Diploma of Massage
Evolve College's HLT52015 DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE course provides nationally recognised massage training under the Health Training Package.
The current Diploma qualification in massage is the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework and therefore has a unique code identifier - HLT52015.
Evolve College is registered to deliver the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification. This qualification has been set by industry and endorsed by the government as the benchmark for entry into the remedial massage profession.
Evolve College provides nationally recognised massage training that is both government and industry approved.
Click here to download an important fact sheet with information on this course.
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage consists of 16 subjects. For details on each subject click on the Subjects Tab on the left navigation.
|1||Introductory Massage||9||Deep Tissue Massage 1|
|2||Clinical Aromatherapy||10||Deep Tissue Massage 2|
|3||Foundations of Massage 1||11||Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1|
|4||Foundations of Massage 2||12||Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2|
|5||Human Biology||13||Sports Massage|
|6||Safe Practices||14||Remedial Massage|
|7||Healthcare Business 1||15||Healthcare Business 2|
|8||Massage Practice 1||16||Massage Practice 2|
As a student of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, you may elect to also complete the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (at no additional cost). This enables you to join the industry as a Certificate IV graduate whilst still continuing your study of the Diploma. Please note: If you elect to complete the HLT42015 Certificate IV of Massage Therapy as well as your Diploma, your course duration requirement will include that of the Certificate IV as well. This means your total course duration before Diploma graduation will be a total of 18 months (i.e. 6 months minimum for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and a further 12 months minimum for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage).
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification received provides the skills in remedial massage practice. Graduates from our on-campus program who satisfy all relevant requirements will be eligible to apply for a provider number for Medibank Private (and other private health insurance funds which have set similar/the same educational criteria), allowing clients to receive rebates. Your professional association can advise you further on this. See also our private health funds pages. For more information on professional associations, see our FAQs page.
Your training and assesment are compliant with the Health Training Package requirements for HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage:
- Nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework
- Current qualification under the Health Training Package
- Centrelink registered (subject to your application to and approval by Centrelink for assistance)
- May be studied in conjunction with the HLT42015 Certificate of Massage Therapy course (subjects 1-8) at no additional cost
With your Qualification you may be able to work in a variety of situations:
Of course, this will depend on the needs of the employer and you being a match, but generally examples of where relaxation massage could be practiced include:
- private clinic with provision for health fund rebates (for on-campus study only and subject to meeting the requirements set by Evolve College and the associations. See the Student Handbook and the private health fund pages for more details.)
- larger health-care service or clinic alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths and other health-care professionals
- complementary health-care or medical service providing injury management & rehabilitation
- national & international sporting environment
- business & corporate sector
Your Occupational Title may include:
- Remedial Therapist
- Remedial Massage Therapist
- Remedial Massage Therapy Practitioner
Units of Competency
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Course is delivered across multiple subjects consisting of a total of 21 accredited units of competency clustered into 16 subjects. Students must complete all subjects satisfactorily in order to be deemed competent in these units.
IMPORTANT NOTE: OPTIONAL TWO QUALIFICATIONS
Students can enrol directly into the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course. The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course is not a pre-requisite.
- Students enrolled in the Diploma may elect to also complete the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy qualification (which comprises subjects 1-8). If you do so, this means your total course duration before HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage graduation will be 18 months. Completion of the Diploma alone (without graduating from the Certificate IV) is a minimum duration of 12 months.
- On completion of Subjects 1-16 within the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage Course students will receive the diploma qualification.
* Practical Subjects requiring practical assessments to be undertaken
"However you choose to apply your massage training, our approach supports learning which is relevant, cutting edge and enjoyable."
Evolve College has created top quality courses run by leading massage educators which support you to connect with all the possibilities that massage brings and apply it how you choose to, in clinic or on friends/family.
You have two study options to choose from. You can study on-campus (classroom learning) or by correspondence (home study learning).
You will receive an identical qualitification certificate at the end of your training irrespective of the option you choose.
Both on-campus and correspondence options are exactly the same in qualification received.
Your decision as to whether to study by correspondence or on-campus will be based on your own needs and preferences, as well as your individual circumstances. We can discuss this with you if you would like support: call us on 1300 880 885 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm AEST/ADST) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studying on-campus enables you to attend classes for all the practical components of the course.
When studying on-campus you are provided with a class timetable listing the dates when your attendance is required (at the training centre you choose to book into). Evolve College has the largest number of training centres of any massage college in Australia..
Studying by correspondence enables you to study at your own pace and you are not governed by a fixed timetable.
Although correspondence study is self-paced, you still must keep up with our minimum progress requirements which are detailed in our Student Handbook. Correspondence study, because it is self-directed, requires a commitment to get going with your study without face to face classroom teaching and direction. So, before enrolling in correspondence, you need to know that you are committed to doing your study in a self-directed fashion, calling on us for support whenever you need to. This requires a commitment on your behalf and an ability to organise and apply yourself without the structure of a classroom timetable. Please note that we provide support to our correspondence students both educationally and administratively whenever they need it (in office hours).
When studying by correspondence you will be required to attend on-campus to complete Subject 8 (Massage Practice 1) and Subject 16 (Massage Practice 2) where you will undergo practical assessments and participate in a supervised clinic.
Private Health Fund Rebates
Private health fund rebates are rebates that a therapist may offer to their clients who are members of a particular private health insurance fund, if the therapist is registered as an ‘approved provider’ of that fund.
Private health fund rebates are generally not available to be offered by graduates of the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Graduates of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage may become approved providers if they meet the requirements of the private health insurers in that regard, as explained below.
