Health, Education and Community Services

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Providing remedial massage
  • Understanding human anatomy and physiology
  • Helping people optimize their health and wellbeing

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Assess a client's massage needs and perform a massage based on a knowledge of the structure of the human body and using a range of soft tissue massage techniques.

Course Overview

Course Code:D087 (National ID: HLT50307) 
Careers:Remedial Massage Therapist 

25 weeks full time.

How:Full time 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 2
30 Aberdeen Street

Intake:Semester 1, Semester 2 
International study available:Yes 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:Yes 

About the course

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This qualification will teach you how to manipulate the soft tissue, ligaments, muscle, fascia and tendons for the treatment of muscular dysfunction.

Therapeutic massage is increasingly becoming a part of our fast paced lives and the need for skilled practitioners is growing with it.

During this qualification you will be required to conduct and complete a large number of massages in our on-campus clinic, which is open to the public.

This on the job experience will give you relevant skills and prepare you for a career in remedial massage upon completion of your Diploma.

During the course you will need to aquire a First Aid qualification from an external provider such as Red Cross or St. John Ambulance.

Massage students and teacher

You will also need to have access to your own massage table at home to consolidate your learning.

If you have an interest in peoples’ wellbeing and good communication skills you will enjoy a satisfying career in remedial massage.

View our brochure to see the training and career pathways for our remedial massage course.

Please note, you will be required to aquire a massage table, towels, textbooks and uniform shirt. Also during the course, you will need to experience and pay for massages outside of class and other self development courses not covered by tuition and resource fees.

Where this course can lead you

The Diploma of Remedial Massage prepares you for a role as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

Upon completion of your Diploma of Remedial Massage you'll be able to work as either a sole practitioner or with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, naturopaths and chiropractors. There is also a growing demand for skilled remedial therapists in health retreats.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's health services qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • assess a client's massage needs

  • plan and conduct a remedial massage

  • understand human anatomy and physiology

  • understand pathology

  • use soft tissue massage techniques

  • work safely and ethically

  • operate your own massage practice

  • develop treatment plans for athletes

  • assist people with a range of health conditions

Your Diploma of Remedial Massage gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in remedial massage or further study at Central.

Connected with industry


Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

The Diploma is a requirement for:

  • Membership of professional associations such as AAMT and AMT

  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance

  • Health Fund Rebate Provider status

During your study you will have the opportunity to work with real clients in our public clinic. This ensures that you develop skills and confidence in your chosen career. 

At Central we place an emphasis on quality training. To ensure that your learning experience provides the most relevant and best possible practice, all our lecturers at Central are highly-experienced health professionals in the industry.


Our Remedial Massage Industry Partners

On completion of the Diploma of Remedial Massage you will be eligible for membership with these professional organisations.

University Pathways

Central's university pathway arrangements mean your Diploma of Remedial Massage will provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and an advanced standing in an ECU course.


Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Science [Exercise & Sports Science] – Up to 8 units of credit (120 credit points)

Course Structure

Plan:D087 - CU1510 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 14 units: 11 core and 3 3elective units 

Available Groups


Description: Complete eleven (11) core units

NumberNational IDTitle
D2630CHCORG428AReflect on and improve own professional practice
D5826HLTCOM502CDevelop professional expertise
D8287HLTHIR506CImplement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements
D8480HLTREM502CProvide remedial massage treatment
D8481HLTREM503CPlan remedial massage treatment strategy
D8482HLTREM504CApply remedial massage assessment framework
D8483HLTREM505CPerform remedial massage health assessment
D8538HLTREM510BProvide specialised remedial massage treatments
WD059HLTAP501CAnalyse health information
WD085HLTCOM503DManage a practice
WD167HLTHIR501CMaintain an effective health work environment


Description: Complete three (3) elective units

NumberNational IDTitle
D5771HLTARO507BAnalyse and compare different complementary health modalities
D6241SISFFIT525AAdvise on injury prevention and management
D6244SISFFIT528AApply research findings to exercise management strategies

Information for international students

Getting into this course


Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements table In order to gain entry into this course you must complete the units of the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and demonstrate basic maths and well developed communication skills.


For school leavers:

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement. A text version of this table is available here.


For non-school leavers:

If you are not coming straight from school you still need to provide us with evidence that demonstrates you can meet the above entry requirement. The Training WA website has a skills calculator that can help you identify what previous experiences you can use as evidence. 


The Application Process


Full time:

Apply nowThis course is being offered in Semester 1, 2016 and applications are now open.

Apply online here

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay. 


Contact Us

If you have more questions about this course and would like to speak to someone, please contact the Remedial Massage Stage Leader, Bill Rippon on on 9428 0316.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Fee information

Domestic full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Full course approximate tuition fee based on the 1 semesters it takes to complete full time: $6634

Resource fees:

The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.

Approximate resource fee for the full course: $751

Paying your fees:
Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment.
Find out how and where to pay for your course

Financial assistance:

These fees are current for courses beginning in Semester 1, 2015 and should be used as a guide only for other semesters.

Most Diploma and above students are eligible for VET FEE-HELP.  This is a Government loan program that helps you with your fees so you can pay them off slowly by instalments.

Find out more about VET FEE-HELP.

International students:
The total course cost for international students is


. You will need to pay your course fees to ETI when you accept your offer.


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