Post Graduate Courses in Melbourne2022-05-20T05:23:07+00:00

Take your training to the next level with our Postgraduate Courses

Here at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy & Myotherapy, we live and breathe massage. For those students who have graduated from the Certificate of IV in Massage,  Diploma of Remedial Massage or Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, there are several options available for postgraduate study. These include:

Dry Needling

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Myofascial Tension Technique

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Myofascial Release II

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Myofascial Release III

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Cupping

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Oriental Massage

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Hear from some of our happy students

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

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

S. Tirabasi

Felt supported the whole way through, whole structure was great!

T. Yates
Really liked the course structure, and the ability to practice everything taught.
J. Thompson

Frequently Asked Questions

What is myofascial release?2022-03-22T01:12:44+00:00

Myofascial release is used to treat myofascial pain. This is caused by tightness and sensitivity in the myofascial tissue (this supports muscle throughout the body).

During myofascial release, you will massage and stretch rigid or tense areas of your client’s body with light manual pressure.

What’s the difference between a myofascial release and myotherapy? Do I need to know how to do both?2022-03-22T01:09:56+00:00

Myotherapists use myofascial release all the time. The main difference – myofascial release is a technique, whereas myotherapy is a practice.

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or restricted joint movement.

When will I use myofascial release therapy?2022-03-22T01:09:04+00:00

Myofascial release training can be beneficial for myotherapists, sports massage therapists, remedial therapists, soft tissue therapists and physiotherapists.

How long can I expect to be studying myofascial release therapy?2022-03-22T01:07:51+00:00

Our myofascial release therapy training is considered a short postgraduate course. You will be required to complete 18 hours of training and complete an assessment to pass the course.

Where will I study?2022-03-22T01:07:17+00:00

Our Myofascial release course is conducted face to face at either our Heidelberg or Moorabbin campuses.

Will I need to do practical experience?2022-03-22T01:06:47+00:00

You will need to attend class on campus for the “hands on” massage units. This is programmed at various times throughout the year.

What further studies can I take after I finish the course?2022-03-22T01:06:08+00:00

We have a wide range of postgraduate courses you can take to refine and expand your massage therapy skills. For example, you might choose to study dry needling, cupping therapy, oriental massage, or soft tissue therapy, all of which can help broaden your experience.

What do I need for an online course?2022-03-22T01:02:28+00:00

To complete one of our accredited online massage therapy programs, you’ll just need a laptop – that’s it! Most of the course is completed online and you will receive regular presentations the same way you would in the classroom. Just remember to keep taking notes!

Once you’ve enrolled, you will also receive some digital readings to complete ahead of class. This will help boost your knowledge and keep you engaged in the course.

Can I take multiple online courses at once?2022-03-22T01:01:37+00:00

Yes. There are no prerequisites and you are not required to be studying a diploma or certificate at the same time. These courses can be taken singularly.

Will I need to do practical experience?2022-03-22T01:01:06+00:00

Yes, but not often. You will need to attend class on campus for the “hands on” massage units and assessments at the end of the health science unit. This is programmed at various times throughout the year.

Who can benefit from these online courses?2022-03-22T01:00:31+00:00

Our musculoskeletal anatomy units have proven popular with pilates students who need to gain valuable underpinning anatomy knowledge before starting specific pilates studies.

However, our accredited online massage therapy programs can also be beneficial for massage and myotherapy students looking to brush up on their anatomy knowledge and skills.

How will I learn online? Who will teach me?2022-03-22T00:59:48+00:00

You will learn online for the vast majority of the course. You will be required to attend online presentations and watch videos, like you would in a regular class. Plus, you will have support via email and student forums to ask questions and discuss readings or theories.

You will also have a dedicated facilitator/instructor to guide you through the course and answer any questions you may have.

What is cupping?2022-03-22T00:54:40+00:00

Cupping is an ancient and alternative form of medicine where a massage therapist places cups on the skin for a few minutes, causing the skin and muscle to be pulled into the cup.

These cups are often made from glass or silicone.

Cupping therapy can be used to reduce pain and inflammation and can be used in deep tissue massage. With the Melbourne Institute of Massage & Myotherapy, you will learn how to use cupping to treat musculoskeletal problems and how this comes into the practice of remedial massage. You will also learn some traditional Chinese medicine philosophies and western perspectives on the benefits of cupping.

Throughout the course, we will review:

  • Actions of cupping from a TCM and western perspective
  • Indication of cupping
  • Cautions and contraindications for cupping
  • Methods of cupping
  • Formulation of a cupping treatment plan
  • Integration of cupping with massage by using case history examples

Note: a Certificate IV of Massage Therapy is a prerequisite for this course.

