CANpractice *Upper Limb Component Only* Aug/Sept (Online) and October 2022 (Face to face) – Rydges, Sydney

$2,850.00 + GST

**Last course for 2022 – a few places remain**

Congratulations on planning to undertake a highly regarded course with the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema. CANpractice is an accredited course designed to qualify you to become a respected lymphoedema practitioner. This course is accredited by the peak lymphology association within Australia – the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) for the upper limb.

CANpractice begins online in August 2022 (self-directed + virtual classrooms). The face to face component runs across 2.5 days from all day Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th of October from 8am to 5.30pm to Wednesday the 13th from 8am to 1.15pm at the Rydges in Sydney.

The course price is $2850+ GST.

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

Pictured is Jackie (Registered Nurse) and Eliza (Occupational Therapist) performing multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging.

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When and where will this CANpractice course take place?



Your self-directed online learning will take place online from Monday 15th August 2022.

(You can have early access if you enrol prior*).

Compulsory virtual classroom sessions (via Zoom):

Tue 13th September 6-8pm 2022
Tue 20th September 6-8pm  2022
Tue 27th September 6-8pm 2022

(The sessions are recorded and count towards your learning hours. You can watch them online if you are unable to attend in person.**).


The in-person, face to face training will take place at Rydges Sydney (near Central Station) across 2.5 days from all day Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th of October from 8am to 5.30pm to Wednesday the 13th from 8am to 1.15pm AEST.

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


A final virtual classroom session will take place on Tuesday 25th October 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.


This component of CANpractice covers treatment of the upper limb and breast. This course is accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA.)

We like to 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 in the price of your CANpractice course is some drinks and food at Sydney Brewery. This takes place from 5.30-7.30pm on the final Friday evening. (The Apple Cider is usually a favourite and the team bonding is priceless!)

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 practising you new skills when you leave the course. You will learn many skills as part of delivering complex lymphatic therapy. With bandaging, for example, you will learn both multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging and two-layer systems. For this course, focussing on the upper limb, for the multi-layer bandaging you will learn how to use foam and short stretch bandages to bandage the arm as well as perform a shoulder cap bandage. For the two-layer systems you will learn how to apply the 2 layer system Compri-2 by Essity.

We teach you about the little things that can make a real difference!

Did you know that you can provide nipples prothesis (or in other words fake nipples) to women after breast cancer? Being able to help women with cosmetic factors such as scar tissue management, comfort in their bra and how their breast looks and feels following breast surgery, such as a mastectomy, can have a large impact on patient’s 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.

We make learning  fun!

We invite you to fall in love with lymphoedema. We want you to have a wonderful learning experience! Alex Pang (Physiotherapist) is pictured 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.

You will learn more about yourself!

Throughout the course you will have your own bioimpedance spectroscopy  measure. This device measures your fluid and fat levels to give you a measure of your body composition. Pictured is Temika Rae Peters (Myotherapist) with Christine having her bioimpedance spectroscopy measure.

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

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.

We welcome you to commence your exciting journey towards becoming a qualified lymphoedema practitioner.


* If you register early for the course, online access can be provided within 48 business hours.

** The virtual classrooms will be recorded and posted online within 10 business days. You can then watch them at your own leisure in the learning portal. They count towards your learning hours and as such they need to be watched if you do not attend the Virtual Classroom sessions.

Accommodation, flights, parking 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.

Is this course right for me? This course is ideal for practitioners who only treat the upper limb such as breast care registered nurses and breast care physiotherapists. If you are likely to treat all body areas such as the lower limb, you must instead complete the full 135-hour CANpractice which includes the lower limb and genitals as well as the head and neck in order to be recognised for other body areas by the ALA and in order to receive the 135-hour qualification as recognised by Casley Smith International, IICT and the MAA.

Note- 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 pay online, STRIPE fees will be incurred in the payment and these fees are not refundable.