CANpractice May (Online) and June 2022 (Face to face) – Rydges, Sydney


CANpractice is an accredited course designed to qualify you to become a respected lymphoedema practitioner. This course is accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) – the peak lymphology association within Australia. This courses gives you 135 hours of training – the international standard of lymphoedema training.

CANpractice begins online in May 2022. The face to face component runs in June – 20th to the 24th at the Rydges in Sydney.

Please read below to see more information about the course and inclusions.

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When and where will this CANpractice course take place?

Your self-directed online learning will take place online from Monday 9th May 2022.

Compulsory virtual classroom sessions (via Zoom)

Tue 17th May 6-8pm – 2022
Tue 24th May 6-8pm  – 2022
Tue 31st May 6-8pm – 2022

The in-person, face to face training will take place at Rydges Sydney (near Central Station) from Monday 20th June to Friday 24 June 2022 between 8am and 5.30pm AEST.

Food: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided. Lunch occurs in the delicious Rydges buffet restaurant and dietary requests are catered to by the caring chef!

A final virtual classroom session will take place on Tuesday 5th July 2022 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.

The complete CANpractice course is 135 hours in total, the international standard for lymphoedema training. This course is recognised by Casley-Smith International.

Course celebration bonus

As a bonus, at the end of your in-person training, you are invited to join us for a few hours of fun celebrating your new qualification with your peers. Included in the price of your CANpractice course is a tour of Sydney Brewery including beer or cider samples, nibbles, networking, celebrating and enjoying an iconic part of Sydney city! This takes place from 5.30-7.30pm on the final Friday evening.

Have fun learning lymphatic massage, compression bandaging, garment prescription and more…

The in-person component is designed to be very practical. You will practice techniques on your peers to ensure you leave confident to start practising you new skills when you leave the course.

CANpractice courses are accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)

The Australasian Lymphology Association is the peak professional body for lymphology in Australia. They have a 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 practitioners with marketing their services.

If joining the NLPR is important to you – we recommend that you check if you can join the NLPR before signing up for the course. You can read about the NLPR here.

CANpractice courses are accredited by the IICT and MAA

Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MAA) as well as the International Institute for Complementary Therapies (IICT) also recognises this course as a 135 hour qualification.

CANpractice 135 hour courses are recognised by Casley-Smith International

The international standard for lymphoedema training is 135 hours of training in lymphoedema. This course is recognised by Casley-Smith International.


Courses run with the minimum number of 8 and maximum number of 18 to ensure small class sizes. This allow our teacher to give you the care you need in the practical sessions.

Accommodation, flights and transfers are not included in the cost of this course.  Please select accommodation with a fair COVID-19 cancellation policy. 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.

Note- this course will only be able to go ahead if the Australian government allows us to do so. If we are unable to proceed due to COVID-19 lockdowns and Australian Government regulations we will move the course to the next available set of dates or alternatively offer you a refund. Please note that if pay online, STRIPE fees will be incurred in the payment and these fees are not refundable.