22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Build on the skills and knowledge you have gained as a Remedial Massage Therapist and take your career to the next level.

Myotherapy is a manual therapy used to assess and holistically treat muscular, bone, connective tissue and nervous system concerns. In addition to hands-on treatment, a Myotherapist prescribe rehabilitation plans and give other advice to treat or manage a client’s condition.

Building on the skills and knowledge you have gained as a Remedial Massage Therapist, the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy will focus on relieving joint and muscle pain through manual and natural techniques, such as remedial massage, trigger-point therapy, dry needle application and use of cold and heat packs. The course identifies and targets specific areas of myofascial pain which contribute to loss of mobility and range of movement. A Myotherapist works to relieve strained muscles, strengthen weaker areas and correct physical behaviours such as bad posture.

Upon successfully completing the qualification, students can register and take out insurance with Massage Myotherapy Australia, Massage Australia, or another registration body.

22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

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Course Duration

12 months full-time, blended study

Intake Dates

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Geelong Campus, 78 Yarra Street Geelong, VIC

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Career Outcomes

Integrative health care facilities – working with
Allied Health Professionals

Complementary or medical service providing injury
management & rehabilitation

Self-employed private clinic with or without provision
for health fund rebates

Local, national & international sports therapists and with athletes competing at all levels

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Course Information

Key Study Areas

The 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy explores a wide range of skills and treatment methods to facilitate a wide range of client treatment options:

  • Corrective exercise
  • Cupping
  • TENS
  • Nutrition
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial treatment methods
  • Pathologies and treatment strategies
  • Function and movement assessment methods
  • Business management skills, enabling you to manage staff in your own Myotherapy Clinic.

Units of Competency

You must be deemed competent in all units to be awarded the qualification of 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

VU21875 Work within a Myotherapy framework

VU21876 Perform Myotherapy clinical assessment

VU21877 Plan Myotherapy treatment strategy

VU21878 Provide Myotherapy treatment

VU21879 Provide myofascial dry needling treatment

VU21874 Manage health risks in a Myotherapy environment

VU21873 Establish and manage a Myotherapy practice

VU21880 Conduct research relating to Myotherapy

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

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Entry Requirements

VFA Learning assesses applicants to determine their suitability and ensure that this is the most appropriate training program to suit their existing knowledge, skills and experience – as well as their career goals and individual support needs.


Prospective students will need to show evidence of successful completion of

HLT52015/HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage, successful completion of VFA Learning Pre-Training Review and approved Language, Literacy

and Numeracy Test (LLN).

Students must be 18 years of age or older.

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Clinical Experience

Students are required to complete 200 hours of Myotherapy treatment sessions in a clinical environment. VFA Learning has structured the 200 hours as follows:

  • 150 supervised
  • 50 non-supervised

VFA has a fully functional clinic that provides services to the public to accommodate clinical hours. Since clinical hours need to be supervised by a qualified Trainer and Assessor, all supervised clinical hours will occur at the academy.

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Flexible Study

We understand that many of our students need to work while learning, so we have developed a blended option for this course. It includes online theory components and completion of all practical observations in a simulated work environment or placement as required by the qualification.

Our modified Flipped Learning approach encompasses the following:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Classroom-based with a large practical element
  • Workplace experience
  • Online (self-directed)

Potential students are encouraged to speak with one of our highly experienced Course Consultants to discuss options that suit your learning needs.

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Assessment Methods

  • Written Questions
  • Quizzes
  • Assessor Observations
  • Third-Party Observations
  • Case Studies
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Report
  • Workplace Logbook
  • Work Sample
  • Scenarios
  • Role Plays
  • Oral Questioning
  • Interviews
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Course Duration

The course is delivered over 18 months part-time following a weekly schedule of:

  • 1 day per week (9 am – 5 pm) of classroom-based training
  • 1 day per week of self-directed learning
  • 1 day per week of Supervised Clinic hours

Students can also expect self-directed studies and practical practice on the remaining days of the week to reinforce skills.

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Course Cost

There are two options available to students, and the costs are:

Fee For Service – $10,000

Skills First Government Subsidised – $5,216

* Materials Fee – $300

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

For more information, refer to our fee schedule for all approved courses and census dates.

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Payment Options

Fee For Service: Deposit and Direct Debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success).

Where eligible: VIC government subsidy and direct debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success).

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Pathway to Further Education

The 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is a pathway to the tertiary education degree, the Bachelor of Health & Science.

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