Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 Course in Melbourne

Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 Course in Melbourne2023-03-27T09:57:15+11:00

Nationally recognised training in remedial massage

If you are looking to gain a Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) in Melbourne, we can provide you with the qualification to become a professional nationally recognised massage therapist.

We will give you the opportunity to gain all the skills required to work as a Remedial Therapist.

You will learn practical massage skills as well as human anatomy, pathology, plus practice management subjects in business & marketing.
You will also learn clinical assessment techniques and a wide range of remedial treatments including Myofascial Release, Cupping, and Remedial Sports massage -just to name a few.

This diploma will give you the qualification you require to meet the expectations of today’s consumers and the expertise to provide your clients with the most complete service.

Increasingly aspiring massage professionals are taking this course to move themselves to a whole new level of expertise, gaining the knowledge and skills they need to provide a full range of Massage Therapy to today’s clients in multi-disciplinary situations, and open new doors in practice support.

Particularly important is the fact that our Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) in Melbourne is recognised by several Government agencies and most private health insurance companies giving you access to another lucrative market.

NB: Our remedial massage course in Melbourne is one of only a few colleges whose course meets the requirements for Medibank Provider numbers.

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is a structured assessment and treatment of the a patient’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues in order to assist in their rehabilitation and injury management. This type of massage therapy is performed to promote positive conditions for the body to return to normal health after sustaining injury.


MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills & Qualifications Authority. TOID21906

This course is Nationally Recognised (Course code HLT52015).

Professional Accreditation

This course is recognised by various professional associations including Massage & Myotherapy Australia (M&MA),Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) & Massage Association Australia (MAA).

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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
 George creates a great learning environment. Another fantastic method to use in the clinic.
G. Smith, Boronia

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

S.Tirabasi, Melbourne

All the trainers were committed to the students achieving their best results

A.Burton, 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

What the diploma does for you

The principal aim of the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) is towards developing your skills in all areas so you can serve your clients as a Remedial Massage Therapist and work in an integrated way with other health professionals. It will give you added work experience and qualifications that will increase the amount of patients you will be able to treat.

More Knowledge

You will study the health sciences like Regional Anatomy, Biomechanics and Pathology, giving you a greater understanding of the functional basis of clients’ problems and enable you to communicate better with other health professionals. Meaning you are more likely to receive referrals from other health professionals.

Assessment And Treatment Approach

Your classes in the Remedial Massage course focus on Musculoskeletal Assessment, Remedial Treatment techniques such as Remedial Sports Massage, Myofascial release and Suction cupping to name a few. Elective subjects, Assignments and Workbooks are designed to improve your ability to work with referring practitioners, particularly in relation to assessing clients, preparing and carrying out integrated treatment plans, and monitoring and reporting progress.

Remedial Massage Studies

A range of core and elective subjects gives you the opportunity to develop your massage skills at a higher level, particularly in relation to remedial techniques to alleviate pain and restore function. Wider experience and capabilities will again offer you a greater earning potential when you graduate.

Study Modes

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage course in Melbourne will be completed at the Heidelberg campus, just outside the city CBD and may be taken full time.

Work Experience

We believe in creating the most highly skilled and marketable massage therapists. Opportunities exist to gain experience at football clubs, Corporate Experience and Clinical Experience, gives you a significant head start when you graduate.

Further study

Graduates of the (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course may proceed to:

» The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC)

In addition, Diploma graduates commonly undertake continuing study in non-award short courses, workshops and seminars to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills.

To complete your Diploma of Remedial Massage 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

August 2023


Enrolments now being taken for our August 2023 intake, please contact the office on 1300 839 839 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.


Health Science Subjects:

Body Organisation
• An understanding of the basic general structure of the human body at both microscopic and gross level • The ability to describe regions of the body using elementary anatomical terms
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
• A recognition of the roles of bones, joints and muscles in relation to human movement
• Motivation for further learning in the fi elds of anatomy and kinesiology (human movement)
• The knowledge and skill required to relate theoretical anatomy of bones, muscles and joints to clinical massage work and thus to recognise all structures palpated during massage
Systemic Anatomy & Physiology
• An understanding of the physiological capabilities and contribution of each of the body systems and the organisation and anatomical structures pertaining to each of those systems
• Enable students to relate aspects of physiology to the practice of remedial massage and to the maintenance of health and wellbeing
• An understanding of common injuries, conditions and of the role of massage in support of the healing process including an awareness of contra-indications and cautions applicable to this therapy
Regional Anatomy
• Provides a more detailed knowledge of the body pertaining to movement and support
• Gives students a more detailed understanding of the way in which body parts are designed for movement and the way movement is accomplished and controlled
• Postural analysis

Business Subjects:

