It’s our people and their enthusiasm, knowledge, dedication and sense of humour that makes Q Academy a fun and inspiring place to learn.
Our team will help you learn massage
Our team of course coaches will inspire you to learn, share their knowledge and experiences, and help make complex issues so easy to understand. Our Career Specialists care about you as a person and want to help you succeed in the massage industry.
Nardia has 10 years of experience in customer service, sales, administration, and marketing. She holds a dual role at Q Academy, working in Student Services alongside Rita, and as a Careers Specialist alongside Maddy. With her friendly personality and positive attitude, you can always count on Nardia to lend a helping hand with a smile on her face!
Having worked alongside multiple sporting teams and athletes, including AFL umpires, and the Queensland Tennis Centre, Brett combines his extensive experience and love of sports with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy to deliver insightful classes that are applicable to real world situations. With a special interest in biomechanics and exercise, and a secret stash of hilarious Youtube videos to kick off the day, Brett’s classes are engaging and full of good humour. When Brett is not hanging about in the gym teaching Remedial Strength & Conditioning, he is usually out and about enjoying time with his family and teaching his young son how to catch, kick and hit a ball.
As Q Academy’s Brisbane Clinic Manager, Keeta is responsible for supervising the Student Clinic and providing clinic training to our Student Therapists, as they complete the practical components of our courses. She aims to create a space within the clinic that is supportive and empowering for students, as they work together in delivering an exceptional client experience with treatments that are professional, therapeutic and restorative.
A past Q Academy graduate, Keeta chose a career in Remedial Massage Therapy, transitioning from 15 years in customer relations and team training, by way of Traditional Thai Massage, Yoga Teaching and Personal Training. Her interest in the human body and living well continues to evolve through continued education and by staying active. Away from the clinic, Keeta runs a home-based business that offers multiple massage modalities and holistic facials. She also enjoys spending her free time exploring the outdoors and doing a spot of beekeeping.
Golnaz is one of Brisbane’s most experienced Senior Course Coaches, who with her vast amount of knowledge, ensures that her students are successful both in and out of the classroom. Golnaz studied the Diploma of Remedial Massage and Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy with Q Academy and has been a valued member of the teaching team since 2015. She also treats in the Q Academy professional clinic. Her straight forward but amusing teaching style keeps her students learning the tools needed to be fantastic therapists, but also entertained and laughing throughout the process. She is proactive and diligent with the help she gives everyone in her classes. A word of advice when it comes to Golnaz?…DON’T BE LATE!
Ferran hails from Spain and is our head of campus here at Q Academy. Qualified and experienced in both Physiotherapy and Myotherapy, he’s the guy even the coaches seek for advice. Both friendly and approachable, he is very understanding, offers great support and will always lend a hand with a smile. Last of all, his spicy Spanish accent makes anatomical terminology just that bit more fun!
Maddy graduated from Q Academy with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and entered the profession with an accomplished understanding of muscle and joint dysfunctions. Practicing at a clinic in Miami, Maddy has established herself a loyal clientele base equipped with a wide variety of techniques. Maddy has been part of the Q Academy team since 2017 as one of their career specialists. She is passionate about this role, supporting prospective and current students on their journey into the massage industry.
Gold Coast Campus
Jeff is an outstanding educator and FMS-certified Remedial Therapist and one of the Gold Coast’s Senior Course Coaches. A former graduate of Q Academy, Jeff has been passionately working in the health and fitness industry for a decade. In addition to teaching the Cert IV, Diploma and Myotherapy courses, Jeff has his own business treating and training clients from 5am each morning. If that wasn’t enough, Jeff is also part-time Manager at a fitness centre in Coolangatta; it’s no wonder he’s so fit!
As a Personal Trainer and certified Sports Nutritionist, Jeff is passionate about health and helping people reach their goals, whether it is in the classroom, gym or bootcamp. His extra qualifications in Dry Needling and as a Sports Trainer and Kettlebell Instructor puts Jeff head and shoulders above other therapists and trainers. His enthusiasm for learning and teaching manual therapy has helped hundreds of graduates start their new career with the confidence that they’ve learned from the best.
Jeff completed the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2015 which will cement his current position as an excellent manual therapist and educator.
Lisa originally wanted to be a teacher, and completed her Bachelor of Education in 2001. Soon after that she put her career on hold to start a family. When she moved to Australia in 2002, she absolutely fell in love with the Gold Coast. She finds the body and its capabilities amazing, and is described as a perpetual student, because of her constant enjoyment in learning new things. She loves having the opportunity to share her skills and knowledge with others and is always trying to learning new things. Lisa is a therapist for JRM where she massages elite athletes. As the clinic manager she will push you to be the best therapist that you can be.
