Remedial Massage

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 18277
National Code HLT50307
Training Package HLT07 - Health
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 1545
This course replaced 3067 - Remedial Massage
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who work or want to work in a remedial massage
practice as a self-employed or independent practitioner or within a more
comprehensive health service.
 
You will learn how to provide remedial massage treatment to clients with
specific needs. This may involve injury management, rehabilitation,
palliative care, aged care, and working with women and children.
 
The Health Training Package identifies fourteen (14) units of competency
from the Certificate IV in Massage as prerequisite for entry to this
qualification (See the Entry Requirements below). If you have not already
successfully completed these units of competency prior to enrolment in
this course, you must complete these units as bridging units in the
Diploma of Remedial Massage before commencing other  units that are part
of this course.  

Contact the campus prior to enrolment for more information.
 
The nominal duration for this course is 1545 hours. Depending on the
electives chosen and the need to complete the fourteen (14) prerequisite
units of competency required by the Training Package, you will participate
for between 775 and 1595 hours.
 
People considering enrolment in remedial massage need to be aware that
skills development for clinical work will require you to massage and be
massaged by fellow students and that industry dress codes will apply.
Massage will necessarily involve touch but will always be practised and
applied in accordance with industry codes of practice and ethics. Details
of the dress code will be provided to you during pre-enrolment information
sessions or to enrolled students by the teacher.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-    NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the Department of Health,
Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/  and type 'clinical placement' in search
area.  

-    AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone whose Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
3   COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND
ADVICE  

Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at:
http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
 
-    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-    STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

-    the required level of expertise
-    due regard to ethical conduct
"   avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
themselves,     workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
including those in     vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.
 
 
 

Career Opportunities

Remedial massage practitioner, remedial massage therapist, remedial therpist.

Articulation

When you finish this course you can apply for health science studies at
university, including areas of complementary health.

Entry Requirements

 To gain entry into HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage a candidate must
demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition
process, in the following units of competency from the HLT40312 Certificate IV
in Massage Therapy Practice:
BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
HLTAP401B  Confirm physical health status
HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
HLTFA311A  Apply first aid
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C  Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework
HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment
HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment
HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework
HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment

 

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Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $757 $1514


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Kingscliff Available 14-Jul-2014 01-Dec-2014 Apply Now $4995
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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course reflects the packaging requirements for HLT50307 Diploma of
Remedial Massage (Release 2) within the HLT07 Health Training Package,
Release 5.1. The rules from HLT07 R5.1 are as follows:
 
14 units of competency are required for award of this qualification,
including: * 11 core units, comprising 6 common units and 5 specialisation
* 3 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
* Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
* Other relevant electives listed in HLT50307
* Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the
level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services
Training Packages
* Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency
packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant
Training Packages
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform
work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers
and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a
holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification.
Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are
provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.
 
Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful
practice Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres
Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or
both of the following electives is recommended:
* HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and
co-workers * HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres
Strait Islander people
 
The qualification packaging rules require completion of fourteen (14) units
including eleven (11) compulsory units and three (3) elective units.
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
COURSE STRUCTURE
----------------
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
This group contains two (2) subgroups.  Learners must complete both
subgroups.  

Subgroup 1 - Common Units
-------------------------
This subgroup contains the six (6) common units. Learners must complete
all units.
 
Subgroup 2 - Specialisation Units
---------------------------------
This subgroup contains the five (5) remedial massage specialisation units.
Learners must complete all units.
 
Group 2 - Elective Units
------------------------
This group consists of four (4) subgroups from which learners must complete
three (3) units.
 
Subgroup 1 - Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of
the units in this subgroup can be chosen.  You may choose all two (2)
units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 2 - Identified Relevant Elective Units in HLT50307
-----------------------------------------------------------
This subgroup consists of elective units listed in the Training Package for
this qualification.  Learners may complete a maximum of three (3) units
from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 3 - Health and Community Services at Diploma or above
---------------------------------------------------------------
In accordance with the Training Package, learners can select elective units
available at Diploma level or higher in the Health and/or Community
Services Training Packages. This subgroup consists of units from these
Training Packages. Learners may complete all three (3) elective units from
this subgroup.
 
Sugroup 4 - Diploma units or higher in other relevant Training Packages
------------------------------------------------------------------------
In accordance with the packaging rules, learners can select elective units
available at Diploma level of higher in other relevant Training Packages
where appropriate, to address workplace requirements. Learners may
complete a maximum of three (3) elective units from this subgroup.
 
 
Group 997 - Enrichment Group
----------------------------
Units in this group do not count towards the number of units required for
course completion. These units may provide additional skills and knowledge
your learning area.
 
 
Group 998 - Bridging Group for Entry Requirement Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units of competency identified as Entry Requirements
for the qualification. Students who do not have one or more of the Entry
Requirement units must enter this group and complete the required units to
requirements.
 
The bridging group may be used when students:
* need to complete all the units of competency required for entry
* have completed some and not all of the entry requirements
* have applied for RPL and/or credit for some or all of the entry
requirements.
 
Where the delivery strategy uses the bridging group, Institutes must
ensure that the Entry Requirements are achieved prior to the issuance of
the qualification.  

 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
------------------
 
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 
HLTAP501B - pre-requisite is HLTAP401B
HLTREM510B-  pre-requisites are HLTREM502C, HLTREM503C, HLTREM504C,
HLTREM505C.
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 3 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from group 2

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
All module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 COMMON UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 80
HLTAP501C Analyse health information 30
HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise 40
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice 50
HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment 30
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 30
 
Subgroup 2 SPECIALISATION UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTREM502C * Provide remedial massage treatment 150
HLTREM503C * Plan remedial massage treatment strategy 60
HLTREM504C * Apply remedial massage assessment framework 60
HLTREM505C * Perform remedial massage health assessment 90
HLTREM510B * Provide specialised remedial massage treatments 70
 
Group 2 ELECTIVE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Only 3 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP A ELECTIVES-FOR CULTURALLY AWARE & RESPECTFUL PRACTICE
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
 
Subgroup 2 UNITS LISTED IN THE TRAINING PACAKGE HLT50307
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 40
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs 40
HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness 50
HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions 50
HLTREM511B Provide remedial massage treatment for women and children 80
HLTREM512B Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting 60
HLTREM513B Provide remedial massage treatment to athletes 80
HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility 85
 
Subgroup 3 DIPLOMA OR HIGHER UNITS IN HEALTH AND/OR COMMUNITY SERVICES
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTARO408B Provide aromatherapy massage treatment 150
HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice 40
HLTREF501B Work within a reflexology framework 20
HLTREF502C Prepare for a reflexology treatment 100
HLTREF503C Provide reflexology treatment 110
 
Subgroup 4 UNITS FROM OTHER TRAINING PACKAGES AT DIP OR HIGHER QUALS
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SIBBSPA504A Provide stone therapy massage 80
 
Group 997 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
HLTCOM405D Administer a practice 50
 
Group 998 BRIDGING GROUP FOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS UNITS
BRIDGING   Your teacher will tell you if you need to do this group.  If you have
been told to do this group you must follow the completion instructions below:-
No more than 14 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others 20
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 90
HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 50
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate 30
HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively 30
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health 20
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 20
HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework 35
HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment 200
HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment 70
HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework 70
HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment 80
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes 20
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage (TAFE NSW course 18277)
learners are required to complete fourteen (14) units of competency, comprising:
 
-  All 11 core units from group 1, subgroups 1 and 2
-  At least 3 elective units from Group 2 Subgroups 1 - 4.

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