Massage Therapy Courses in Melbourne

Massage Therapy Courses in Melbourne2018-11-27T22:21:33+00:00

Discover a range of specialist massage therapy courses in Melbourne with MIMT. We offer courses for students with a range of experience, from introductory to postgraduate levels. View the wide range of massage therapy courses available at MIMT, and if you have any questions, contact us on 1300 839 839 for more information.

Introduction to Massage

Our Melbourne based Introduction to Massage Therapy course is a 13-hour course designed to help you learn the fundamentals of massage. You can immediately use the skills and techniques, you will certainly impress your family and friends! Elite professional Massage Therapists and trainers conduct these courses, showing you how to correctly and safely deliver massage. The classes are enjoyable, informative and full of “hands on” massage practice.
You will be able to experience our teaching methods and learn new skills while assessing if a massage career is for you without a huge financial commitment.
Please note this is not a qualification.

Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015)

This is where you open the door to your Massage Therapy career. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015) is the entry qualification you need to be recognised as a professional Massage Therapist in Australia.
We will give you the opportunity to gain the skills you will need to work as a professional Massage Therapist by teaching you practical massage skills, human anatomy, pathology and first aid.
The increasing pace and stress of modern society means more people are seeking out graduates with this speciality for their skills in calming, nurturing and healing.
You could also be eligible for government funding.

Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)

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.
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.
You could be eligible for state and federal funding.

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC)

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.
A student completing myotherapy uses treatment regimes and clinical orthopaedic assessments to enhance the overall treatment plan. They also enhance the skills learnt from the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Subjects such as myofascial dry needling, therapeutic exercise prescription, nutrition, and business management subjects increase the skills of the remedial therapist.
Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques with the aim of restoring and maintaining the integrity of soft tissue.
There are several funding options available.

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

Dry Needling

Myofascial Tension Technique

Myofascial Release II

Myofasical Release III


Oriental Massage

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

Do you have a Student Enrolment Handbook?2019-01-07T01:40:33+00:00

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

Student Enrolment Information Handbook 2019

Can I join Massage Associations with my qualification?2019-01-23T00:38:35+00:00
Various professional associations recognise our courses including Massage & Myotherapy Association Australia (formerly Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)), Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA) & Massage Association of Australia (MAA) 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”?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.

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?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.
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.

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