AWARD COURSE

Diploma of Remedial Massage


National Code: HLT52015
TAFE SA Code: TP00845


Description

Learn the 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.

Duration
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Up to 18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

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Study Mode
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Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Full Fee
$4,487 - $4,651
$13,462 - $13,952

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $143.00 for Uniform - polo shirt and complementary therapies kit.

    • 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.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (HLT52015)
    This course covers 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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs 120
    Analyse and respond to client health information 60
    Assess client massage needs 150
    Develop massage practice 40
    Engage with health professionals and the health system 40
    Establish and manage client relationships 35
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Manage the prevention and control of infection 50
    Manage work health and safety 40
    Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments 30
    Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments 240
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide massage treatments 150
    Provide remedial massage treatments 240
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes 60
    Address the needs of people with chronic disease 75
    Confirm physical health status 90
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100
    Research and apply evidence to practice 65
    Undertake small business planning 50
    Work with people with mental health issues 80
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
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