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Diploma of Remedial Massage (International)

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Our Diploma of Remedial Massage provides the perfect platform for those looking to turn their passion for massage into an exciting career. The course covers all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required to work as a remedial massage therapist, from human anatomy and physiology to remedial massage techniques and Business skills. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a Work Placement Program, which will give them the chance to put their newly acquired skills into practice.

Duration: 52 weeks (two semester)

Semester 1: On-campus Tuition Semester
20 weeks
On-campus classes: 21 hours per week
Paid work rights: up to 24 hours per week

Semester 2: Industry Placement Semester
20 weeks
No on-campus classes during Industry Placement
Paid work rights: up to 49 hours per week

12 weeks
Paid work rights: unlimited

Interested? View the course guide, apply, or request more information on the Contact Us page.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma, students will be qualified to work as remedial massage therapists in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, spas, resorts or running a successful private practice . So if you’re looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career in massage therapy, the Diploma of Remedial Massage is the perfect place to start.



How you study

In this 52 week course you will undertake 40 weeks of the most up-to-date theory and practical training on campus.

Course structure

Packaging rules:

21 units must be completed:

●  16 core units
●  5 elective units, consisting of:

○  at least 1 unit from the Business Management group below
○  up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or
accredited course relevant to the work outcome


Core Units

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


Elective Units

BSBMED303 Maintain patient records (Other)
HLTAAP002 Confirm Physical Health Status (Other)
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning (Business Management)
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations (Business Management)
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages (Other)

Career opportunities

Qualified Remedial Masseur
Remedial Masseur Consultant


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