Industry leading massage courses and careers

Run by the highly regarded Australian Institute of Fitness, our dedicated Massage School is committed to offering access to best in class learning techniques and ‘job ready’ massage experience, so you have the skills and experience you need for a successful career in massage therapy.

We don’t teach, we coach

For us, learning is a two-way process, which is why we don’t believe in teaching in the traditional sense of the word. We prefer to call our teachers Coaches, because they’re committed to working together with you to ensure you reach your full potential. At the Institute, all our Coaches are specialists in the field of manual and physical therapies. In fact, many of them have experience working at the pinnacle of professional sport and allied health industry - it’s a claim we are passionate about.

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  • The knowledge and skills I've learned through the course have given me the chance to enjoy a better lifestyle, offered me great possibilities for a new career, and the opportunity to run my own massage business.

    I would recommend to anyone wanting to get into massage therapy to study at the Massage School

    Adam Weston Certificate IV and Diploma of Remedial Massage Graduate
  • I run a portable private massage business both in and out of the gym...from the start of my Massage course I was blown away. We got straight into the massage and always had practical experience. My tip for any one going to do the course would be practice as much as you can. It will give you loads more confidence when it comes to real life clients.

    Alex Hepburn Certificate IV Graduate
  • Since I’ve become a Massage Therapist I feel I’m a better person. I really enjoy my job, which makes me a lot happier. I am also in charge of my own schedule which gives me a lot of freedom

    Tessa van Emmerik Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Graduate
  • What I liked most about the course was the emphasis it had on sports. Everything we were taught was always relevant and current within the industry. This made my transition from student to professional Massage Therapist extremely easy. I now work with a number of elite sport teams and athletes ranging from the NRL, Rugby Union, NSW Cricket, A League and Netball. It was a great experience to which I owe my dream job!

    Amy Johns Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Graduate
  • After completing the Master Trainer Program, I started my own business offering personal training and group sessions of a boutique nature.  I could see the potential for offering massage so I went on to do this course as well, part-time, allowing me to study, run my business, as well as meet family commitments. Based on my own success, I can highly recommend the Master Trainer and Massage programs offered by the Australian Institute of Fitness.

    Wayne Moran Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Graduate

We’re as flexible as you are

Depending on which course you choose, you have the option to study part-time or full-time at our campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. While some theoretical modules can be completed online, we believe our 'hands-on' approach to learning through our real-life Massage School Clinic, will ensure that you not only know the theory, but can also put it into practice.

We currently run the following nationally recognised courses:

With the option of seven weeks full-time or 14 weeks part-time, this course offers a solid understanding of the human body and physiology. It covers a variety of massage techniques, such as relaxation, sports, chair and deep tissue massage. Plus, you’ll learn how to massage clients with special needs, gain knowledge of trigger point techniques, and be shown how to successfully manage a clinic.

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The course is delivered over 56 sessions.


Sessions 1-20

Learn detailed anatomy of bones and muscles as well as locating them on the body, while learning a full body relaxation massage.

Sessions 21-31

Be guided through massage for clients with special needs and chair massage, followed by sports massage techniques and advanced stretching techniques.

Sessions 33-46

Learn Trigger Point Therapy and massage business skills.

Sessions 47-56

Gain massage clinical experience.

VET FEE-HELP is available for the Diploma of Remedial Massage

Specifically for those students who have graduated in Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312), this course offers more job opportunities and versatile skills, specific to the remedial and allied health industry. This course will enable you to apply for a provider number, as most private health funds will give your clients rebates for remedial massage treatments. You can also register with industry association leaders such as the Association of Massage Therapists.

The Diploma is delivered over three modules.

1. Remedial Massage Essentials

Builds a strong foundation in skills required to understand and properly assess a broad range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

2. Remedial Massage Practice

Be guided through each region of the body, learning detailed functional anatomy, dysfunctions and associated injuries as well as special tests, regional assessments and Remedial Massage techniques (including Myofascial Release techniques and advance neuromuscular techniques, such as Positional Release techniques and Muscle Energy Technique) to treat each region.

