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Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapy

ACATT Educational and Adminstrative Staff


All tutors are accessible by students via our on line portal, email and phone.


Staff are selected on their qualifications and passion for their topic, plus their ability to effectively convey information to students.
ACATT staff are qualified and have many years of experience in the
horse industry.
ACATT tutors are committed to delivering a high level of instruction to ensure our students gain the most through their studies with us.

Tutors are continually upgrading their knowledge through the attendance at seminars and also through undertaking further qualifications.





Robin Crawford, Anatomy & Equine Conformation Tutor





Equine Handling & Behaviour, Equine Nutrition
Equine Anatomy for Masseurs
Anatomy for Equine sports therapists, Equine Hoof CareHorse Massage, Equine sports TherapyHorse Massage, Equine sports therapy

Our Staff, their qualifications and experience


Robin Crawford
B Ag Sci (Hons).
DipETT(ACATT),
Cert Horse Husbandry,
Equine Bowen Therapy (Level 2)
Cert IV Training and Assessment


Robin was in our first intake of the Equine Tactile Therapy Diploma in 1998 and was the first student to graduate with the award of Diploma of Equine Tactile Therapy. Robin continued on to complete Level 2 Equine Bowen Therapy and set up her own private horse massage and bowen consulting business. Throughout this time Robin tutored number of subjects at ACATT. Robin returned to ACATT in July 2014 to tutor Anatomy and Physiology for Equine Sports Therapists and Equine Conformation and Movement, in our Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy. Her years of experience, extensive education and teaching skills will again be an asset to ACATT students, it is great to have her back.


Amanda  Hocking

Cert IV Training and Assessment

Amanda was first employed by ACATT in 2003 as College Administrator and Enrolment Officer, and in 2007 she became the College Registrar and in 2013 joined the education team.

Having worked with us for many years and holding various roles, Amanda is an invaluable and integral part of our team. Having involvement in the horse industry for most of her life, in the capacity as riding instructor, pony club management and her own business, Amanda brings much knowledge and experience to ACATT.
Amanda tutors Equine Handling and Behaviour for the Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy plus Equine Nutrition for the Certificate of Equine Nutrition and Diploma of Equine Tactile Therapy.  Amanda is in the ACATT administration office from Tuesday - Friday.   Her calm, efficient style is an asset to this office and students will find that Amanda is always ready to assist where she can. 


Clare  McClelland
Cert Clinical Massage,
Cert Counselling,
CertIV Training and Assessment

Clare joined the ACATT Team in December 2010 to assist the administration team, and in 2014 joined our teaching team.  
Holding massage, counselling, and photography qualifications along with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, coupled with extensive experience within the international polo world, Clare brings a wealth of skills and experience to the team at ACATT.  She is an asset to our students and is always there to assist in expanding their knowledge.  Clare tutors Anatomy and Physiology for Masseurs for the initial semester of the Certifcate of Equine Sports Therapy.


Michelle Wein
Cert EST(ACATT).
Dip Business(Management).
Dip Human Resources. Level 1,
ISRB - International Society of Rider Biomechanics
Cert Coaching and Cert Officiating - Australian Sports Commission.
Cert IV Training and Assessment

Michelle joined ACATT in 2008 to teach Anatomy & Physiology For Equine Sports Therapists and Business Management, and is now the tutor for Equine Hoof Care and Business Management, at the same time she is completing her Diploma in Equine Tactile Therapy.

Michelle operates an equine massage therapy business in NSW, is a horse riding instructor and has been an equine barefoot trimmer for 12 years having trained with Jackson and Bowe among others. Her experience and education in the equine industry, and her business background brings a wealth of knowledge and support to our students.


Sharon Wilkinson
DipETT(ACATT)

Sharon has spent much of her life working and competing with horses. Since completing the Diploma of Tactile Therapy (ACATT) Sharon has been running her own business using Remedial and Equine Sports Massage including rehabilitation and training techniques to enhance the performance of Racing Thoroughbreds, Dressage horses, showjumpers and pleasure mounts.

Sharon’s passion for horses is illustrated in her handling skills and commitment to passing on her knowledge to students and clients. Sharon is a valued short course instructor and practical intensive supervisor.



Tracy Rogerson

Tracy is affectionately known as our prac junkie.  She is a student at ACATT and is currently completing her Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy.  While not strictly a staff member, Tracy is at most of the practical intensives to assist in delivery of the theory and practical components to students.  

Tracy has had invovlement with the showjumping, and racing industries for many years, has also worked in breeding and showing of miniature ponies.  Tracy's enthusiasm for furthering her knowledge in equine health and wellbeing is an asset to all students at the practical intensives.  We hope one day she will join our teaching team to further share her skills.







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Contact us
The Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapy

111 Spillers Road
Macclesfield. Victoria.
Australia 3782

03 5968 9788

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