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Become a Remedial Massage Therapist

Remedial massage involves the use of advanced massage techniques to treat a variety of ailments or injuries. A remedial massage practitioner has the ability to provide a comprehensive treatment plan based on their evaluation to address the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal problems. As a remedial massage therapist you will most likely see clients ranging from office workers to elite athletes. To advance your massage career, this nationally recognised qualification from ACNT is one of the most respected and comprehensive courses in the massage industry.

Diploma of Remedial Massage – Statement on Health Funds

We understand that the ability to claim rebates with private health insurance companies is important to many Remedial Massage practitioners. For this reason, we have designed our latest HLT52015 qualification to meet all major association and private health fund current requirements. The process of applying for health fund provider status can be a complicated one, so we have answered some of the frequently asked questions here.

Please note that these are guidelines only and subject to the changes of individual health funds and associations. Students are advised to speak with their chosen industry association for the latest provider eligibility criteria from each health fund.

Course Quick Guide

Qualification Title Diploma in Remedial Massage HLT52015

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time blended

Part-time blended*.

* Blended – face to face on campus plus facilitated online learning

Study options – Overseas students


Start Dates

February, June, September

Up to 3 mid-term intakes may also be available

Course Length

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry Requirements

Domestic students seeking a VET FEE-HELP loan:

• A completed Australian secondary education qualification or equivalent; OR

• Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.

Note: Students who are under the age of 18 at course commencement will require an interview to assess their suitability for the course and entry will be at the discretion of the Head of Academic Services.

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students


* VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher level vocational education and training. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a VET FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Course study requirements*

Full-time blended 3 trimesters
21-24hrs p/w (up to 3hrs facilitated online learning)

Part-time blended 6 trimesters
9-15hrs p/w (up to 3hrs facilitated online learning)

It is expected that students spend an additional 1/3 of each subject’s duration on self-directed study


Competency based assessment. Usually 2-5 assessments per subject where students can demonstrate their skills and knowledge in written assignments, learning portal activities and practical demonstrations.


Sydney Campus

Brisbane Campus

Delivered by

Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Accrediting body

Australian Skills Quality Authority

CRICOS Course code (if applicable)


Training Package details:

* Note: The First Aid Unit of Competency is provided through a Think approved third party accredited RTO and delivered at each Think location. Students can complete this Unit of Competency with the preferred third party or can complete elsewhere and apply for Credit Transfer.

Not all courses are offered at every campus each intake. Please speak with a Course and Careers Advisor for more information.

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A Day in the Life

Being a Massage Therapist gives you the rare chance to relieve tension with the gentle touch of the fingertips. A thorough chat with your client informs you of problem areas, and provides the vital clues necessary to devise an effective treatment plan. It's not long before the treatment really comes to life, by using any combination of healing remedies – remedial massage, reflexology, shiatsu, trigger point therapy and exercise therapy.

Career Prospects

This leading qualification will help you to get your hands on a great range of roles:

  • Remedial Massage Practitioner
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Remedial Therapist

Course Subjects

Subject Name Subject Code Unit(s) Name Delivery Options
Pyrmont campus Fortitude Valley campus Online

Provide First Aid


HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Ethical practice and small business


CHCLEG003 Manage legal & ethical compliance

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business

Aging and chronic disease management


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older

people CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people

Massage assessment techniques


CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Massage treatment techniques


HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Remedial massage techniques


HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Musculoskeletal assessment


HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal

Research and evidence based


CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Professional practice


CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice



CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client

Specialised massage techniques


HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial

For a full description of each unit please contact your Course and Career Advisor on 1300 017 267.