Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) Course in Melbourne2021-09-09T06:22:03+00:00

Kick start your career with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Become a Myotherapist

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy gives the opportunity of further enhancing the clinical and treatment skills attained at Diploma of Remedial Massage level.

Additional to the remedial massage skills learnt in the Diploma, the Myotherapy student uses treatment regimes and clinical orthopaedic assessments to
enhance the overall treatment plan.

Subjects such as myofascial dry needling, therapeutic exercise prescription, nutrition, electrotherapy and business management subjects increase the skills of
the remedial therapist.

The course emphasises the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunction.

Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques with the aim of restoring and maintaining the integrity of soft tissue.

The graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy would expect to work in a multi-disciplinary clinic environment.

The Myotherapy career pathways are endless!

The pre requisite for this course is a Diploma of Remedial Massage*.

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy and massage are two separate areas which lead to two different professional pathways.
Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy which is used to treat and even prevent soft tissue damage and related restricted joint movement which is caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction. Myofascia are the fibrous tissue which envelope and separate muscle.

For more information

 Click here to request information on this course

 Click here to pay your reservation fee and commence your course enrolment process. Now taking registrations for March 2022

*Entrants to the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy must provide evidence they have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50307 or HLT52015

Key benefits

“Currently MIMT students help first team players prepare for games and training on a daily basis. The feedback we get from the players, which are the most important people at the club, is that MIMT students are fantastic, they have a willingness to learn and they fit in well with our team.
They also get to come into the physio room and see how we do things and they get a big experience from that.”

Travis Maude - Head of Physiotherapy, Melbourne Victory Football Club

Thank you for all your wonderful teaching, support & fantastic information. I really enjoyed the course.

Angela, Templestowe

Very, very thorough. Our trainer Lily had a wealth of experience and related a lot of information from a clinical perspective. Really enjoyed it !!

M.James, Burwood

Both the personal attributes and professional competencies of the massage therapists (provided by MIMT) has made it a pleasure to have them associated with this Club…

David Parkin, former Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club

The way the course was run was exceptional. Very well organized and professionally run.

S.Tirabasi, Melbourne

Really liked the course structure, and the ability to practice everything taught

J. Thomson, Melbourne

Fantastic, well structured, enjoyable and encouraging

Kristina, Melbourne

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau. The school was great, the teachers were AWESOME, the students were Fantastic!

Terry Karaan, Coburg

Class times for the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course will be completed in Melbourne at the Heidelberg campus and is available full-time only with attendance at the college required one day per week.

Participation at our Myotherapy student clinic is also a requirement as part of your course.

Our fulltime option has a duration of 9 months.

The Myotherapy course is underpinned by the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015).

As part of the Myotherapy course, students must complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Nationally Recognised Accreditation For Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority. This course is Nationally Recognised. The course is recognised by the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT). If you want to study myotherapy, or even study a subject from the myotherapy course, then give us a call at Victoria’s premier myotherapy Institute.

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People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please call the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy on 1300 839 839 to obtain our current timetables.

To complete your Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in Melbourne, call us now for information 1300 839 839.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

MIMT reserves the right to: amend or change any of its prices, courses, terms, conditions and policies; Accept, reject or defer any application or student: Reschedule courses for whatever reason. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Upcoming Course Dates


March 2022


Enrolments being taken, please contact the office to book your place

Measures have been implemented at both campuses to make sure we are fully compliant with the appropriate health authorities to deliver our courses in a COVID safe environment. Please contact our Course Advisors for further information.

Subjects include:

  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Myotherapeutic Palpation Review
  • Myotherapy Clinical Assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Myotherapy Treatment Protocols
  • Myotherapy Practices & Principles
  • Mobilising Techniques
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Electrotherapeutic Modalities
  • Exercise Prescription & Rehabilitation
  • Myotherapy Business Protocols
  • Research Methods

Myotherapists generally work in:
• Private Practice
• Multi disciplinary Clinics
• Allied Health
• Elite Sporting Teams

Skills First Funding

government funding for massage therapy course

Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) also available for this course* Eligibility criteria apply. Please click here for further details.

MIMT’s payment plans

Speak to one of our Course Advisors regards our affordable payment plans for this course.

Study Loans

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Study Loans is a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their education.

They are Australia’s first dedicated private student loan company in the vocational and tertiary sectors and work with a select number of education providers which includes MIMT.

Click on the logo for further details

MIMT Payment Plans

MIMT also offers affordable payment plans for this course. Please speak to our Course Advisors regards this option.

