Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 (Upgrade) Course in Melbourne

Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 (Upgrade) Course in Melbourne2023-03-27T09:57:48+11:00

Upgrade your Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015) to a Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)

If you’ve already completed your Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015) and you’re looking to advance your skills, then completing MIMT’s Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) (Upgrade Course) in Melbourne is for you.

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

The Diploma will continue to enhance your practical massage skills with a range of remedial treatments which include Myofascial Release, Cupping, Remedial Sports massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Taping & Strapping, just to name a few. A full subject listing is below in the Course subjects tab.

You will also learn how to clinically assess with various clinical assessment techniques as well as Biomechanics, Pathology, Regional Anatomy , plus practice management subjects in business & marketing.

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 course meets the requirements for the majority of private health insurance providers including 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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*Entrants into the Diploma of Remedial Massage (upgrade) course must hold the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015)

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

Upcoming Course Dates

June 2023

(Part time) Heidelberg

August 2023

(Full time) Heidelberg & Moorabbin

Part-time available on the Diploma Upgrade course at our Heidelberg campus. Speak to our Course Advisors regards this option.

Enrolments now being taken for our June & 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:

• 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:

 Business Development
• Aims to give an overview of personal, industry and business aspects that need to be considered when entering the massage industry

Practical Components:

Lymphatic Drainage
• Provides students with specific techniques in a particular sequence aimed at moving lymphatic fl uid through the body
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
Remedial 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

The entry requirements into the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) Upgrade course is to have completed the Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015) . If you’ve completed an earlier version of a Certificate IV, such as the HLT40312 or earlier, then please contact our Course Advisors to discuss your bridging options to allow entry to this course.

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.


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.

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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