Diploma of Remedial Massage - HLT52015


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It 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.


  • 21 units: 16 core
  • 5 elective


  • Develop massage practice
  • Perform aromatherapy health assessments
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Collaborate in professional practice
  • Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • Provide aromatherapy massage treatments
  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • Manage small business finances
  • Work with diverse people
  • Manage work health and safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • Develop aromatherapy practice
  • Assess client massage needs
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Source and prepare aromatherapy products
  • Advise on injury prevention and management
  • Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
  • Provide massage treatments
  • Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
  • Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • Provide remedial massage treatments
  • Provide therapeutic aromatherapy treatments
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • Conduct advanced taping
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • Provide first aid
  • Establish and manage client relationships
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Provide nutrition information to athletes
  • Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
  • Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Further information

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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