change to a practical course that's SOONER than my current practical course? (1)

Do I need to pay a transfer fee if I move to a practical course that starts sooner than my current enrollment?

There's no charge to transfer to a practical course that starts sooner than your current enrollment :))

Please let us know you'd like to transfer by clicking HERE (dependant on available places).

After receiving your confirmation, if there's a place available, we'll transfer your enrollment and send your new Welcome email. 

* Please be aware that if you have a payment plan, your installments will be updated so the total course fee is completed 1 week before attending your practical course.

After receiving your new Welcome email, you can check your updated installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Please confirm you'd like to transfer and you agree for us to update your payment plan by clicking Contact Us.

Transfer - Transferring your enrollment after not attending the practical course you were enrolled in (1)

I couldn't attend my Dry Needling practical course - What are my options?

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

How to Transfer your enrollment to another practical course (transfer fee's apply - see details below):

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Transfer - You're now enrolled (1)

You're now enrolled in the practical course you requested.

Shortly you'll receive your new Welcome email.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Transfer - Your enrolment to another practitioner (1)

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course - Can I transfer my enrollment to another practitioner?

We can transfer your DN enrolment to your friend/ colleague assuming she/ he holds the pre-requisite to join the same DN courses. Transfer fee's apply (Terms & Conditions).

Please send your friend's First name, Family name, Profession, email address and which practical course she/ he would like to attend, including the location & course date.

Please also let me know who to address the transfer invoice to. Please click HERE for current course locations & dates.

After payment, your friend will be enrolled in the course & receive a Welcome email with details about the practical course and how to start the online theory program.

Please note: We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4-6 weeks before the practical course to complete the online theory modules beforehand (for the 80-hr DN course).

Troubleshooting - my theory program isn't working as expected (1)

I can’t launch the online theory module / the image or sound is frozen / there are no pictures / I can't move forward from module 4.3

We check the program on a daily basis to ensure it's functioning correctly. The most likely cause of any of the problems mentioned above, is slow / interrupted internet speed.

If your modules are not behaving as expected, please click this link to download the Troubleshooting document, which has possible solutions to the problem you may be experiencing.

This information is also available on the 'My Courses' page. Please click HERE.

Troubleshooting - We logged into your account to check your program (1)

We logged into your account to check your program - we were able to move forward as expected.

The most likely cause of the problem will be your internet speed.

Please click HERE for more troubleshooting suggestions and solutions.

New Password:

To check your program we needed to log into your program, so your Password has changed.

Your Username is your email address and your new Password is your first name all lower case.

Please log in by clicking HERE.

Username & Password - CPD HC (1)

Log in details:

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Please click HERE to log in. After logging in using the above, you'll be directed to the profile page where you can add your details and update your password.

After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

Alternatively, if you've already completed your profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

VET Fee help (1)

Can I get VET Fee help?

Do you have government incentives schemes for employers to upskill practitioners?

Unfortunately not. CPD Health Courses is not an RTO so our Dry Needling course does not carry a course code. 

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Video Training App - How to download from the App Store (1)

To download the FREE DN Video Trainng App from the App Store, please click this link: Dry Needling Video Training App - & turn on 'Allow Notifications'.

Then click the 3 lines in the circle at the top left hand corner. 

The App is available on Google Play for Android devices (Tablet/Phone) & App Store for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad). 

NOT available on laptop or desktops.

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels:

Video Training App - Is it free? (1)

Yes. You can download the Free DN Video Training App from the App Store.

Please click this link: Dry Needling Video Training App & turn on 'Allow Notifications'.

Then click the 3 lines in the circle at the top left hand corner (to find the muscle safety grid). 

The App is available on Google Play for Android devices (Tablet/Phone) & App Store for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) but NOT available on laptops or desktops.

Video Training Site (VTS) - And the Video Training App - What's the difference? (1)

What's the difference between the Dry Needling Video Training App and the Video Training Site (VTS)?

The Dry Needling Video Training App is a free downloadable App from the App Store.

It contains free dry needling videos, live training, course information, business programs and the muscle safety grid.

The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more (continual information/ videos added every week).

Dry Needling Video Training App - Is it Free?

Yes. You can download the Free DN Video Training App from the App Store.

Please click this link: Dry Needling Video Training App & turn on 'Allow Notifications'.

Then click the 3 lines in the circle at the top left hand corner (to find the muscle safety grid). 

The App is available on Google Play for Android devices (Tablet/Phone) & App Store for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) but NOT available on laptops or desktops.

