HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Online

This course is considered to be the benchmark qualification if you’re looking for a career in massage therapy. It builds on the Certificate IV qualification and contains elements on active rehabilitation, injury management, trigger point therapy, functional and orthopaedic testing and Shiatsu.

Course Cost: $8,820 ($735 x 12 modules)
Payment Options: If eligible, the course can be fully-funded by the Government’s VET Student Loan scheme. Students can also self-finance the course cost, or use MacCredit Loan services if they prefer.
Duration: up to 21 months
Workload: 9hrs per week

How Studying Online Works

Learning Platform

You will be given access to a digital manual made up of short, informative videos. All lessons are engaging and presented by our experienced course coaches.  It will guide you through both the practical and theoretical material in a logical and easy-to-follow sequence that can be completed anytime.

Learning Support

The online team will be there to support you throughout the full journey. You will be introduced to your course coach via Skype, and this coach will be your tutor throughout the course. You will also be invited to our online community where you can interact with other online students.


You will complete the majority of both theoretical and practical assessments online. The theoretical assessments will be completed through our learning platform, Cloud Assess, and practical demonstrations are to be completed in your Skype sessions with your course coach.


Once enrolled, we will give you a schedule with key milestones. We recommend you allocate 9 hours of study per week to stay on track. It is a self-paced course, so if you are dedicated and proactive, it is possible for you to move through the course content quicker.

Clinical Practice

You will need to complete clinical practice hours towards the final part of your studies.  You can complete these hours by doing one day per week, over a number of weeks. Or you can do a number of days per week over a smaller timeframe – depending on your schedule, travel, and location requirements. We give you the flexibility to decide what works best for you. You can complete some of your hours through virtual clinic, but please consider that you will need to find a variety of bodies to practice on, as well as provide all of your own materials (massage table, towels, oil, etc). If you complete your hours at one of our training clinics (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney & Melbourne), all of your clients and materials will be provided to you.

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Finance Options for Online NETQ Courses

Finance and funding options to help you start studying sooner:


Australian Government’s VET Student Loan

The Australian Government’s VET Student Loan is available to eligible students studying the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Online. Get in touch to find out if you are eligible. 

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Self-Financed Payment Options

Q Academy offers interest-free monthly payment terms to all interested and eligible students. To explore your options, please click the link below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In terms of current attitudes towards private health insurance, there is research to suggest that the number of Australians deciding to walk away from private health insurance is actually on the rise. In APRAs quarterly report for March 2019, data shows that only 53% of the Australian population has General Treatment cover, which includes Dental, Optical, Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage, and Chiropractic (APRA, 2019). With the increase in premiums for private health insurance, younger and healthier people are either choosing to decline private health insurance completely, or being driven out of the system altogether. According to Citi Analyst, Nigel Pattaway, “there doesn’t seem to be enough attraction for young people to come into the system per se” (The Age, Pg 4-5, 06/07/2019). This sentiment is similarly supported by Roy Morgan, the research firm, who found that just 43% of 25-39 year-olds with private health insurance regarded it as essential, compared to 68% of 60-69 year-olds (The Age, Pg 4-5, 06/07/2019).

  • Personalised Support – You will have a course coach assigned to you when you enrol. They will be there to guide and support you through your journey.
  • Online Community –  Learning online doesn’t have to be lonely! Join our online student community group, and interact with your peers and your course coaches. Keep each other motivated, ask questions and have a discussion.
  • Expertly Developed Learning – All of the course materials have been specially developed so that you receive the information in short 5-10 minute videos, to break the content into easy to understand lessons. At the end of the videos, you will complete a quick knowledge check, to make sure you were listening! You can replay lessons (and knowledge checks) as many times as you like. You will also complete theory assessments from your online dashboard, and practical assessments via Skype with your course coach.  You can sit lessons, complete assessments, receive feedback and check your progress anywhere, anytime!
  •  Clinic Support –  Student Clinic is the culmination of all that you learn in your program.  To ensure we have provided you with all the skills and knowledge you need to enter the massage industry successfully, it is a requirement that you complete some clinical training hours in one of our primary clinics (Sunshine Coast, Brisbane or Gold Coast), or one of our Virtual or Secondary clinics (North Sydney or Melbourne). This will give you the opportunity to perfect your skills and get experience treating a range of clients with varying conditions.

There will be a mix of knowledge-checks, theory assessments and practical assessments. Knowledge-checks will be completed as you go through the online lessons. Theory assessments will be completed via our online platform, cloud assess. You will also have Skype sessions with your course coach to demonstrate understanding and competency.

At the final stage of the course, you will be required to complete supervised practical training hours. We have different options for students to complete the final part of their study, to best suit individual needs. If you want to meet the current guidelines to be recognised by the majority of health funds to be eligible for private provider numbers, we have an option that will suit. If being able to offer health fund rebates is not a priority, and you would prefer the flexibility of minimal on-site course requirements, then we have an option that will still meet all the national training requirements. We would recommend speaking with one of our Online Career Specialists to see which option may be right for you.

