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HLT52215 - Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies


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Overview

Duration

On-campus:
Full-time 4 trimesters (48 wks)
Part-time 8 trimesters (96 wks)

Online:
Option 1 - 4 study periods (96 wks)
Option 2 - 8 study periods (192 wks)

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Start dates

On-Campus (What's this?)
Bris & Melb: 05/09

Online Delivery (What's this?)
Last working day of each month

Our Campus locations:
Brisbane and Melbourne
(Not every course is available at both campuses. Please contact AIAS to check availability).

Academic Calendar:
Please refer to our academic calendar for intake dates, trimester start and end dates.


Fast facts

Nationally Recognised Training

Are you ready to become a Shiatsu Massage therapist?

Providing the fundamental training and practical skills you need to create a truly unique career, the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies from AIAS is perfect for massage therapists of all ages.

If you have the passion and drive to make a career out of this alternative therapy, then our industry-trained lecturers will help make your dreams a reality.

Available online to domestic students or at our Brisbane and Melbourne campuses, the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies incorporates a range of modern and traditional massage techniques.

Practical experience is also available in our Student Clinics or at a local Vocational Placement facility, perfect for giving you essential hands-on training before graduation.

Skills you need to become a professional

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As part of this accredited diploma, you will study both Shiatsu and Chinese acupressure techniques. Our industry-trained lecturers also teach communication and practice management skills, allowing you to confidently enter the workforce after graduation.

Perfect for current massage therapists, practitioners who received their training overseas and individuals looking to forge a new career, the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies from AIAS will help make your career dreams come true.

Still not sure if this is the massage qualification is for you? Then why not contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors to find out more.


Please note: Private health funds have requirements for on-campus attendance and will not recognise online courses.

Completing your studies online with on-campus clinic attendance or vocational placement is a flexible and fully compliant mode of study.

While private health funds have requirements for on-campus attendance and will not recognise online courses, studying online will still ensure you graduate as a fully qualified practitioner.

For those of you who plan on starting your own business – particularly those living in regional areas of Australia – studying your course online is the best way to gain all the skills you need to work as a remedial clinician.


More information

About the AIAS Faculty of Massage Therapy
Accreditation
Units of Competency
Massage Therapy Careers
Student Clinics and Salons in Brisbane and Melbourne

Subjects

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each study period PLUS obtain a First Aid Certificate* and a Working with Children and/or National Police Check.

Study Period 1

Core Subjects
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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

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Introduction to Shiatsu Philosophy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Develop Shiatsu practice (HLTSHU002)

Introduction to Shiatsu Philosophy

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Effective Communication Strategies

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Establish and manage client relationships (CHCCOM006)
> Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)

Effective Communication Strategies

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Shiatsu Theory and Practice 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform Shiatsu therapy health assessments (HLTSHU004)
> Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments (HLTSHU006)
> Perform oriental therapies health assessments (HLTSHU005)
> Provide oriental therapies treatments (HLTSHU007)
> Work within a framework of traditional oriental medicine (HLTSHU001)
> Manage the prevention and control of infection (HLTINF004)
> Manage work health and safety (HLTWHS004)

Shiatsu Theory and Practice 1


Study Period 2

Core Subjects
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Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Analyse and respond to client health information (HLTAAP003)

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 1

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Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Analyse and respond to client health information (HLTAAP003)

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 2

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Manage Legal and Ethical Practices

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)

Manage Legal and Ethical Practices

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Advanced Shiatsu Philosophy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Develop Shiatsu practice (HLTSHU002)

Advanced Shiatsu Philosophy

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Shiatsu Clinic 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform Shiatsu therapy health assessments (HLTSHU004)
> Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments (HLTSHU006)
> Perform oriental therapies health assessments (HLTSHU005)
> Provide oriental therapies treatments (HLTSHU007)
> Work within a framework of traditional oriental medicine (HLTSHU001)
> Manage the prevention and control of infection (HLTINF004)
> Manage work health and safety (HLTWHS004)

Shiatsu Clinic 1



Study Period 3

Core Subjects
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Shiatsu Theory and Practice 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Adapt Shiatsu and oriental therapies practice to meet specific needs (HLTSHU008)
> Monitor and evaluate traditional oriental medicine treatments (HLTSHU009)
> Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
> Engage with health professionals and the health system (CHCPRP005)

Shiatsu Theory and Practice 2

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Personal Practitioner Care

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Maintain personal health and awareness for traditional oriental medicine practice (HLTSHU003)

Personal Practitioner Care

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Business Plans

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404)

Business Plans

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Shiatsu Clinic 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform Shiatsu therapy health assessments (HLTSHU004)
> Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments (HLTSHU006)
> Perform oriental therapies health assessments (HLTSHU005)
> Provide oriental therapies treatments (HLTSHU007)
> Work within a framework of traditional oriental medicine (HLTSHU001)
> Manage the prevention and control of infection (HLTINF004)
> Manage work health and safety (HLTWHS004)

Shiatsu Clinic 2


Study Period 4

Core Subjects
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Business Marketing

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Market the small business (BSBSMB403)

Business Marketing

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Evidence-Informed Practice

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Research and apply evidence to practice (CHCPOL003)

Evidence-Informed Practice

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Shiatsu Clinic 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Adapt Shiatsu and oriental therapies practice to meet specific needs (HLTSHU008)
> Monitor and evaluate traditional oriental medicine treatments (HLTSHU009)
> Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
> Engage with health professionals and the health system (CHCPRP005)

Shiatsu Clinic 3


The First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 and/or HLTAID006) that is required by this qualification, is not assessed or delivered by AIAS. Students need to obtain these certificated qualifications externally and provide them to AIAS once completed.

Career Pathways

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Graduates who are awarded a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, can work within a range of private and public environments. Multi-modality clinics are the most popular place of employment, with graduates getting the opportunity to work with remedial therapists, naturopaths, osteopaths, nutritionists and even herbalists.

Known to your clients as a Shiatsu Therapist or Shiatsu Practitioner, each day will offer you the opportunity to further your skills in Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies.

Further Study

Do you want to use your qualification from AIAS to get into University? Well, if you’re ready to take your passion to the next level, then the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies will be your ticket to success. Whether you want to add another Diploma to your repertoire or move right into studying a Bachelor’s degree, a number of pathways are available to you. The most popular pathways include:

To find out more about the study pathway available at AIAS or to talk to one of our team about which study option is best for you, just contact us.