Diploma of Remedial Massage Course (HLT52015) On-campus in Melbourne or via FLEXI

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ACFB’s Melbourne-based (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course will strengthen your knowledge and massage therapy skills, making you a highly sought-after therapist in the massage industry!

Why are we so confident? Because at ACFB, you receive remedial massage education that few other training providers in Victoria can match. Our highly qualified staff are industry leaders who provide award-winning training and support, which is why we were voted a previous winner of the Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year by the Department of Education.

Studying a (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage with ACFB ensures you get the best possible practical training and education to begin your remedial massage therapist career! Our award-winning training will equip you with the latest knowledge and advanced remedial massage techniques, guaranteed to increase your employment opportunities and help you become an industry leader.


Why is NOW an important time to study?

There has never been a more important time to think about how you are going to strengthen your future. Whether you are looking for an additional income or a new career, the possibilities a career as a Remedial Massage Therapist can provide are endless.


Do you need a course that will fit around your busy lifestyle?

ACFB’s On-campus FLEXI program may be what you are looking for.  You can start straight away; it’s flexible, self-paced and can fit around any lifestyle while still being practical and engaging!  And, you can still apply for a Health Care Provider Number once you Graduate!

Call us on 1300 002 232 to find out how it will work for you.


Want to know what you will be able to provide once you graduate from your Diploma of Remedial Massage course? You will be able to provide:

  • Relaxation massage techniques, Lomi Lomi and Reflexology, Seated masssage
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports massage and stretching techniques
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Trigger Point Therapy (TRP)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Positional Release Techniques (ART)
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Physical Assessment and Corrective Exercises
  • Orthopaedic and functional assessment techniques and injury prevention
  • Corporate massage and regional treatment techniques
  • First aid
  • And much more!

We focus on providing students with a great mix of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on work experience, giving you the skills and confidence to perform your role as a massage therapist to a high standard.

Real Life Practical Experience

As part of our ongoing commitment to preparing our students for the industry, in 2008 ACFB opened a full-time Student Massage Clinic at our Mitcham campus. When you study at ACFB, our clinic will bring together your skills and knowledge in a fully supervised and supportive environment. The clinic is open to the general public from Monday to Saturday and some evenings and you are able to put in your availability to suit your lifestyle commitments.

To give you an idea of how popular our students clinics are, we have an average of 500+ clinic sessions a month, and a database of over 7000 clients so you will be able to get a great deal of experience when you study. Which in-turn provides you with the confidence and knowledge to start your new career once you graduate!

Why choose ACFB?

Like with all good training, it needs to be comprehensive! We don’t gloss over anything and we ensure you have detailed knowledge and skills in all aspects within your course – And this is what will set you apart in the industry!

You can choose to study your (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course either On-campus or On-campus FLEXI if you have a busy lifestyle. Both allow you to apply for a Health Care Provider Number upon successful completion of the course. Our highly trained instructors ensure you receive the best possible training that can be matched by few other providers. Our remedial massage course is designed to ensure our graduates get the necessary education and skills to forge a successful career in the massage industry.

Interested? If so, call us today on 1300 002 232 to find out more about ACFB’s (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course.

Delivery Options


If you have the ability to attend classes, then On-campus study is your best option!

Enjoy nice small classes, a mixture of theory and practical in each class and be guided by a team of highly qualified and supportive trainers.

  • Class #1 – March 2023Tuesdays & Thursdays (9:30am – 4:30pm)THERE ARE ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT – DO NOT MISS OUT – LOCK IN YOUR SEAT TODAY!!!
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Duration – 12 months of classes + additional time to finalise your student clinics.


On-campus FLEXI

If you have a busier lifestyle, yet are motivated and good at managing your time, then our On-Campus FLEXI program will be great for you.

You attend practical workshops for each topic that are delivered multiple times each month. You then review the course material and detailed films, complete any theory assessments and practice at home. Once you are confident in the topic you book in for a practical demonstration.

It’s flexible and self-pace, and you can start straight away!

Duration – Between 10 to 21 months (maximum of 21 months)


ACFB is committed to ensuring all students have the highest advantage to succeed in the industry. This is why both study options meet and exceed the minimum education standards that will allow you to apply for a Health Care Provider Number upon successful completion of the course.


The following 21 units are included in this course:

Unit Code Unit Description
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatment
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
HLTAAP002 Confirm Physical Health Status
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes


We at ACFB ensure you receive professional industry mentorship from expert trainers throughout your Diploma of Remedial Massage course. To help foster peer relationships and support, we also provide you with access to an interactive student eLearning portal for easy access to course material, detailed films, student forums and assessment submission.


There are NO previous qualifications needed for you to enter this course. Any person wishing to enrol in this course will need to be academically suited to study by having:

  • an exit level 3 or higher in their Core Skill knowledge through a Core Skills Assessment,
  • a previously completed Certificate IV or higher qualification or
  • Year 12 (VCE) certificate or equivalent.

And ACFB needs to reasonably believe that the student will be able to undertake the course.


Practical Hours

A minimum of 200 hours of clinical massage practice, which is made up of supervised on-campus clinics, student logbook, and case studies.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previous qualifications and/or experience that you believe cover parts of the course’s current contents, please complete and submit ALL required RPL forms AVAILABLE HERE to ACFB’s Program Manager: [email protected]

  • Relevant evidence must be provided to support your request for RPL.

Career Pathways

By completing ACFB’s (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course, you will be able to further your studies and enroll in the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.


Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course, you will have acquired the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to become a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Graduates will be able to:

  • Start up or further develop their own business
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary clinic
  • Work with various client populations groups
  • Liaise and collaborate with allied health providers
  • Work freelance or in-house at an elite sporting club



ACFB is a Registered Training Organisation through the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) TOID – 21150

This course is Nationally Recognised as listed on training.gov.au and has the following Nationally Recognised code – HLT52015

A previous recipient of the Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year by the Department of Education means studying a Diploma of Remedial Massage with us ensures you get the best possible training and education to start your new career!

Course Fees

ACFB’s award-winning courses are competitively priced because we try to make it easier for you to start your new career. You may even be eligible for government funding. Below are course fee options for the (HLT52015) Diploma of Remedial Massage course training:

  • Skills First Funding – Get your Massage Course Government Funded! Click here to see if you are eligible. Skills First Funding is provided by the Victorian and Commonwealth Government.
  • VET Student Loans – is offered by the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees.
  • Student Scholarship ProgramIs a way you can gain more practical experience and reduce your course fee.
  • No deposit and No interest instalment plans available – If you don’t want a loan, you can simply put your course fees on an instalment plan.
  • Austudy Approved

2022 Schedule of Tuition Fees

Contact ACFB on 1300 002 232 for more information about our course fees for the Diploma of Remedial Massage and other available courses.

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