​​​​​Taiwanese student Yi Hsuan (Emily) Lee has been named the South Metropolitan TAFE International Student of the Year.

​The International Student of the Year award was presented during the International Student Graduation held at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle on 17 November.

Emily is completing a Diploma of Remedial Massage course at South Metropolitan TAFE, but originally worked in an administration (logistics and customer service) role in Taiwan.

She said the move into massage was the first time she had found joy in her career.

Working in this field is so rewarding as I’m able to help people who really need it,” Emily said.

Each time I have provided a treatment to a client and received a positive outcome it gives me the most amazing feeling. I feel connected to my clients and know I am being respected and appreciated,” she said.

The Diploma of Remedial Massage is offered at South Metropolitan TAFE over three semesters and can open the door to employment as a remedial massage therapist.

Additionally, South Metropolitan TAFE’s live works massage clinics provide the opportunity for students to practice a range of treatments on clients under teacher supervision.

South Metropolitan TAFE massage lecturer Rebecca Byrne described Emily as an extremely focused and dedicated student who excelled in her hands-on application of massage techniques.

To find out more about the Diploma of Remedial Message check out the video below.​

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