What kind of jobs and career paths will require massage cupping certification?2022-03-22T00:53:40+00:00

Cupping is not essential for massage therapists, myotherapists, and physiotherapists. However, it is still a beneficial skill to have – cupping is becoming more and more popular to treat musculoskeletal pain!

Before offering cupping therapy to your clientele, we recommend taking our nationally recognised cupping course and learning the essential skills to complete cupping safely and effectively.

Where will I study? Can I study by distance or online?2022-03-22T00:52:59+00:00

Cupping courses are conducted face to face at our Heidelberg Campus.

How long can I expect to be studying cupping?2022-03-22T00:52:29+00:00

Our cupping therapy courses are around 18 hours long. It is considered one of our short courses and an extension of our diploma and certificate courses.

I’m looking to become a physiotherapist. Do I need cupping for this career path?2022-03-22T00:46:11+00:00

Not necessarily. Some physiotherapists with knowledge around traditional Chinese medicine offer cupping to promote blood circulation by lifting the connective tissue, loosening adhesions, and restoring blood flow to areas of the body that have been restricted. This can be good for deep tissue repair.

However, not all physiotherapists find cupping helpful and the negative side effects (for example bruising and cupping marks) can sometimes outweigh the good.

Overall, we recommend taking a cupping course just to be safe – you never know where you’ll end up working, or if clients will request this unique form of massage therapy.

I’m looking to become a relaxation massage therapist. Should I do cupping?2022-03-22T00:45:13+00:00

Cupping is becoming more and more popular for relaxation, wellbeing, and stress relief. While it is not essential to have cupping experience to become a massage therapist, we recommend taking a cupping course if you plan to offer cupping as a service.

Does MIMT offer student support?2022-03-22T00:44:38+00:00

Only students studying a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Melbourne Institute of Massage & Myotherapy can apply for VET student loans. However, we have a wide range of student loan options to choose from.

For more information on our student loans, please get in touch with the course advisor.

What kind of work experience will I need to do? And how do I find work experience opportunities?2022-03-22T00:44:01+00:00

At the Melbourne Institute of Massage & Myotherapy, you will receive both practical and theoretical experience. You will learn about traditional Chinese medicine philosophies and western perspectives on the effectiveness of cupping.

You will also get some hands on experience in our student massage clinic on campus. This will help ensure you know how to safely and effectively offer cupping to future clients and patients.

You will not be required to do work experience for this course.

What further studies can I take to compliment my cupping course?2022-03-22T00:43:13+00:00

Want to expand your skills even further? Taken an interest in traditional Chinese medicine and their philosophies? You might consider taking our interactive dry needling postgraduate course. Similar to the practice of acupuncture, dry needling involves inserting thin needles into the muscle to relieve stress, pain, and tension.

Do I need qualifications to practice as a massage therapist?2022-03-22T00:39:16+00:00

Yes.

Massage therapists are often called upon to assess and treat myofascial pain, injuries, and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. If you’re planning on working in a clinical environment, you must have the qualifications, experience, and education to treat patients.

Are there scholarships or student supports for massage courses in Melbourne?2022-03-22T00:38:02+00:00

Absolutely. At MIMT, we want education to be accessible to everyone, so we offer a wide range of support options for our students.

Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) is available for some courses, but eligibility criteria may apply. VET funding is also available through the Australian Government, along with Student Loans, but again, some eligibility criteria may apply.

If you are ineligible for these specific student support programs, we also offer flexible payment plans at MIMT. Make sure to get in touch with our course advisors to find out more.

After achieving a diploma, how can I pursue further learning?2022-03-22T00:37:26+00:00

After achieving a Diploma of Remedial Massage, we recommend pursuing an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

With an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, you will learn more advanced techniques like dry needling and cupping, so you can provide a wide range of services to clients and patients alike. You will enhance your existing knowledge and experience in remedial massage, and open up a world of opportunities in more clinical work environments and roles.

If you’re simply looking to add some new skills to your existing Diploma in Remedial Massage, we recommend taking some short courses like dry needling and cupping. These short courses will pave the way for future learning and the Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy.

What are the job prospects like following a massage course in Melbourne?2022-03-22T00:36:25+00:00

Job prospects are changing all the time – however, Job Outlook projects the number of massage therapists in Australia is due to grow over the next few years. There are likely to be 10,000 job openings with more part-time work available than full-time.

