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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


    CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationshipsCore
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
    CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical complianceCore
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore
    CHCPRP005Engage with health professionals and the health systemCore
    HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information Core
    HLTAID003Provide first aidCore
    HLTINF004Manage the prevention and control of infection Core
    HLTMSG001Develop massage practiceCore
    HLTMSG002Assess client massage needsCore
    HLTMSG003Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessmentsCore
    HLTMSG004Provide massage treatmentsCore
    HLTMSG005Provide remedial massage treatmentsCore
    HLTMSG006Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needsCore
    HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatmentsCore
    HLTWHS004Manage work health and safetyCore
    BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planningElective
    HLTAAP002Confirm physical health statusElective
    CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practiceElective
    HLTMSG007Adapt remedial massage practice for athletesElective
    HLTREF002Provide reflexology for relaxationElective

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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