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HLT52015

Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Units

21

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Course Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Pre-Requisites

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There has been a huge increase in demand for massage therapists within Australia, with thousands of new jobs predicted to be created every year. The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need for a career as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

This is a nationally recognised qualification that runs with two classes a week at our Perth CBD Campus over a duration of 12 months.

Why TrainSmart?

Course Overview

Study the Diploma of Remedial Massage

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is a nationally recognised qualification that has been designed to give students theoretical competencies and practical application of remedial massage.

By studying this course with TrainSmart Australia you will be guided through hands-on learning in a clinical environment under the guidance of our professional training team. You will be introduced to various styles of massage techniques while understanding their effects on muscles, nerves and overall health and well-being.

This course will develop your skills in conducting client consultations and diagnosing muscle pain or discomfort. Practical sessions in our student clinic will help you to apply your skills to provide remedial massages and ongoing treatment plans.

This Diploma course also equips you with practical skills and knowledge in small business planning and marketing to help you start your own Remedial Massage Business.

By achieving this qualification with TrainSmart Australia, you can embark on a career in remedial massage, generate your own business and find remunerative work as part of an established practice.

Is the Diploma of Remedial Massage for you?

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is a nationally recognised qualification that has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who are passionate about working with people and have an interest in the health industry.

What will you learn in the Diploma of Remedial Massage?

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage will teach you the skills needed for becoming an independent and successful massage therapist.

In this course you will learn:

  • To consult with clients to help understand expectations and reasons for treatment
  • The anatomy and physiology of the body
  • Master various specialised techniques in customised remedial massage
  • Develop an understanding of pressure points and reflexology relaxation therapies
  • Knowledge of current OH&S and COVID Safe practices
  • Use of various massage equipment and tools, including massage tables, oils, lotions, and creams
  • To create your own aromatic blends that enhance massage therapies
  • Small business planning and marketing

How will you study the Diploma of Remedial Massage?

You’ll attend live in-person classes 2 days throughout the week which will be supported by online study materials through our learning portal LearnSmart. The access to online materials gives you the ability to study at any time allowing you to expand your understanding of the course work outside of your weekly classes.

As well as taking the assessments, this course provides students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension of the subject matter that complies with the relevant units of competency requirements.

This course also requires 200 hours of clinic hours which can be completed on campus within our student clinic.

How long is the Diploma of Remedial Massage?

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course runs for a total of 12 months.

entry Requirements

Prior to being enrolled into the VSL eligible course, TrainSmart Australia must reasonably believe that the applicant is academically suited and displays competence for the course requirements including meeting any of the set entry requirements. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate of education; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that was delivered as a part of the AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) that can be verified by the issuing organisation or the USI (unique student identifier) transcript or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. TrainSmart Australia must also reasonably believe that the student displays that competence.

You may be required to complete a Bridging Course if you do not meet the above academic suitability criteria or at the request of our career advisory team.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Modules

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is broken up into the following Modules.

Click each module title to learn more about the units within each module.

Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

HLTMSG003

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

Provide massage treatments

HLTMSG004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage techniques.

Provide remedial massage treatments

HLTMSG005

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists working with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM).

Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs

HLTMSG006

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

HLTMSG008

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

Develop massage practice

HLTMSG001

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. This unit applies to massage therapists.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCPRP005

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. This unit applies to individuals working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services.

Manage the prevention and control of infection

HLTINF004

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTAAP003

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Assess client massage needs

HLTMSG002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage assessment techniques. This unit applies to massage therapists.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

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. This unit applies to all workers.

Provide First Aid

HLTAID011

This unit 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, including community and workplace settings.
** Please note. This Unit: ‘HLTAID003 Provide first aid’ is trained and assessed externally. Learners are expected to arrange and complete this unit themselves at their own cost with another RTO or Training Organisation eg St John Ambulance, and then apply for Mutual Recognition with TSA.

Provide reflexology for relaxation

HLTREF002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, prepare equipment for reflexology, make observations of the feet and then select and use basic reflexology techniques and sequences based on information and observations. This unit applies to individuals who provide reflexology relaxation sessions either as part of their work as a dedicated reflexologist or in conjunction with other treatment modalities. It does not include reflexology for therapeutic purposes.

Develop aromatherapy practice

HLTARO001

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

Develop reflexology practice

HLTREF001

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

Provide aromatherapy massages

SHBBBOS004

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide aromatherapy massages using blended aromatic plant oils. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, and synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select aromatic oils and massage techniques to meet client needs. Aromatherapy massage can be a single treatment, or form part of a series of treatments. This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions. They have knowledge across a range of aromatherapy massage techniques and blended oils.