Before committing to a new career, it’s a good idea to check job listings in your local area. You will also have the option to start your own business or work from home as a massage therapist.

Need to move town? Our diplomas and courses are nationally recognised and accredited, so you will be able to take your massage therapy experience wherever you go.

Do I have to study massage therapy full time?2022-03-22T00:27:23+00:00

It depends on what career path and course you’re looking to take. For example, our Diploma of Remedial Massage can be studied part time or full time, but our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is a comprehensive, full time course spanning nine months.

Our short courses, on the other hand, are face-to-face. However, our short courses require a Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Can I study by distance or online?2022-03-22T00:24:56+00:00

Most of our courses require attendance on campus at least one day a week. Some subjects can be studied online, so a laptop or PC will be required for online lessons.

What kind of work experience will I need to do?2022-03-22T00:24:07+00:00

For our Diploma of Remedial Massage and Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy courses, you will be required to spend extra hours outside of the course doing work experience. This is essential for you to get some additional hands-on experience and get a feel for the industry.

We have lots of work experience opportunities available. For Remedial Massage, you can spend some time providing remedial massage at local football clubs, or learn from medical professionals in a clinical environment.

For Myotherapy, you will spend additional hours in our student myotherapy clinic on campus, but also have the opportunity to provide myotherapy services in sporting clubs and charitable organisations.

For more information about our work experience opportunities, get in touch with our course advisors.

How long can I expect to be studying?2022-03-22T00:22:46+00:00

It depends on which course you’re planning to take. For example, our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is a full time course which lasts nine months, whereas the Diploma of Remedial Massage can be taken part time or full time, so you can learn at your own pace.

What is dry needling? Is it the same as acupuncture?2022-03-22T00:12:06+00:00

Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to relieve muscular pain. Thin stainless steel needles are inserted into “trigger points” to help release tension, relieve pain, and reduce muscle spasms. The needles are left in the skin for a short amount of time. 

The approach is based on western anatomical and neurophysiological principles, and it’s growing in popularity.

It’s important to note that dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine going back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Dry needling use thin, stainless steel needles that are inserted into the skin to treat muscle pain, tightness, and discomfort. The needles are inserted into the skin but do not inject fluid into the body, thus the name “dry” needling.

What kind of jobs and career paths will require dry needling experience?2022-03-22T00:10:52+00:00

Before undertaking the dry needling course, you must complete a Diploma in Remedial Massage – this will help ensure you have the essential skills and basic knowledge to undertake dry needling.

Dry needling is quite often used in clinical or medical environments. It is commonly used by doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, remedial sports massage therapists, and soft tissue therapists.

Where will I study? Can I study by distance or online?2022-03-22T00:09:57+00:00

Due to the nature of the practice, our dry needling course cannot be taken online or via distance education.

How long can I expect to be studying dry needling?2022-03-22T00:09:14+00:00

Our dry needling course is a 60 hour face-to-face experience and is considered one of the most comprehensive dry needling courses available in Melbourne.

The dry needling subject can be undertaken as a stand alone course and completing this course will be provided you with a credit towards an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy with MIMT.

I’m looking to become a physiotherapist. Can I do the dry needling course?2022-03-22T00:07:21+00:00

Yes.

Physiotherapists practice dry needling to decrease myofascial tension and improve musculoskeletal function.

What further studies can I take to compliment my dry needling course?2022-03-22T00:06:31+00:00

To enter our dry needling course, you must already have a Diploma in Remedial Massage. However, there are lots of other learning opportunities and courses you can take to compliment your dry needling experience.

After completing the dry needling course, you will be awarded additional units to go towards an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy. This practice refers to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or restricted joint movement in a clinical environment.

Alternatively, you can pursue further short courses, including:

What is remedial massage and how does it differ from a regular massage?2022-03-21T23:56:46+00:00

Remedial massage is designed to assess and treat myofascial pain, injuries, and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility.

Remedial massage can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Sporting and occupational injuries
  • Stiffness and pain associated with poor posture
  • Joint and vertebrae pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Knee, leg, and foot pain (including sprains)
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain (acute or chronic)
  • Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck
  • Tendonitis, RSI, carpal tunnel, or tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Pre/post natal complaints and soreness
  • Pain associated with stress or tensions
  • Rehabilitation for injuries and/or illness

Remedial massage differs from relaxation massage because it is designed to be a “remedy” for pain, discomfort, and problems with joint mobility. Remedial massage, restores the normal integrity of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. 

