How to become a remedial massage therapist

Our diploma courses can help you achieve a career in remedial massage therapy.

If you’re looking to become a remedial massage therapist, but aren’t sure where to start, Q Academy offers 3 diplomas of remedial massage courses. Each course offers something slightly different to suit your career goals and dreams.  From our Health & Wellness program to our Advanced Rehab program and Sports Therapy program we’ve got something to help you on your way to an exciting career.


Why study a diploma course from Q Academy?

At Q Academy, our Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy Programs are eligible for VET Student Loan funding. This means that if you are eligible, you can get started sooner with just a $100 materials fee.

Our courses are also accepted by all major Industry Associations which will allow you to apply for Provider Numbers with all major Private Health funds. This is great whether you are starting your own business or working for an employer. You will also be able to offer your clients rebates. All of our Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy Programs are science-based which will help to make you job-ready for an exciting career in Massage Therapy.

Did you know?

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. There’s never been a better time to study as the job market is growing.


Which diploma course is right for me?

Our Health & Wellness program is our foundation program with an extensive range of remedial techniques. In this program, we cover Swedish & Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point and Thermotherapy, Myofascial & Positional Release Techniques, and expanded modalities such as Reflexology, Seated Massage, Sports Massage as well as offer nutrition advice, manual lymphatic drainage and injury prevention screening.

Our Advanced Rehab Program is an extension of the Health & Wellness Program. It includes additional in-demand skills, techniques and advanced treatment options such as Remedial TENS, Myofascial Cupping, Kinesiology Taping and Thai Massage. This program is designed to meet the growing needs of employers and multi-modality clinics looking to provide their patients with more effective and remedial treatments.

With our Sports Therapy program, you can turn a passion for sports into a rewarding career. The program covers strength and conditioning, sports training and advanced first aid. Perfect for those wanting a career working with athletes and sporting clubs.

Learn more in this short video: https://youtu.be/H8xMwf4lHQ8


What are the entry requirements?

We ask that students have an interest in the human body and enjoy helping others. You will need to have a sound understanding of written and spoken English, as well as a personal laptop or computer for classroom and at-home learning. If you are interested in Sports Therapy, we ask that you have been involved or had experience working with athletes or a sports club.


How much does a course in remedial massage cost?

At Q Academy, we offer three types of payment options in order to suit students in different financial positions.

  1. Self-Financed: pay upfront per term. There are 6 terms in total.
  2. VET Student Loan: for eligible and approved students, the total cost of the course can be fully covered by the VET Student Loan scheme.
  3. MacCredit: use this private payment plan loan option to fund the course cost.

To find out more about the payment options we offer and which could benefit you, visit our payment plans page.

To find out more about the courses, check out our Diploma of Remedial Massage page. Contact us for more information.