Do I need log in details to access the videos on the free Dry Needling Video Training App?

No. Simply download the App from the App Store and click 'Videos' or 'Live Training'.

The Video Training Site (VTS) - is it Free? 

No. The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more (continual information/ videos being added every week).

You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

All techniques taught on the Dry Needling course you enrolled in, will be available on the VTS after course completion.

Do I need log in details to access the videos on the VTS?

Yes. After joining the VTS you'll become a VTS member. You'll be sent a username & password to log in.

You can log in and access the video's on either the CPD HC website under 'Video Training' or via the free DN Video Training App by clicking 'Members'.

Do I need to join the VTS?

No - you don't need to join the VTS in order to attend / successfully complete a CPD HC Dry Needling course. It's an optional extra resource.

Benefits of joining the VTS:

The VTS is a quick, easy reference resource that helps increase your confidence with all your Dry Needling techniques.

The VTS will start refreshing your memory and remind you about more and more techniques to help increase your confidence.

  • You'll become crystal clear on how to perform the exact steps in the procedure
  • You feel relaxed, calm and confident, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what you’re doing
  • You’ll be excited to get started! You know you can alleviate your patient’s pain much quicker than using any other techniques
  • Your patient instantly feels relief and expresses his gratitude to you.
  • Feel confident that you can treat any muscle in the human body with dry needling, safely and correctly every single time
  • Easily access an online training library of step-by-step dry needling techniques that you can refer to any time you like, with expert level training at your fingertips
  • Feel safe in the knowledge that you are learning from a leading expert on dry needling, who is accredited by multiple associations
  • LIVE online workshops, where you can get answers to your specific questions about anything related to dry needling
  • Be privy to insider secrets on how to apply the best dry needling technique to solve the specific pain the patient is feeling, relating to their unique condition
  • Elevate your patient’s confidence in your ability to heal your them faster and more easily than other practitioners in your field
  • Save yourself time by helping your patients faster, so that you can see more patients and grow your business

Also included:

Dry Needling Techniques for the top 30 Muscles & the most common clinical conditions you see in your clinic.

8 Additional Videos with extra information from the Dry Needling Intro Course, including:

  • The Patient Consent Script
  • How to manage Acute Injuries using Dry Needling Therapy 
  • The Post Needling Protocol
  • Safety Review Training Videos
  • Monthly Live Workshops
  • The “Grow My Practice” coaching program
  • The “Protect My Practice” coaching program

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Video Training Site (VTS) - Can I get the Advanced or Masterclass video's before I've completed the practical course? (1)

Please Contact Us.

You're welcome to join the VTS if you aren't a member yet. Click HERE for more information.

Video Training Site (VTS) - How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown at the Masterclass? (2)

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course / Masterclass?

The Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners. It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more. You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Video Training Site (VTS) - How do I cancel my monthly payments? (1)

If you would like to cancel access to the Video Training Site, please Contact Us.

Video Training Site (VTS) - I can't log in (1)

Video Training Site (VTS) - I've tried to log in to the video training site but it says the requested user cannot be found.

We've fixed the error. Please log in again with your email address as your Username and your first name (all lower case) as your Password.

Please Contact Us if you're still experiencing difficulty.

Video Training Site (VTS) - Information (1)

What is the Video Training Site and do I need to join it?

The Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners. It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more. You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

All techniques taught on the Dry Neddling course you enrolled in, will be available on the VTS after course completion.

Benefits of joining the VTS:

The VTS is a quick, easy reference resource that helps increase your confidence with all your Dry Needling techniques.

The VTS will start refreshing your memory and remind you about more and more techniques to help increase your confidence.

  • You'll become crystal clear on how to perform the exact steps in the procedure
  • You feel relaxed, calm and confident, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what you’re doing
  • You’ll be excited to get started! You know you can alleviate your patient’s pain much quicker than using any other techniques
  • Your patient instantly feels relief and expresses his gratitude to you.
  • Feel confident that you can treat any muscle in the human body with dry needling, safely and correctly every single time
  • Easily access an online training library of step-by-step dry needling techniques that you can refer to any time you like, with expert level training at your fingertips
  • Feel safe in the knowledge that you are learning from a leading expert on dry needling, who is accredited by multiple associations
  • LIVE online workshops, where you can get answers to your specific questions about anything related to dry needling
  • Be privy to insider secrets on how to apply the best dry needling technique to solve the specific pain the patient is feeling, relating to their unique condition
  • Elevate your patient’s confidence in your ability to heal your them faster and more easily than other practitioners in your field
  • Save yourself time by helping your patients faster, so that you can see more patients and grow your business

Also included:

Dry Needling Techniques for the top 30 Muscles & the most common clinical conditions you see in your clinic.