The treatment and techniques used are tailored to each individual and their specific needs.

Pressure during a remedial massage can also be much deeper and more intense than a relaxation massage.

I want to work in physiotherapy and sports injury treatment. Is this an accredited sports massage course?2022-03-21T23:54:51+00:00

Absolutely.

Our remedial massage course in Melbourne is recognised by various professional associations including Massage & Myotherapy Australia (M&MA), Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Myotherapy Association Australia (MA), the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) as well as several other Associations.
You will learn the specific techniques and skills required to provide remedial sports massage. Multiple graduates have gone on to provide treatment for sports injuries and remedial massage for elite sporting organisations.

You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience at local sporting clubs, so you can see what it’s like to work in the field.

Where will I study? Can I study by distance or online?2022-03-21T23:53:51+00:00

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage in Melbourne can be completed at our Heidelberg or Moorabbin campuses. Some elements of the course may be undertaken online.

Some hands-on practical experience will be required at our student massage clinic on campus.

What kind of jobs can I get with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in Melbourne?2022-03-21T23:53:03+00:00

The career opportunities are endless with a Diploma of Remedial Massage. A few possibilities include:

  • Remedial sports massage and injury management, working alongside chiropractors and physiotherapists
  • Health clinics and/or Allied Health
  • Home or mobile massage services (self employment), or you might choose to open your own practice
  • Relaxation massage and/or spas
How much does it cost to do a Remedial Massage course in Melbourne?2022-03-21T23:51:31+00:00

The cost of the course can differ from year-to-year. However, you can find our statement of fees on our forms page.

What is the average salary of a remedial massage therapist?2022-03-21T23:50:47+00:00
How long can I expect to be studying the remedial therapy course?2022-03-21T23:50:12+00:00

Our remedial massage course in Melbourne lasts for around 13 months if taken on a full-time basis.

Does MIMT offer student support?2022-03-21T23:49:23+00:00

Absolutely. We have a wide range of financial support options, so you can learn the essential skills you need for a career in remedial massage.

Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) is available for this course, however, eligibility criteria may apply.

VET funding is available through the Australian Government, along with Student Loans. Again, some eligibility criteria may apply.

At MIMT, we also offer flexible payment plans – make sure to get in touch with our course advisors to find out more.

What kind of work experience will I need to do? And how do I find work experience opportunities?2022-03-21T23:48:02+00:00

We want you to get the most out of your learning experience at MIMT. To ensure you get the practical, hands-on experience you need to become a professional remedial massage therapist, we offer work experience opportunities in football clubs, corporate and clinical environments, and much more.

You will also be required to spend some hours outside of the course in our student massage clinic.

Get in touch with our course advisors for more information about our work experience opportunities.

What further studies can I take after I get my diploma?2022-03-21T23:47:03+00:00

A Diploma in Remedial Massage is the essential first step to becoming an accredited remedial massage therapist. After graduating with a diploma, you can continue learning with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. This course will give you the skills you need to provide more complex treatments like dry needling and cupping.

You can also take part in a wide range of workshops and short courses to refine and grow your skills, for example:

What further studies can I take after I get my Advanced Diploma?2022-01-13T01:26:03+00:00

After graduating from an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy, you can undertake a wide range of additional studies. Whether you need a refresher on certain techniques or just want to learn new skills and gain more experience, you should consider taking one of our postgraduate courses.

These include:

What kind of work experience will I need to do? And how do I find work experience opportunities?2022-01-13T01:26:52+00:00

To get the best possible outcome and experience from your Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy, you will need to complete some hands-on, practical experience in the field.

These hours will need to be completed outside the course.

You will receive training in our own student myotherapy clinic, but you will also need to get some experience in local sporting clubs and/or charitable organisations.

For more information on work experience and finding opportunities, please get in touch with our course advisors.

Where will I study? Can I study by distance or online?2022-01-13T01:26:59+00:00

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy must be completed at our Heidelberg campus in Melbourne. Attendance on campus is required one day per week, and participation at our myotherapy clinic is also required for practical, hands-on experience.

Some subjects, however, are delivered online. A laptop or PC will be required to complete these subjects at home.

Does MIMT offer student support?2022-01-13T01:27:06+00:00

Absolutely. We have a wide range of financial support options, so you can learn the essential skills you need for a career in myotherapy.

We offer flexible payment plans so you can pay your course off over time. For more information on our payment plans and our fee schedule, please get in touch with our course advisors. 

Alternatively, Student Loans and Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) is also available for this course – however, eligibility criteria may apply.

