Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Code HLT52015
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 18 months
Commencement July 2019
Timetable Mondays:
Webinar 10.15am - 11am
Tuesdays
1pm - 4.30pm
Wednesdays
9am - 3pm

Plus mandatory clinic on Mondays 4pm - 8pm and Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
Course Overview
Introduction

Begin a rewarding career in massage or further develop your skills and qualifications with the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

You will learn a wide variety of remedial massage techniques and athlete-related skills as well as how to assess clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. Students will learn in a practical and hands-on learning environment. This course enables you to obtain the skills required for employment as a Remedial Massage Therapist in a variety of different work environments, to even running their own business.

The Pure Academy Massage Clinic component also provides invaluable practical hands-on workplace experience in a supervised setting, allowing students to develop confidence and integration of various techniques as they learn to assess and treat clients.

What will I Learn?

As part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage students will learn a wide variety of hands-on techniques, skills and physical tests to further solidify and strengthen their treatments and enable them to successfully be able to apply them in a real clinic environment. More advanced knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, being able to reflect on own self and engage with other health professionals are just some of the things covered within the units as part of this course.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to become a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Graduates will be able to start up or further develop your own business, gain employment within a multi-disciplinary clinic, aged care, allied health or sports club.

Pathways

This course offers a pathway into Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus.

Placement

Students in this course are required to undertake 200 hours of clinical placement. At least 150 hours must be supervised and will take place in the South West TAFE Pure Academy massage clinic on Monday or Wednesday evenings, or other workplaces during the supervised class time. The additional 50 hours may be completed in a range of settings in the students own time. These may be in sporting clubs, with family and friends as clients or volunteering at events.

There is also a full day wet lab excursion to Melbourne conducted in the mid-semester break.

 

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

Students are required to obtain a police check and a Working With Children Check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.

Students will need to have completed year 12 or demonstrate an ACSF level of 3 or evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or higher qualification and must be 17 years of age or older. 

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships 35 $0.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $0.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $0.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $0.00
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system 40 $0.00
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 60 $0.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $50.00
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection 50 $0.00
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice 40 $0.00
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs 150 $0.00
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments 240 $0.00
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments 150 $20.00
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments 240 $20.00
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs 120 $0.00
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments 30 $0.00
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety 40 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships 50 $0.00
BSBMED303B Maintain patient records 20 $0.00
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning 50 $0.00
HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes 60 $0.00
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation 60 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $10,330.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $10,330.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $432.60
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.