8 Additional Videos with extra information from the Dry Needling Intro Course, including:

  • The Patient Consent Script
  • How to manage Acute Injuries using Dry Needling Therapy 
  • The Post Needling Protocol
  • Safety Review Training Videos
  • Monthly Live Workshops
  • The “Grow My Practice” coaching program
  • The “Protect My Practice” coaching program

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Video Training Site (VTS) - Is it free? (1)

Is the Video Training Site (VTS) free? 

The Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

It contains all the videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus hundreds more (continual information/ videos being added every week).

You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

All techniques taught on the Dry Needling course you enrolled in, will be available on the VTS after course completion.

Do I need to join the VTS?

No - you don't need to join the VTS in order to attend / successfully complete a CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Benefits of joining the VTS:

The VTS is a quick, easy reference resource that helps increase your confidence with all your Dry Needling techniques.

The VTS will start refreshing your memory and remind you about more and more techniques to help increase your confidence.

  • You'll become crystal clear on how to perform the exact steps in the procedure
  • You feel relaxed, calm and confident, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what you’re doing
  • You’ll be excited to get started! You know you can alleviate your patient’s pain much quicker than using any other techniques
  • Your patient instantly feels relief and expresses his gratitude to you.
  • Feel confident that you can treat any muscle in the human body with dry needling, safely and correctly every single time
  • Easily access an online training library of step-by-step dry needling techniques that you can refer to any time you like, with expert level training at your fingertips
  • Feel safe in the knowledge that you are learning from a leading expert on dry needling, who is accredited by multiple associations
  • LIVE online workshops, where you can get answers to your specific questions about anything related to dry needling
  • Be privy to insider secrets on how to apply the best dry needling technique to solve the specific pain the patient is feeling, relating to their unique condition
  • Elevate your patient’s confidence in your ability to heal your them faster and more easily than other practitioners in your field
  • Save yourself time by helping your patients faster, so that you can see more patients and grow your business

Also included:

Dry Needling Techniques for the top 30 Muscles & the most common clinical conditions you see in your clinic.

8 Additional Videos with extra information from the Dry Needling Intro Course, including:

  • The Patient Consent Script
  • How to manage Acute Injuries using Dry Needling Therapy 
  • The Post Needling Protocol
  • Safety Review Training Videos
  • Monthly Live Workshops
  • The “Grow My Practice” coaching program
  • The “Protect My Practice” coaching program

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Video Training Site (VTS) - Is the VTS an extra cost? (1)

Is the VTS asn extra cost?

The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

You're welcome to join the VTS, which has all the Dry Needling techniques taught on the practical course, at any time.

Click HERE for $1 Trial for 2 weeks.

 

I thought this Video Training Site (VTS) was part of the course package?

The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra Dry Needling training resource which practitioners can access before or after completing their DN practical course.

Some practitioners find extra resources like the VTS very helpful.

You do not need to join the VTS to successfully complete the DN course. To become qualified as a Dry Needling Therapist, everything you need is included when you join a CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Waitlist - A place has become available on the Dry Needling Masterclass (1)

Thanks for joining the Waitlist.

A place has become available on the Dry Needling Masterclass.

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Please click HERE to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

This offer has also been sent to other practitioners on the waitlist.

Waitlist - A place has become available on the Dry Needling Course (1)

Thanks for joining the Waitlist.

A place has become available on the Dry Needling Course. To Enrol, please click HERE.

When enrolling, please ensure you have enough time to complete all online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Please click HERE if you're an RMT and you'd like more information about time needed to complete the 60-hr online theory program.

Please click HERE to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

This offer has also been sent to other practitioners on the waitlist.

Waitlist - How do I join a waitlist? (1)

How do I join a waitlist?

Please click Enrol - Add the course location, your profession & yes or no to the question 'Have you completed a DN course before'

The available courses will be dispalyed. Click 'Waitlist' and then add your details. You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know if a place becomes available. 

Waitlist - I really want to do this course - can you tell where I am on the waitlist please. (1)

I really want to do this course - can you tell where I am on the waitlist please.

It's great to hear you're keen to join this course. You're welcome to join a course at a later date or in another location.

If a place becomes available on your preferred practical course, we can transfer your enrolment (no charge).

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Waitlist - I'm on a waitlist - Can I enrol on a course at a later date and transfer if a place becomes available? (1)

I'm on a waitlist - Can I enrol on a course at a later date and transfer if a place becomes available?