3. Remedial Clinic

Provide remedial treatments in a supervised student clinic working with members of the public.

VET FEE-HELP is available for this course


Enrol in the Diploma of Remedial Massage and you could receive VET FEE-HELP to help pay for your tuition fees. VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme, which allows you to defer the full cost of your tuition fees and repay the loan once you start earning an income above the nominated threshold (currently $53,345 p/year).

So, what are you waiting for? A career in the massage industry really is one of the most satisfying careers around, and with VET FEE-HELP, you could be even closer to embarking on a long and fulfilling journey. Contact our Career Gurus at the Australian Institute of Fitness. They’ll advise if you are eligible and help you with your application.

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We focus on the whole journey

Our job doesn’t stop once you’ve graduated. Far from it. To give you the best chance of finding a rewarding career in massage therapy, we list all current industry roles on our dedicated jobs website. What’s more, you’ll have access to a Career Scout who can help you in your job search, as they’re constantly talking to those in the industry who require new Massage Therapists.

Meet our Career Partners

We partner with leading employers of massage graduates to help get your career started.

Meet our Coaches

To prepare you for your career as a Massage Therapist, theory is taught alongside practical training. We run a Student Massage Clinic where you can practice on real clients, not students, within a clinic setting. Sometimes our Student Massage School Clinics are run offsite, where you'll go out to sporting competitions or events. Getting this real hands-on experience ensures you are 'job ready'.

The Massage School has been delivering massage courses for eight years and, our coaches share a wealth of combined experience ensuring you'll have the best training to get your massage career started.

Chris has been in the massage industry since 1982, where he learnt Relaxation Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Since then he has trained in numerous other modalities including Sports Massage, Tsoi Na (Tui Na - ap) (Chinese Massage), Reflexology, the Bowen Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and Remedial Massage, and has also run his own private practice. He has lectured and trained people for nearly 30 years at numerous institutions, including TAFE, University Extension, the ACNHS, the ACNM, and now the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness.


  • BHSc in Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Chris has been in the massage industry since 1982, where he learnt Relaxation Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Since then he has trained in numerous other modalities including Sports Massage, Tsoi Na (Tui Na - ap) (Chinese Massage), Reflexology, the Bowen Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and Remedial Massage, and has also run his own private practice. He has lectured and trained people for nearly 30 years at numerous institutions, including TAFE, University Extension, the ACNHS, the ACNM, and now the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness.


  • BHSc in Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Angelo is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer with a long history (nearly 20 years), and passion for sports massage and injury prevention. He has enjoyed over eight years teaching others, including time at Sport Medicine Australia (WA), and six years teaching at the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Angelo has also worked as a Therapist with various national teams such as The Springboks and Wallabies, and has many clients among international Ballroom dancing and local sporting identities. He has also been a consultant for WAIS and worked alongside many Chiropractors and Physiotherapists in the sports rehabilitation field.


  • Diploma of Remedial Therapies
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Bowen Therapy Touch for Health Certificate III
  • Crano-Sacral Balancing
  • Certificate III in Reflexology
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Business Studies

Tara studied at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine and has over 18 months' worth of experience in the massage industry. She has studied units of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release as well as Counterstain and Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques. She also studied corporate massage, working with athletes, self-care in massage, Business Management and ethics.

Upon graduation Tara received an award from the Australian Association of Massage Therapists for Excellence in Body Work Therapy. Although she is relatively new to the industry, she has had the opportunity to learn from those with many years of experience and is constantly hoping to learn more and develop her skills.


  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Marie has been a Massage Coach with the Massage School at the Australian Institute of Fitness since 2007 and has been actively working as a Remedial Massage Therapist in the fitness industry and the corporate world for nine years. Marie works with a wide range of clientele such as Personal Trainers, office workers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts such as runners, cyclists, triathletes and Ironmen. With plenty of other qualifications in natural therapies, Marie has a genuine passion for natural health, wellbeing and fitness.


