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HLT52015 | 095192A 

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Take the next step in your career in massage with this advanced-level course that will qualify you to work as a remedial massage therapist or to specialise in other complementary therapies such as reflexology.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$9,690 - $11,810
International
$15,000
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Course overview

Further your career in massage with this advanced-level course. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as massage therapists has experienced strong growth and is expected to continue to grow over the coming years. There are likely to be around 15,000 job openings for qualified massage therapists over the next five years. 

You will get the advanced skills to adapt remedial massage treatments to meet the unique needs of your clients, implement injury prevention strategies, conduct reflexology for relaxation, and educate clients on strength and conditioning techniques. Our highly-experienced teachers are still deeply embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance necessary to improve your technique.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a remedial massage therapist as well as giving you the skills to pursue other specialised therapies, such as reflexology.

 

What can I do?

  • Reflexologist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • TCM Remedial Massage Therapist

Course outcome:

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Industry-embedded teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM006
    Establish and manage client relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional on-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and manage client relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP005
    Engage with health professionals and the health system
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including writing referral reports.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage with health professionals and the health system

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP003
    Analyse and respond to client health information
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP003
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse and respond to client health information

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID003
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide first aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF004
    Manage the prevention and control of infection
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage the prevention and control of infection

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG001
    Develop massage practice
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the foundations of massage practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop massage practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG002
    Assess client massage needs
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess client massage needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG003
    Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the needs of clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). It requires the ability to gather client information, conduct specific tests and bring information together to develop a remedial massage treatment plan. There is a strong focus on functional anatomy.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG004
    Provide massage treatments
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide massage treatments

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG005
    Provide remedial massage treatments
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide remedial massage treatments based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment and treatment plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide remedial massage treatments

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG006
    Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to adapt remedial massage assessment and treatment strategies to meet the needs of clients of different genders and at different stages of life. It also includes the requirement to be able to identify and respond to other specific needs with which the practitioner may be unfamiliar.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTMSG008
    Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTMSG008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments, both from an individual client and whole of practice perspective.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS004
    Manage work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage work health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $9,690
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $9,690
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $9,690
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,810
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $9,690
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,000
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
It is highly recommended that students are aged 18 or older by the course commencement date. A drivers licence and private vehicle are highly desirable, and will increase the likelihood of finding a range of placements.

International Students 
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Furthermore, it is recommended that you have a level of physical fitness that would enable you to stand and perform massage for an extended period of time

 

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a plain polo shirt, black pants (no skirt, leggings or jeans), and enclosed shoes. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation may cause delays with completion of this course. 

Students will be conducting clinics in order to apply their knowledge and practice their skills, and to satisfy the qualification’s mandatory vocational placement hours requirement. These clinic hours are recognised as Vocational Placement hours. The clinics will provide various treatments to staff, students and public, under supervision. The variety of treatments provided are those stipulated in the units.

In accordance with Queensland Government COVD-19 directives, students providing a health service in a health environment are considered ‘health care workers’ and as such come under the COVID-19 directions for vaccination requirements.

Students are advised that they will need to evidence maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.
The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. Please see the following link for the accepted vaccines.

Need to know

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation may cause delays with completion of this course. 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to become a member of any National Massage Association and apply for health fund rebate status providing you meet their requirements. Please note: If you are hoping to apply for health rebate status for all health funds attendance at all scheduled classes is extremely important in order to meet the training time requirements for specific health fund eligibility.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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