International Students

Massage Courses 


“It was great to learn massage and be able to take my qualifications home. One of the best parts of the program is the variety of specialised modules. This allowed me to explore a range of massage techniques.” Lukas Costa

Massage has been a fundamental tool for restoring health and well-being. This unique profession blends ancient healing with modern science and gives the therapist a truly unique feeling of knowing they are directly improving the health and well-being of a client.

In class, students will be taught to deal with a wide range of problems utilising basic and advanced massage techniques. Our massage therapy programs focus on “hands-on” learning. This allows students to immediately put theory into practice. Students will also get to practise their skills in our Student Clinic. This is a great opportunity to learn massage skills in a real life settings.

Campus Locations

  • Sydney Campus
  • Brisbane Campus*

*Massage courses in Brisbane are run with our sister school the Australian College of Sport & Fitness.

Available Massage Courses

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
This qualification needs to be completed to work as a professional massage therapist in Australia. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice is gained by completing ‘delivery modules’ that align with the units of competency for this nationally recognized qualification.
Some of the learning outcomes you will cover in this course include:
  • Massage Techniques
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Massage Clinic Skills
  • First Aid
  • SAFE Practices
  • Practice Management
Click here for the Units of Competency in this national qualification


Entry Requirements
There are no academic prerequisites needed for Certificate IV in Massage.


Diploma of Remedial Massage
This qualification is recommended for practitioners looking to upgrade their skills and education qualifications. The Diploma of Remedial Massage is also gained by completing ‘delivery modules’ that align with the units if competency for this nationally recognised qualification.
Some of the modules you will cover in this course are:
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Advanced Massage Clinic Skills
  • Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Professional Development

Click here for the Units of Competency in this national qualification

Entry Requirements
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice needs to be completed in order to undertake this course.

English requirements

All of our courses are taught in English.In addition some subjects include medical and health terminology that can be more challenging to understand students whose first language is not English. Applicants will need to show evidence of suitable English proficiency for the course they have chosen.

For more details about English proficiency please download this factsheet - English Proficiency Fact Sheet

How to Apply as an International Student

Step 1 - Apply to the College
Step 2 - Accept your placement
Step 3 – Apply for your visa
If you are interested in studying in Australia and applying for a student visa, you must first apply for admission.
Once your application has been successful you will receive a Letter of Offer outlining your study fees and a Student Agreement. You then need to return your signed Letter of Offer and Student Agreement with payment for your tuition fees, so that the School can prepare your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
This Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) must then be used when you apply and submit your visa application.

Additional Information

  • Course Brochure - Download2015-08-28
  • International Student Timetable SYDNEY – Download
  • International Student Timetable BRISBANE – Download
  • International Student Application Form – Download
  • International Student Tuition Fees – Download
  • International Student Support Services BookletDownload
  • 8 Reasons to Study at NSOM – Download
  • 8 Reasons to Study at NSOM Japanese - Download
International Student Downloads and Forms
  • International Student Handbook –  Link
  • International Course Credit Form – Download
  • International Student Deferment Form – Download
  • International Student Grievance Form – Download
  • International Student Medical Certificates Form – Download
  • International Student Evaluation Form – Download
  • International Student English Requirements – Download
  • International Student Units of Competency – Download
  • International Student Cancellation/Release Request FormDownload
  • Student Clinic Information for International Students – Download

VISA INFORMATION for International Students

  • How to apply for your student visa - Link
  • Student visa FAQs -Link

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