Remedial Massage students benefit from local practical work placement

November 24, 2021 BY

The Gordon provides hands-on learning for students.

FOR many years, local business Jan Juc – Torquay Chiropractic and Sports Clinic has taken on work placement in The Gordon’s remedial massage students.

The benefits of seeing a busy clinic first-hand and gaining feedback from the practitioners are valuable in their learning journey.

Gordon students like Sarah and Sienna had practical work placement with Pete Smith and his team in the second half of their year-long diploma at The Gordon.

They had completed hours of practical sessions in the simulated clinic at The Gordon and had a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology before they attend work placement.

“I love my course,” Sienna Marriot Webb said.

“We are learning so much and being able to, but what we have learnt into practice here with Pete and his team has really cemented what we are learning in class. With so much of the course dedicated to the hands-on, practical application of our learning, I am confident my massage skills and ability to respond to a client’s issues continue to grow as my course draws to an end.”

Gordon student Sienna Marriott Webb with Jan Juc – Torquay Chiropractic owner Pete Smith.


Making solid local connections has been really beneficial for students, especially during COVID when they could not attend classes onsite at TAFE.

It was great to see local practices like Jan Juc – Torquay Chiropractic were there to help support the students’ learning needs.
“There is nothing better than being able to support the local TAFE,” Pete said.

“We know how important it is for The Gordon’s Diploma of Remedial Therapy students to get as much hands-on experience as they can.
“By working with us in a multi-modality clinic, they gain the complete experience of working in a busy clinic with different clients presenting with a range of issues.

“We welcome students for observation who are well supervised by experienced remedial therapists and practitioners.
“We enjoy listening to their feedback and answering their questions, and see the importance of passing on our years of knowledge and nurturing their enthusiasm.

“We also continue to employ graduated therapists, who work alongside me as combining massage therapy with spinal alignment has significant longstanding health benefits for the patient.”

Pete said that students, like Siena, brought great energy to the clinic and he was confident they will be well on their way to being excellent remedial therapists at the end of the course.

The Diploma of Remedial Massage course allows students such as Sienna and Sarah to become members of massage associations and receive their provider numbers.

This will enable them to practice as remedial therapists and allow clients to use their health care funds to claim a rebate.

“I look forward to completing my course and working with practitioners like Pete and his team in the future,” Sienna concluded.

For more information on the Diploma of Remedial Massage or any other courses, head to the website at


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