HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
Study Modes
On Campus
45 weeks

Course overview

The Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian Institute of Fitness equips graduates with the skills and qualification to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist across a range of industries, from professional sport to rehabilitation.

This program is the only massage qualification to include an AIF Sports Trainer certification, which enables graduates to manage sporting injuries, conduct sports taping and safely transport injured athletes.

As part of the course, students will also become an AIF Certified Functional Movement Therapist, learning how to identify, diagnose and treat movement-based dysfunction and prevent potential and recurring injuries.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage provides graduates with not only the qualification to practice as a Remedial Massage Therapist, but also the skills to thrive in the industry, setting them up with business know-how.

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Who this course is for

  • Those with an interest in furthering their massage skills and knowledge base
  • Those interested the best course to prepare them in working with professional sports teams
  • Those interested working alongside allied health professionals
  • Those with an eagerness to work with everyday clients on rehabilitation, injury prevention and corrective exercise


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 the West Coast Eagles, as well as in gyms like Fitness First.

Different to the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, the Diploma of Remedial Massage has a wider scope of practice, so you can assess and treat soft tissue dysfunction and become eligible for private health fund rebates.

Our 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 with special needs clients.

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

Career opportunities

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

Training & assessment

Developed to offer each student a comprehensive understanding in the fundamentals of remedial massage, this course consists of over 150 delivery sessions, with assessment challenges to ensure students are industry-ready.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, students must have an interest in massage, be over 18 years of age, have a computer and internet access, and meet AIF’s acceptance criteria.

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HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Competency Code Competency Title Elective/Core
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Core
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection Core
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice Core
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs Core
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments Core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve on own professional practice Core
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system Core
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information Core
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments Core
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs Core
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments Core
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments Core
HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes Elective
SISSSPT307A Conduct Advanced Taping Elective
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions Elective


Study areas

  • Sports injury management including taping
  • Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  • Injury prevention
  • Remedial massage techniques
  • Working with athletes and sports teams
  • Working with the general public and everyday gym-goer
  • Running a massage business

Course Fees

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is $15,990 (as advertised on myskills.gov.au). A range of flexible payment options are available, including the Government’s VET Student Loan scheme for eligible students.

Find out more information on Vet Student Loans and other payment options on our fees and financial information page.

Course start dates & census dates

View our upcoming HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course start dates and census dates here.

Campus locations

This course is available at the following locations: Adelaide (SA), Perth (WA), Brisbane (QLD), Parramatta (NSW) & Chadstone (VIC)


Still have questions? Check out more FAQs here or speak with our friendly Careers Team on 1300 669 669

What are the entry requirements at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Each student must meet our acceptance criteria and age requirements before studying with AIF. The AIF acceptance criteria assesses the skills and values of each and every student, such as punctuality and attitude, ensuring we are bringing the best people into the industry. We also verify you have the tools required to succeed, necessary written and verbal communication skills, and are committed to your goal.

How old do I have to be to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?
You must meet the age requirements for the course you intend to study. To study a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness you must be at least 16 years old on your course commencement date. For a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness you must be at least 17 years old on your course commencement date. To study for a career in massage with AIF, you must be at least 18 years old on your course commencement date.
How much does it cost to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Tuition cost varies depending on course, study modality and applicable scholarships. We have multiple payment options available, which our Careers Team will discuss to find the option that suits you.

How long does it take to become a Massage Therapist?

The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is completed in 22 weeks, and the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is completed in 42 weeks.

Does AIF help you get a job once you have completed your course?

With AIF, you’ll receive the support you need to position yourself for success in the fitness industry. We ensure our students have the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding fitness industry roles and connect you with job opportunities with our many Career Partners. You’ll also have access to regular industry presentations and our famous F.I.R.E (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos) where you can meet key industry employers and secure a job or trainer experience placement.

Who is going to be coaching me and what experience do they have?

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout feature of the course. We believe this is one of the reasons our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10. Our highly qualified team of Coaches bring passion and commitment to their teaching, ensuring all areas of learning are delivered in a fun and engaging way. They have many years experience working with a huge range of personal training clients, from elite sportspeople to those new to fitness, and many also present at fitness conventions and write for reputable fitness resources. Check out our coach profiles here to find out more about our coaching team!


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