CANpractice (135 hour) course
The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) has accredited CANpractice for treatment of the entire body (upper and lower limbs, head, and neck).
The international standard for lymphoedema training is 135 hours of lymphoedema-specific training. Casley-Smith International acknowledges our 135-hour programme.
Successful completion is also recognised by the Massage Association of Australia (MAA) and the International Institute of Complementary Therapies.
When, where and how will this CANpractice course take place?
The CANpractice course is delivered via a combination of self-directed online learning, virtual classroom sessions and in-person practical training.
Your self-directed, online learning will formally begin from Monday 16th September 2024.
Early access is awarded if you register early! This gives you even more time to learn at your own pace.
Compulsory virtual classroom sessions (via Zoom):
Tue 24th Sept 2024 – 6-8pm
Tue 1st Oct 2024 – 6-8pm
Tue 8th Oct 2024 – 6-8pm
These three virtual classroom sessions will be recorded and made available in your learning portal if you cannot attend on the designated evenings. The virtual classroom sessions count towards your learning hours and need to be watched before the in- person component.
In-person practical training:
The in-person, face to face practical training will take place at Rydges Sydney (near Central Station) across one week from Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2024 from 8am to 5.30pm AEST.
As the course is accredited, all face to face course hours need to be completed. We have students travel from across the globe and interstate to attend! Health professionals from overseas countries are welcomed.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided. Lunch will be served in the delicious Rydges buffet restaurant and dietary requests are catered to by their wonderful chef!
Final virtual classroom:
A final virtual classroom session will take place on Tuesday 5th November 2024 from 6pm to 8pm AEST. This session is not compulsory but is designed to help kick start your career by checking in with you after the training.
What happens after payment for the course?
After payment you will be automatically sent an enrolment form which you complete via Google Docs. Once submitted you will be automatically sent your online learning portal password.
You are automatically sent an enrolment form.
Submitted enrolment form
Complete the online learning at your own pace.
Experience 3 virtual classrooms before the face to face component.
What’s included in the CANpractice in-person face to face training?
Have fun learning lymphatic manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging (both two layer and multi-layer), garment prescription (ready to wear and custom made) and more…
The face to face component is designed to be very practical. You will practice techniques on your peers to ensure you leave confident to start practicing your new skills when you finish the course.
To read the learning outcomes please read the document below:
Learning Outcomes Last updated 5th October 2022
Learn the little things that make a big difference to your patients!
Did you know that you can provide nipples prothesis to women after breast cancer?
Being able to help your patients manage their scar tissue, feel comfortable in a bra and reconnect with their breast following surgery can have a large impact on their quality of life.
Pictured is Pauline with Eliza Chan (Occupational Therapist) and Jackie Eyles (Registered Nurse), enjoying the tactile session on breast garments and prothesis.
Learn in a fun and friendly environment
We invite you to fall in love with lymphoedema and have a wonderful learning experience with us!
Alex Pang (Physiotherapist), pictured here wearing multi-layer lymphoedema bandages of the leg (left) and arm (middle), loved the training that we provided and had fun throughout the course. His peer Eliza Chan is also pictured (right) after she had placed the pneumatic compression pump on Alex.
Learn more about yourself
As part of the CANpractice course you will have your own bioimpedance spectroscopy measurement.
A bioimpedance spectroscopy device measures your fluid and fat levels to give you a measure of your body composition. It is used to detect fluid in limbs and can be a useful tool in the early detection of lymphoedema or monitoring of lymphoedema patients.
CANpractice courses are accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)
This course is also recognised by Casley-Smith International, IICT and MAA
The Australasian Lymphology Association is the peak professional body for lymphology in Australia.
The ALA has a paid membership program and a register known as the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR). The NLPR allows practitioners to have their name and practice listed on a national list. Being listed and using the ALA’s “accredited practitioner” logo may assist you in marketing your lymphoedema services.
If joining the NLPR is important to you, we recommend that you confirm your eligibility to join the NLPR before signing up for the course. You can read about the NLPR here.
Accommodation, flights, parking and transfers are not included in the cost of this course. If you are travelling from interstate please do not travel with carry-on luggage only. You will have at least 2-3kg of lymphoedema resources to take home with you that will not fit in a carry-on bag.