Diploma of Remedial Massage

Harvest Education Technical College (HETC)

Program Description

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Harvest Education Technical College (HETC)

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.

Please note that this qualification is taught and assessed holistically. This means that there is no exit point until the completion of the course and Statement of Attainment can not be issued until all assessments have been submitted and deemed competent.

Potential Job Roles

  • Massage Therapist
  • Massage Therapy Practitioner
  • Practice/Clinic Supervisor

Delivery mode

On campus


52 weeks (including 4 weeks of holiday)


City campus

Intake dates

  • 29/02/2016
  • 30/05/2016
  • 12/09/2016
  • 5/12/2016
  • 13/03/2017
  • 19/06/2017
  • 25/09/2017

Assessment methods

Short answer questions, case study, portfolio, observation/simulated workplace assessment, student clinic and report

Entry Requirements

International students and Self-Funded Domestic Students:

  • Minimum age: 18 years old or above
  • Achieving a minimum level of academic qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 11 high school certificate; OR
  • Passing HETC’s internal academic entry test
  • IELTS (or accepted equivalent) score of 5.0, with no component lower than 4.5 obtained within the past two years; OR
  • Passing HETC’s English entry test; OR
  • Completed a minimum of an Australia Diploma level qualification

Qualification Requirements

There are 21 units (16 core units, 4 elective units and 1 business management elective) in this qualification.

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
  • HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 28, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2018
52 weeks
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Start date Jan. 2018
Australia Brisbane, Queensland
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