This course aims to equip you with skills and knowledge to provide safe and appropriate recommendations and treatments to improve function of body systems and to modify treatments accordingly to work with specific populations across the life span. You will learn to conduct a thorough client consultation, work with and refer to other professionals in allied health and medical environments, and demonstrate professional practice within the scope of practice and the parameters of legal and ethical requirements.
- Students are required to be involved in the TAFE SA Complementary Therapy clinic and will be required to provide a copy of a current Child Related Employment screening.
Remedial massage therapists at this level are equipped to provide specialised treatments for more complex conditions that affect the function of body systems, most particularly the musculoskeletal system, such as impacts of sports injuries and repetitive strain from poor posture and occupational habits. A therapist holding a Diploma of Remedial Massage may freelance or be employed by a sports and health care environment working with other health professionals in an integrated approach to improving health.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Skills covered include client relationships, working with diverse people, client health, first aid, infection prevention and control, massage practice and treatments and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 16 core units and 5 elective units plus you must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.