Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: HLT52015
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 96-192 weeks (online); 48-96 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Monthly intake dates (online); Set intake dates (on campus)
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

The Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) program offered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is designed to give you the education and training to pursue a career as a remedial massage therapist. Remedial massage involves the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to promote relaxation and wellbeing, relieve pain, treat injury and increase circulation.

During this accredited diploma program, you will receive training in all aspects of remedial massage including massage therapy, lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, cross fibre mobilisation, advanced deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, Chinese acupressure, structural aligning, communication, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine and clinical management. You will also have the opportunity to further your education by studying one of these electives: reflexology, Chinese acupressure and aromatherapy.

Work Placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 420-500 hours (depending on the elective stream students chose to study) 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.

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following 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


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

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

You will also be required to submit a current First Aid Certificate in order to participate in the work placement component of this course.

Areas of study

During this diploma program, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units

  • HLTAAP003 - Analyse and respond to client health information
  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTMSG001 - Develop massage practice
  • HLTMSG002 - Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
  • HLTINF004 - Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • HLTMSG003 - Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessment
  • HLTMSG005 - Provide remedial massage treatments
  • HLTMSG006 - Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG008 - Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning

Elective units

  • SISFFIT525A - Advise on injury prevention and management
  • HLTMSG007 - Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISSSTC402A - Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • HLTARO002 - Source and prepare aromatherapy products
  • HLTHPS010 - Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • HLTREF002 - Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

With the thorough education in remedial massage you will receive at AIAS, you will be well equipped to begin seeking a career as a self-employed massage therapist or a partner in a health care clinic. You will also have exciting career opportunities in education, community health care services, social welfare and health retreats.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

AIAS also 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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