INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Remedial Massage

CRICOS Code: 092418A
National Code: HLT52015


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 (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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78 weeks
3
60 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

Work Placement Duration:   200 hours

The work placement for this course will be a combination of campus clinic placement and negotiated field placements/events. Students undertake 2 x 4 hour sessions per week for a total of 200 hours, commencing in the 2nd term (or whenever they start) of their course

Course Notes

  • The Diploma of Remedial Massage includes the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and will complete both qualifications within 18 months (3 semesters of study). Students will receive some credit from their Certificate IV topics into the Diploma and during the 2nd semester of study will complete topics from both qualifications.
  • Students may also wish to study a 1 semester ‘top up’ Diploma of Reflexology to obtain a ‘double diploma’ for an additional $8000. The only intake available for the top up program is July intake.
  • Subject to approval, this course will be relocating from the Port Adelaide Campus to the Adelaide City Campus in 2020.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $8000
Total course cost ( 78 weeks)
AUD $24000
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $24000

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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.

    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
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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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