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Remedial Massage Therapy Courses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and Melbourne

Learn Remedial Massage On-Campus or Online and Become a Qualified Massage Therapist.

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Excellent student support, ultimate flexibility and convenience, and affordable course fees with VET Student Loan options available for eligible students and courses.

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Excellent student support, ultimate flexibility and convenience, and affordable course fees with VET Student Loan options available for eligible students and courses.

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Learn science-based massage courses in a friendly, relaxed environment from experts in the field.

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Discover the benefits of studying on-campus

Learn science-based massage courses in a friendly, relaxed environment from experts in the field.

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Unwind in our student clinic with a Relaxation Massage. Relieve tension and pain with Remedial Massage. Treat injury and dysfunction with Myotherapy.

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Book your next appointment today!

Unwind in our student clinic with a Relaxation Massage. Relieve tension and pain with Remedial Massage. Treat injury and dysfunction with Myotherapy.

Study anywhere, anytime, at home, on-campus or on the bus with our e-learning system!

Q Academy has developed an online learning platform that has all of your course content, reference materials, assessments and interactive videos to make your study experience more convenient than ever.

Please note that Q Academy does not guarantee qualification or career outcomes for students.

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Why study massage with Q Academy?

Studying with Q Academy means you can choose from a range of  government accredited qualification, from one of Australia’s most trusted massage therapy training organisations.

Career Support

We understand that the qualification is only the first step towards a new, rewarding career. This is why we are dedicated to the education, training and career outcomes of our students. Q Academy has a job centre that connects graduates with industry employers.

Student Satisfaction

We have one of the highest student graduation rates in our industry; with almost 80% of students completing their enrolled course. It is the motivated, supportive and experienced Q Academy team that helps our students get to graduation.

Course Accreditation

All of Q Academy’s courses are nationally accredited. This means the qualification is recognised Australia-wide, and graduates can register for association membership with leading industry associations such as AAMT, ANTA & AMA. If eligible, this will then allow you to obtain private provider numbers that are needed to offer clients private healthcare rebates.

Quality of Content

All our courses are science-based and have been written by a specialist team, using the same textbooks and reference materials as physiotherapists, osteopaths and myotherapists. Current, high-level, quality learning materials are guaranteed.

Re-sit and Refresh Service

We want our graduates to be leaders of the massage therapy industry. This is why we welcome them back to refresh and re-sit all or any part of their qualification; even after graduation. This includes free first aid updates…for life.

Industry Facts

Industry Growth

Massage therapist jobs are expected to experience very strong growth over the next five years, with an overall growth rate of 20.2% over 2018-2023 to 23,900 workers

Private Insurance Rebates

Remedial Massage will continue to attract Private health insurance rebates after April 2019 when Private health insurance providers will no longer be subsidised for providing rebates across 12–16 natural therapies.

Temporary Skills Shortage

Due to the current skill shortages Massage Therapist job roles have been listed under the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa’s Short Term Skills Occupation List10 – a list which specifies occupations for 482 visa and migration application.

Graduates of Q Academy

In 2017, Q Academy trained over 10% of all Remedial Massage Therapy students that graduated in Australia (Total of 2015 students graduated with the HLT52015 in 2017)

ASQA Survey

In February 2019 the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) conducted a survey of over 500 of our Q Academy graduates and students and 93% of the respondents indicated that they would recommend studying at Q Academy to their friends and family.

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Studying Massage: Options Available

On-Campus

Whether you wish to study massage online or on-campus, Q Academy hopes to make your learning experience as convenient as possible. If you love the supportive and motivational nature of the classroom, Q Academy has campuses in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine coast.

Online

If you prefer more independence and flexibility with your learning, Q Academy offers massage therapy courses online through their online division, NETQ. You can enrol and purchase individual subject modules reducing the upfront cost.

These courses are delivered through engaging online videos, flipbook manuals as well as cloud-based assessment and knowledge checks. If you wish to repeat or replay online content, this can be done 24/7, something that can’t be offered in a classroom.

We have worked especially hard to ensure students completing one of our online massage courses  are given the same amount of guidance and support as our students studying massage on-campus. Our staff do this through our online virtual classrooms where you work together with other online students and your Q Academy tutor.

Learn a nationally accredited massage therapy course

Are you interested in learning a science-based massage therapy course from a government accredited massage school? With our massage schools located in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast there is always free, live, and convenient after-hours support for our students. Q Academy students also have 24/7 access to online massage course reference materials to enhance their learning—at no extra cost. Whether you wish to study massage online or on-campus, we’re confident you will thoroughly enjoy, and be impressed by, Q Academy’s services.

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Q Academy’s HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is considered to be the benchmark qualification for a rewarding career in massage therapy.

