Grrr, I just need to vent at the moment! Am so annoyed!!! Here is the story...
I did my Cert IV in Fitness and my Cert IV in Massage at the Australian Institute last year.. I always planned on doing my Diploma in Massage through the AI as well, and I was told at the end of my Cert IV in Massage that because I'd done that and my Fitness course with them, I'd get a whopping $1500 off the price of $6150 for the Diploma course, and then another $500 off that price if I paid up front, bringing the total of the course down to $4150.
So since October I've been saving my BUTT OFF, living extremely poorly and struggling because I barely am getting paid enough to survive, let alone save money, and I am still paying off my Cert IV in Massage on my payment plan. I have saved $3750 (already had a bit of money in the bank), and Mum kindly offered to lend me the $350 so I could pay for it up front and save $2000.
I rang up today to book in to see the chick who takes care of enrolments, and asked how much it would be so I could bring in a bank cheque. She informed me that if I paid up front it would be $5550. I asked her about the special deal that I mentioned above, she said that was for people who had done the Cert IV in Fitness course who were enrolling in the Cert IV in Massage course.
GRR!!!! There is no way I could have gotten my wires crossed that much!!!! I spoke to a few people about it there a few months back, and all this time I was under the impression that I'd get it at the $4150 price! It makes much more sense to give people that had already spent $10,000 on 2 courses the bigger discount, right!?
So now, I can't do it. I was due to start it in February part time. I feel so incredibly p***ed off and let down that I was given the wrong information and had my hopes up all this time.
All is not lost, because I've reinvestigated another massage school that I had forgotten about and I think what they are offering is actually cheaper and better for me, as far as the timetable goes. Massage schools are few and far between in Adelaide, especially if you don't want to wind up doing 200+ Student Clinic hours for free. Basically the school will make $25 an hour off you for that and you get none of it.
I've also been screwed around by another massage school, the Natural Health Academy of Australia. I was told that I couldn't do my Diploma there merely because I had done 2 subjects there in the past, and then gone elsewhere to finish off my Cert IV in Massage.
I'm at my wits end with this!!!! I'm going to see this other massage school when they reopen next week, and I'm crossing my fingers that this will be the one for me!!!!! Wish me luck!!!!!
Thanks for letting me vent!