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HLT52015 Diploma of
Remedial Massage

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Overview

qualificationsDelivery Mode


  • On-Campus Delivery: On-Campus classes + Work Placement at AIAS
    This training is delivered entirely face-to-face at the AIAS campuses. You will need to attend one of our campuses 2-3 days per week.
  • Blended Delivery: Online Learning + Work Placement at AIAS
    This training is delivered online with compulsory face-to-face work placement at AIAS. You will need to attend one of our campuses or training centres for the work placement 2 days per week.

NOTE: Memberships of certain Professional Associations rely on on-campus delivery of all practical skills and clinical subjects. Students who complete the practical subjects away from the College, i.e. undertake Work Placement, will not be awarded professional recognition when the student completes their study. It depends on the Professional Association to which membership is sought.

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This qualification is delivered on-campus in:

  • Brisbane Campus - 28 Old Cleveland Road, Brisbane QLD 4000, and
  • Melbourne Campus - 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Sydney Training Centre for Blending Learning - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park 2127

For those who wish to study blended (online), this is offered nationally however travel to one of the above locations will be compulsory.

Start datesStart Dates


  • On-Campus
    29-May-17; 11-Sep-17
  • Blended (Online)
    31-Mar-17; 28-Apr-17; 31-May-17; 30-Jun-17; 31-Jul-17; 31-Aug-17; 29-Sep-17; 31-Oct-17; 30-Nov-17; 29-Dec-17

durationDuration

Domestic Students

  • On- Campus Full-time: 16 months which includes 48 weeks of tuition and 16 weeks of holiday leave
  • On-Campus Part-time: 32.5 months which includes 96 weeks of tuition and 34 weeks of holiday leave
  • Blended (Online): 24 months which includes 96 weeks of tuition with no holiday leave

International Students

  • On-Campus Full-time: 16 months which includes 48 weeks of tuition and 16 weeks of holiday leave

About this course

Dive straight into the massage industry as a confident therapist, when you graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Everything you need to know about providing a soothing professional massage is included in this industry-recognised qualification. You will get the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of every muscle in your body, all while developing essential massage techniques. You'll even get to practice your skills on real-clients during your clinical or vocational placement. With spots available right around Australia, becoming the next big thing in massage just got easier.

Remedial massage therapists work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. They use deep tissue techniques to help treat injuries, such as strains, sprains and musculoskeletal disorders.

This qualification provides skills to enter the remedial massage therapy industry in general, or to specifically support athletes, or assist with strength and conditioning. It is also an additional qualification for those with existing specialist/clinical health qualifications.

Students will have to opportunity to learn the skills to carry out physical health assessments and perform remedial massage treatments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired from work experiences, life experiences, and/or through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of competency within this course or the entire course. For further information on RPL, click here.

Assessments

As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments include workbooks; practical demonstrations; reflective journals; logs; case studies; role plays; and research.

Student Support

AIAS has a range of support services available if the need arises including:

  • Learning Skill support
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Disability Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Career Advise
  • IT Help

What you'll accomplish

This qualification allows people to work in:

  • A clinic
  • Their own clinic
  • A health service
  • A spa facility
  • Gyms and sporting clubs
  • A palliative care facility, or
  • A hospital

Job titles for people with this qualification may include:

  • Remedial Therapist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist, and
  • Remedial Massage Practitioner

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The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a trading division of the Registered organisation, Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Code 5806), offering nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications.

Upon graduation, you will receive a HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage allowing you to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

AIAS is a provider of nationally recognised qualifications so if you are considering continuing your studies, this course may assist in pathways into other qualification such as:

  • HLT52115 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage
  • HLT52315 Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy
  • 22248VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy)

What you'll learn

To achieve this qualification, a total of 21 units of competency must successfully attained. These include 16 core units and 5 elective units chosen by AIAS and they are as listed below:

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 1 - CORE

  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

Massage Therapy in Australian Healthcare - CORE

  • HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

Effective Community Strategies - CORE

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Professional Massage Theory & Practice - CORE

  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

First Aid - CORE

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid *
 

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 2 - CORE

  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

Massage Clinic - CORE

  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Manage Legal & Ethical Practices - CORE

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Remedial Massage Theory & Practice 1 - CORE

  • HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessment
  • HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Remedial Massage Clinic 1 - CORE

  • HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessment
  • HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Evidence – Informed Practice - ELECTIVE

  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Remedial Massage Theory & Practice 2 - CORE

  • HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

Business Plans - ELECTIVE

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Elective 1

  • Athletic Support Stream:
    SISFFIT031 Implement injury prevention strategies
    SISSSPT307A Conduct advanced taping
  • Business Stream: BSBSMB403 Market the small business

Elective 2

  • Athletic Support Stream: HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • Business Stream: BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

Elective 3 (Not required for Athlete Support Stream)

  • Business Stream: BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

Remedial Massage Clinic 2

  • HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each study block PLUS obtain a First Aid Certificate*

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 before commencing practical and/or clinical subjects.

To view the suggested order of completion for this course, click here.

Work Placement

Work Placement is an essential element for students studying online courses that require practical skills development. These compulsory work placements ensure students undertake practical training and observations to demonstrate competency against the outcomes of a nationally recognised qualification.

This course requires you to attend the clinic on campus 2 days per week to complete the 435 hours of mandatory work placement plus any allocated elective stream work placement hours, that is:

  • Athlete Support Stream will need to complete the 435 Work Placement hours and 50 Athlete Support Stream hours
  • Business Stream will need to complete 435 work hours only as this stream does not have any allocate Work Placement hours

Work Placement

Work Placement hours must be completed at an AIAS clinic.

AIAS Clinic

AIAS has purpose-built clinics at each campus location. These are fully supervised by qualified Trainers and Assessors and are open to the public to enable students to gain and refine vocational skills and knowledge applicable to this qualification.

Note: Students are advised that they may not be awarded professional recognition for their qualification if the qualification has been studied as an online learner. It is a requirement to hold a Working with Children Check/Blue Card and National Criminal History Check before commencing practical subjects. AIAS encourage students to apply on enrolment into the course to ensure practical subjects can be undertaken.

The costs associated with work placement, such as travel or accommodation is not included in the Total Tuition Cost. For further information on Work Placement, click here.

Qualifications


Upon successful completion of this course AIAS will issue your nationally recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary per course; please contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers for more information on 1300 880 933.

additionalPayment Options


AIAS fee for serviceEducation should be for everyone, which is why we offer three simple payment options - because the cost of studying should never get in the way of your future success.

Additional costs are separate from tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, click here. Also students will need to cover their own travel and accommodation arrangements, and costs associated with attending work placement.

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MASSAGE THERAPY STUDENT

I was inspired to study remedial massage because I’ve had a lot of injuries due to sport. I wanted to help people’s injuries and work for myself, so for me, studying the diploma just made sense.”


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