Private health fund approved provider status is available to on-campus graduates of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, who study the practical components of subjects 1-16 on-campus. Most private health funds have stipulated that approved provider status is not available to correspondence students. Medibank Private requires on-campus study of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage over a minimum of 12 months excluding the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Read more on our private health funds pages in our Student Handbook, or contact us for more details.
Course Dates are determined by your study option
Whether you choose to study on-campus or by correspondence, you can enrol anytime and commence your studies. Your study will be supported through a comprehensive set of home study materials.
Your home study pack contains everything you need to commence your theory study in the comfort of your own home right now! Learning resources include detailed photographic manuals (on-campus students) and electronic PDF's, an electronic textbook, and video / audio files.
For on-campus students, your timetable includes 14 classes (weekends or weekday options).
Get an additional 25% off the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course by paying upfront in full
The Diploma of Remedial Massage course includes subjects 1-16. As part of your course fees for the Diploma, you may elect to also complete the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. You do not need to enrol twice or to pay any extra course fees for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Your Diploma course fee includes the Certificate IV course fee. If you decide to only enrol in the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course, i.e. subjects 1-8, you can enrol in the remainder of the Diploma course, i.e. subjects 9-16 at a later date. Note that duration requirements apply in relation to the Diploma for private health fund provider number purposes. See our FAQs page for more details and our Student Handbook.
There are 3 different payment options available:
OPTION 1 PAY BY SUBJECT
= $750 per subject
OPTION 2 PAY BY PACKAGE SAVE 5%
= $1,500 per package (2 subjects)
= $1,425 per package with 5% discount
OPTION 3 PAY FULL COURSE SAVE 25%
Have you already completed Introductory Massage - NO
= $12,000 full course (subjects 1-16)
= $9,000 full course with 25% discount
Have you already completed Introductory Massage - YES *
= $12,000 full course (subjects 1-16)
= $9,000 full course with 25% discount
= $8,250 full course less $750 intro massage credit (subjects 2-16)
* Intro Massage Credit available for On-Campus studies only
IMPORTANT NOTE re: OPTION 3
Want to pay the FULL CERTIFICATE FEE now?
You can pay the full certificate fee now for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and then continue your studies by enrolling in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage later.
i.e. you will pay 2 separate course fees - one now and one later.
Want to pay the FULL DIPLOMA FEE now?
You only need to enrol once as the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage fee includes the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy fee.
i.e. you don't pay for 2 courses, only one!
It is your choice whether you graduate after completion of subject 8 with the HLT42015 Certificate IV of Massage Therapy and commence work in the industry as a qualified Massage Therapist while still continuing your study of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. If you elect this option, your minimum study duration for both qualifications will be 18 months.
01 - Introductory Massage
Introductory Massage is the foundation subject of the unique and inspiring HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy & HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage courses offered by Evolve College.
02 - Clinical Aromatherapy
In Clinical Aromatherapy you will learn the uses and applications of essential oils, mixing & blending of oils, and the role aromatherapy plays in massage practice.
03 - Foundations of Massage 1
In Foundations of Massage 1 you will gain an understanding of the power of touch as a therapeutic tool and as a means of communication for the massage professional.
04 - Foundations of Massage 2
In Foundations of Massage 2 you will gain imperative knowledge required to select appropriate massage applications based on the benefits that each therapeutic massage type provides. This subject is studied over 2 modules which for on campus students is 2 weekends. The practical focus helps prepare you to be an excellent therapist on graduation.
05 - Human Biology
Human Biology provides an informative study of all the body systems with reference to structure and function.
06 - Safe Practices
Safe Practices provides an overview of safe practices within the health care environment.
07 - Healthcare Business 1
Healthcare Business 1 describes the skills required to provide administration for a clinical health practice according to the size and scale of the business.
08 - Massage Practice 1
Massage Practice 1 requires students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a massage framework.
Massage Practice 1 is undertaken over 3 weekends, Massage Practice 1a, Massage Practice 1b and Massage Practice 1c. These are compulsory on-campus classes for on-campus students. Correspondence students attend Massage Practice 1a and Massage Practice 1b.
09 - Deep Tissue Massage 1
Deep Tissue Massage 1 presents the importance of correct technique when administering deep tissue massage to treat acute conditions.
10 - Deep Tissue Massage 2
Deep Tissue Massage 2 looks at current research that validates therapeutic massage´s underlying physiologic mechanisms and the concept of why massage works.
11 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1
Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1 provides the practical study of anatomy relevant to massage with an emphasis on surface anatomy.
12 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2
Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2 continues the practical study of anatomy relevant to massage with an emphasis on surface anatomy.
13 - Sports Massage
Sports Massage introduces the knowledge and skills underlying sports massage treatments.
14 - Remedial Massage
Remedial Massage consolidates the information gathering, decision making, and plan development first presented in previous subjects. The focus of the Remedial Massage module is on therapeutic techniques to prepare you for this important part of your practice.
15 - Healthcare Business 2
Healthcare Business 2 describes the skills required to initiate and maintain continual development of professional skills and knowledge in complementary healthcare.
16 - Massage Practice 2
Massage Practice 2 requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a massage framework.
Massage Practice 2 is undertaken over 4 weekends, Massage Practice 2a, Massage Practice 2b, Massage Practice 2c and Massage Practice 2d. These are compulsory on-campus classes for on-campus students. Correspondence students attend Massage Practice 2a and Massage Practice 2b