ACATT was formed in 2001. Our Diploma of Equine Tactile Therapy had been running under another business name for 3 years
and as demand for us to deliver further in-depth courses was received we expanded and became a college focused on formulation and development of
professional Equine Therapy courses that were desired by the Equine Industry.
This expansion lead to us offering the courses our clients, colleagues and industry research had shown were required in the industry.
We continue to do this today.
ACATT courses are the most expansive in Australia, we ensure you have the level of education required to enable you to become a highly proficient practitioner, a practitioner that is capable, professional, effective and sought after.
Located in Macclesfield, in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, ACATT is the only Australian college to offer quality thorough education in a range of subjects including Horse massage, Equine Sports Therapy, Equine Tactile Therapy, horse nutrition, health, gait analysis, exercise physiology, anatomy. conformation, biomechanics and rehabilitation. Our courses are highly professional and indepth, with our horse massage students learning a range of techniques in their course, coupled with extensive education in supportive subjects to assist their development as a therapist and allow them to fully service their clients on graduation. Our professional Equine Gait Analysis Certificate teaches specifics of equine assessment, and methods of video and measurement to allow complete assessment of the horse, while our nutrition and health certificates develop our students to be observant, and capanble in assessing the needs of their clients to address issues that may be of concern.
All our courses have been developed following investigation into the Australian equine industry and the educational needs of those that work and play within it.
The aim of ACATT the college, is to provide the student with the latest study material and information in the field of equine tactile therapy, nutrition and natural care. We aim to provide training of the highest possible standard in technical knowledge, innovation, ethics and safety.
Our tutors and assessors are experienced and hold qualifications in the areas that they teach and also hold Cert IV in Training and Assessment to ensure you are guided by knowledgeable and experienced educators. Our commitment to our students is to provide high quality education, within a supportive environment, to advance equine health knowledge, and hence, through students, graduates and clients, enhance the quality of life for all species.
ACATT is a Platinum level Approved Training Provider for the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT). Our graduates are supported in their application to this association to enable effective networking within the industry and access to insurance as a practitioner. ACATT is also a Preferred Education Provider with the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) giving you the assurance that our courses and delivery are of a professional standard.
The college also offers an Equine Movement Clinic. Through our clinic we offer Equine Remedial Therapy, Equine Acupuncture, Nutritional management, Natural Health Care, Rehabiliation, Equine Gait Analysis utilising Slow Motion Video. Canine care in many of these areas is also offered.
Clients have the opportunity to bring their Horses and Dogs to the clinic for treatment, or Christine will travel to treat horses within 25km of the clinic. You can read more about our clinic by clicking the above link to ACATT Clinic.
The Macclesfield clinic also provides Rider Massage, and is a retail outlet for Herbs and natural products including Magic Goop and Flex Freedom. We are always happy to provide you with advice in relation to the optimal management of your horse, dog or yourself.
111 Spillers Road
03 5968 9788