Key Industry & Q Academy Information
93% Student Satisfaction
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.
85% Completion Rate
Q Academy ‘s students graduate at more than double the average graduation rate among all massage schools in the country.
20% Job 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
3 Remedial Diplomas
Choose Between our 3 Course Programs; Sports Therapy, Health and Wellness and Advanced Rehab To Start An Exciting Career in Remedial Massage Therapy.
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.
Why you’ll love studying with Q Academy
Study a massage therapy course at our Brisbane campus, located in the lively Newstead area – just behind the James Street food and fashion precinct. Our massage school in Brisbane has spacious classrooms, a large number of permanent student clinic bays, is fitted with two student kitchens, and a student hub area where you can study and relax during breaks. All rooms are air-conditioned, to ensure that you’re comfortable while you’re learning.
For your convenience, there is on and off street parking available. Alternatively, if you wish to use public transport, we are only a short 10-15 minute walk from Fortitude Valley Station.
We have an extensive number of massage courses available at our Brisbane Campus, such as the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, 3 versions of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, and lots of short courses to choose from!
We believe that learning should be a fun and enjoyable experience. We have smaller class numbers and multiple start dates per year, for added convenience. Our educators or ‘course coaches’ are highly trained and experienced in the industry, and will make sure that your time in the classroom is productive, supportive and entertaining.
Our Brisbane team are always happy to assist with answering any questions, offering advice, or explaining more about the massage industry. To get in touch, and to find out why we’re leaders in massage education, simply fill out the online enquiry form, or phone 1300 20 40 80 today!
Selecting a Massage Course
HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
Q Academy’s 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). This is the foundation course that can lead to a rewarding career in massage. Learn more
HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
The Diploma of Remedial Massage is considered to be the benchmark qualification required for a rewarding career in massage. Expand on your knowledge and understanding of functional anatomy, assessment and treatment techniques, and a broad range of modalities and skills. Learn more about our 3 Diploma Programs
22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is the highest VET-level qualification with an entirely new set of techniques on offer. This includes dry needling, cupping, strapping, stretching and joint articulations. Learn More
Q Academy offers a growing number of short, specialised massage courses for both qualified therapists who want to earn CPE points to maintain their professional currency as well as non-professionals who are interested in massage.
Courses available at our Brisbane Massage School
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Health & Wellness Program)
Our Diploma of Remedial Massage provides great foundational knowledge and skill in remedial massage. This course is the most time and cost-effective way to become a Remedial Therapist, so you can start a career in the manual therapies industry with a blend of practical remedial massage techniques plus nutrition to support general client wellness.
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Advanced Rehab Program)
Q Academy is now offering the unique Diploma of Remedial Massage (Advanced Rehab Program), to give graduates a competitive edge. Learn additional skills, modalities and expanded treatment options to be more sought after by clients and employers.
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Sports Therapy Program)
Q Academy’s Remedial Sports Therapy program can give you the specialist knowledge and skills needed to assess, train, treat, prevent dysfunctions and rehabilitate professional or recreational athletes of any sport.
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
Q Academy’s HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is an elementary-level qualification in the massage industry. It will give you the basic theoretical and practical skills surrounding massage therapy.
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Maximise your career potential, expand your manual therapy skills and increase your treatment scope with dry needling, kinesiology and rigid tapping, corrective exercise prescription and the use of therapeutic modalities such as TENS.
Traditional Flame Cupping
Cupping is a highly popular and sought-after therapy which involves applying a vacuum with plastic or glass cups to relieve muscular tension & assist in facial release.
The theory behind traditional Thai massage is based on traditional Thai medicine and the premise that the human body contains 10 energy lines (sen), which extend the full length of the body.
This workshop is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of therapists to assist when working with athletes, sporting teams or other active clients in relation to injury prevention and management.
Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body.
This workshop is based on the highly popular and sought-after cupping therapy that helps release muscular tension & assist in facial release.
This is not a stretching course, but a course about movement. You will learn how to integrate assessment, massage and exercise in a simple straight forward and effective way, and have fun doing so.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle specialised body treatment that encourages the flow of lymph, enhancing the body’s ability to recover and function naturally.
Kinesiology taping primarily targets musculoskeletal pain following injury and/or fatigue. It is widely used in many areas of the sporting community including Olympians and elite sporting teams.
Introduction to Massage
See if massage is something you would like to do for a career or just be able to treat your loved ones.
Infant & Pregnancy Massage
This course is for massage therapists who are looking to expand their skills to be able to confidently treat expectant mothers and children.
Hot rock massage is a luxurious treatment using warm rocks to melt away stress and tension. Stones are placed under the body, on the body and are used to massage deep into the muscles.
Functional Foam Rolling
Introduce foam rolling to your treatments, or teach techniques to your clients.
This course is unique and more advanced than other Dry Needling short courses. It provides 72 hours of full-time face to face training and clinic over eight weeks and the nationally accredited Unit of Competency
Looking to broaden your skills and the services you can offer? Studying the introduction to body treatments is fun and easy and your clients will love the treatments.
Advanced Seated Massage
Become a confident therapist treating corporate clients. You will learn techniques on trigger points, how to incorporate Myofascial techniques (MFR), Shiatsu, METs, stretching and kneading techniques.
9 Steps to Positive Treatment Outcomes and Client Rebooking
It can be hard work getting clients in the door. With this short course we show you skills to keep your clients coming back! It is a fun, no nonsense workshop that will leave you with real skills and strategies to get the results you and your clients want.