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About This Course

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Course Overview

  • NIET’s Diploma of Remedial Massage offers a formal national qualification recognised by the following major Massage & Myotherapy Australia approved associations – an important consideration for those seeking health fund criteria.
    – Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
    – Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

    This course comprehensively prepares students to administer remedial massage to clients experiencing soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance and restrictions in range of motion.

    Students will learn to establish and maintain client relationships, assess client needs, provide massage treatments, provide specialised remedial massage treatments, and manage legal and ethical compliance.

    Elective units provide the opportunity to learn additional skills including the instructing exercise to young and old people, develop strength and conditioning programs, and adapt remedial massage practice for athletes.

    This course has a minimum of 15 scheduled face-to-face contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance education hours per week. Total of 20 hours per week.

    To graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage, students must have a record of having completed at least 200 practical hours as required by the massage associations.

Course Units


    CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships Core
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
    CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
    CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
    CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system Core
    HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information  Core
    HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
    HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection  Core
    HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice Core
    HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs Core
    HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments Core
    HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments Core
    HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments Core
    HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs Core
    HLTMSG008  Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments Core
    HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
    BSBSMB404  Undertake small business planning Elective
    HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Elective
    CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
    HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes Elective
    HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation Elective

Career Outcomes

  • NIET’s Diploma of Remedial Massage is recognised by the Australian Natural Therapists Association. Graduates of this course will be qualified to work as Remedial Massage Therapists and Clinic Supervisors, and to provide remedial massage treatments.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts8Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science8Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake: monthly
    • Hobart Intake: monthly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • Basic computer skills
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent; or pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $5,000
    • Offshore International Price: $10,800
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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