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HLT52015 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work. Please see the More Details tab for further information.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years of age to enrol and have written consent from parents or guardians to be treated by fellow class members.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

200 hours of work is required within the supervised CQUniversity clinics.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $10,584.00 (2020)
$10,584.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $504.00 (2020)
$504.00 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Beauty
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Students graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage which will enable them to register with health funds to provide remedial massage therapy throughout Australia. Massage Therapists can work in private practice, day spas, hotels, sporting teams, aged care or integrate their practice with other allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 16 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

20 months part-time

  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core

To complete the unit HLTAID003 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00068 - Short Course in First Aid and CPR with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID003 unit with an external Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG002 Assess Client Massage Needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information More Information Training.gov Details
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG001 Develop Massage Practice More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information Training.gov Details
VU21879 Provide myofascial dry needling treatment More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
1 CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
1 HLTMSG008 - Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
1 HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
1 HLTMSG002 - Assess Client Massage Needs
1 HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
2 HLTAAP003 - Analyse and respond to client health information
2 HLTMSG003 - Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
2 HLTMSG005 - Provide remedial massage treatments
2 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
2 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
2 CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
3 HLTINF004 - Manage the prevention and control of infection
3 HLTMSG001 - Develop Massage Practice
3 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
3 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
4 HLTMSG006 - Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
4 HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
4 BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
4 VU21879 - Provide myofascial dry needling treatment

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

2020 Residential Schools/Workshops

Standard Course Structure

This course includes compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops. Select your preferred location for further details.
Mackay City
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 12/02/2020
End Date 27/02/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 11/03/2020
End Date 26/03/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 08/04/2020
End Date 30/04/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 13/05/2020
End Date 28/05/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 10/06/2020
End Date 25/06/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 20/07/2020
End Date 23/07/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 05/08/2020
End Date 20/08/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 02/09/2020
End Date 17/09/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 30/09/2020
End Date 15/10/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 28/10/2020
End Date 12/11/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshop
Location Mackay City, TBA
Start Date 25/11/2020
End Date 27/11/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Rockhampton City
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 17/02/2020
End Date 21/10/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 16/03/2020
End Date 20/03/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 30/03/2020
End Date 03/04/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 05/05/2020
End Date 08/05/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 15/06/2020
End Date 19/06/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 13/07/2020
End Date 17/07/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 10/08/2020
End Date 14/08/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 11/09/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 06/10/2020
End Date 09/10/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes
Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)
Location Rockhampton City, TBA
Start Date 02/11/2020
End Date 06/11/2020
Start Time To Be Advised
End Time To Be Advised
Compulsory Yes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Part Time
April: Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are required for this course:

  • Foundations of Massage, Casanelia and Stelfox, 3rd ed, 2010
  • Textbook of Remedial Massage, Grace & Deal 1st ed, 2012
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Martini & Nath, 11th ed, 2018
  • Evidenced Informed Physical Assessment, Visniak, Nikita, Pro Health Systems 2016 (outsourced)
  • Functional Anatomy, Cael, 1st ed, 2011
  • Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for health Professionals
  • Pathophysiology for Massage Therapists, Cowen, V.S., 2016
  • Quick Referenced, Evidenced Informed Muscle Manual, Vizniak, Nikita, Pro Health Systems 2015

Available for purchase from CQUni Bookshop.


Intensive Internal Workshops (IIW)

Student requirements for each IIW are as follows:

  • Full clinic uniform to be worn at all times
  • Arrival 15 minutes prior to class starting
  • Enclosed footwear must be worn
  • Hair must be tied back neatly
  • Therapist presentation standards of make-up, manicured nails, strict personal hygiene
  • Textbook/access to e-book
  • Writing materials - including pens/paper
  • Laptop/tablet for note taking
Rockhampton IIW DetailsMackay IIW Details

Block clinic training, one week per month, 10 months of the year:

  • Monday 1.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am - 6.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Full attendance is for all days is a strict requirement and non-negotiable for each block of Internal Intensive Workshops (IIWs).

Block clinic training, two three day weeks per month:

  • 1st week
    Wednesday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • 2nd week
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Full attendance is for all days is a strict requirement and non-negotiable for each block of Internal Intensive Workshops (IIWs).

