HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage

VU course code: HLT52021 | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time
Face to Face with eLearning
City Campus
A person in a black & white uniform massages a man wearing a blue and white sport uniform in a room with anatomical posters and models


Gain high-level skills and become a trusted remedial massage therapist – working in industries from sport to rehabilitiation – with a Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University.

In this massage course, you will develop your knowledge of the theory and science behind remedial massage treatments and techniques, and get extensive hands-on practice.

You will gain experience with real clients in the Victoria University massage clinic – and have the opportunity to apply for a paid cadetship with the Western Bulldogs AFL club.

This remedial massage course gives you the qualifications and small-business skills necessary to thrive in the industry. 

The Diploma of Remedial Massage is recognised nationally by Service Skills Australia.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage, a total of twenty-one (21) units of competency must be achieved, comprising of:

* eighteen (18) core units, and; * three (3) elective units from the electives listed.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Remedial massage is an increasingly popular form of health therapy. This emerging industry has seen an increase in demand for qualified remedial masseurs, with employment expected to grow very strongly (Labour Market Insights). This diploma provides a solid foundation for a diverse career in allied health.

Career paths vary enormously. You will be able to work as a remedial massage therapist in a range of areas, including:

  • allied health practices or health organisations
  • sporting clubs
  • gyms
  • wellness retreats
  • health spas
  • corporate massage environments
  • private clinics
  • cruise ships
  • hospitals
  • aged care facilities.

A qualification in remedial massage gives you the option to work as an employee or as a subcontractor, and the freedom to work anywhere. Many massage therapists are self-employed, running successful private practices. Working for yourself allows you the flexibility to choose your hours. You can also travel and work around the world.

Professional registration

Upon completion of the Diploma of Remedial Massage  HLT52021, you will be eligible to register for provider numbers with private health insurers and WorkCover.

You can also register with one of the professional massage associations across Australia (AMT, AAMT, ATMS, MAA).


VU Stories

Morrison Willcocks
Hands-on for remedial massage
Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015
"Working in the student clinic here, we've got really knowledgeable supervisors and they're here to help us at every step of our clinic process."
Morrison's story