Name: Sachiko Inuzuka
Course: Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy)
"The Massage course I’m studying is good because it gives me a lot of choices and opportunities after I’ve finished studying. I could get a job as a masseuse, go onto university and study Physiotherapy or even use the skills I’ve gained overseas."
I came to Australia to learn English as it’s a faster way to learn. I studied a Health Science Foundation course in Perth and my agent suggested that CIT had a Massage course that I could study which had pathways to university.
Japanese education is very strict but in Australia it’s a lot more relaxed. There is a lot more freedom and everyone is allowed and encouraged to voice their opinions.
It’s very quiet which makes it a good learning environment and great for study.
I enjoy meeting new people and making friends at CIT. I really like studying with different people from different countries and different generations. There are younger students and older students which makes the learning experience more interesting.
The Massage course I’m studying is interesting because we have to learn about and understand the human body. I enjoy learning about pathology, physiology and the different systems in the human body. I enjoy the hands-on aspect of the course too. Because I’m an international student the teachers give me extra help when I need it including English support. They are just very helpful and make studying easier.
The Massage course I’m studying is good because it gives me a lot of choices and opportunities after I’ve finished studying. I could get a job as a masseuse, go onto university and study Physiotherapy or even use the skills I’ve gained overseas.
I’m going to Japan as a volunteer masseuse for the Australian National Frisbee team competing in the world Frisbee championships. This has encouraged and motivated me to study really hard and get as much experience as possible to be able to really help the team.
The people are very nice and polite. It’s a great place to live. You can ride your bike everywhere and even hook your bikes to the front of public buses.
I’ve just completed the Certificate IV part of my Advanced Diploma. With the Certificate IV I can now get a job and gain some experience working in the industry. After I have finished the Advanced Diploma I am planning to stay in Australia and continue my studies at university.
I would recommend the massage course at CIT to anyone. It’s very hands-on and so much fun.