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Course Description

National Qualification Code: HLT52015 

The Diploma of Remedial Massage is designed for people wanting to specialise in remedial massage as a highly trained therapist who may be working with allied health professionals. Remedial Massage Therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service or clinical setting working with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance, or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). This course is a blend of theory and hands-on practice in specialised remedial massage treatments in a clinical environment. The clinical practice will provide a solid foundation for employment in remedial massage services. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


Graduate Career Path

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Remedial Massage Therapist

  • Remedial Massage Therapy Practitioner


Upcoming Intake Dates

  • N/A


The course duration is 1 year: 4 terms; 9 weeks per term

Course Delivery

​The course is 4 terms for 36 weeks. The course is planned and timetabled for 20 hours per week. You attend the course 2.5 hours per week. Students are booked into our clinic according to our roster, which is outside your timetabled class times. Clinic hours generally fit into this timetable but additional booked hours may be necessary as the course progresses.

Classroom learning - There is 16 hours (2 days) face-to-face learning in the classroom per week. Classroom learning includes lectures supported by presentations plus visual topic content, with practice time and group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course. There is an extra cost for the textbook, please refer to the fees table.

Tutorial learning - There is 4 hours (a 1/2 day) face-to-face learning in the tutorial per week.

Clinic Practicum

Under the supervision of a qualified trainer, you will provide massage treatments for a range of clients. These clinical practicums with clients are arranged in a booking system that is co-ordinated by college staff and operated by students as part of the course. This is a very valuable experience for students preparing for employment. By your second year of study and clinic, remedial massage students are still learning techniques but are expected to be providing client services at a "work ready" standard.

Course Structure

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. 

It contains 21 units of competency (16 core and 5 electives) and is delivered in the following terms:

Unit Code             Unit Name

Core Unit

CHCCOM006        Establish and manage client relationships

CHCDIV001           Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003          Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPRP003          Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP005          Engage with health professionals & health system

HLTAAP003           Analyse and respond to client health information 

HLTAID003            Provide first aid

HLTINF004            Manage the prevention and control of infection 

HLTMSG001         Develop massage practice

HLTMSG002         Assess client massage needs

HLTMSG003         Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

HLTMSG004         Provide massage treatments

HLTMSG005         Provide remedial massage treatments

HLTMSG006         Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs

HLTMSG008         Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

HLTWHS004         Manage work health and safety

Elective unit 

HLTAAP002          Confirm physical health status 

HLTHPS010          Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

SHBBBOS004       Provide aromatherapy massage 

BSBSMB404         Undertake small business planning

HLTREF002           Provide reflexology for relaxation


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in the simulated massage clinic environment 

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions

  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

  • Logbook evidence recording the massage & remedial massage treatments and clients you have worked with in clinic.

  • Projects

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer 

AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation.


Course Completion

Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and/or HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. 


Remedial Massage graduates could move on to further study at university level. 

For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at or call us at (02) 8076 2248.

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