HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Accredited Qualification


This qualification is the current industry standard required to practice remedial massage. Practitioners with this qualification may be self-employed as independent therapists or may work within a larger health clinic.

This course covers the provision of remedial massage treatment to clients with specific needs such athlete’s or those affected by chronic disease and is an increase in professionalism from generic massage programs or services. Diploma graduates are educated on developing their own business and the legal and ethical requirements of the remedial industry.

Please note that this qualification is taught and assessed holistically. This means that there is no exit point until the completion of the course and Statement of Attainment cannot be issued until all assessments have been submitted and deemed competent. Diploma graduates are eligible for professional association membership, required for approved health provider status with Medibank Private.

Potential Job Roles:

Remedial Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist

Course Quick Guide:

Delivery mode: On Campus
Duration: 52 weeks (including 4 weeks of holiday)
Location: Brisbane City Campus
Intake dates:

Assessment methods: Short answer questions, case study, portfolio, observation/simulated workplace assessment, student clinic and report

Entry Requirements

International Students and Self-Funded Domestic Students:
Year 11 qualification or equivalent
IELTS 5.0 (no subscore below 4.5) or equivalent

Qualification Requirements :

There are 21 units in this qualification.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
HLTAID003 Provide first aid*
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments 
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments 
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

*Training Provider: First Aid Training Brisbane CBD RTO No: 91399

Students are required to have a minimum of 16 hours face to face with the addition of on-campus practical clinical hours in semester 2.

To graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from HETC’s accredited massage course, students must complete all assessments, along with 200 supervised on-campus clinic practical hours.

Course Price :

All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Please contact international@hetc.edu.au for current and up-to-date pricing.