For a full schedule of fees, please click here

* Entrants to the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy must provide evidence they have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50307 or HLT52015.

Our Health Science units are delivered online, therefore access to a laptop will be required. This will need to be brought to some on-campus classes.

Please speak to our Course Advisors if you do not have access and they can discuss your options.


Do you have a Student Enrolment Handbook?2021-03-19T05:44:10+00:00

Please click on the link below to view our Student Enrolment Handbook.

Student Enrolment Information Handbook 2021

Do I have to buy textbooks?2019-01-21T06:45:09+00:00
No – fortunately, our fees are fully inclusive, including your Anatomy textbook. You can, of course, purchase additional books from our bookshop that has a comprehensive range of anatomical and massage texts.
Do the fees have to be paid “up front”?2019-06-21T01:02:57+00:00
There are a number of payment options available and various forms of government funding to assist with your course including VET Student Loans. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan scheme that is available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. VET Student Loans is available for the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) only.

Skills First funding is also available subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and is available for the Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015), Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) & Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC).

If you’re not eligible for government funding then you could also consider Study Loans who are a private student loan company that provides the funds for approved MIMT courses direct to us on behalf of you. All applications are subject to Study Loans normal credit assessment and loan suitability criteria. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Please contact our Course Advisors who will be able to assist you with the various payment options and eligibility criteria for government funding.

I have qualifications from another organization/school/university. Can these count toward my massage course?2019-01-21T06:45:31+00:00
Yes – we have an active Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Generally, training at another organisation can count toward your Diploma of Remedial Massage or Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. We will need to see all your qualifications, statement of attainment, workbooks and learning outcomes of the course that you studied to make a valued assessment.
Can I request a healthcare provider number with Medibank Private on completion of my Diploma of Remedial Massage with MIMT?2019-01-23T00:02:10+00:00
As you may be aware selected health funds have reassessed their provider eligibility criteria, for health fund registration for individual Remedial Massage practitioners.

As a result of the health fund reviews and reassessments a set minimum education requirement is the outcome. MIMT is one of a handful of colleges that has signed an assurance confirming that our Diploma of Remedial Massage course meets the required Medibank Private standards.

This means that you can apply for a provider number and it’s imperative you have this assurance when choosing a educational institution to undertake this course.

Can I get Austudy/Abstudy/ Youth allowance? What about the Job Employment and Training Scheme – will that pay for courses?2019-01-21T06:45:44+00:00
Yes – Our courses are registered with Centrelink and you may be able to receive these government benefits. You will need to consult with Centrelink to ensure that you are eligible for these payments.
What is the workload like outside of the contact hours?2018-06-19T03:35:43+00:00
As part of the Health Sciences component of the course there are workbooks to complete. You are also required to complete external hours in our Student Clinic as well as external hours with sporting clubs and charity organisations. The Institute can also help you with contacting various organisations and the amount of hours you need to complete depends on which course you’re enrolled into. Please contact our Course Advisors who will be able to advise you further.
Is study available full time and part time?2019-01-23T00:02:13+00:00
Yes – We have two intakes a year – March and August. Contact our office and we can forward a timetable for whichever course you are interested in.
Do I have to do an introduction course before commencing the Certificate IV in Massage or full Diploma of Remedial Massage?2019-01-21T06:44:10+00:00
Your first firm step in your new career path is to enrol in one of our Introduction to Massage intensive courses.  This is the first subject in your Certificate & Diploma course, but also a very worthwhile stand-alone course.

You can enrol in the introduction classes as a short course without registering for the full Diploma course.  This structure gives you two major advantages.

Firstly, it allows you to test the water before you make a full commitment to the Certificate IV in Massage or Diploma of Remedial Massage.  The Introduction to Massage is deliberately structured so it is the foundation for the full Diploma course and is also a self-contained elementary course that will provide you with enough skills to give people the benefit of massage around the home or at the work place.

If you have any doubts about your choice of a career in Massage, then the introductory course is a must so you can test your aptitude for massage at low cost before you commit to the full Certificate or Diploma course.

The second advantage is this – taking this first Massage subject gives you a flying start on your Certificate & Diploma course and a new direction in life.

We ask students consider the” Introduction to Massage” course. The reason for this is that the “Introduction to Massage” course gives you the chance to experience the quality of our teaching and most of all the thrill of healing with your hands. You can determine your new career direction and take the first step at the same time.

The “Introduction to Massage” also course gives you the benefit of learning massage without committing to the Certificate IV or Diploma course.

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