Rod has been part of the Q Academy team since 2016. His career in the massage industry has lasted more than a decade including a unique position working with the Chennai Super Kings, a T20 cricket franchise within the Indian Premier League (IPL) which lasted a remarkable seven years. Rod has worked both locally and internationally managed his own private massage clinic. After enjoying that for many years, Rod went on to study osteopathy. Rod believes that his massage and osteopathy background, and his personal interests in music and creative composition gives him valuable skills in the classroom. His knowledge and professional experiences and his ability to adapt his teaching methods to individual students and meet their needs is what makes him a great course coach. He is currently a student of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University undergoing the Masters component of his degree.
Sandra is a graduate of Q Academy and specialises in the teaching of Diploma of Remedial Therapy, Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and Dry Needling. Sandra also has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Business along with qualifications in aromatherapy, Indian head massage and hot stone therapy.
Sandra has experience working in the massage industry for 12 years and has taught at Q Academy since June 2011. She has worked alongside a nationally acclaimed physiotherapist, naturopaths and in the beauty industry both in Australia and the UK but her main love is passing on her knowledge and passion to the next generation of soft tissue therapists.
Karmelle completed her Diploma of Remedial of Massage with Q Academy in 2019, and not long after was offered the opportunity to become a Careers Specialist at the Gold Coast Campus. She joined the team with a wealth of sales and admin experience in the corporate world and was instantly a great asset. Karmelle loves the change of pace and the better lifestyle balance for herself and her young family. She loves being part of every student’s journey from first inquiry through to graduation and goes above to make sure everyone feels encouraged and supported while they’re studying. When Karmelle is not working at Q she enjoys spending time with her daughters or operating her own remedial massage business inside a bustling dance studio!
Careers Specialist & Course Coach
Tammy works in a few of our departments here at Q academy. These range from administration, career support and teaching in the classroom. Being able to pass on knowledge and skills to students is a very fulfilling role for Tammy. It is being able to help students gain a better understanding and respect for the human body, and then helping them pass this skill on so students can help their clients, is what Tammy finds most rewarding. You find Tammy teaching the Diploma and Myotherapy skills in the classroom.
Over the years since completing her studies, Tammy has worked in multi-modality clinics and with local sporting teams. She really enjoys being able to help people realise that they can live without pain! In Tammy’s spare time she enjoys family time, being outdoors and some personal yoga practice. Tammy looks forward to seeing you on campus!
Upon moving to Australia in 2007, Sarah completed Q Academy’s Diploma of Remedial Massage and obtained a Personal training qualification. She then joined the Q Academy team as a course coach in 2008. In 2011 she accepted the challenge of becoming the Gold Coast Campus Captain. This means every day, Sarah gets to share her experiences with others to help them achieve their career goals. She also ensures that every aspect of her campus is running at the highest possible standard. Sarah loves her responsibilities at the college, as well as interacting with the students on a daily basis. Sarah also loves to travel and socialise with friends, and is currently learning the Polish Language in her spare time.
Sunshine Coast Campus
Wendy has enjoyed a long career spanning 25 years working in and around Customer Service and Administration prior to joining Q Academy in 2016. She is incredibly passionate about making Q Academy a great place to learn for the students and always goes above and beyond to ensure they are fully supported during their learning experience. You can always be assured of a friendly greeting and a commitment to improving the learning experience when dealing with Wendy.
Vicki has a lengthy career in Retail Management and Administration. She graduated with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in Townsville in 2005 and then decided to relocate to the beautiful and Sunny Gold Coast where she completed a Certificate IV in Personal Training. She then came to Q Academy to complete her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2018. Vicki runs her own clinic and is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation. She works with Elite Sporting Teams in the NRL and International Union.
Vicki now works as our Online Career Specialist assisting prospective students looking to enrol in the Online Diploma of Remedial Massage. When Vicki is not working in the NetQ office she is at the Gym or Playing Beach Volley Ball and competing in tournaments. Vicki is always there to help and loves the excitement of seeing someone start their journey towards becoming a therapist!
Kat is a passionate leader who radiates positive energy. A former graduate of Q Academy, Kat symbolises our motto of “lifelong learning”. Since graduating as a Myotherapist, Kat has also become a Personal Trainer (Cert IV & Diploma), FMS practitioner, SFMA clinician and completed two Dry Needling courses. Kat also works as a yoga teacher and is currently based in Thailand. With outstanding knowledge and skills in manual therapy and exercise prescription, Kat has recently transitioned from full-time Senior Course Coach teaching the Cert IV, Diploma and Myotherapy courses, to focusing on being the Online Tutor for all of the Certificate IV and Short Course Net Q students. When she’s not inspiring team and students at Net Q, Kat can be found teaching yoga overseas and regularly treating a wide range of clients in her travels.
Jenny has been with Q Academy for eleven years, during this time she has fulfilled a wide variety of roles within the organisation including; administration, onsite campus management, teaching and course development. With a background in Nutrition and Psychology she is passionate about contributing to an innovative and robust healthcare industry. Jenny is proud of the products NetQ has to offer in particular the dedication of the team and the creativity of solutions on offer to those who choose to study online. Jenny has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (University of Queensland) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Griffith University).
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