Version Effective: 6th of November, 2018
Version Effective: 6th of November, 2018

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.

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 .

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Beauty
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Student 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 and aged care. They can work with a physiotherapist and an osteopath.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 16 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

20 months part-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
HLTMSG001 Develop Massage Practice More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG002 Assess Client Massage Needs More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 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
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs More Information Training.gov Details
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments 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
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 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 HLTMSG001 - Develop Massage Practice
2 HLTMSG002 - Assess Client Massage Needs
3 HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
4 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
5 HLTAAP003 - Analyse and respond to client health information
6 HLTINF004 - Manage the prevention and control of infection
7 HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
8 HLTMSG003 - Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
9 HLTMSG005 - Provide remedial massage treatments
10 HLTMSG006 - Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
11 HLTMSG008 - Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
12 CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
13 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
14 CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
15 CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
16 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
17 BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
18 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
19 SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
20 SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
21 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
April: Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
April: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

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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, once a month:

  • Mondays 1.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am - 6.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 12.00pm

Full attendance for five days each month is a strict requirement, not negotiable (excluding public holidays)

Block clinic training, once a month:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
    (total of 10 blocks in 2019)

Full attendance for five days each month is a strict requirement, not negotiable (excluding public holidays)

2019 IIW Dates:

  1. 25 February - 1 March
  2. 25 March - 29 March
  3. 8 April - 12 April
  4. 13 May - 17 May
  5. 10 June - 14 June
  6. 5 August - 9 August
  7. 2 September - 6 September
  8. 30 September - 4 October
  9. 28 October - 1 November
  10. 25 November - 29 November

2019 IIW Dates:

  1. 4 March - 8 March
  2. 1 April - 5 April
  3. 29 April - 3 May
  4. 27 May - 31 May
  5. 24 June - 28 June
  6. 22 July - 26 July
  7. 19 August - 23 August
  8. 16 September - 20 September
  9. 14 October - 18 October
  10. 11 November - 15 November


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