  • Diploma of Health Science
  • Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy and Sports Massage
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Tissue Salt and Mineral Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Tam is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Remedial Massage Therapist who has been involved in the healing arts for over 7 years, professionally treating clients and working in conjunction with Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. Tam has a holistic approach to healing which focuses on restoring balance and eliminating dysfunction and she has successfully managed her own small business clinic.

Over 11 years of work experience in management, financial, administrative, procurement, sales and marketing roles, and solid experience in retail and hospitality industries, Tam brings another realm of knowledge into the massage fold. She is passionate about Massage Therapy and Natural Medicine as much as she is about sharing her knowledge and empowering people.


  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Shiatsu
  • Advance Diploma Naturopathy
  • Advance Diploma Nutrition & Herbal Medicine
  • MBA
  • BEd.
  • Cert IV TAE

Chris wishes she could say she had a carefully planned entry into the health and fitness industry but for her it was about being in the right place at the right time. Practicing and teaching massage for the past 6 years has evolved into a passion for fitness and a natural progression into Certificate III and IV in Fitness. Chris is interested in the link between movement and manual therapy with an interest in Functional Training, Pilates, Aqua and rehabilitation.


  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (currently studying)
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV TAE

Sheldon joins us from the east coast of Canada, where he competed in Athletics at a representative level.

His industry experience spans across 7 years and specialises both in physical & manual therapies. As a clinical soft tissue therapist Sheldon has worked with Allied Health Professionals including Osteopaths and Chiropractors in the pre/rehabilitation.

His role as a Sports Massage Therapist with JRM Australia has given him the opportunity to work with professional sporting teams such as the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury Bulldogs, Wellington Hurricanes, Canterbury Crusaders and New Zealand All Blacks to name a few.

A keen martial artist, Sheldon holds a 1st Degree Black Belt and is registered with the World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, South Korea. Outside of the Institute Sheldon stays active by chasing his son Lucas through the developmental joy that is...parenthood!


  • Dip. of Fitness
  • Dip. of Remedial Massage
  • Dip. of Sport Level 1 Sports Trainer

Originally from Brazil, Daniela has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. She has worked with elite athletes in research and testing at the Federal University of Brazil where she also lectured in the post-graduate program.

Daniela developed a cardiac rehabilitation program for high risk cardiac patients at Incor Hospital. Her passion for fitness brought her to Australia where she completed her postgraduate training.

Daniela is the CEO of BAM Personal Training and is an in demand massage therapist.

An international level European Handball player, Daniela has played for NSW since 2004.


  • M.Ex.Sp.Sc
  • Grad.DipExPhys
  • Dip. RMT

Scott has worked as Remedial Massage Therapist for over 5 years. He gained his experience in multidisciplinary health clinics, working alongside Chiropractors and Physiotherapists as well as providing massage expertise to several professional sporting teams (rugby league, basketball, soccer). Scott has extensive experience in deep tissue remedial and Trigger Point Massage as well as injury rehabilitation..

Scott has a passion for the health and fitness industry and absolutely loves sport and being active. He has a background in rugby union and is still playing competitive cricket.

Scott says he loves learning about the cool stuff the body can do and enjoys sharing his passion and experience with others.


  • Dip. Rem Massage
  • BA Sports Mgt

Heidi has been a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and fitness professional for 14 years. She trained in England at the London School of Sports Massage and at Premier College for fitness, and worked with the Women's English Lacrosse team and local soccer teams.

In Australia Heidi has worked with NSW Men's Cricket team and East's Cricket, and being based at the prestigious Alliance Stadium Centre has treated a wide range of Elite Athletes and various sports teams to general exercisers. In her career Heidi has worked overseas with the ICL (Indian Cricket League) and as a Massage Therapist for Sydney’s NRL Premiership team West Tigers.


