The Stunt Academy's services are
world renowned and the training courses are recognized
by the National Vocation, Education Training and
Employment Commission as a legitimate professional
training program. Our Stunt School runs 3-week
intensive training courses, tailored stunt seminars,
advanced regular training and International Stunt
Seminars with emphasis on the most common stunts
found in film & television production and
live action shows.
of today's biggest movies are action packed, explosion
filled, car chasing gun fights between us humans
and some of the biggest bad guys in the universe.
To make this fiction appear real and believable
on the big screen it requires a crew of highly
skilled professionals including STUNT ACTORS.
Australian Stunt Academy is one of the world's
leading Stunt Schools attracting participants
from all over the world. Many of our graduates
are now working in theme parks, Film & TV
Productions all over the globe.
Stunt Academy has a team of highly skilled and
experienced stunt professionals with credits in
blockbuster films like The Matrix, Thin Red Line
, Casino Reef, Mission Impossible and action and
television shows such as Beastmaster, Flipper,
Timetrax, Lost World, Moby Dick and Journey To
The Centre Of The Earth. Some of the tutors have
been world class athletes, motorcyclists, gymnasts,
high divers, racing drivers which has taken years
of blood sweat and tears. All are very keen to
pass on their knowledge to stunt trainees at the
Academy also has an International Program of Seminars.
Our highly qualified tutors travel to various
locations with some select equipment and run Intensive
Stunt Training Programs to suit the needs of international
of the versatility of our courses, we utilise
the resources available and design a course to
suit the numbers of participants, the space available
and the resources that can be obtained.
such as our Airbag, Fire Suits, Protective Gear
and Weapons can be transported to any location
in the world. International seminars can be arranged
Stunt Training Course is a 100 hour course held
over 3 weeks from Monday to Friday and covers
many theory and practical elements of a Professional
Stunt Performers needs. Activities like Tumbling,
Low & High Falls, Horse Stunts, Motorcycling,
Abseiling, Water Stunts, Firearms, Fire &
Human Torches, Car Hits, Climbing and Fight Choreography.
Also the theory components that a Stunt Performer
should know such as Safety, Teamwork, Marketing,
Acting and on set etiquette.
is the Stunt Academy? The Stunt Training is conducted
at it's purpose built facility on the Gold Coast,
Australia, where our facilities include a High
Fall Tower, Abseil Wall, Horse Arena, Motorcycle
track, Commando Style Obstacle Course, Kiosk &
Toilet facilities and Movie Set Locations. What
courses do the ASA offer? The Stunt Academy offers
several types of Stunt Training Courses depending
on the time of year and the need by industry people.
Australian Stunt Academy)
The Australian Stunt Academy is a professional
training school for those who are serious about
getting into the stunt business plus those who
are just fascinated by it and would like to have
a go, but not necessarily enter it as a profession.
Academy is world recognised. Its purpose-built
facility on the Gold Coast has a high fall tower,
abseil wall, horse arena, motorcycle track, commando-style
obstacle course and movie set locations. The Academy
is the official trainer for Japan's Universal
Studios Stunt Academy and attracts students from
around the world.
stunt industry works a little differently in each
country, with different entry requirements, procedures
and promotional methods. The Australian Stunt
Academy can discuss the ins and outs of breaking
into the profession in all major movie-making
countries. In Australia, stunt grading is required
by the MEAA (part of the Theatrical Workers Union)
before being permitted to work on union movies
and television shows.
those people there are short courses which are
run over weekends. There are four or five modules,
each containing several elements of skill in motorcycling
— manoeuvring, slides, jumps and stops.
Course Level One includes Stage Combat 1 —
motorcycling, abseil/rappelling, tumbling and
wirework. Level Two includes Stage Combat 2 —
driving, mini tramp and advanced motorcycling.
Level Three includes weapons fights, fire burns,
car hits, stair falls and high falls.
intensive training courses are for those who are
keen to be part of the specialised stunt industry.
The weeks are made up of intensive training courses,
tailored stunt seminars, advanced regular training
and international stunt seminars with an emphasis
on the most common stunts found in film and television
production and live action shows.
highly-skilled and experienced professionals at
the Academy have credits under their belts from
blockbuster films such as The Matrix>, Thin
Red Line, Mission Impossible and television shows
including Moby Dick, Journey To The Centre Of
The Earth and Lost World. Some of the tutors are
world-class athletes, motorcyclists, gymnasts,
high divers, racing drivers or from other areas
requiring much concentration and expertise. They
are all keen to pass on their knowledge and keep
their industry professional and incident-free.
three-week course is run over 100 hours from Monday
to Friday. The theory and practical elements of
the profession are given as much importance as
the actual physical elements. Important subjects
such as on-set etiquette are covered and of course,
are regular weekly training sessions at Southport
pool on the Gold Coast each Thursday from 6.30
to 8.30pm. Activities include tumbling, mini tramp,
trampoline and martial arts.
Nerang, Queensland's Gold Coast.
The Australian Stunt Academy's weekend courses
are $350 per person. Thursday sessions are $10.
The 100-hour course is $3600 over three weeks.
note that the prices listed are valid at the time
of filming (Credit:
Channel Nine 'Getaway').
Australian Stunt Academy
PO Box 491
Main Beach Qld 4217
Ph: 0412 455 005
Fax: (07) 5528 0335
Tingle, director of Mediaman, is the
promoter and agent for Colin Handley and the Australian
Stunt Academy. The Australian Stunt Academy has
been featured on Channel Nine 'Getaway', ABC Radio,
Foxtel and numerous other media appearances.