CANpractice (135 hour) course
This component of CANpractice covers treatment of the entire body (upper and lower limbs as well as the head and neck) and is accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA.)
The international standard for lymphoedema training is 135 hours of training in lymphoedema. Our 135 hour program is recognised by Casley-Smith International. By completing our full 135 hour program, you will also be recognised by the Massage Association of Australia (MAA) as well as the International Institute for Complementary Therapies (IICT) for successful completion of this course.
When, where and how will this CANpractice course take place?
The CANpractice course is delivered via a combination of self-directed online learning, compulsory virtual classroom sessions and in-person practical training.
Your self-directed, online learning will begin from Monday 12th February 2023.
If you require early access, this can be arranged within 48 business hours of enrolling. Enrolling early is advantageous as you have more time to complete this online training at your leisure.
Compulsory virtual classroom sessions (via Zoom):
Tue 21st February 2023 – 6-8pm
Tue 28th February 2023 – 6-8pm
Tue 7th March 2023 – 6-8pm
These three virtual classroom sessions will be recorded and made available in your learning portal within 10 business days. The virtual classroom sessions are compulsory and count towards your learning hours. You will need to watch the classroom sessions online if you are unable to attend in person.
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 20th March to Friday 24th March 2023 from 8am to 5.30pm AEST.
As the course is accredited, all face to face course hours need to be completed.
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 4th April 2023 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 which provides you with the international standard for lymphoedema training and is recognised by Casley-Smith International, MAA and IICT.
What’s included in the CANpractice in-person face to face training?
Have fun learning lymphatic drainage massage (also known as manual lymphatic drainage), compression bandaging, garment prescription 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.
Learn the little things that make a big difference to your patients!
Did you know that you can provide nipples prothesis (or in other words fake nipples) 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.
Celebrate your achievements the end of course party!
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 as part of of your CANpractice course are drinks and food at Sydney Brewery.
This celebration takes place from 5.30-7.30pm on the Friday evening. (The Apple Cider is usually a favourite and the team bonding is priceless!)
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 require accommodation, please choose 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.
If we are unable to proceed due to sudden 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 if online learning has not commenced. Please note that if paying online, STRIPE fees will be incurred in the payment and these fees are not refundable.