How long can I expect to be studying the myotherapy course?2022-01-13T01:27:13+00:00

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course is full time and can be completed in nine short months.

How much does it cost to do a myotherapy course in Melbourne?2022-01-13T01:27:22+00:00

The cost of the course can differ from year-to-year. However, you can find our statement of fees on our forms page.

What kind of jobs can I get with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy?2022-01-13T01:34:03+00:00

Our Advance Diploma of Myotherapy course is recognised by all the Industry  Associations.

After completing our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course in Melbourne, you will be recognised as a Myotherapist, meaning you can work alongside other specialists like osteopaths, physiotherapists, and chiropractors.

You could also open a private practice or work with elite sporting teams.

From a broader perspective, around 40% of students end up in health care or social assistance, 10% in retail, and 6% in education (i.e. training other aspiring massage therapists to become myotherapists).

What subjects are covered in a myotherapy course?2022-01-13T01:34:10+00:00

In our Melbourne-based myotherapy course, we will cover the following subjects:

  • 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
What is myofascial cupping? What will I get from a myofascial cupping course in Melbourne?2022-01-13T01:34:19+00:00

Myofascial cupping (otherwise just known as “cupping”) is an ancient Chinese form of treatment. A glass, plastic, or bamboo cup is applied to the skin, then the pressure inside the cup is reduced in order to draw and hold the skin and superficial muscle tissue inside the cup.

The cupping process draws blood from the vessels and into the sore tissue. Essentially, cupping triggers a positive inflammatory response to heal the area. 

In our myofascial cupping course, you will learn the western perspective of how cupping works on muscle and help increase range of movement.

You will also be able to introduce this technique to your remedial massage skills and provide a more in-depth experience for your clients.

What’s the difference between a myotherapist and a regular massage therapist?2022-01-13T01:34:26+00:00

The practice of myotherapy is more complex than regular remedial massage and requires a higher level of education, like an advanced diploma. For example, myotherapists are qualified to provide dry needling services and advanced assessments, myofascial cupping, as well as exercise rehabilitation.

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is nationally recognised, meaning you will have the experience, qualifications, and skill to work anywhere in Australia.

What is Myotherapy?2022-01-13T01:34:49+00:00

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or restricted joint movement.

Myotherapy uses a range of treatment modalities including trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, stretching, and joint mobilisation. The techniques and treatments are provided are evidence based.

A myotherapist can also provide advice and education around nutrition, exercise, and posture to help relieve and prevent pain.

All of these valuable skills can be learned in our myotherapy course in Melbourne.

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

Can I join Massage Associations with my qualification?2022-02-24T06:23:17+00:00
Various professional associations recognise our courses including Massage & Myotherapy Association (formerly Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)), Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Massage Association of Australia (MAA), Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) & International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT) to name a few! The Certificate course qualifies you for membership at Massage Therapy level and the Diploma qualifies you for membership as a Remedial Massage Therapist. Completion of the Advanced Diploma qualifies you as a Myotherapist.
 
What experience do your teachers have?2019-01-23T00:38:41+00:00
All our teaching staff are the best qualified in the Industry. Trainers all have a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and are accredited adult educators. Our “hands on” trainers are the most highly recognised in the Industry, all with their own practices. Our Sports Massage trainers have worked internationally and nationally at the Olympics, Australian Tennis Open, World University games and other elite events.
Is MIMT a Registered Training Organisation?2019-08-21T01:17:31+00:00
Yes – MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). TOID21906
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”?2022-02-24T04:48:49+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.

Does the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) follow on from the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)?2019-01-23T00:38:52+00:00
Yes – our courses are created in a stepping stone fashion. First you would complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage and then move on to the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. After completing the Diploma you can continue your study in to the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Can I get Austudy/Abstudy/ Youth allowance? What about the Job Employment and Training Scheme – will that pay for courses?2022-04-03T23:03:33+00:00
Yes – Our Certificate IV in Massage Therapy – HLT42015 (full time) and our Diploma of Remedial Massage – HLT52015 (full time) 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.
I want to become a Massage Therapist or Myotherapist – what do I have to do?2019-06-28T03:14:12+00:00
The Certificate IV in Massage is the initial qualification you require to become a professional massage therapist and you can either upskill to the Diploma of Remedial Massage or enter directly into the Remedial course if this is your desired outcome. This allows you to join massage associations and obtain professional insurance. You can work from home, in a clinic, mobile massage or even in the corporate massage sector.  You can then continue studying and complete your Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

The prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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.

Contact us to find out more