Which remedial massage program is right for you?

If you are an international student looking for a CRICOS-approved course to get a student visa, you might consider the Diploma of Remedial Massage at our Sunshine Coast campus.

At Q Academy, we offer three Diploma of Remedial Massage Programs, which are open to international students. Read on to find out more about the courses…

Advanced Rehab Program

Our Advanced Rehab Program teaches students a range of in-demand skills and advanced treatment options, including remedial TENS, myofascial cupping, kinesiology taping and Thai massage. After successfully completing the course, graduates are allowed to apply for provider numbers with all of the major private health funds. The course is science-based and offers graduates a competitive advantage over other therapists thanks to the inclusion of advanced techniques, which are covered in the program.

If you choose to study the Advanced Rehab Program at Q Academy, you can be confident that you are earning a nationally accredited qualification. Once you have graduated, you will be able to apply for membership with Australia’s leading massage associations, such as ANTA, MMA and AMT. Once you have industry membership, you will be able to offer your clients private healthcare rebates, which is a huge advantage.

If you are interested in studying this program, it is important to note that you will need a sound understating of written and spoken English. The course is delivered on-campus for a duration of 47 weeks — the full-time study load includes two days on-campus and one day of at-home study per week. If you would like to find out more about the program, please take a look here.

Sports Therapy Program

Our most extensive Remedial Massage program, our Sports Therapy course is a great option for those would like to embark on a career in sports. The course teaches the skills necessary to provide strength and conditioning coaching, sports training and advanced first aid. The program builds on the Advanced Rehab program, and also incudes some additional sports-related qualifications.

After completing this course, you’ll be a qualified remedial massage therapist. Additionally, you will also receive statements of attainments such as the ACSA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaching and the SIS30813 Certificate III in Sports Trainer.

If you choose to study the Sports Therapy course, you will need to attend two days per week on-campus, as well as some independent at-home study. You will also be required to complete work placement and supervised training hours. As part of the course, you will need to complete 20 hours of practical work at our student clinic, where you will have the opportunity to treat members of the general public. If you would like to find out more about what the course covers, please take a look here.

Health and Wellness Program

Our foundation program in Remedial Therapy, the Health and Wellness course teaches a range of remedial techniques. It’s a great option for those who would like to work in massage, beauty or wellness clinics, or establish their own business.

The diploma is a full-time course and students are required to attend two days per week on-campus. You will also need to complete some independent study. The course covers Swedish and Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point and Thermotherapy, Myofascial and Positional Release Techniques, as well as expanded modalities such as Reflexology, Seated Massage and Sports Massage. The course also covers nutrition advice, manual lymphatic drainage and injury prevention screening. To find out more about the course, please have a look here.

Our Sunshine Coast campus

Our Sunshine Coast campus is located in Maroochydore, and is one of the most reputable massage schools in the area. Maroochydore offers a relaxed lifestyle, and is loved for its beautiful beaches, mountains and forests. If you are an international student interested in studying at our Sunshine Coast campus, please take a look at the information about living expenses, entry requirements and the application process here.