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HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

National ID: HLT52015 State ID: AWI6
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Want a hands-on career?

Remedial massage therapists are in demand thanks to an increased trend for multi-disciplinary health care.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage students learn from industry experts who are passionate about the body, healing and awakening students’ interest in the musculoskeletal system and treatment options to improve clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will train in a student massage clinic to meet the 200 hours of clinical supervised practice, which is located in the Murdoch health precinct next to Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals.

You will learn several different types of massage including:

  • deep tissue
  • trigger point
  • manual lymph drainage
  • myofascial
  • PNF
  • pre and post-natal pregnancy massage
  • specialised treatments for people with chronic health disease.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in elite sporting events such as HBF Fun Run to apply sports massage treatments. Once you graduate you can work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. You will also learn specialised pregnancy massage so you can perform safe and accredited pre and post-natal massage. 

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. 

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Attendance in class

This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 1675 hours of class, over 3.5 days a week, for 40 weeks.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you maybe required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (a pen and notepad and equipment from orientation booklet lists).

Uniforms and workwear requirements:

Students are required to wear enclosed shoes. 

Students will be requested at orientation to order a "student clinic t shirt". T shirts will be available for fitting/sizing purposes and payment of approximately $25 will be required by week four of semester one.

Work Placement

Some work placement will occur throughout the training and will be rostered mostly within the class tie on campus. Two one off work placements will occur on a weekend to be specified either on a Saturday or Sunday. Events will include the HBF Fun Run or the Ride to Conquer Cancer events.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Become a specialist in your field with university study

This course has a university study pathway as at 19 September 2019.

Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) – Up to 90 Credits

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.

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Semester 2

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