Diploma of Remedial Massage

 

HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage

This course is available to domestic students only

 

WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE?

 

Remedial massage is a healing treatment used to relax tense muscles while improving the body’s repair mechanisms. Remedial massage uses advanced massage techniques to treat a variety of ailments related to the musculoskeletal system. Remedial massage practitioners offer a comprehensive treatment to address the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal problems.

 

Employment Pathways

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. Candidates will have achieved the skills to obtain the following occupational positions: Remedial Massage Practitioner, Remedial Therapist or Remedial Massage Therapist.

Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within the chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements

Entry Requirements for Domestic Students

  1. Applicants 18 years and above
  2. Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 11 qualification or equivalent.
  3. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation such as Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels submitted will also be considered.

 

Course Duration and Schedule

This program IS delivered over 70 weeks of full-time study 20 hours (approx.) per week of scheduled class time. 60 weeks face-to-face study and 10 weeks holidays that includes term breaks.

This will be achieved by scheduling classes for 18 hours (approx.) per week over 70 weeks (face-to-face). Over these 70 weeks, classes will be scheduled as 18 hours face-to-face and 2 hours home study

 

Timetable structure:

  • Term 1: Weeks 1 – 10

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 11 – 12

  • Term 2: Weeks 13 – 22

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 23 – 24

  • Term 3: Weeks 25 – 34

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 35 – 36

  • Term 4: Weeks 37 – 46

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 47 – 48

  • Term 5: Weeks 49 – 58

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 59 – 60

  • Term 6: Weeks 61 – 70

 

Units of competency

Learners must complete 21 units of competency comprising of:

 

  • 16 core units
  • 5 elective units (at least 1 unit from Business Management)

 

Delivery Hours of this Qualification is 1200 Hours

 

 

Core Units Delivery Hours
CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships

30
CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

20
CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

50
CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

50
CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

50
HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

120
HLTAID003

Provide first aid

20
HLTINF004

Manage the control of infection

30
HLTMSG001

Develop massage practice

50
HLTMSG002

Assess client massage needs

100
HLTMSG003

Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

50
HLTMSG004

Provide massage treatments

100
HLTMSG005

Provide remedial massage treatments

(Includes massage clinic requirement of 200 hours)

240
HLTMSG006

Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs

30
HLTMSG008

Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

20
HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

30
Elective Units
BSBSMB403

Market the small business

50
BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

50
CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

50
CHCPRP001

Develop & maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

30
CHCPRP002

Collaborate in professional practice

30
Total Hours 1200

 

 

The course also includes the 200 hours clinic requirement. This 200 hours is delivered with the HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatment as follows:

Term 5: HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatment – 20 hours: Clinic – 100 hours

Term 6: HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatment – 20 hours: Clinic – 100 hours

 

 

 

Module and Unit Delivery Schedule

 

Week Unit Sequence Total Hours
TERM 1
1 – 10 HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

120
HLTINF004

Manage the control of infection

30
HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

30
HLTAAID003

Provide first aid

20
TOTAL HOURS 200
11 – 12                                                              2 weeks break
TERM 2
13 – 22 CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

20
CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships

30
HLTMSG001

Develop massage practice

50
HLTMSG002

Assess client massage needs

100
TOTAL HOURS 200
23 – 24 2 weeks break
TERM 3
25 – 34 HLTMSG004

Provide massage treatments

100
CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

50
CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

50
TOTAL HOURS 200
35 – 36 2 weeks break
TERM 4
37 – 46 BSBSMB403

Market the small business

50
BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

50
CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

50
CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

50
TOTAL HOURS 200
47 – 48 2 weeks break
TERM 5
49 – 58 HLTMSG003

Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

50
HLTMSG005

Provide remedial massage treatments(Includes 100 hours clinic requirement)

 

120
HLTMSG006

Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs

30
TOTAL HOURS 200
59 – 60 2 weeks break
TERM 6
61 – 70 HLTMSG005

Provide remedial massage treatments (Includes 100 hours clinic requirement)

 

120
HLTMSG008

Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

20
CHCPRP001

Develop & maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

30
CHCPRP002

Collaborate in professional practice

30
200  HOURS 200

 

* Note: HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid (Externally Delivery)

Student textbook requirements

Compulsory core text book: Grace, S. and Deal, M, Textbook of Remedial Massage, Elsevier

Students must purchase this title as the core text book to accompany the delivery of this qualification