Massage Theory & Practice / Business Development
• Both subjects aim to give an overview of personal, industry and business aspects that need to be considered when entering the massage industry
Practical Components:
Massage & Massage Principles
• The skills necessary to give a competent therapeutic massage of the front and back of the body
• Versatility in being able to apply these skills in non-clinical situations e.g home, travel or the workplace
• An awareness of common conditions for which massage is contraindicated or where particular precautions should be observed
• Habits of effi cient posture to prevent occupational strain or injury
• The ability to combine the learning acquired in this module to provide a competent whole body massage
Lymphatic Drainage
• Provides students with specific techniques in a particular sequence aimed at moving lymphatic fl uid through the body
Massage Assessment & Treatment
• Apply skills acquired in Massage and Massage Principles in a clinical setting
• Demonstrate ability to adapt massage techniques to the needs of individual clients
• Apply principles of effective massage therapy in preventative work and in the alleviation of common conditions
Musculoskeletal Assessment
• Develop in students the ability to perform a physical assessment appropriate for patients presenting for remedial massage. This subject looks at making a different diagnosis of soft tissue dysfunction
Sports Massage
• Apply basic and advanced taping techniques
• This subject develops the skills necessary to provide competent massage to facilitate sports performance, promote recovery and assist in the prevention and management of sports injuries
Remedial Clinical Practice:
• Develops a professional assessment and skill set to provide a comprehensive treatment protocol in clinical practice. Remedial techniques include:
Introduces the student to the principles and techniques available for static and PNF stretching to better enhance massage treatments.
Trigger Point Therapy
Enables the student to understand and carry out an effective treatment for myofascial trigger point/referred pain.
The use of vacuum cups to improve muscle integrity.
Myofascial Tension Technique
Covers the physiology of connective tissue fascia and teaches techniques to release tissue restrictions throughout the entire body.

Deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet which correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body, from a remedial perspective

Treatment Protocols
Provides the student with skills in regard to, clinical practice, professional ethics, referrals, record keeping and report writing

Remedial Massage Therapists can 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 Payment Plans

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

For a full schedule of fees, please click here

VET Student Loans (available for this course*)

VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme. *Eligibility criteria apply Click here for further details

VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan scheme available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at the diploma level and VET Student loans is only available on the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015). VET Student Loans can be used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.

A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Which courses are eligible for VET Student Loans?

HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage

Am I eligible for VET Student Loans?

You are eligible for VET Student Loans if you:
are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET Student Loans provider; OR
are a student subsidised by the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland or Western Australian State Government studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; AND
have not exceeded the Student Loans limit (see below); AND
meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements: OR

if you don’t have a TFN you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (opens in a new window) after you have applied for a TFN; AND
meet course requirements as follows:
– are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET Student Loans provider; OR
– are a student subsidised by a state or territory government (other than the Australian Capital Territory) studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; AND
– are enrolled with an approved provider in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit.

Please note a Vet Student Loan will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.

How do I apply for VET Student Loans?
If you are eligible for VET Student Loans assistance and would like to apply for a loan, please contact the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy and Myotherapy and Myotherapy Course Advisor on 9455 1926 to make a time to discuss your enrolment under VET Student Loans further. Upon enrolling, you will be required to review the ‘VET Student Loans information booklet’ and complete the ‘Request for VET Student Loans Assistance Form’.

Please ensure you take the time to read through all of the documentation and complete all fields of the Assistance Form including signing the declaration. Please refer to the ‘Fair Treatment and Equal Benefits and Opportunity Policy’ below for detailed information on the enrolment process. Should you require any assistance, please contact the MIMT office on 9455 1926.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans, please visit https://www.studyassist.gov.au/vet-students/vet-student-loans

VET Student Loan Information Booklet

VET Student Loan Information Booklet 2022

VET Student Loan Policies

Student Entry & Fair Treatment Process

Statement of Tuition Assurance

Complaints & Appeals Policy

Privacy & Personal Information Policy

Recrediting & Review

Withdrawals & Course Cancellation Process

Fees & Charges

There are no entry requirements and you can enter directly into the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015). Some students however, choose to complete the Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015) first if they’re unsure and then have the option to upgrade (on completion of the Certificate IV) and complete the remaining units to obtain a Diploma via our Diploma Of Remedial Massage Upgrade course.

Speak to one of our Course Advisors regards the pathways available to you.

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.


What is remedial massage and how does it differ from a regular massage?2022-03-21T23:56:46+11:00

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+11:00


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+11:00

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+11:00

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+11:00

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+11:00
How long can I expect to be studying the remedial therapy course?2022-03-21T23:50:12+11:00

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+11:00

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+11:00

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+11:00

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:

Can I join Massage Associations with my qualification?2022-02-24T06:23:17+11:00
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+11:00
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?2023-02-16T09:01:35+11:00
Yes – MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). TOID21906
MIMT is also a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).
Do the fees have to be paid “up front”?2022-02-24T04:48:49+11:00
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.

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+11:00
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+11:00
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.
Is study available full time and part time?2019-01-23T00:02:13+11:00
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+10:00
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.

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