We have listed below our most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have a question that hasn’t been addressed below please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you with any query.
How long does it take to complete a Diploma?
Diploma subjects take approximately 18 months to complete, based on 20 hours per week including class and home study time. This can take longer depending on work and life commitments. Cert IV massage takes approximately 6 months.
How long is each course module?
Modules are usually 2 – 4 full days or 4 – 8 evenings equivalent. Our prospectus clearly outlines time commitments for each module.
Are you a Government Accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
Yes, our courses are fully recognised in Australia (RTO 40815). This means, should you need recognition for Higher Education or other courses, cross crediting may apply.
What if I need to miss a session?
In some instances, it can be made up with your course instructor, or simply register for the next round for that particular module, to complete the component that you missed.
Can I receive any recognition for prior learning (RPL)?
Yes under certain conditions. If you can provide evidence from previous courses or work experience (for example, nursing or other relevant qualifications), RPL may apply and you may not need to redo some subjects. Subject to approval from our campus Principal, and must meet Goverment RTO criteria. RPL fee applies. There are also some specific requirements if you wish to be recognised by health fund providers. Our student liaison team can advise you.
Can I study online?
Some theoretical modules are offered using an online classroom component from the convenience of your home or office. Others involve home study such as Anatomy and Physiology and Subtle Aromatherapy. As a registered training organisation, all practical subjects are completed face to face on campus or in a clinic setting. Online courses are not recognised by most professional organisations.
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT PLAN WORK?
The payment plan is generally based on the time to complete divided by the course fee. The pace at which you take the course should be in line with the payment amounts, so that each module is paid for before completion. It’s a mutually agreed direct debit arrangement, usually fornightly or weekly.
There is a non-refundable enrolment fee of $220 to cover administration and the RPL (recognition of prior learning) is currently capped at $500 per diploma or 25% which ever is the lesser amount.