Practical Components

  • Swedish Massage
  • Remedial Trigger Point/ Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Thermotherapy
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Seated Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Special Needs Massage
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Positional Release Technique (PRT)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Sports Taping
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (INIT)
  • Strength and conditioning exercises
  • Injury Prevention and Movement Screening
  • Provide nutrition advice
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Experience
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments

Theoretical Components

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Body Systems
  • Planning for Indications & Contraindication for Massage Success
  • Professional Communication
  • Legal Considerations
  • Building & Running a Successful Massage Business
  • Treatment Planning
  • Working in collaboration with health professionals
  • Safe work practices
  • Infection control
  • The science of massage therapy
  • Communication and working with Diversity
  • Designing a Safe & Effective Massage Environment
  • Client Record Keeping
  • Massage History & Origins
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Function
  • Body Biomechanics

Q Academy's Remedial Sports Therapy Program

Complete a course in Sports Therapy with Q Academy and get your career in the sports industry started!

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Q Academy’s HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is an elementary-level qualification in the massage industry – perfect for someone looking to expand their skill-set to complement an existing qualification (e.g. beauty therapy or personal training), or to treat a small client base of friends and family.

Practical Components

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Thermotherapy
  • Seated Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Special Needs Massage
  • Reflexology

Theoretical Components

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Massage History & Origins
  • Client Record Keeping
  • Designing a Safe & Effective Massage Environment
  • Building & Running a Successful Massage Business
  • Legal Considerations
  • Professional Communication
  • Planning for Success
  • Indications & Contraindication for Massage

22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Practical Components

  • Functional Movement
  • Client Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Myotherapy Techniques 1
  • Myotherapy Techniques 2
  • Clinic Practicum

Theoretical Components

  • Professional Practice
  • Client Management
  • Clinical Anatomy and Pathophysiology
  • Pain Education
  • Clinic Management

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Infant & Pregnancy Massage

This is a 2 day weekend short course. The Pregnancy and Infant Massage short course is designed for Massage Therapists who want to broaden their skill set to confidently treat...

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Please fill in the online enquiry form to enquire about one of our courses. One of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Further information

Medibank and HCF Compliance

Since changes came into effect in November 2013, graduates of the Diploma of Remedial Massage wishing to obtain provider numbers from Medibank, must satisfy Medibank’s reformed minimum education standard requirements.

As dictated by Medibank’s requirements, the Diploma of Remedial Massage course must be a minimum duration of an Academic year for full time study, or 18 months part-time. A minimum of 20% of the course is to be conducted on campus supervised by a trainer with the appropriate qualifications. The practical components of massage therapy courses must include surface anatomy, palpation, clinical examination, assessment of conditions, treatment plans, tactile therapies massage techniques and other associated therapeutics and techniques. Not all massage courses provided by other massage schools satisfy these requirements, so careful consideration when selecting a massage course and a massage school should be taken.

Students graduating from the Q Academy HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage on-campus courses will satisfy all of the stated requirements, therefore making Q Academy’s on-campus graduates Medibank compliant and also HCF compliant.

Industry Association Memberships

Q Academy’s massage school graduates who are Medibank compliant can therefore obtain private health care insurance provider numbers, as well apply for membership with professional industry associations, such as ANTA, MMA, AAMT and AMT. In order to apply to these associations, Q Academy graduates will be provided with a letter stating that they have satisfied the necessary criteria, along with their graduate statement of attainment. This letter is required by the associations mentioned above, in order for individuals to gain membership.

Q Academy value integrity and honesty with our students, and will always disclose any industry changes which may threaten our student’s chances of being association members. Please ensure that any other massage schools that you are considering have similar values.

Staying Industry Compliant

Requirements are changing for industry recognition and Q Academy will always ensure that their Massage courses successfully satisfy all of the necessary industry requirements, so that graduates of our massage school have the necessary qualifications and sufficient documentation needed within the massage industry. As it is important to Q Academy that our students meet all industry standards, our self funded graduates are able to refresh any Unit of Competency they have previously completed successfully through our unique “Student for Life” (free retraining) guarantee that also covers First Aid so that it can be studied for free each year.

Once you graduate from one of Q Academy’s massage courses, you will always have the resources and support to ensure that you’ll remain industry compliant.

What are you waiting for? Enrol in a Massage Course at one of our Massage Schools Today! You can fill out our “Enrolment Form” at the top of this page, or simply call us on 1300 20 40 80, where we will answer any questions that you may have.

Our Locations

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone a Career Specialist directly on (07) 3708 1372

Visiting the Campus

We are a short 10 minute walk from Fortitude Valley Station. If you are driving you are welcome park in front of the campus.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone the Student Clinic directly on (07) 3708 1378

Payment Options

We accept card only. Sorry, no cash.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone a Career Specialist directly on (07) 3708 1390

Visiting the Campus

If you are driving to Robina Town Centre, we recommend parking in the green carpark.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Sunday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Additional Information

Phone the Student Clinic directly on (07) 3708 1394

Payment Options

We accept card only. Sorry, no cash.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone a Career Specialist directly on 5353 6070

Visiting the Campus

If you are driving, feel free to park in front of the campus.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone the Student Clinic directly on (07) 5353 6071

Payment Options

We accept card only. Sorry, no cash.

Additional Information

The online team work remotely. They will respond to all online enquiries, calls or emails within 24hrs.