Diploma of TCM Remedial Massage - HLT50112


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Overview

Duration

*On-campus:
Full-time 48 wks (4 semesters)
Part-time 84 wks (7 semesters)

^Online:
Option 1 - 96 wks (4 study periods)
Option 2 - 168 wks (7 study periods)

Start dates

- On-campus (Brisbane; Melbourne):
   2014: 08/09; 08/12
- Online:
   2014: 30/06; 31/07; 29/08; 30/09; 31/10; 28/11; 31/12

- Funding available: VET FEE-HELP
- Full-time on-campus students have vacation of up to 15 weeks annually depending on commencement date. This includes mid-term and between breaks, and the optional 10-week Summer School.

The right course for you?

Nationally Recognised TrainingThe Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na) is designed to give you the education and training you need to launch your career as a TCM massage practitioner.

This course is ideally suited for those who want to work in or who are currently working in the area of TCM Remedial Massage and want to increase their skills and knowledge.

This course is aimed at recent school leavers, those looking for a career change, those re-entering the workforce, or those wishing to add TCM Remedial Massage training to their existing professional skill set.  It is also a perfect course for overseas professionals wishing to ensure their training is comparable to Australian requirements.

The course is available on-campus and online.


*On-campus: 1 semester = 12 weeks
^Online: 1 study period = 24 weeks

Massage client - Diploma of TCM Remedial MassageTraditional Chinese therapeutic massage is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a technique that stimulates acupressure points and meridians to treat musculoskeletal conditions, relieve spasm and pain, improve the function of tendons, bones and joints, and promote overall health and wellbeing.

The Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na) offers training in all aspects of TCM massage. Students will learn not only about remedial massage therapy, but also Chinese acupressure and philosophy. Additionally, there is a strong emphasis on communication, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine and business management.

As part of your qualification you will spend time within the AIAS Massage Clinic which operates to the public, giving you experience with real clients in a real work environment.

Subjects

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each Block + First Aid* (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid).

Block 1

Core Subjects
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Anatomy & Physiology 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Confirm physical health status (HLTAP401B)

Anatomy & Physiology 1

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Communication Strategies - Health

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Communicate effectively with clients (HLTCOM404C)
> Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate (HLTCOM406C)

Communication Strategies - Health

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Massage Therapy 1 - TCM

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Work within TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) framework (HLTTCM506E)

Massage Therapy 1 - TCM

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Point Location 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for HLTTCM504C, HLTTCM505C, HLTTCM506E

Point Location 1

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Chinese Philosophy 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency

Chinese Philosophy 1

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Chinese Acupressure Massage 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide traumatology treatment within a TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) framework (HLTTCM504C)
> Provide TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment for women and children (HLTTCM505C)

Chinese Acupressure Massage 1


Block 2

Core Subjects
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Anatomy & Physiology 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for the units of competency

Anatomy & Physiology 2

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Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for the units of competency

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

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Chinese Acupressure Massage 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide traumatology treatment within a TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) framework (HLTTCM504C)
> Provide TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment for women and children (HLTTCM505C)

Chinese Acupressure Massage 2

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Point Location 2A

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for HLTTCM504C, HLTTCM505C, HLTTCM506E

Point Location 2A

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Massage Therapy 2 - TCM

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment strategy (HLTTCM507C)

Massage Therapy 2 - TCM



Block 3

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for the units of competency

Anatomy and Pysiology 3

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Chinese Acupressure Massage 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide traumatology treatment within a TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) framework (HLTTCM504C)
> Provide TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment for women and children (HLTTCM505C)

Chinese Acupressure Massage 3

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Point Location 2B

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for HLTTCM504C, HLTTCM505C, HLTTCM506E

Point Location 2B

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Practice Administration A

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements (HLTHIR506C)
> Maintain an effective health work environment (HLTHIR501C)

Practice Administration A

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Chinese Philosophy 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency

Chinese Philosophy 2

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Clinical Medicine 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Analyse health information (HLTAP501C)

Clinical Medicine 1


Block 4

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Clinic - TCM Remedial 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) health assessment (HLTTCM502D)
> Develop professional expertise (HLTCOM502C)
> Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCORG428A)

Clinic - TCM Remedial 1

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Clinic - TCM Remedial 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) assessment framework (HLTTCM502D)
> Provide TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment (HLTTCM503D)
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively (HLTCOM408D)

Clinic - TCM Remedial 2

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Chinese Acupressure 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide traumatology treatment within a TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) framework (HLTTCM504C)
> Provide TCM remedial massage (An Mo Tui Na) treatment for women and children (HLTTCM505C)

Chinese Acupressure 4

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Business Management

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Manage a practice (HLTCOM503D)

Business Management


*First Aid not delivered by AIAS

For more information on the Order of Completion (including Part-time and Online study), click here.

Career Pathways

Employment

Massage client - Diploma of TCM Remedial MassageThis qualification provides skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage as well as specialist skills in treatment for women and children and in traumatology treatment. Graduates may also work in conjunction with practitioners qualified in other TCM areas of practice.

Graduates from this course will generally be successful as TCM Remedial Massage Practitioners, TCM Remedial Massage Therapists, Chinese Remedial Massage Practitioners, and Tui Na Practitioners.

Further Study

Some units of study from the Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage can be credited towards another course at AIAS. Some graduates of this course go on to study health science, medicine, physiotherapy and other related courses at university.