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HLT52015 Diploma

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

This course 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 your 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.

Who would be suited to this course? Individuals interested in the health industry working as remedial massage therapists. Many students may see this as a pathway to higher education for the rapidly growing health services industry.



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Key Areas of Study

The HLT52015 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.

Business Management

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

Units of Study

Industry Skills

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Business Skills

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Exercise Management

  • SISFFIT004 Incoporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT031 Implement injury prevention strategies


  • HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Massage Assessment

  • 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

Massage Treatment

  • HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
  • HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

First Aid

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Career Outcomes

Work In:

• Elite Sporting Clubs
• Multidisciplinary Health Practice
• Beauty Salons
• Health Retreats/Resorts and Cruise Ship Employment
• Small Business (Massage Clinic Owner)

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VFA ‘Pre Training Review’

Successful completion of Approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) as set by VFA.

To view student entry procedure of this course click here

Clinical Experience

Students can undertake clinical hours at the VFA Learning Teaching Clinic located at each academy. These hours are completed under the direct supervision of our qualified practitioners providing students with the opportunity to develop clinical skills in patient assessment and management. Students will be required to complete 200 Practical hours (150 supervised clinic and 50 non supervised). VFA will assist with organising the supervised clinic hours.

Intake Dates / Course Duration


12 months Full Time. Each week of training students will complete:

  • 2 days of classroom based training and assessment
  • 1 day of online training and assessment

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

18 months Part Time. Each week of training students will complete:

  • 2 sessions of classroom based training and assessment
  • 1 session of online training and assessment

Intake for 2018:

Full Time – August 2018



Assessment Methods
  • Observation
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects – Assignments
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
Delivery Mode

Face to face

Classroom based with large practical element

Practical experience

Online – self directed

Payment Options

Payment Plan (Direct Debit)

VET Student Loan

Combination of Direct Debit Payment Plan and VET Student Loan


This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy TA VFA Learning RTO #22360. This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to eligible individuals. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to Vet Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a Vet Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. Maximum Tuition Fee for this course for Non Subsidised Students is $16,000. Maximum amount covered under the Vet Student Loan  program for this course is $10,150.


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