Remedial Massage Therapist

Course Overview

In this course you will be taught an array of remedial massage techniques and skills, which are learnt through practice and repetition.

As a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist you will have the ability to assess and treat clients with aches, pains and injuries. Plus, you’ll be well equipped to look after your clients throughout their health and fitness journey, and have the ability to pass on health insurance benefits to them as well.

Eligible students may now apply for VET FEE-HELP assistance to cover all or part of the course fees for this course. VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme.

Who Should Attend?
  • Those with an interest in furthering their massage skills and knowledge base
  • Those with a desire to work with a broader range of clients
  • Those wanting to greatly improve employment opportunities
  • Those with an eagerness to work and treat clients suffering from aches, pains and injuries
  • Those with a desire for their clients to receive health insurance rebates
Why Should I Do The Course?

The demand for professionally trained and highly skilled Remedial Massage Therapists has never been greater, with manual therapy widely accepted and endorsed as a professional modality among Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. 

Many of our graduates have been successful in attaining positions with professional sporting teams such as the South Sydney Rabbitohs and and the West Coast Eagles, as well as in gyms like Fitness First.

Your Coaches

All of our highly trained Coaches maintain active practice in the massage industry, with many experienced in working with professional sports teams, while others have vital on-the-job experience gained at gyms, naturopathy clinics and health centres, as well as working with special needs' clients.

All our dedicated Coaches are multi skilled across both physical and manual therapies and, through their passion for teaching, will ensure that every student receives the practical hands-on experience they need to be ‘job-ready’.

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Alex Hepburn

"I loved the massage course; we got straight into providing massages, gaining so much practical experience."

Alex Hepburn

Institute graduate, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist

Remedial Massage Therapist

Course Information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, students must hold a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice or equivalent with supporting evidence, have a computer and internet access, and meet the Institute’s acceptance criteria.

Training and Assessment

Developed to offer each student a comprehensive understanding in the fundamentals of remedial massage, this course consists of over 70 delivery sessions, with assessment challenges to ensure students are industry-ready.

  • Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  • Detailed functional anatomy
  • Dysfunctions and associated injuries
  • Special tests
  • Regional assessments
  • Remedial Massage techniques
  • Provide remedial treatments to members of the public

Units of Competency

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (6 units of competency)
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice Health
HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-req: HLTAP401B) Health
HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise Health
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice Health
HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment Health
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements Health
Electives - Specialisation Units (5 units of competency)
HLTREM502C Provide remedial massage treatment Health
HLTREM503C Plan remedial massage treatment strategy Health
HLTREM504C Apply remedial massage assessment framework Health
HLTREM505C Perform remedial massage health assessment Health
HLTREM510B Provide specialised remedial massage treatments (Note pre-req: HLTREM502C, HLTREM503C, HLTREM504C, HLTREM505C) Health
Electives - General (3 units of competency)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers Health
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people Health
HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions Health

Ready for the challenge?

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Career Opportunities

  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Clinical Massage Therapist
  • Soft Tissue Allied Health Assistant
Sophie Conidi

"It is thanks to educational facilities such as the Australian Institute of Fitness, that massage has now been recognised by the Allied Health Workforce."

Sophie Conidi

Director of Massage2Motivate

Ready for the challenge?

Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

Call now on 1300 669 669 or