Students that want an exciting and financially rewarding career working around the world on luxury cruise ships and resorts as a highly qualified Remedial Massage therapist can apply to study at Q Academy

Why study the Australian HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage:

– International cruise ship companies are seeking highly qualified therapist to meet their clients exacting demands

– The AQTF Level 5 Diploma qualification is equivalent to 1st Year University level training. 

– This qualification is equivalent to the highest-level training in manual therapies found in other leading countries like the UK or Canada.

Why study at Q Academy;

– We are a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation solely focussed on training Remedial therapist for 20 years

– over 90% of our students are domestic Australian students and we only have limited placements for international students to join them

– we graduate over 50% of all Remedial therapist in Queensland or over 10% of all new therapists in Australia, every year, making QA the leading manual therapy college in QLD and Australia

– you can study in our Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast campuses in the beautiful state of Queensland

– many local clinics employ our student therapist part time while they are still studying so they can earn $35 an hour, which is almost double the minimum wage rate in Australia


In Australia, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy treatments are generally seen as filling the need for more hands-on and advanced manual therapy treatments than what can be provided by relaxation massage therapists and before seeking physiotherapy treatments.

Remedial Therapists’ treat clients for muscle pain, musculoskeletal imbalance and movement restrictions.

It is similar to what other countries call “Medical Massage, ChiroMassage or Muscle Therapy”.

The Diploma of Remedial Massage can also be an effective pathway to nursing and other allied health professions and can be a fantastic way to support yourself by earning $40 – $80 an hour if doing further study.

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Free to Relocate. Enjoy all 3 City Campuses

Free to relocate between our modern Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast campuses at any time during your course.

You can easily change where you want to live, study, work and have fun, at no cost.

Experience the multicultural and bustling Brisbane metropolis as well as the sun and fun of our beach city campuses while you study, so you are not locked in to just one campus or city during your course

World Class Courses & Trainers

HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage

  • Core Skills (ST) – 105 wks @ $209/wk 
  • Core Skills (FT) – 50 wks @ $283wk
  • Adv Rehab (FT) – 52 wks @ $439/wk

HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage

  • Core Skills (ST) – 42 wks @ $209/wk
  • Core Skills (FT) – 24 wks @ $388/wk

HLT57715 Diploma Practice Management

  •  50 wks @ $260/wk or $154/wk with RPL credits for HLT52021 graduates
Easy To Do Schedules

Standard (ST) International Schedule

  • Start every month, in every campus
  • Term is 7 wks (5 Study & 2 Holiday)
  • Study wk is 2 days/wk oncampus. 

Fast Track (FT) course Schedule

  • 3 days/wk 
  • 1 wk holiday every 3 months
  • Core Skills starts every month
  • Adv Rehab starts every 3 months
  • popular with Australian students


Work as a Student Therapist

After completing your 1st Term you can be registered and insured to work in Professional Clinics and earn $35+ an hour.

Earn far more in the growing  Health & Massage sector than in the Hospitality or Food & Delivery Industries

Work as a Remedial Therapist

Graduate and you can work anywhere in the world and possibly in Australia and earn $50 – $80 an hour

Find the hundreds of massage jobs advertised on our website   https://qacademy.com.au/careers/jobs/ 

Scholarship - "Free Term 8"
Receive a “FREE Term 8” Scholarship worth $1,463 if:
  • Enrolled in International HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage (105 wk) program
  • Enrolled to start in Q1 2024


Q Academy Information

RTO teaching Massage Therapy for nearly 20 years with over 3000 graduates,

Over half of all massage therapy graduates in QLD, each year, graduate from our college. 

Very experienced multinational team of teachers.

Find out more?

Download our International Student Flyer.

Call: (+61) 1300 20 40 80

What English ability is required?

To meet Q Academy’s English language proficiency requirements, international applicants must demonstrate English language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (overall score) 

Arranging Accommodation

The cost of accommodation in Australia varies from state to state and the cost of renting accommodation while studying can be high. Many international students choose to share accommodation to keep costs down. Most international students choose to rent a home with friends or find people to share with through websites. It is important to stay safe when searching for accommodation or people to share online.

Where to look, accommodation websites:


    For information on renting in Queensland refer to the RTA website www.rta.qld.gov.au

    Living expenses

    Starting from 1 October 2023, a single international student requires a minimum of AU$24,505 to cover living expenses for 12 months of study. In their visa application, students are required by the Department of Home Affairs to declare they have enough money to pay for travel, tuition, and living expenses for the duration of their stay in Australia.

    Application Information