Diploma of Remedial Massage
About this Course
This course incorporates the Certificate IV and Diploma programs in remedial massage. It provides the skills required for competence in remedial massage practice. Upon successful completion you may be self-employed as independent practitioners or may work within a larger health service. With your intensive training, you will be able to apply for provider recognition with health funds. This course covers the provision of remedial massage treatment to clients with specific needs such as injury management, rehabilitation, aged care and chronic disease management. Practitioners at this level may supervise other massage therapists.
• Establish and manage client relationships
• Work with diverse people
• Manage legal and ethical compliance
• Reflect on and improve own professional practice
• Engage with health professionals and the health system
• Analyse and respond to client health information
• Provide first aid
• Manage the prevention and control of infection
• Develop massage practice
• Assess client massage needs
• Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
• Provide massage treatments
• Provide remedial massage treatments
• Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
• Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
• Manage work health and safety
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
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
SISSSPT307A Conduct advanced taping
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
Additional selectable units may apply.
The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):
• Observation in the workplace or simulated environment
• Written tasks, including quizzes
• Research tasks, including projects
• Oral presentations
• Group work
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification
- Practice in a holistic health clinic
- Registered remedial massage professional
- Multidisciplinary health setting
- Providing services to WorkCover clients
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street Main Campus VIC
Full-time: 15 months
When You Can Start
Apply now for 2018, commencing 1st Semester.
Three days per week, 9am-5pm
Students will complete 200 hours of clinical placement throughout the course. During relevant stages of the course, all students will be scheduled to take part in a supervised student massage clinic at Wodonga TAFE, which is open to the public. There is also an expectation that students will practice their skills in the broader community.
Students will also participate in on-site placement opportunities which will be arranged by your placement coordinator. The times and days of these sessions may vary to suit the establishment of which the student will be attending. Students may be required to have a current police check, and working with children check to attend specific clinical placement venues.
There are no pre-requisites for the Diploma of Remedial Massage, however you will need a high level of maturity and responsibility to cope with the demands of academic and practical aspects of this course.
Funded $8,640.00 (Tuition $8,640.00, Materials $0.00)
Full Fee $12,096.00 (Tuition $12,096.00, Materials $0.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
VET Student Loans may be available to eligible individuals. VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the current VET FEE-HELP scheme which ceased on 31 December 2016. For more information, visit https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans or see the ‘VET Student Loans’ page on our website under the ‘Apply Now’ tab.
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- This course will provide an opportunity to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
- Completion of the course will provide academic eligibility for membership with associations such as the Australian Association of Massage Therapists Ltd (AAMT) and other industry associations.
Studies in the Diploma of Remedial Massage can lead students into further studies in the following courses at various universities.
• Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
• Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
• Bachelor of Rehabilitation