Instructor Training & Certification
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Training in the field of infant massage and touch education/ promotion is a major investment – of your money, your time and your passion. For this reason, it is important to be sure that the training qualification you choose is properly established – both in terms of its quality and recognition.
Teaching parents the art of infant massage involves a responsibility that must be taken very seriously...[It] is a gratifying and meaningful experience, which requires a mature, responsible and compassionate attitude...In selecting applicants for certification we look for individuals with emotional maturity, who demonstrate a keen sensitivity toward others.
~ Vimala McClure, Founder of the International Association of Infant Massage
...our Course Information Booklet
for more detailed information about our Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training Program.
...our Fee Schedule
...our Free Information Report for Health Professionals & Human Service Managers
Australia's only Nationally Accredited Training for Infant Massage Instructors:
National accreditation means that our training has undergone extensive reviews by industry experts, giving the community and employers assurance that your training has met government training standards. Graduates have the option of being issued with a nationally recognised qualification that is more widely acknowledged by potential employers, and is usually more easily used toward other training courses. Australia's most highly endorsed Instructor training program:
The IAIM qualification is regularly reviewed and scrutinised by external organisations and industry experts, ensuring that our training is up-to-date with the latest research and standards. Our training program is endorsed for CPE by the Royal College of Nursing, Australia; the Australian College of Midwives, The Australian Association of Social Workers, and others. The only Australian Infant Massage Program that has been researched and evaluated:
Training with IAIM qualifies you to deliver the only infant massage/
touch education program in Australia that has been the subject of medical research and randomised clinical trials. This is a vital consideration for Instructors for whom evidence-based practice is important. Comprehensive and world-class course content:
The content of this training program is comprehensive, with all material included, and there is no need to undertake (and pay for) "extra" qualifications. The course content is reviewed and updated every two years by international experts in child health, development and touch education. Graduates are recognised as the highest quality in the world:
Independent medical researchers have found IAIM-qualified instructors have the highest quality skills in infant massage and touch education, and they achieve the best outcomes for families. Extensive support provided to students and graduates:
Training fees include all face-to-face tuition, unlimited student phone and
email support for 12 months, and a 12 month subscription
to all IAIM benefits. These benefits include a quarterly newsletter, membership ID cards, discounts on resources, discounted continuing education events, and access to support and assistance from the IAIM office and (where available) networks in your local area. International accreditation with a global organisation:
The IAIM training program gives you the only infant massage instructor qualification that is mutually recognised by real, phyiscal organisations, located in 52 other countries. Our qualification is the only Australian-based
qualification that is recognised by some overseas governments and health services (including Sure Start in the UK). Realistic time-frames:
After attending your face-to-face training, you have a full 12 months to complete the assessment requirements to achieve your qualification. We believe this is more realistic and flexible than only giving you 3 months to complete your assessment. All costs and fees are explained, in plain English, up-front:
There are no "hidden tricks" in our course information. As a charity organisation we have no interest in making lots of money or cutting corners. Instead, our goal is to build long-term relationships with people who are truly interested in working to help improve outcomes for families and children. For this reason, we include as much as possible in your basic course fees, and are honest about the known extra costs involved. Be part of the bigger picture:
As an IAIM Instructor, you will be part of the "big-picture" in promoting the health and well-being of babies and families. Our industry partnerships with other organisations means that the work of our Instructors is not only well-recognised, but that we have many opportunities to actively participate in major initatives, and share share information and practices with hundreds of other government, medical, health, community and health promotion partner organisations. Our current partners include the World Health Organisation Maternal, Newborn and Child Health program, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, and we count several major hospitals, family
services and other community organisations amongst the organisations who support IAIM.