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
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 as required.
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. COURSE DETAILS
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
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, safety.
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 Media Man, 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.