CRICOS Course Code: 113478M

National Qualification Code: HLT52021

Course Duration: 104 Weeks


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 workin 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.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Remedial Massage Therapy Practitioner


Students can enrol through direct entry at Diploma level or enrol after completion of a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

  • ​Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent;


  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band,


  • Upper intermediate or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre


  • Evidence of successful completion of a VET course at Certificate IV or above level in Australia.


The course is 8 terms for 72 weeks. The course is planned and timetabled for 20 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 approximately 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 – You complete Swedish massage treatments then remedial massage treatments with clients under supervision at the college in the massage clinic practice rooms. Clinic hours and treatments are arranged with you and you will receive the support of the trainer and the co-ordinator to ensure this is a planned and rewarding experience. Clinic hours are logged and recorded as part of your learning and assessment.


Diploma of Remedial Massage has 4 intakes per year. There are 8 terms of 9 weeks. See the intake dates for more information on our full year Academic Calendar on the website.

Intake 1: 05/02/2024

Intake 2: 29/04/2024

Intake 3: 22/07/2024

Intake 4: 14/10/2024


Under the supervision of a qualified trainer, you will provide massage treatments for a range of clients. From Term 3 to Term 8, you complete client treatments. 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.


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 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 environment and in your work placement
  • Knowledge based test which contain written short answer questions
  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time.
  • Logbook from work placement signed by your supervisor


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 at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. This may affect the international student visa and shorten your course duration.


Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage..


The Australian Massage and Beauty Institute is located at 86 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia. Our facilities include classrooms, practical rooms, student clinic, printing and photocopying facility and a student common area. The college is Wi-Fi enabled and students can bring their own laptop computer or mobile device. Students wear the college uniform which is black trousers, black closed shoes and the AMBI T-shirt. All massage tables, products and related equipment are supplied by the college and supplied for the clinic practicum.


Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage. It contains 21 units of competency (18 core and 3 electives):


Unit Code              Unit Name

Core Units

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Core Units

Unit CodeDescription
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
HLTMSG017Apply remedial massage clinical practice
HLTINF004Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
CHCPRP005Engage with health professionals and the health system
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans
HLTMSG016Apply principles of pain neuroscience
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTMSG015Adapt massage treatments to meet specific needs
HLTMSG014Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG013Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
HLTMSG009Develop massage practice
HLTMSG011Provide massage treatments
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTMSG010Assess client massage needs

Elective Units

HLTAID011Provide first aid
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures