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Studying at Home

Evolve College recognises that many students have a preference to study at home, thereby giving them greater control over their study program.

Evolve College's delivers nationally recognised training in HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. Our training is available both on-campus and by correspondence.

Our Correspondence training enables you to study at your own pace and in your own time. Should you wish to apply for private health fund provider status you will need to complete your training on-campus at your nearest Training Centre location.

For further details see our general FAQs page, or read more on our private health funds pages. 

Many students prefer to study the required massage skills and techniques in their own time using our comprehensive audio-visual package. Other reasons students may choose correspondence study may include geography (e.g. living in a remote area), health issues or family or work commitments. Evolve College greatly values correspondence study because we know how important it is to students Australia-wide. On top of that, we are education experts and we specialise in massage training. We care about your education, your development and your success. We believe that everyone should be able to study massage, regardless of their individual circumstances.

Evolve College correspondence students have access to outstanding support. Support is available educationally, for any curriculum, practical or clinical technique questions, and in relation to any assessments. Correspondence students may speak with our Student Services Team with educational questions. Correspondence students may also contact our Administration Team with any questions in relation to practical assessment locations, timetables, progress requirements, changing classes (for practical assessment), any difficulties they are having, e.g. if they would like to defer, or any other general enquiry in relation to their study.

Students can contact the College by email, telephone, or mail. Our Student Services centre and Administration centre is open Monday to Friday, AEST/AEDT, 9am to 5pm and we welcome hearing from you.

Each subject contains a comprehensive study pack incorporating everything to facilitate successful, independent, self-paced learning. Learning resources include detailed photographic pdf manuals, an e-textbook and audio-visual content.

Home Study subjects requiring practical study involve you completing a range of practical assessments including clinical demonstrations and performance, log book clinic hours, voluntary community hours and professional massage treatments. In addition, when you are ready, after taking advantage of our comprehensive audio-visual learning materials, which you can use to practise as much as you like, you attend clinic and practical assessment on-campus.

To study by correspondence, you need to have a computer and internet connection to participate in our Virtual Clinic, which is our innovative, leading technology platform that enables you to perform live supervised clinical hours which are directly supervised by an Evolve College Trainer and Assessor. A minimum upload speed of 0.6 Mbps is required to participate in the Virtual Clinic.


Classroom attendance at a Training Centre is required during the Massage Practice programs held during Subject 8 and Subject 16. This involves face-to-face contact and your knowledge and skills will be assessed by a qualified Evolve College Trainer and Assessor. To find out more about what is required as part of the Massage Practice 1 and Massage Practice 2 Programs, click each tab.

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

This base level of training provides entry into the massage industry as a qualified Massage Therapist (performing relaxation massage) and may also be used as a great stepping stone to the Diploma of Remedial Massage. 

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

This highly comprehensive course includes the full curriculum of the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (for those who choose both qualifications). On-campus study is required for private health fund approved provider status. Evolve College’s on-campus program complies with the educational criteria of Medibank Private for approved provider status. Read more on our general FAQs page, or our private health fund pages.

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