Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22248VIC)

Qualification: Advanced Diploma
Course Code: 22248VIC
Study mode: On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 48 weeks full-time
Start date: 3 intakes each year
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Take your massage career to the next level with this Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22248VIC) course offered by AIAS. Combining soft tissue massage, trigger points and stretching, myotherapy is a great way to learn new techniques and give your career an edge.

Studying this course you will learn about specialist techniques such as dry needling, advanced taping and rehabilitative mobilisation. You will also cover business and finance management, and professional development to equip you with the business acumen to apply your skills to the real world.

Work placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Year 12 in Australia, or the equivalent overseas; OR
  • Hold proof that you possess the appropriate skills to complete this course, as stipulated by the requirements of the VET FEE-HELP reform; AND
  • Achieve at least an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in speaking and writing in English. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as part of the enrolment process; AND
  • Have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307 or HLT52015).

Areas of study

In this myotherapy course, the units of competency you will cover include:

Core units:

  • CHCADMIN604B - Manage the finances, accounts and resources of an organisation
  • BSBRKG502B - Manage and monitor business or records systems
  • HLTHIR505D - Provide leadership in promoting effective work practices in health
  • CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • HLTNUT601C - Apply literature research findings to clinical practice
  • HLTIN403C - Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Specialisation units:

  • VU21414 - Work within a myotherapy framework
  • VU21415 - Perform myotherapy clinical assessment
  • VU21416 - Plan myotherapy treatment strategy
  • VU21417 - Provide myotherapy treatment
  • VU21418 - Provide myofascial dry needling treatment

Students will also need to obtain a First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 and/or HLTAID006) via an external provider, and supply evidence of completion to AIAS.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22248VIC) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

A career in myotherapy will take you far in a range of industries, including sports, coaching and health. You will have the skills to specialise your massage techniques and provide targeted treatment plans for your clients.

From dance halls to massage clinics, healthcare practices and physiotherapy centres, this qualification will help you to pursue employment as a myotherapist, clinical myotherapist or remedial myotherapist.

This course is also an ideal pathway for anyone looking to progress their studies at a university level with a Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) or a Bachelor of Clinical Science (Myotherapy).

Finance options

AIAS offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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