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.
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.
CRICOS code: 090576C
This course is delivered over 52 weeks of full time study. This includes 23 weeks of scheduled class time at the Skills Institute Australia training facility at 20 hours per week and 23 weeks of scheduled, practical training. Six weeks holidays are also included.
|Weeks||Hours per week||Total hours|
This program utilises a blended delivery mode which incorporates face to face delivery, workshops, individual assignments, team based assignments and/or simulated environment. Participants will attend scheduled training sessions and practical work in the fully-equipped training facility. Students may also complete practical work requirements at workplaces with which Skills Institute Australia has implemented a training agreement in accordance with the guidelines specified in the individual units.
All students must be at least 18 years of age.
- Satisfactory completion of year 12 or equivalent
- Overseas students require a language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
There are no specific academic prerequisites for any of the units in this course.
To complete this course, it is expected that you will have access to:
- A computer with Windows XP or higher
- DVD-ROM drive
- Media Player
These facilities are available on campus.
All of the learning materials and test books required to complete this course will be provided.
In order to receive this qualification, twenty-one units must be completed satisfactorily:
- 16 core units
- 5 elective units
|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 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|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTARO001||Develop aromatherapy practice|
|BSBMED303||Maintain patient records|
|HLTREF002||Provide reflexology for relaxation|
The Diploma of Remedial Massage is arranged into three modules, comprising a total of 20 units plus one stand-alone unit. Each module has theoretical and practical components.
|Safety and hygiene||HLTWHS004|
|Legislation and ethics||CHCLEG003|
|Physical health status||HLTAAP002|
|Client health information||HLTAAP003|
This course provides participants with the skills to obtain the occupational position across various industrial sectors. Job roles and titles vary across these different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- remedial massage therapist
- remedial massage assistant
Individuals who successfully complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage may continue on to further study in the remedial health industry, including the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed any of the units of study or have practical experience that may be used for recognition of prior learning must contact Skills Institute Australia prior to enrollment.
As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the duration of the course until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.
Assessment tasks may include
- Written questions and answers
- Case study analysis
- Observation of the learner
- Written and oral questioning
- Written reports
- Simulated role play
- Practical demonstrations
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification.
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Skills Institute Australia has a commitment to providing equity in training for all learners. In particular, ensuring equity in training for women and the elimination of discrimination against female students in vocational education and training is a priority.
Skills Institute Australia encourages all students to pursue their vocational education and achieve their training goals, including students:
- With language, literacy and numeracy problems
- From a non-English speaking background
- With a disability
Our college will identify and access appropriate support services, and ensure the necessary services are provided for participants as required.