YES!  This is a great idea as theses courses fill up quickly.

You're welcome to join a course at a later date or in another location, so you can start your online theory program. Please click HERE to Enrol.

We'll let you know if a place becomes available on your preferred practical course and transfer your enrolment over (no charge).

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Waitlist - Masterclass (1)

Thanks for joining the Dry Needling Masterclass waitlist.

If a place becomes available on your chosen course, we'll let you know.

Please consider joining the Masterclass on another date (or location).

You can check by clicking Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

 

Perth Masterclass:

We can open up more places on the Perth Masterclass if practitioners can bring a portable massage table to the class.

Please let us know by clicking this link: Contact Us.

Waitlist - Thanks for joining the Waitlist (1)

Thanks for joining the Waitlist for the Dry Needling course.

As these courses fill up quickly, please consider joining a practical course at a later date or in another location.

If a place becomes available on your prefered practical course, we will let you know & transfer your enrolment.

Please click this link for current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

What can I call myself after successfully completing the DN course? (1)

CPD HC can not give advice about what a practitioner calls themselves after successfully completing the Dry Needling course.

Please contact your Registration board or Professional Association.

What's the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling? (1)

A very simple explanation to this question is that Acupuncture is a 4-6 year University level course (Bachelor Health Science). Therapists learn to treat general health conditions whereas Dry Needling Therapy is a short post grad course where manual therapists learn to treat trigger points in muscles using acupuncture needles. The only similarity is that both use Acupuncture needles.

What's the difference between the DN App and the VTS (Video Training Site)? (1)

What's the difference between the Dry Needling Video Training App and the Video Training Site (VTS)?

The Dry Needling Video Training App is a free downloadable App from the App Store.

It contains free dry needling videos, live training, course information, business programs and the muscle safety grid.

You do not need a Username or Password to open the DN App.

The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more (continual information/ videos added every week).

You DO need a Username or Password to open & access the VTS.

Dry Needling Video Training App - Is it Free?

Yes. You can download the Free DN Video Training App from the App Store.

Please click this link: Dry Needling Video Training App & turn on 'Allow Notifications'.

Then click the 3 lines in the circle at the top left hand corner (to find the muscle safety grid). 

The App is available on Google Play for Android devices (Tablet/Phone) & App Store for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) but NOT available on laptops or desktops.

Do I need log in details to access the videos on the free Dry Needling Video Training App?

No. Simply download the App from the App Store and click 'Videos' or 'Live Training'.

The Video Training Site (VTS) - is it Free? 

No. The Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners.

It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more (continual information/ videos being added every week).

You can take a 2-week trial for $1 by clicking HERE.

All techniques taught on the Dry Needling course you enrolled in, will be available on the VTS after course completion.

Do I need log in details to access the videos on the VTS?

Yes. After joining the VTS you'll become a VTS member. You'll be sent a username & password to log in.

You can log in and access the video's on either the CPD HC website under 'Video Training' or via the free DN Video Training App by clicking 'Members'.

Do I need to join the VTS?

No - you don't need to join the VTS in order to attend / successfully complete a CPD HC Dry Needling course. It's an optional extra resource.

Benefits of joining the VTS:

The VTS is a quick, easy reference resource that helps increase your confidence with all your Dry Needling techniques.

The VTS will start refreshing your memory and remind you about more and more techniques to help increase your confidence.

  • You'll become crystal clear on how to perform the exact steps in the procedure
  • You feel relaxed, calm and confident, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what you’re doing
  • You’ll be excited to get started! You know you can alleviate your patient’s pain much quicker than using any other techniques
  • Your patient instantly feels relief and expresses his gratitude to you.
  • Feel confident that you can treat any muscle in the human body with dry needling, safely and correctly every single time
  • Easily access an online training library of step-by-step dry needling techniques that you can refer to any time you like, with expert level training at your fingertips
  • Feel safe in the knowledge that you are learning from a leading expert on dry needling, who is accredited by multiple associations
  • LIVE online workshops, where you can get answers to your specific questions about anything related to dry needling
  • Be privy to insider secrets on how to apply the best dry needling technique to solve the specific pain the patient is feeling, relating to their unique condition
  • Elevate your patient’s confidence in your ability to heal your them faster and more easily than other practitioners in your field
  • Save yourself time by helping your patients faster, so that you can see more patients and grow your business

Also included:

Dry Needling Techniques for the top 30 Muscles & the most common clinical conditions you see in your clinic.

