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  • HLT52015
  • 095192A 

Diploma of Remedial Massage

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Reflexologist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • TCM Remedial Massage Therapist
COURSE OUTCOME

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Course overview

Course overview

Further your career in massage with this advanced-level course. Complementary therapies and holistic care are gaining popularity in Australia, spurring on strong-job growth in the sector. This course will give you the specialised knowledge to work as a remedial massage therapist, as well as offering foundation skills in other complementary therapies such as reflexology.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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 treatments to meet specific needs
HLTMSG008
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Darling Downs and South West
HLTARO001
Develop aromatherapy practice
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
HLTHPS010
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
HLTREF002
Provide reflexology for relaxation
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Greater Brisbane
HLTREF002
Provide reflexology for relaxation
BSBSBM404A
Undertake business planning
SISFFIT031
Implement injury prevention strategies
HLTMSG007
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
HLTHPS010
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
CHCLAH009
Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
HLTAAP002
Confirm physical health status
HLTMSG007
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
SISSSPT307A
Conduct advanced taping Nambour Only

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Need to know

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland