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22316VIC – Advanced Diploma

22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility

This course is focused on enhancing the technical and theoretical skills you have gained working as a Remedial Massage Therapist. Further exploring injury, muscular dysfunction and pain, the course allows you to enhance your current scope of practice. A distinguishing feature of Myotherapy is clinical reasoning and the consequent use of evaluation standards like orthopaedic tests, postural assessment and muscle function and evaluation.


Participants must be deemed competent in all of the units of competency listed in the “Units of Competency” section of this course to be awarded the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy qualification.



22316VIC Advanced Diploma OF MYOTHERAPY



Key Areas of Study

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
• Nutrition
• Dry needling
• Cupping
• 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 Study

Myotherapy Assessment

  • VU21875 Work within a Myotherapy framework
  • VU21876 Perform Myotherapy clinical assessment
  • VU21877 Plan Myotherapy treatment strategy

Myotherapy Treatment

  • VU21878 Provide Myotherapy treatment
  • VU21879 Provide myofascial dry needling treatment
  • VU21874 Manage health risks in a Myotherapy environment

Business Management

  • VU21873 Establish and manage a Myotherapy practice

Massage Treatment

  • VU21880 Conduct research relating to Myotherapy clinical practice
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships


Career Outcomes

Work In:

• Self-employed private clinic with or without provision for health fund rebates
• Integrative health care facilities – working with Allied Health Professionals
• Complementary or medical service providing injury management and rehabilitation
• Hospital
• Local, national and international sports therapist and with athletes competing at all levels
• Business and corporate sector

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VFA Learning Pre-Training Review and approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test.

Evidence of successful completion of HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage from the HLT07 training package, or HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage from the HLT training package.

To view student entry procedure of this course click here


Clinical Experience

Students are required to complete 200 logbook hours in a range of settings as part of their 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy training. These hours need to be completed in the following environments:

  • 150 hours supervised
  • 50 hours non-supervised

Supervised hours are completed at the VFA Learning student clinic under the supervision of an appropriately qualified trainer and assessor.

Intake Dates / Course Duration


18 months Part Time

(including 9 weeks of semester breaks)

  • 1 day per week (9am-5pm) of classroom based training.
  • 1 day per week of online training.
  • 1/2 day per fortnight of Supervised Clinic hours.
  • Students can also expect self-directed studies and practical experience on the remaining days of the week to reinforce skills.

Intake for 2022:

February – Geelong Campus only

Delivery Mode / Assessment Methods

VFA Learning has developed a blended option for this course, including online for theory components and completion of all practical observations either in a simulated work environment and placement as required by the qualification.  Potential students are encouraged to speak with one of our highly experienced Course Consultants to discuss options that suit your learning needs.

Face to Face

Classroom based with large practical element

Practical Workplace experience

Online – Self Directed

Assessment Method:

Observation – practical assessments – case studies

Projects – assignments

Oral questioning

Written questions

Case studies, clinical log book and reflections

Payment Options

Payment Plan (Direct Debit)

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