8 Additional Videos with extra information from the Dry Needling Intro Course, including:

  • The Patient Consent Script
  • How to manage Acute Injuries using Dry Needling Therapy 
  • The Post Needling Protocol
  • Safety Review Training Videos
  • Monthly Live Workshops
  • The “Grow My Practice” coaching program
  • The “Protect My Practice” coaching program

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Why Choose Us? (1)

Here are 25 great reasons why practitioners choose the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course over any other DN course provider: ?

Information you'll receive BEFORE enrolling in the Dry Needling course:

  • Confidence that you've enrolled in the Australia's Safest Dry Needling course that will teach you to needle safely, confidently and effectively.
  • Safety is our No 1 priority. Click Here to find out why.
  • Watch this video to see what actually happens at a practical course. Click Here
  • Watch this video to see what other RMT's are saying about our Dry Needling courses. Click Here.
  • Easy-pay Payment Plan options allow you to pay off your course at your own pace before joining the practical course.
  • More courses, more locations & more choice. Thirty Dry Needling practical course scheduled in 8 different locations giving you more choice than any other DN course provider.

What you'll receive AFTER enrolling in the Dry Needling course: Online Theory modules: Very easy to access & use:

  • The 60-hr high-quality online theory program is enjoyable to watch at the same time as refreshing all your surface & clinical anatomy knowledge. This program includes all the Dry Needling theory needed before joining the 20-hr practical training.
  • FREE Skype study group tuition before joining the practical course in the comfort of your home/ clinic.

    We understand how hard it is to juggle work and study, so we want to make it easy to breeze through the practical course.

    Dr Wayne will help you find out the 'good to know compared to the MUST know' information.

    You can ask as many questions as you like. No pressure, you can come and go as you please.

    The more sessions you attend, the more confident you'll become.

  • The Dry Needling Reference manual: a 336-page downloadable colour manual which includes all the surface anatomy, referral pattern, caution points and direction of needling of all muscles.
  • The Dry Needling Practical course hand out which includes the surface anatomy, referral pattern, caution points and direction of needling of all muscles taught on the practical course. You can see exactly what you're going to learn before attending the practical course.
  • FREE Dry Needling Video Training App. Designed to refresh your DN knowledge and stay safe: You can take a look Here. Download it HERE

What you'll receive at the Practical Course: A very hands on Practical course:

  • The practical course includes all the Intro & Advanced DN techniques so you'll be fully trained & ready to start needling confidently & effectively the day after successfully completing your practical course.
  • You'll be learning from an expert. Dr Wayne has more than 30 years’ clinical and teaching experience and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture.
  • All course presenters are highly experienced practitioners from several different professions, having completed a minimum two-year training program, under the guidance of Dr Wayne.
  • We KNOW how frustrating it is to crowd around a treatment table, trying to get a glance of the presenter showing the needling technique at the practical course, so...
  • We'll show all the Dry Needling demonstrations on a BIG screen, using high definition videos that have been professionally recorded in a film studio
  • This means that all practitioners can see every technique very easily & clearly. And this helps you feel relaxed when you start practicing the techniques on your needle buddy.
  • No one is asked to be the model for demonstration purposes. This reduces practitioner fatigue.
  • FREE lunch, morning & afternoon tea with fruit & healthy snacks on all practical days. All you need to bring is your good self!

What you'll receive AFTER successfully completing the 80-hr Dry Needling Course:

  • FREE dry needing starter pack: Everything you'll need to start needling on Monday- needles, kidney dish, sharps bin & protective glove pack.
  • FREE Acuneeds 10% discount voucher. We'll let you know what to buy and how many boxes to purchase.
  • Streamed High Definition post course Dry Needling videos taken directly from the practical course. This means you can watch all the demonstrations again & again & again.
  • The video training site includes over 350 video clips and new clips & useful tips are added every week. Click HERE for more information.
  • FREE On-going support from Dr Wayne after course completion.
  • Certificate of Completion- sent to you the next day and available to downloadable from your account any time after successful course completion.
  • CPD/ CPE points from your Massage Association.

Start your Dry Needling training for just $$1 today!

How does it work? You're just a few easy steps away from securing your place for just $1...

  1. Click Enrol and choose your practical course.
  2. Pay only $1
  3. After making your payment, your place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory and video training modules
  4. Pay the balance 14 days before your practical course
  5. All admin fees have been waived (normally $55)

It’s as easy as that!

And don't forget...the SOONER you enrol, the MORE TIME you'll have to complete your theory modules.