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INTRODUCTORY
MASSAGE


6 Days to Go!
Enrol & Pay $360
during November

JANUARY SUMMER
SCHOOL & APRIL INTAKES

On-campus
training in your local area

LIBBY TRICKETT
WORLD SWIMMING CHAMP

Olympic Gold Medalist
Blogs about studying with ACM

For over twenty years Australian College of Massage (ACM) has been recognised nationally as a leading college in the provision of accredited massage training. To maintain our high standards ACM continues to review the key elements of the government recognised qualification being delivered - HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage - to ensure it meets the rigorous standards expected by educationalists, employers and practitioners in the industry who have worked with ACM to determine specific training and education needs of workers, volunteers and students.

From a student’s perspective it can be tempting to choose a course provider based on how quickly you can complete the qualification or the cost involved. However, you may ultimately be doing yourself a disservice, making it harder to gain employment or deal with challenges within the workplace. ACM has a strong history of commitment to producing outstanding massage therapists who are committed to and understand the important role they play within complementary health care. Operated by educators with over 50 years combined experience in tertiary and VET education, ACM delivers training built on a solid platform of sound educational principles, ensuring the graduate is well prepared for entering the massage industry.

There are many elements to a high-quality education but first and foremost we offer you the following advice: community fieldwork is essential to equip you for the workplace and enables you to put your skills into practice while being supervised professionally. ACM has built up a relationship with hundreds of organisations around Australia to ensure you have the opportunity to practice massage within the real life context. Today most employers expect graduates to be work ready, bringing both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to the workplace. ACM training includes clinical practice to ensure you are work ready upon graduation.

A qualification can be the first step to a career and choosing the right course can make a difference. Don’t hesitate to explore ACM’s study options and give us a call on 1300 880 885 or email us on acm@studymassage.com.au if you have any questions.

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ENROL NOW FOR 2015 - Join the on-campus January Summer School or April Intakes and save up to 45% - 6 DAYS TO GO!


Don't wait till next year, get started on your new massage career today!
Enrol and complete Subject 1, Introductory Massage Course in November or December. You're then eligible to join the on-campus January intake (Summer School), to gain your Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in as little as 6 months and your Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification in 12 months!

Enrol in any upcoming Introductory Massage Course during November and pay only $360 rather than $695!


Introductory Massage Courses are running in on-campus locations in November and December. Summer School intakes are offered in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Newcastle. Get a head start now. Our course offer incredible flexibility to fit your study around your life committments and make learning simple fun and very achievable. On-campus classes are  held over 3 weeks in January. Alternatively join one of our April intakes offered in all on-campus locations and attend one weekend (Sat & Sun) or weekday (Mon & Tues) a month. Most capital city locations also have Wednesday Midday and Monday Evening timetable options. 

 Check out the links below for upcoming Introductory Massage Course dates.

Adelaide: Sat 6 & Sun 7 December
Bendigo: Sat 29 & Sun 30 November
Brisbane: Sat 29 & Sun 30 November or Mon 1 & Tues 2 December
Launceston: Sat 22 & Sun 23 November
Melbourne: Sat 29 & Sun 30 November or Mon 1 & Tues 2 December
Perth: Sat 29 & Sun 30 November or Mon 1 & Tues 2 December
Sydney: Sat 6 & Sun 7 December or Mon 8 & Tues 9 December
Newcastle: Sat 6 & Sun 7 December or Mon 8 & Tues 9 December

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LIBBY TRICKETT- WORLD CHAMPION & OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST JOINS ACM

 

Most Australians know Libby Trickett, with her beautiful smile and bubbly personality Libby has been a joy to watch represent Australia on the world swimming stage for over a decade.

ACM is very fortunate to have Libby bring her smile and personality to ACM as she ventures on a possible career path in massage. And best of all, you get to follow Libby and be part of her study experience.

Libby retired from competitive swimming in July last year after having won Gold at 3 consecutive Olympic Games (a feat achieved by only a few elite athletes during their sporting career) as well as winning a swag of gold medals at Commonwealth Games and World Championships and many other national and international events.

Since retiring last year Libby’s life has not slowed down. Libby is currently the Health & Lifestyle Reporter on Channel Nine’s Today Show and is also in demand around the country as a public speaker at corporate events.

Due to her busy work schedule Libby has chosen to complete here studies with ACM through a combination of home study and on campus. We caught up with Libby recently and asked her what her experience at ACM has been like so far.

“What l have seen is that ACM is so flexible, so if life gets in the way you can move things around. I haven’t felt isolated at all while completing my correspondence studies before coming to class. ACM has been very supportive.”

Libby completed her Introductory Massage Course with ACM in July. This 2 day course is the starting point for students like Libby who are wanting to experience what it is like to be on the other side of the massage experience, where they are the therapist rather than the client. 

“I loved ACM’s Introductory Massage Course. I was nervous as l felt a bit uncomfortable on one level, as you are part of a group and you’re testing out massage on people you don’t know. But the teachers were so welcoming and it was fantastic how like-minded everyone was. We were all from various backgrounds but we had similar interests and we were all there to study massage. The whole experience was fantastic.”

Having an interest in the human body since she took up competitive swimming, Libby’s experience at the Introductory Massage confirmed her desire to learn more. As the recipient of massages on a weekly basis throughout her swimming life, Libby recognises the benefit massage provided to her body during her international swimming career.

“For me the main benefit of massage was it helped in my recovery. At elite level you are punishing your body and so it tightens up. The massages made sure my body continued to stay loose and limber, allowing my muscles to heal.”

Since completing the Introductory Massage Course, Libby has been quietly studying at home in preparation for her first Diploma class in November.

Inspired and motivated by fitness and health, Libby has a big curiosity for the body and it seems natural for her to study massage. She expressed to us how it would be a real privilege to be able to make someone feel good in their body and when she graduates she wants to be able to share in that experience.

In the mean time Libby wants to share her experience of studying massage at ACM with all of us. Check out our Blogs page and follow Libby.
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