Q Academy offers the ultimate flexibility and convenience with their NETQ online massage courses. Now you can study massage therapy from the comfort of your home, with full online support, and earn a Government Accredited qualification that is recognised by major industry associations. For eligible course and students may be able to apply for a VET Student Loan to help them start studying sooner!
While the majority of your training is delivered online, it is a requirement that you attend one of our Primary Clinics (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast) to complete supervised practical training hours. This is a requirement of the course, in order to earn your qualification. To convenience students outside of South-East Queensland, you may be able to complete some of your training hours through a Virtual or Secondary Clinic (North Sydney & Melbourne). We do our best to make this as convenient as possible, by breaking your clinic training into blocks that can be spread out over the duration of your course, or into one consecutive block, to best suit you and your situation. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to practice the skills learned throughout the course, to ensure you are a confident and job-ready therapist by the time you graduate.
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.
How Studying Online Works
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.
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.
Once you have completed the online course content, the final step is to complete your practical training hours. This is a necessary step, to show that you have understood all that you have learned. You will be invited to one of our primary clinics (Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast) or secondary clinics (north Sydney or Melbourne), to complete your supervised practical training hours. 60-200 hours of practical training hours is required, depending on your course of study.
On Campus Massage Courses Available
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.
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Study a massage therapy course online with Q Academy. Complete the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage online, with the ultimate flexibility and convenience that comes with studying online.
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.
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Online
Want to start your journey to becoming a massage therapist, but find classroom hours a challenge to meet? Q Academy’s Certificate IV in massage therapy online course has everything you need to start.
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.
Intro to Reflexology | General Interest Online Short Course
Lean the traditional Eastern practice of holistic health. This can be offered on its own or used with other treatments to provide a super-treatment!
Nutrition & Diet | General Interest Online Short Course
This subject provides students with the knowledge to confidently give advice and recommendations about nutrition to improve the health and well-being of their clients.
Swedish Massage | General Interest Online Short Course
Enjoy learning fundamental massage techniques, so you can offer treatments to friends and family.
Corporate Massage | General Interest Online Short Course
Want to learn how to provide a quick and effective relief for tension headaches, should and neck pain, stress and tension? Seated massage could be the short course for you!
Thai Massage | General Interest Online Short Course
Discover modern techniques of Thai massage using palms, knees and elbows which combine stretching and deep sustained pressure. This fully clothed massage technique is performed on a massage table and can deliver very effective results for clients.
Anatomy & Physiology | General Interest Online Short Course
An introductory course in human anatomy and physiology, this is a great course for anyone interested in a career in the health industry.
Intro to Massage | General Interest Online Short Course
Want to give a basic, yet effective, massage to your friends and family? This course is for you! This short course is also a great entry point if you’re considering becoming a professional massage therapist.
Intro to Reflexology | Nationally Accredited Online Short Course
Once you have completed this nationally accredited online short course (including assessments), you will receive a statement of attainment for HLTREF002.
Nutrition & Diet | Nationally Accredited Short Course
Upon completing this nationally accredited online short course (including assessments), you will receive a statement of attainment for HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet.
Reviews and counting
Gold Coast 2012 Graduates – 2nd Group
It was intense but well worth it. I’ve learned so many skills.
Gold Coast 2012 Graduates
Fantastic experience and great support with student for life program.
Gold Coast August 2015 Part-Time CIV Graduates
The course content was well backed by current physiological and anatomical understandings. The coaches are extremely knowledgeable and were fantastic at teaching the content whilst providing individual insight into the industry. A very well done course!
Gold Coast Full Time Remedial – Nov 2016
The course was very interesting and I learnt so much in my time here. The course coaches are very knowledgeable and their passion for massage showed in their lessons. I would recommend anyone wanting to change careers, like me, to not hesitate in studying at Q Academy.
Gold Coast Full-Time Remedial – May 2018
I loved the course! I’ve learnt so much and feel like I’m ready to head out into the real world. Thanks so much to Sarah and all the course coaches who are amazing and to all the friends I got to make along the way!