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COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

Are you looking to develop a career as an unsupervised remedial massage therapist? This massage course will give you comprehensive skills and knowledge to develop your career and register with the peak industry association. Remedial massage includes sport, postural, therapeutic, relaxation and remedial techniques. You will gain theoretical and practical massage training to plan, apply and assess soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied industries. The course covers, human anatomy and physiology, massage theory and practic, medical terminology, business practice and client communication, and working safely and ethically in healthcare and wellness environments.

Work placement/industry experience

The Gordon runs a supervised student clinic, where you will practice your skills throughout the year.
You may also have the opportunity to participate in community events to refine your skills and enhance your industry experience.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Further Study Options

The Diploma of Remedial Massage can be a pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, The Gordon doesn't currently offer a formal pathway for this course, but there may be opportunities for you to apply for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at other Australian institutions.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Remedial massage therapist
  • Specialist in sports massage
  • Specialist in therapeutic massage



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$14,310.00 (7,78,564) per year
Annual Approx Additional Equipment/Materials Fee: AUD $546
Start date

February 2023


East Geelong Campus

Boundary Road,



3219, GEELONG, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$14,310.00 (7,78,564) per year
Annual Approx Additional Equipment/Materials Fee: AUD $546
Start date

July 2022


Werribee Campus

24 Watton Street,



3030, MELTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 46-59; PTE Academic: 43-50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 47-51; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of enrolment

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.