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HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Next intake February 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

Are you looking to develop a career as a remedial massage therapist? 

When you study the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage with The Gordon you will study at our Geelong City Campus and gain your 200 hours of  clinical experience in our students massage clinic at Geelong City campus or Werribee Watton Street campus. Students will develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills at the Geelong City campus 2 days per week, and then complete their 3rd day of study in clinic at either Geelong City campus or Werribee Watton Street. You are also assured of your eligibility to register with peak massage industry associations. 

Remedial massage includes sport, therapeutic, relaxation and remedial techniques as well as postural assessment. You undertake theoretical and practical massage training that will assist you to plan, apply and assess soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied health industries. You will also learn about human anatomy and physiology, massage theory and practice, medical terminology, business practice and client communication, and working safely and ethically in healthcare and wellness environments.

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Gordon VCE/VCAL students

This course is offered to Gordon VCE/VCAL students. To enrol in this course as a Gordon VCE/VCAL student you need to apply from the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) course list. Go to VETDSS courses to APPLY NOW!

For more information on VCE/VCAL studies with a VET program please go to the VET Delivered to Secondary Students site. NOTE: Fees apply for Gordon VCE/VCAL Students, see Fees section below.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is not required in this course but recommended, organised by The Gordon. *If placement is undertaken, please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

How often do I attend?

Geelong Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 9.00am - 4:30pm 
Werribee Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 9.00am - 4:30pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Remedial massage therapist
  • Specialist in sports massage
  • Specialist in therapeutic massage

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 31 Jan 2023
Tues, Wed and Fri 9am to 4.00pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • Working with Children Check may be required to complete some external work and industry sessions. This is also a requirement to meet the criteria for association membership upon completion of the qualification
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • Working with Children Check may be required to complete some external work and industry sessions. This is also a requirement to meet the criteria for association membership upon completion of the qualification

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs HLTMSG006 120
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 60
Assess client massage needs HLTMSG002 150
Develop massage practice HLTMSG001 40
Engage with health professionals and the health system CHCPRP005 40
Establish and manage client relationships CHCCOM006 35
Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003 80
Manage the prevention and control of infection HLTINF004 50
Manage work health and safety HLTWHS004 40
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments HLTMSG008 30
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments HLTMSG003 240
Provide massage treatments HLTMSG004 150
Provide remedial massage treatments HLTMSG005 240
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 120
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Core Units Code Hours
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs HLTMSG006 120
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 60
Assess client massage needs HLTMSG002 150
Develop massage practice HLTMSG001 40
Engage with health professionals and the health system CHCPRP005 40
Establish and manage client relationships CHCCOM006 35
Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003 80
Manage the prevention and control of infection HLTINF004 50
Manage work health and safety HLTWHS004 40
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments HLTMSG008 30
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments HLTMSG003 240
Provide massage treatments HLTMSG004 150
Provide remedial massage treatments HLTMSG005 240
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 120
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes HLTMSG007 60
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Market the small business BSBSMB403 50
Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404 50
Elective Units Code Hours
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes HLTMSG007 60
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Market the small business BSBSMB403 50
Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404 50

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

This course is eligible for Job Trainer!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $6.72 per hour 1698 AUD $11,411.00 AUD $9,696.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $12.93 per hour 1698 AUD $21,955.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $480.00 once
Resources AUD $420.00
Education Levy AUD $254.70
Printing AUD $40.00 once

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,221

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

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Date published: 2/08/2022 12:00:56 PM
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