2020 IIW Dates:

First intake:  FEBRUARY

17th February attend on campus


1. 17 to 21 February

2. 16 to 20 March, 30 and 31 March

3. 1 to 3 April

4. 5 to 8 May

5. 15 to 19 June

6. 13 to 17 July

7. 10 to 14 August

8. 7 to 11 September

9. 6 to 9 October

10. 2 to 6 November

2020 IIW Dates:

First intake: FEBRUARY

12th February attend on-campus


February - 12th –14th , 24th, 25th, 27th

March - 11th-13th, 23rd, 24th, 26th

April – 8th-9th, 27th, 28th, 30th

May – 13th–15th, 25, 26, 28th

June – 10th–12th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th 

July –20th, 21st, 23rd 

August – 5th–7th, 17th, 18th, 20th

September – 2nd–4th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 30th

October – 1st, 2nd, 12th, 13th, 15th, 28th – 30th

November – 9th, 10th, 12th, 25th – 27th



VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units. 


For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What is the BKSB?

The Basic Knowledge and Skills Builder is an online pre-enrolment assessment to match the qualification level in which you will achieve the best chance of success.  Diploma students must receive a level four in both literacy and numeracy to be eligible to access Vet Student Loan. 


Can I resit the BKSB?

You can resit the BKSB two weeks after your first sitting. Meanwhile there is an online workbook to work through before you are able to resit. 


Will I get help with literacy and numeracy skills?

Contact our Student Success Team on 13 27 86 who will refer you to the literacy and numeracy support team. 


When can I have a look at my unit on Moodle?

As soon as you are enrolled in a unit you are able to login into Moodle and start viewing the following in each unit’s page:

- Recordings,

- YouTube clips,

- Textbook readings,

- Power Points,

- Product information,

- The written and practical assessments, 

- MSDS sheets,

- Procedures, 

- Zoom recordings, 

- And much more. 


How do I log into Moodle?

User name: 1023456 (your student number)

Password: Default password is found in your welcome email. 


What do I wear to class?

Whilst on-campus, students are required to adhere to the following uniform requirements: 

  • A black polo shirt that is embroidered with 'Remedial Massage' (available from the CQU Bookshop for approximately $35) 
  • Black full-length pants (not leggings or jeans).
  • Black enclosed shoes.  Choose black joggers or supportive shoes, do not wear ballet flats or heels.
  • Tidy hair, with long hair secured.
  • No artificial nails, cut short with minimal jewellery.  No rings.
  • No midriffs showing.

Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines, you will not be able to participate in practical activities if you uniform and/or hands are not clean and in satisfactory condition.  Uniforms are available for purchase from the CQUni Bookshop.  


What are the times I have to be in class?

8.30am to 4.00/4.30pm. 

If you are unable to attend, have to leave early or arrive late, please phone or email your teacher ahead of time, as quite often a student clinic will be operating and you will have clients booked for the day. 


Do I have to attend for each timetabled day on campus?

Yes. Your teacher’s role is to prepare you for working in a massage clinic, physiotherapy, chiropractic or osteopathic clinic, beauty salon, spa or to run your own remedial massage business.  Therefore you will need to attend for the full day on campus so you can observe, practice and be assessed in the many practical skills of your massage course. 


Can I catch up on missed days?

Each day on campus is valuable time to learn new techniques, practice and participate in the simulated salon environment. Therefore it is very important to attend each day on your timetable.  Teachers will endeavour to schedule catch up classes but this is done on a case by case basis and not guaranteed to be available. 


Do I have to find my own clients?

Your training salon has a client base however students may need to source their own clients from time to time. It is a good idea to network with your family and friends who can become your clients in our busy training salons.
 

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that a model is obtained and booked into the appointment book for all Practical Assessments. Students must be prepared to provide treatments to clients.


What kind of assessments will I have to do?

Each unit will has several practical assessments and a written assessment. A timetable is provided that identifies when each assessment is due. 


Anything else I need to know?

Student Counsellors are available to assist you with both study and personal counselling services. To Self-refer and arrange a free face-to-face or phone appointment, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, or phone 07 49 30 9456.

Student Counsellors can help with Time Management, Study skills, Relationship and Family issues, Stress, Anxiety and depression, Home, sickness, Grief and loss and more that may impact students whilst studying.  Please do not hesitate to call the Student Counsellors for a confidential session