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HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage~ - International

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Next intake To be advised
Duration Part-time: 12 Months

Course description

New program delivery.

Clinical training two evenings a week + one afternoon tutorial

We know balancing work, life and study commitments is challenging, so we hope this new program will allow you to reach your career goal of becoming a remedial therapist and get the work balance right. The course covers sports, therapeutic, relaxation, remedial techniques, and postural assessment.
Practical massage training is delivered on campus two evenings per week. These sessions assist you in planning, applying, and assessing soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied health industries. This will provide you with 200 hours of hands-on clinical experience.

These sessions assist you in planning, applying, and assessing soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied health industries.

The on-campus tutorial session will be delivered on the same day as the clinical session. It will support your progression through the online theory components of the course that you will cover in your own time. The theoretical elements include human anatomy and physiology, massage theory, medical terminology, business practice, client communication, and working safely and ethically in healthcare and wellness environments.

Upon completion, you are also assured of your eligibility to register with peak massage industry associations. 

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?

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

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

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.

Applications & attendance

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

Additional attendance information

Students will develop their practical skills at the Geelong City campus 1 afternoon and 2 x evenings per week. A blended delivery model for the theoretical aspects of the course will require students to complete between 5-10 hours per week of self-paced study outside of the classroom hours.


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 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


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

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

Materials AUD $640.00 Once
Excursion AUD $18.00 Once
Printing AUD $20.00 Once
Resources AUD $100.00 Once

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Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 22/05/2024 4:00:15 PM