As the majority of your training, assessment and support is delivered online, you’re required to have a computer or tablet with internet capability to access the program.  Your computer or tablet should also have a camera to allow you to participate in your one-on-one Skype sessions.  In addition, we recommend a good quality massage table.  Firm ‘n’ Fold or Athlegen have a wide range of quality tables.  For more individualised advice please speak to your course coach.

Q Academy will provide you with on oil bottle and holster as well as a student uniform shirt for you to wear during your on-campus clinic training.

12 months (1 year) for HLT42015 Certificate IV of Massage Therapy Online, and up to 21 months for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Online. This is based on our recommended schedule, to help you stay on track and complete your assessment milestones on-time. The course is self-paced, so it is possible to move through the program quicker.

Our online courses represent great value for money. For eligible students, funding options may be available to cover the full cost of eligible courses. For more information, see our course fees page.

The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage are both nationally recognised qualifications. They have been designed to meet all of the VET quality framework guides.

NETQ’s courses are recognised by leading industry association, Massage & Myotherapy Australia (MMA). Graduates of this course may apply for membership with any of these associations, after graduation, once they have received their Record of Results.

NetQ has different options for students to complete the final part of their study, to best suit individual needs. If you want to meet the current guidelines to be recognised by the majority of health funds to be eligible for private provider numbers, we have an option that will suit. If being able to offer health fund rebates is not a priority, and you would prefer the flexibility of minimal on-site course requirements, then we have an option that will still meet all the national training requirements. We would recommend speaking with one of our Online Career Specialists to see which option may be right for you. If being able to offer Remedial massage rebates with ALL health funds is a key objective, then we strongly advise studying Q Academy’s on-site HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, which is fully eligible and compliant.

We start a new online group on the first Monday of every month.

You do not need to do the face-to-face component immediately; we have various times throughout the year that you can book to complete your training hours. If you would prefer to complete all of your clinic hours in one complete block, or break it up, we can be flexible. You can not graduate until you have demonstrated your new skills, so we will always do our best to find a time that suits you. Our south-east Queensland campuses are conveniently located – in cities with no shortage of affordable accomodation near the beach.

As an online student, we understand that you may need to make travel plans to complete your supervised training hours at a Primary Clinic.  We would like to make this as easy as possible for you, in order to ensure that you can complete your clinic hours at the destination and time of your choosing. In order to do that, we require at least 2 months notice to book you into our busy clinic(s)!

You can transfer into our full time face-to-face program or Flexible part time on-campus programs at any time, just call your nearest campus and talk to your Career Specialist to book in. You might need to adjusted your payments to match our on-campus fees for our on-campus program depending on what you paid for the on-line course.

We ask that you please decide carefully before enrolling in the online course as the terms and conditions are not the same as for our on-campus courses.  Any online course(s) that are purchased at a discount to our Standard fees are not eligible for a refund.  If you have paid the Standard Fee for any part or all of the online course(s) and received access we do not then give refunds if you simply change your mind, or for any other reason subject to the below. In the event that Q Academy is unable to provide online access to the online course for a period of fourteen (14) continuous days, Q Academy will provide a refund for any portion of the course that was paid for, and not yet accessed, with 1 year of purchase. However, Q Academy shall not provide such a refund in the event that it is unable toprovide on-line access to the on-line course due to the event of any strike, lockout, trade dispute, accident, fire, tempest, natural catastrophe, breakdown, riot, theft, crime, civil disturbance, war, force majeure, legislation and the inability of Q Academy to procure necessary materials due to any of the foregoing causes, or any other occurrence preventing or retarding performance of the delivery of on-line access to the on-line course and no responsibility shall be attached to Q Academy for any delay, default, loss or damage due to any of the above causes or to any other cause beyond the control of Q Academy.

All refunds made will be paid at the maximum rate of $500.00 per month until the full refund amount has been paid to the Studetn by the Academy.

No refund is available for a student that fails to meet the competency required to complete the course.

NetQ’s refund and cancellation policy is in addition to your statutory rights under the Trade Practices Act and other applicable laws.

For our VSL students:

If you withdraw before a census date, you will not incur tuition fees for the course or part of the course, to which the census day applies.

This applies to all of the tuition fees for the course or part of the course to which the census day relates and includes VET Student Loan fees, Gap Fees and upfront payment for tuition. Material fee is non-refundable if materials have been received.

The QA Course Withdrawal Form will be dated on the date it is received by the office and notice will be supplied in writing to the student including confirmation of if the student has incurred a debt for the unit, course or part of a course.

No, HLTAID003 Apply First Aid must be done via an on-campus program, it cannot be completed via distance.  You are welcome to visit one of our campuses in South East Queensland to complete this training.

Alternatively, you may choose to seek a course in your local area.  You cannot complete your program without this competency so please ensure you have a plan in place to complete your first aid training prior to your student clinic commencement date.

Your course fees do not include the required First Aid units.

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