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Diploma of Remedial Massage

HLT50307
Average Course Fee: Not available
Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification provides the skills required for competence in remedial massage practice and practitioners at this level may be self employed as independent practitioners or may work within a larger health service. It covers the provision of remedial massage treatment to clients with specific needs such as injury management, rehabilitation, palliative care, aged care, women and children. Practitioners at this level may supervise other massage therapists.

The intent and application of this qualification is defined within the content of the units themselves. RTOs should examine this content when determining the appropriateness of this qualification.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Remedial Massage

86.0%

Satisfied with the training
87.2%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Massage Therapist ( ANZSCO code 411611)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
Average
11,800 persons were employed as Massage Therapists in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: High Low Below average Average Above average High
No information available
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Massage Therapists visit Job Outlook

To gain entry into HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency from the HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice:

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework

HLTREM406D Provide massage treatment

HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment

HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework

HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment

This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

PACKAGING RULES

14 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 11 core units, comprising 6 common units and 5 specialisation units
  • 3 elective units
  • A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages
  • Core units

    Common units

    CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

    HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

    HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

    HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

    HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

    Specialisation units

    HLTREM502C Provide remedial massage treatment

    HLTREM503C Plan remedial massage treatment strategy

    HLTREM504C Apply remedial massage assessment framework

    HLTREM505C Perform remedial massage health assessment

    HLTREM510B Provide specialised remedial massage treatments (Note pre-requs: HLTREM502C, HLTREM503C, HLTREM504C, HLTREM505C)

    The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

    All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

    Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

    Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

    HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

    HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

    Other relevant electives

    Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample units of competency are suggested as appropriate for this qualification. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

    CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

    CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs

    HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness

    HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions

    HLTREM511B Provide remedial massage treatment for women and children

    HLTREM512B Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting

    HLTREM513B Provide remedial massage treatment to athletes

    HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Remedial Massage Therapist
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Complementary/Alternative Health
    Health
    Health and Community Services



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    Student outcomes for Diploma of Remedial Massage

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Remedial Massage

    75%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    62.1 %

    Health and Welfare Support Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    73.2%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    7.0*%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Sales Workers
    5.7*%
    Sales Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $47,200

    $47,200

    $44,300


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 93.4 92.2 88.1
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    89
    23.8
    64.6
     
    86.6
    40.8
    45.5
     
    78.4
    46.3
    31.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    6.7*
    5.6*
    21.1
     
    17.6
    4.5
    13.5
     
    15.2
    6.6
    13.2
    Satisfied with the training (%) 86 81.5 84.3
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 87.2 77 63.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 98.2 97.5 94.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 92.4 88.6 82
    Recommend the training to other (%) 92.9 91.3 90.1

    Employment
    status
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    course
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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 47,200 47 200 44 300
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Sales Workers
     
    73.2
    7.0*
    5.7*
     
    56.5
    21.6
    5.8
     
    30.7
    21.6
    14.5
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
     
    64.7
    8.3*
    5.8*
     
    60.7
    9.3
    4.6
     
    28.6
    10.3
    7.8

    Employment
    status
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    Employed after training (%) - 91.7 89.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 47 600 46 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 36.1 33.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 81.3 84.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 89.8 84.9

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) 75 57.9 43.4
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 32 800 39 000
    Enrolled in further study ($) 33.7 32.3 40.1
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 83.6 83.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 82.2 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    64.7
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Other Services
    8.3*
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
    5.8*
    Retail Trade