  • BA Human Mvt
  • Dip. Rem. Massage
  • Cert IV Fitness
  • Cert IV TAE
  • Fundamental Pilates

Brett has a passion for health, fitness and education taking any opportunity to learn. He has been actively involved in the fitness industry for many years. As a qualified Personal Trainer, he started his own personal training business in the ACT “Bennettfit Health & Fitness” with great success.

As a keen sportsman and competitor, he has played semi professional rugby league with Parramatta Eels, Manly Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders.

He has also had his 15 minutes of fame as a youngster starring in the 2002 TV series “Don't Blame the Koala’s”.


  • Dip. of Fitness
  • Cert IV Massage
  • Level 1 Strength & Conditioning

Working in the medical field for many years as a Nurse and a Physio Assistant, Heather expanded her knowledge and experience by moving into the massage industry. She completed the Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2006 and has been running her own business since.  Heather has attended numerous workshops throughout her massage career developing her skills to continue her work on clients with various musculature dysfunctions. Her areas of practice ranges from relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage and with her nursing background she often works with WorkCover patients, stroke victims, multiple sclerosis, cancer patients and clients with other medical conditions. Heather has been working closely with the coaching staff from AFL teams the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power providing Institute massage graduates to their teams. She has also been the lead Massage Therapist for other professional sporting groups such as Adelaide United Football Club and the Adelaide 36ers Basketball Club.


  • Cert IV in Age Care & Community Services (physio assistant)
  • Enrolled General Nurse 
  • Cert IV in Massage Therapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage 
  • Cert IV TAE Sports Trainer
  • Level 1 Master Trainer
  • Level 1 Kinesiotape Practitioner
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness

Georgina continued her enjoyment of learning about the human body after finishing her degree by enrolling in a relaxation massage course at NHA. By the end of the first week she had then organised to study a double diploma by the end of year. With modalities ranging from deep tissue sports massage to Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy to Anma and Thai massage she has a wide range of skills to deal with all sorts of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Adding on to her skill set she has recently completed a Holistic Health Coaching Course, and also became a qualified Infant Massage Instructor. Experience in working in a variety of multiple disciplinary clinics has helped to build a well-rounded therapist with many experiences to share with eager students, and in her own wellness clinic.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Human Movement and Health Sciences
  • Double Diploma of Remedial Massage (Sports Massage Diploma, Myotherapy Diploma)
  • Certificate III & IV of Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Level 1 Master Trainer

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Why choose us?

We love what we do and we’re passionate about giving you the best start or next step in your career.

We are Fresh

To stay at the forefront of your industry it’s important to keep evolving. That’s why all our massage programs are innovative and forward thinking – and why every member of our team aims to bring a fresh perspective to their work every day.

We are Friendly

We’ll provide you with a friendly, safe and non-intimidating learning environment, with highly qualified, professional, and friendly Coaches who are successful Massage Therapists in their own right.

We are Fun

Experience has taught us that when you’re laughing, you’re listening, and when you’re listening, you’re learning. Because of this we employ a variety of teaching styles and incorporate fun learning techniques into our delivery of programs to assist students in grasping concepts quicker and remembering information for longer.

We are First

We love to be the best we can be and take pride in:

  • Being first in the number of combined years’ experience our Coaches have
  • Offering a first-class delivery of face-to-face courses
  • Being first in having dedicated Career Scouts to help our graduates get started in the industry

Don’t miss this chance to kick-start your career as an Institute certified Massage Therapist.

To find out more, connect with a Career Guru today on 1300 339 339.

Campus Locations

Sydney - St Leonards

40 Oxley Street,
St Leonards

Sydney - Parramatta

87 Marsden Street,


395 St Pauls Terrace
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Perth CBD

Mercantile Lane,
177 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Adelaide CBD

Corner of North Terrace and
Newmarket Street, Adelaide


11 Irving Street
Phillip, ACT 2606

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Phone: 1300 339 339