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Diploma of Remedial Massage | International

HLT52015 - Diploma

The Diploma of Remedial Massage will prepare you to enter the allied health industry with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the welfare of your clients.

You will achieve a high level of understanding of anatomy and physiology, equipping you to physically assess and treat clients. In addition, you’ll learn how to grow you relationship-building skills for interacting with clients and with other health care practitioners.

Upon graduating, you’ll use your skills to offer advanced manual treatment for those suffering from sports or work-related injuries. The course is offered in small learning workshops, where students will take clients and then conduct and interpret results to decide on the best course of treatment to restore healthy joints and muscle function.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage is recognised by the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) and Medibank Private.


Key Areas of Study

The Diploma of Remedial Massage explores a range of new and exciting techniques including myofascial release, joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and positional release.The Diploma of Remedial Massage explores a range of new and exciting techniques including myofascial release, joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and positional release.

Remedial Massage

Goal-oriented form of massage used as a treatment in its own right, or used in conjunction with other fields like physiotherapy and chiropractics to assist in the healing process.

Sports Massage

Branch of sports medicine concerned with the preparation, recovery and maintenance of optimal athletic performance.

Corporate Massage

A unique form of massage used to assist psychological stress and poor ergonomics in the corporate setting.

Business Management

Understanding best business practices, management and ethical behavior in the workplace.

Units of Study


  • CHCCOM006   Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001     Work with diverse people
  • HLTMSG001    Develop massage practice
  • CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCLEG003    Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTINF004      Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004    Manage work health and safety
  • HLTAAP003     Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTMSG003    Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
  • CHCPRP005    Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • HLTMSG002    Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG005    Provide remedial massage treatments
  • HLTMSG006    Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG004    Provide massage treatments
  • HLTMSG008    Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • HLTAID003      Provide First Aid


  • BSBSMB404    Undertake small business planning
  • SISFFIT305A   Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT304A   Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  • SISFFIT525A   Advise on injury prevention and management
  • HLTMSG007    Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent
  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by course commencement
  • Current Student Visa
  • Must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Intake Dates / Course Duration


18 months



Clinical Hours:

200 hours of practical clinical


January and July 2018

Learning Pathways

VFA Learning has current pathway arrangements for domestic students, in place with Deakin University Australia and Federation University Australia. Upon successful registration of CRICOS, VFA will commence the pathway relationship process for this qualification with the Universities.



Essendon Fields and Geelong

Delivery Mode


Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face
  • Classroom Based with Large Practical Element
  • Workplace Experience
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Case studies
Assessment Methods
  • Observations
  • Practical assessment
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Case studies
Fees / Payment Options

Full payment required 30 days prior to course commencement

Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Course Fee: $15,150

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