Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)

A remedial massage practitioner has the ability to provide a comprehensive treatment plan based on their evaluation to address the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal problems.

Students undertaking a Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) at SSNT will learn about remedial massage in real-life scenarios and have practical training experience available within their own clinic and in external settings.

  • Recognised nationally
  • Satisfies the academic requirements of AAMT at Remedial Massage Therapist level


Qualification Title


Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time or Part-time, On-Campus (Melbourne).

Involves lectures, clinics, seminars, tutorials, practical demonstrations, learning portal activities, clinic hours and personal study hours.

Study options – Overseas students

Full time on campus

Start Dates

22 February, 11 April, 6 June, 25 July, 19 September, 7 November 2016

Course Length

Full Time: 12 months (3 trimesters)

Part Time: 24 months (6 trimesters)

Entry Requirements

Domestic students seeking a VET FEE-HELP loan:

  • A completed Australian secondary education qualification or equivalent; OR
  • Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.

Note: Students who are under the age of 18 at course commencement will require an interview to assess their suitability for the course and entry will be at the discretion of the Head of Academic Services.

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students


Course study requirements*

Full-time blended
3 trimesters
21-24hrs p/w (up to 3hrs facilitated online learning)

Part-time blended
6 trimesters
9-15hrs p/w (up to 3hrs facilitated online learning)

It is expected that students spend an additional 1/3 of each subject’s duration on self-directed study


Usually 2-5 assessments per subject. Written assignments, learning portal activities and practical demonstrations.


Melbourne Campus

Delivered by

Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT)

Accrediting body


CRICOS Course code
(if applicable)


* Note: The First Aid Unit of Competency is provided through a Think approved third party accredited RTO and delivered at each Think location. Students can complete this Unit of Competency with the preferred third party or can complete elsewhere and apply for Credit Transfer.

Career Prospects

A SSNT Diploma in Remedial Massage creates many career paths:

  • Medical or multi-discipline clinics
  • Health such as aged care, palliative care and hospitals
  • Health retreats and day spas

The results of massage therapy are generally immediate and effective. Helping patients to connect with their bodies and relax makes this a rewarding profession.

Enquire above to receive a full course guide with greater detail about the courses.

Assessment Methods

Assessment for your diploma will include the following methods:

  • Business plan assignment
  • Clinic/treatment log book
  • Journal entries
  • Practical assessment
  • Quizzes
  • Written assignment

What You Will Learn

Throughout this diploma of remedial massage course, you will be educated and trained in:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical management
  • Remedial techniques i.e. Myofascial, Trigger points, Lymphatics, Reflexology
  • Therapeutic relaxation massage techniques

Your clinical practice begins at the Wellebing Clinic at Fitzroy Campus where you'll treat public patients under the guidance of experienced massage therapists. This prepares graduates to confidently commence their own practice in the community.

A Day In The Life Of A Massage Therapist

Day-to-day a massage therapist experiences:

  • Working with a variety of patients
  • Assisting patients with tension, stress and relaxation

The results of massage therapy are generally immediate and effective. Helping patients to connect with their bodies and relax makes this a rewarding profession.

Subject Name

Subject Code

Unit(s) Name

Provide First Aid


HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Ethical practice and small business


CHCLEG003 Manage legal & ethical compliance

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business

Aging and chronic disease management


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Massage assessment techniques


CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Massage treatment techniques


HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Remedial massage techniques


HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Musculoskeletal assessment


HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal

Research and evidence based


CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Professional practice


CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice



CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client

Specialised massage techniques


HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial

For a full description of each unit please contact your Course and Career Advisor on 03 9415 3333.

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