HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
|Duration||78 weeks (1.5 years) – full-time or part-time distance, online or blended mode|
|Location||Mervic campus, on-campus simulated environment/room, and actual workplace (placement)|
This qualification reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance, or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service. This qualification is aimed at creating career opportunities by developing practical skills in remedial massage, which uses massage, stretching, and associated techniques to improve wellness, health, and relaxation. You will also develop underlying knowledge of musculoskeletal structure and principles of remedial massage from a therapy perspective.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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 the 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
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Work-Based Training (WBT)
200 hours of work in an approved facility over the duration of the course.
All students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at Mervic College.
English Language Requirements
Mervic approved LLN (ACSF level 4-5) or an English Placement Test;
General English with Intermediate level achieved;
Mature-age candidates with relevant industry experience
Completion of Year 12 or higher.
All students are required to undertake a pre-training review that aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, and relevant experience.
Qualifications offered by Mervic College are based on the principles, guidelines, and standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.
Course Tuition Fee
Subsidy: No government-funded places are available at the moment.
Special discounted fee: $8,500
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