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HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage

National ID HLT52021 State ID BIP6
Explore a hands-on career in demand!

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage offers expert-led education. Learn from industry professionals passionate about healing and the musculoskeletal system.

Join a trend in multi-disciplinary health care, enhancing your skills to improve clients' health and well-being.

Instructor teaching student massage techniques.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.


When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

Want a hands-on career?

Remedial massage therapists are in demand thanks to an increased trend for multi-disciplinary health care.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage students learn from industry experts who are passionate about the body, healing and awakening students’ interest in the musculoskeletal system and treatment options to improve clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will train in a student massage clinic to meet the 200 hours of clinical supervised practice, which is located in the Murdoch health precinct next to Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals.

Once you graduate you can work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. You will also learn specialised pregnancy massage so you can perform safe and accredited pre and post-natal massage. 

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. 

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  • deep pressure massage
  • myofascial release
  • muscle energy technique (MET)
  • integrative remedial massage
  • trigger point therapy
  • lymphatic massage 

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

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  • identify signs of physical discomfort when treating a client and respond accordingly
  • deal with physical demands of manual tasks
  • be on your feet for extended periods of time, standing for long hours
  • use own judgment and problem-solving skills to determine treatment needs
  • demonstrate tolerance, patience, and willingness to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • understand client’s perspectives / opinions and respect their choices

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Semester 1, 2024

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
HLTMSG010 Assess client massage needs $145.80 $43.20 $26.00
HLTMSG017 Apply remedial massage clinical practice $380.70 $112.80 $250.00
HLTMSG014 Provide remedial massage treatments $388.80 $115.20 $200.00
HLTMSG013 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments $307.80 $91.20 $100.00
HLTMSG011 Provide massage treatments $194.40 $57.60 $100.00
HLTMSG009 Develop massage practice $64.80 $19.20 $15.00
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection $48.60 $14.40 $93.25
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information $81.00 $24.00 $119.75
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status $81.00 $24.00 $86.75
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance $113.40 $33.60 $45.25
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships $48.60 $14.40 $7.75
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety $64.80 $19.20 $55.00
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Provide reflexology for relaxation
$89.10 $26.40 $75.75
Semester 1, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $2,057.40 $1,184.50 $3,241.90
Concession $609.60 $1,184.50 $1,794.10

Semester 2, 2024

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans $72.90 $21.60 $27.75
HLTMSG016 Apply principles of pain neuroscience $129.60 $38.40 $60.00
HLTMSG015 Adapt massage treatments to meet specific needs $113.40 $33.60 $50.00
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system $48.60 $14.40 $26.75
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice $64.80 $19.20 $10.50
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
$81.00 $24.00 $37.50
Adapt massage practice for athletes
$129.60 $38.40 $50.00
Semester 2, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $639.90 $262.50 $902.40
Concession $189.60 $262.50 $452.10

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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