How to enrol in a Q Academy Massage Course
If you are enrolling to study with us on-campus, you will need to make an appointment with a Careers Specialist to enrol. This is your chance to ask any questions about the delivery, outcomes and finance options. The Career Specialist will inform you which documents you’ll need to bring with you, if you’re applying for either a VET Student Loan or a Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy. You can book an enrolment with your chosen Q Academy campuses below.
If you’re applying for an online course, this will be managed by the online team. You will need to complete and sign both an application and enrolment form. If you are applying for a VET Student Loan, you will need to get you identification and documents witnessed by a JP, and then emailed through. You are welcome to book a phone call with the online team if you have any questions or need help.
Things to Consider Before Enrolling
Nationally Recognised Qualification
Nationally Recognised Training means that your training programme will be recognised across Australia. Before you enrol, please ensure that the course you intend to study is Nationally Accredited. All nationally recognised courses are listed on the Government’s training.gov.au website. Q Academy’s HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage and 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy courses are all Nationally Accredited Qualifications.
Associations are the primary regulators the Massage Industry and set the code of conduct and professional recommendations for their members. They consult with Government organisations and other professional organisations on behalf of Massage Therapists to increase recognition of massage as a complementary and allied service. Associations also offer support and guidance to therapists, to keep them up-to-date with industry changes and regulations, assist with employment advice, limited legal advice, and can offer therapists discounts on obtaining insurance. Please ensure that the qualification you intend to study will allow you to join your preferred Association. Q Academy recommends ANTA, AMT and MMA, with whom you will be eligible to become a member if you have one of our qualifications.
Private Provider Numbers
Association membership is also a requirement in order to obtain Private Provider Numbers, which are needed to offer rebates to clients with private health insurance. If being able to offer rebates for private health insurance is important to you and your career goals, please ensure your course meets the minimum eligibility requirements. Q Academy’s HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification with 200 hours of on-site clinical practice will give you full eligibility for your Private Provider Numbers.
Enrolling in a new course is a big investment of both your time and your money, which is why you should have all the information available to make sure it is the best decision for you and your circumstances. Transparency and honesty are crucial to building trust and respect, which is why we don’t shy away from publishing our course fees. We happily share our fees across our website, our emails, our course guides – everywhere. Please note that reputable training organisations such as TAFE, make it easy to discover their course fees and associated costs. If a training organisation does not publish their fees then contacting them is definitely worth re-considering.
VET Student Loans
The VET Student Loan (VSL) is a loan from the Australian Government to help students cover fees for vocational education and training (VET) courses. Please note that not all Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are approved to offer the VET Student Loan. You can search for all the courses and training organisations that are eligible for VSL on the myskills.gov.au website. Q Academy’s HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage course is eligible for the VET Student Loan. Please note that if you are eligible for the loan, a once-off 20% loan interest fee is applied. This is paid off as a percentage of your income, once you earn over the minimum repayment threshold.
A Queensland Government Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy is available to eligible students studying the HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy with Q Academy. This is a subsidy, not a loan from the Queensland Government. The principal aim is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies. While eligible courses may be funded by the Queensland Government, individuals will need to contribute to the cost of training through the listed co-contribution fee. Q Academy’s co-contribution fees range from $208-$442 depending on concessional status.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
This is a very common request and is most times misunderstood by people seeking RPL. The first thing to understand about RPL is that it is not a simple process, and can often be costly. Generally, we would encourage individuals to complete a similar or same unit included in the course as a chance to refresh one’s knowledge of the subject.
If you would still like to go ahead with RPL, the first step is to consult our hand RPL flowchart. This will help you self-assess your eligibility and the best way forward.
You may also wish to review our RPL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Guide here. Or our RPL Policy, here. Once you have read all of the documents and think you qualify for DCT or RPL, please contact your nearest campus on 1300 20 40 80.
The Careers Specialist will require that you email through copies of your transcripts or qualifications in order to begin the RPL or DCT process.