Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Remedial Massage Code HLT52015
This course teaches you practical skills in remedial massage, which uses massage, stretching and associated techniques to improve wellness, health and relaxation. You’ll gain the theoretical knowledge required to assess your clients’ soft tissue dysfunction, and to provide treatment to clients with a specific need.
This course gives you qualifications as well as the small business skills needed to thrive in the industry.
This qualification is recognised nationally by Service Skills Australia.
Career paths vary enormously. You will be able to work as a remedial massage therapist in a range of areas, including:
- allied health practices or health organisations
- sporting clubs
- wellness retreats
- health spas
- corporate massage environments
- private clinics
- cruise ships
- aged care facilities.
A qualification in remedial massage gives you the option to work as an employee or as a subcontractor, and the freedom to work anywhere. Many massage therapists are self-employed, running successful private practices. Working for yourself allows you the flexibility to choose your hours. You can also travel and work around the world.
To be awarded HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-one (21) units of competency, comprising of:
- sixteen (16) core units, and;
- five (5) elective units, of which:
- at least one (1) unit must be selected from the Business Management group listed in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification;
- up to four (4) units must be selected from the electives listed in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification, any endorsed training package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
CHCCOM006 – Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP005 – Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAAP003 – Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
HLTINF004 – Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 – Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 – Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG003 – Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
HLTMSG004 – Provide massage treatments
HLTMSG005 – Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG006 – Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
HLTMSG008 – Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
HLTWHS004 – Manage work health and safety
BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
CHCCCS001 – Address the needs of people with chronic disease
BSBMED401 – Manage patient recordkeeping system
SISSSPT307A – Conduct advanced taping
HLTMSG007 – Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check. Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator means you will be unable to undertake a practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.
The following is a suggested site you could visit to obtain this check:
– Police Record Check
- Duration 10 hours
- Day of week
- Skill level
- Available Seats