|Course Code:||D087 (National ID: HLT50307)|| |
|Careers:||Remedial Massage Therapist|| |
Two years (4 semesters) full time. Approximately 20 hours per week.
|How:||Full time, Part time|| |
|Where:||PERTH CAMPUS - Building 230 Aberdeen StreetNORTHBRIDGE6003|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1, Semester 2|| |
|International study available:||No|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This qualification will teach you how to manipulate the soft tissue, ligaments, muscle, fascia and tendons for the treatment of muscular dysfunction. Therapeutic massage is increasingly becoming a part of our fast paced lives and the need for skilled practitioners is growing with it.
During this qualification you will be required to conduct and complete a large number of massages in our on-campus clinic, which is open to the public. This on the job experience will give you relevant skills and prepare you for a career in remedial massage upon completion of your Diploma.
During the course you will need to aquire a First Aid qualification from an external provider such as Red Cross or St. John Ambulance. You will also need to have access to your own massage table at home to consolidate your learning.
If you have an interest in peoples’ wellbeing and good communication skills you will enjoy a satisfying career in remedial massage.
View our brochure to see the training and career pathways for our remedial massage course.
Please note, you will be required to aquire a massage table, towels, textbooks and uniform shirt. Also during the course, you will need to experience and pay for massages outside of class and other self development courses not covered by tuition and resource fees.
Where this course can lead you
The Diploma of Remedial Massage prepares you for a role as a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Upon completion of your Diploma of Remedial Massage you'll be able to work as either a sole practitioner or with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, naturopaths and chiropractors. There is also a growing demand for skilled remedial therapists in health retreats.
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's health services qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
assess a client's massage needs
plan and conduct a remedial massage
understand human anatomy and physiology
use soft tissue massage techniques
work safely and ethically
operate your own massage practice
develop treatment plans for athletes
assist people with a range of health conditions
Your Diploma of Remedial Massage gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in remedial massage or further study at Central.
Your qualification may assist you in entrance level recognition to further study at University, in fields such as radiology, occupational therapy and nursing. Contact your university of choice for further information.
Domestic students:The costs for this course for a semester are: $626 or $313 (concession). On top of this there is also a resource cost of $375. The resource fee is an estimate because the amount depends on which units you choose. You will be given the exact amount at enrolment. Find out more about how the costs are determined.
An estimate of the total cost of the course is $4004 (non conc) over the 2 years the course takes to complete.
Important note about additional fees for this course
You will be required to aquire or purchase:
- a massage table
- uniform shirt
Also during the course, you will need to experience and pay for massages outside of class and other self development courses not covered by tuition and resource fees.
For example, you will need to aquire a First Aid qualification from an external provider such as Red Cross or St John Ambulance.
Paying your fees
You will be expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.
Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.
Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.
Find out more details about payment options
International students:The cost for international students is
. You will need to pay for your course fees when you accept your offer and meet all the conditions.
|Plan:||D087 - CU1304 - PSC|| |
|Description:||Complete 14 units: 11 core and 3 3elective units|| |
Title: GROUP 03 - ELECTIVE UNITS
Description: Complete three (3) elective units. Below is an example
|D5828||HLTCOM509B||Provide services for people with a life challenging illness|
|D5829||HLTCOM510B||Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions|
|D8487||HLTREM513B||Provide remedial massage treatment to athletes|
Title: GROUP 01 - PRE REQUISITE UNITS
Description: Learners to complete units listed below
|D5762||HLTAP401B||CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS|
|D5821||HLTCOM404C||Communicate effectively with clients|
|D5823||HLTCOM406C||Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate|
|D8247||HLTFA301C||Apply first aid|
|D8306||HLTIN301C||Comply with infection control policies and procedures|
|D8476||HLTREM406C||Provide massage treatment|
|D8477||HLTREM407C||Plan massage treatment|
|D8478||HLTREM408C||Apply massage assessment framework|
|D8479||HLTREM409C||Perform massage health assessment|
|S8083||BSBWOR203B||Work effectively with others|
|WD084||HLTCOM408D||Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively|
|WD165||HLTHIR301C||Communicate and work effectively in health|
|WD274||HLTREM401D||Work within a massage framework|
|WD312||HLTWHS300A||Contribute to WHS processes|
Title: GROUP 02 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below.
Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D2630||CHCORG428A||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|D5826||HLTCOM502C||Develop professional expertise|
|D8287||HLTHIR506C||Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements|
|D8480||HLTREM502C||Provide remedial massage treatment|
|D8481||HLTREM503C||Plan remedial massage treatment strategy|
|D8482||HLTREM504C||Apply remedial massage assessment framework|
|D8483||HLTREM505C||Perform remedial massage health assessment|
|D8538||HLTREM510B||Provide specialised remedial massage treatments|
|WD059||HLTAP501C||Analyse health information|
|WD085||HLTCOM503D||Manage a practice|
|WD167||HLTHIR501C||Maintain an effective health work environment|
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate basic maths and well developed communication skills.
This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.
If you have already completed a Certificate in Massage Therapy from a Recognised Training Organisation you may be able to apply for exemption of some units, and move directly to your Diploma studies.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide
If you have more questions about this course and would like to speak to someone, please contact Kylie Lake on 9428 0312 or the the Remedial Massage Course Coordinator, Susan Rollason on 9428 0321.
Applications to study this course in Semester 2, 2013 are now open
Apply online today to begin your study this year.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.