Homeostasis achieved! I have just completed my first term in Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Endeavour's Sydney Campus, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Anthony Turri has been a supportive and knowledgeable lecturer. Encounters with the clerical staff have also been efficient and helpful.
My classmates come from such diverse backgrounds but we quickly consolidated as a friendly and collegial group. It is hard to find fault in a typical day that includes giving and receiving massages. We have also appreciated the opportunity to massage in the field ("City2Surf" at Bondi Beach). The LMS has made turning in assignments, rewatching videoclips and completing the online modules quite efficient. It's my first time doing tertiary studies since 1990 and much has changed.
Really looking forward to my next term. Thank you so much.
Review by Julit4 months ago
Endeavor college has all the makings for an educational institution however business practices such as courses having no prior educational requirement and hiring lecturers who have extreme views are letting the college down. The courses are designed very poorly, and whilst many lecturers acknowledged this over the years i was attending, nothing ever seemed to improve. Many lecturers at the college are passionate about their job, and want to see students succeed, however most of these individuals are alumni of Endeavor and therefore are not well rounded. During my time at Endeavor i was continually exposed to extreme and shocking claims such as "technically you can regrow limbs with the power of your mind", "there are 12tsp of salt in one can of coke" (there certainly are not) and "you can cure cancer by fasting".
Endeavor preys on people who want to get into the natural health industry, one they say is booming yet is slowly declining, job opportunities are scarce.
In addition, be warned, if you are planning on moving onto a masters degree at a recognized University Endeavor is not the place for you; many Universities reject to even give credits towards a bachelor degree because Endeavors units are not up to Australian standards.
Review by Foodfanaticjax8 months ago
I was so excited to begin my journey with endeavour and become a nutritionist. I’ve always had an interest in natural health and believed this was the most appropriate degree for me as it was more holistic. Since I have started there I have been treated extremely poorly, I have been bullied by one of my lecturers who has extreme views and it’s very unprofessional. I have had to lodge complaints to the uni and when I have assessment questions I have been yelled at and embarrassed in front of the entire class. Not only that, I get reminded every day on how high the failure rate is and she seems to be proud of how many people have to repeat human biology. It is not conducive to a positive learning environment. I have had to hire a tutor who is a doctor at my own cost and even he stated the assignments were poorly written and difficult to understand, and that’s after 8 years of medical studies and training to become a surgeon. For a uni that prides itself of natural therapies and holistic learning, I’m extremely disappointed. I would recommend that future students consider other universities before attending here and paying the larger fees.
Review by CloeElly1 year ago
When you about to enroll they are very good service. Once study, need help or support from admin(Melbourne) you can ring 10time waiting more than hour or email them they don't care. Very poor service. They will contact you again when enroll time. Very disappointed, I stop and move to a better place now. Not recommend to anyone
Review by Ruqaya1 year ago
Terrible company. I was a distance Ed student and couldn’t gain access to their online systems and portals yet they still charged me. Great business model. Provide a third rate service that people can’t access them forget it we won’t help but we will still charge you.
Review by Akstuart1 year ago
I'm an alumni, and what can I say, Endeavour was a nightmare of a higher education provider from the get go. The entire time I was at Endeavour I felt like I was a pile of profit to them. Tutors and coordinators made assessments and clinic practicums unnecessarily difficult, and both myself and other students experienced bullying. There was inconsistency in marking and favouritism which is incredibly unprofessional. It was not uncommon to find students in tears. The infrastructure and amenities of the Melbourne campus are run down and desperately need an uplift - mould everywhere and crumbling bathrooms. Endeavour throws all their money at advertising for new students through glamourous open days, bright graphic advertisements all over the internet, and paid celebrity ambassadors; but as soon as you sign the dotted line and the fee-help gravy train comes rolling in - they couldn't care less about you or your student experience. My favourite phrase from another peer was: 'Bachelor of stress and misery', which was so surprising from an institution that preaches health and wellbeing.
Having studied at a prestigious Australian University before I went to Endeavour college means that I'm uniquely able to comment on the quality of the teaching - it is almost as if Endeavour has a chip on it's shoulder and they make assessments harder than they need to be, and ambiguous to complete. Supervisors are reluctant to impart information as well, which was so disappointing as students are there to learn. Perhaps they feel threatened by the new generation of practitioners?
God forbid you need an extension too, I was once told by a lecturer that I couldn't possibly be unwell for a week. I still retain that email. And that was the first and last time I applied for one.
I refused to fill out their graduate survey so that my initiative in being successful after graduating wouldn't help attract any more students and more $$$ - no way would I help them gain any more exposure.
Steer clear - seek another provider such as SSNT. Or better yet, consider whether a ~$70k study debt is even worth it for an already overly saturated industry where the average income is $42k/year.
Review by Samanjit1 year ago
I am currently a student working through a Bachelor of Nutrition. I have and am doing a combination of oncampus and online. I have come across some great lecturers and some not so good. But this subject is so interesting and so important and I like Endeavours range of subjects covered in the degree. I just wish the bad lecturers (eg posting about assessments but doing no more than copy and pasting what is already in the assessment guidelines and which students are aware of already) would go away.
Review by Kirty1 year ago
Bad Acupuncture Course. You pay double the cost of Universities such as University of Technology, University of Western Sydney and the qualification is Acupuncture only and not internationally recognised. UTS, UWS and RMIT you are qualified for both Acupuncture AND Chinese Herbal Medicine and the course is Internationally recognised and you have an internship in a hospital in China.
Whilst at Endeavour they ran a practical class where you are required to work on other students to palpate them correctly and draw the channels to learn effectively. At the beginning of the semester there was only 3 of us but they decided to run it anyway. Towards the end of the semester there was only me left and Endeavour told me that i was required to bring my own person along to palpate and learn the channels on for the rest of the semester as well as for my final practical exam - ABSURD!
Review by Lkh Woski2 years ago
I tried to undertake a course via Correspondence. I had extreme difficulty accessing materials, their online portals or speaking with Tutors. I couldn't even begin my Course but they still charged me even though this was all bought to their attention several times. Apparently taking people's money and not providing a service is how they like to do business. Hopefully their on Campus education is a better experience.
Review by Anwen2 years ago
I was employed by Endeavour College as an online academic. Not only was I underpaid I was bullied and mistreated. Students are not allowed to ask questions of the qualifications of their teachers and when I tried to stand up for my students, I was bullied and locked out of the Internet. The students needs could not be lower on endeavours list of priorities. They are all about making money they couldn't care less about education. All of their staff had NO QUALIFICATIONS; they cannot even write assessments. A joke if an institution... save your money and time!
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