Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Your career as a myotherapist
The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is tailored to provide the specific knowledge and practical skills to train you as an industry-accredited myotherapist.
How you will learn
Our myotherapy teaching clinic gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a simulated work environment. You will observe and practise under the supervision of qualified staff.
Assessment may also take place in a simulated work situation.
Assessment consists of successful completion of all assessment activities as well as classroom, project and industry participation.
RMIT’s industry focus and emphasis on practical skills puts me ahead of students from other institutions studying the same discipline. More than just teaching me the theory behind myotherapy, the hands-on experience allows me to become good at what I do because it’s all real.
- Adam Rose, Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
RMIT is renowned for its focus on industry-based, practical learning. This approach is exemplified in our complementary medicine programs.
Strong relationships with local and international industry leaders ensure that our programs and teaching facilities are relevant to contemporary and future workplaces.
These industry links also enable us to provide students with experiences that make them highly sought after by employers including work placements, industry projects, mentoring and opportunities to work with partner organisations overseas.
Through this program you'll develop advanced techniques to treat myofascial pain, joint pain and neuropathic pain - from the nervous system.
You'll deepen your understanding of the musculoskeletal system and inherent movement patterns. You'll apply clinical reasoning to uncover the underlying causes of pain, develop sophisticated skills in palpation, perform refined movement assessment tests, functional movement analysis, and neuro-dynamic testing.
You'll increase your skills with treatment methods including deep tissue modalities, myofascial techniques, trigger-point therapy, dynamic cupping, myofascial dry needling, neuro-dynamic mobilisation, prescriptive and rehabilitation exercises, joint mobilisation and pain management techniques.
With a focus on practical applications, you will learn to enhance your client consultation practices, develop preventive management plans, and use evidence-based treatment protocols.
At RMIT's myotherapy teaching clinic, you'll be able to apply your practical skills and learn advanced business skills needed to manage staff and run your own practice.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a placement with one of RMIT's industry placement partners.
Myotherapy students practise internationally
RMIT Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy students went to Udaipur in India as part of an international work placement to further their professional practice in a rewarding and life changing experience.
A chance encounter with myotherapy when Courtney Saunders was dealing with injury led her to enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
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Full-time 12 months
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Program code: C6159
National curriculum code: 22316VIC
The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is tailored to provide the specific knowledge and practical skills to train you as an industry accredited myotherapist.
As a qualified myotherapist you may:
- be self-employed in private practice as an independent myotherapist
- lead a multi-disciplinary practice as part of a team of other allied health practitioners
- work in hospitals, aged care facilities and other health organisations
There are also opportunities in education, community health care services, social welfare, sales and health retreats.
The Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage is recognised by more than 10 professional organisations, including:
- Myotherapy Association Australia
- Massage and Myotherapy Australia
- Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)
Associate membership of AAMT is available to students currently studying massage. AMT offers free student membership to enrolled full or part time students of massage therapy.
Graduates are eligible to register for provider number status with private health insurers and WorkCover.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. Check your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place using our eligibility calculator.
2019 indicative fees:
- Government subsidised place: AU$10,250* per annum
- Full-fee place: AU$15,250* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
If your program is eligible for the VSL scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference once you exceed the cap.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.