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HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage~ - International

CRICOS code: 092902M
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Next intake February 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

When you study remedial massage with The Gordon, you will gain 200 hours of clinical experience in our massage clinic. Remedial massage includes sport, therapeutic, relaxation and remedial techniques, and postural assessment. You will undertake theoretical and practical massage training to assist you in planning, applying and assessing soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied health industries. You will 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. 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?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

~ 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

How to apply

  1. View how to apply to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Submit your application through your education agent using the forms below or apply online by selecting an intake from the application and attendance table below.

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 28 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 28 Feb 2023
Tues, Wed and Thurs 9am to 4.00pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  
2024 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 2 Nov 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayTues, Wed and Thurs 9am to 4.00pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  

 

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.

Additional attendance information

Students will develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills at the Geelong City campus two days per week, and then complete their third day of study in clinic at either Geelong City campus or Werribee Watton Street.

  • 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 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:

$16,400

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Materials AUD $420.00 once
Resources AUD $540.00 once
Excursions AUD $18.00 once
Printing AUD $20.00 once

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Date published: 30/01/2023 8:01:04 AM
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