Market new business ventures

BSBESB404

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a marketing strategy that is integrated into the business plan in order to improve the performance of a business venture. It involves analysing and interpreting market data. The unit applies to those establishing a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation

Establish and manage client relationships

CHCCOM006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.

Manage work health and safety

HLTWHS004

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. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCLEG003

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is broken up into the following Modules.

The Practice of Massage

Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

HLTMSG003

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

Provide massage treatments

HLTMSG004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage techniques.

Provide remedial massage treatments

HLTMSG005

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists working with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM).

Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs

HLTMSG006

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

HLTMSG008

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. This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

The Professional Therapist

Develop massage practice

HLTMSG001

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. This unit applies to massage therapists.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCPRP005

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. This unit applies to individuals working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services.

Manage the prevention and control of infection

HLTINF004

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Understanding Your Client

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTAAP003

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Assess client massage needs

HLTMSG002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage assessment techniques. This unit applies to massage therapists.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

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. This unit applies to all workers.

Provide First Aid

HLTAID011

This unit 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, including community and workplace settings.
** Please note. This Unit: ‘HLTAID003 Provide first aid’ is trained and assessed externally. Learners are expected to arrange and complete this unit themselves at their own cost with another RTO or Training Organisation eg St John Ambulance, and then apply for Mutual Recognition with TSA.

Speciality Therapies

Provide reflexology for relaxation

HLTREF002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, prepare equipment for reflexology, make observations of the feet and then select and use basic reflexology techniques and sequences based on information and observations. This unit applies to individuals who provide reflexology relaxation sessions either as part of their work as a dedicated reflexologist or in conjunction with other treatment modalities. It does not include reflexology for therapeutic purposes.

Develop aromatherapy practice

HLTARO001

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

Develop reflexology practice

HLTREF001

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

Provide aromatherapy massages

SHBBBOS004

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide aromatherapy massages using blended aromatic plant oils. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, and synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select aromatic oils and massage techniques to meet client needs. Aromatherapy massage can be a single treatment, or form part of a series of treatments. This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions. They have knowledge across a range of aromatherapy massage techniques and blended oils.

Being Successful in Business

Market new business ventures

BSBESB404

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a marketing strategy that is integrated into the business plan in order to improve the performance of a business venture. It involves analysing and interpreting market data. The unit applies to those establishing a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation

Establish and manage client relationships

CHCCOM006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.

Manage work health and safety

HLTWHS004

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. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCLEG003

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. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

Job Outcomes

Diploma of Remedial Massage Career Opportunities

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage offers many exciting career paths. As a qualified Remedial Massage therapist, you will be sought after as a therapist, manager or supervisor in a variety of settings. Some of these include;

  • Home-Business as a Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Sporting clubs as a Sports Massage Therapist
  • Osteopaths and physiotherapists and/or working in allied health clinics
  • Massage day spas
  • Assistant for chiropractors

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Available Subsidies for this course

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA – Lower Fees, Local Skills Government subsidy, you must reside in Western Australia and meet one of the below eligibility criteria;

You are an Australian Citizen

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

If you meet one of the above eligibility criteria, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage available to you are; *

With a concession card – $789.60 or $400 per year* (based on annual cap fee)
Without a concession card – $2,664.90 or $1200 per year* (based on annual cap fee)

To gain the subsidy you will be required to attend face-to-face classes here at our Perth CBD campus. If you’re located in WA but live outside of the Perth Metro area you may be eligible to study this course fully online through the Government subsidy. Contact us to learn more about our upcoming intake dates & face-to-face study requirements..

For detailed information, including concession eligibility criteria and annual cap fee, please see our attached brochure or visit our Lower Fees, Local Skills Information Page here.* If you are aged between 15-24 years old and don’t have a valid concession card, your annual course fee will be capped at $400 per calendar year at the non-concession rate.

Learn more about the Jobs and Skills WA Subsidy on the Jobs & Skills WA Website Here.*

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Jobs and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as service and resource fees*  This is a Western Australian government program. 

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$16,417.10

Concession Rate

$789.60*

Non-Concession Rate

$2,664.90*

*Please refer to the Government Subsidy section to see if you are eligible for the concession or non-concession rates.

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $16,417.10. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as service and resource fees*  

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Units of competency
HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is broken up into the following Modules;

The Practice of Massage

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

The Professional Therapist

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Understanding Your Client

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Speciality Therapies

HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation

HLTARO001 Develop aromatherapy practice

HLTREF001 Develop reflexology practice

SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages

Being Successful in Business

BSBESB404 Market new business ventures

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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