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1.5 Years


This qualification reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service. It covers the provision of remedial massage to clients with specific needs such as injury management, rehabilitation, palliative care, aged care and women and children.

You will acquire knowledge in the chemical, biological and biophysical aspects of massage, and in the philosophy, principles and practice of complementary health care to enable you to work safely and ethically with your clients, and in ways that allow you to establish and maintain your status as a health care professional in public or private employment.

Work Placement Requirements:

To achieve this qualification, all students must have completed at least 200 hours of clinic work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. This must include a minimum of 100 clients and is completed through the onsite clinics. If a student is working within the industry they can log a maximum of 50 hours offsite within a clinic setting with the remaining 150 hours to be completed within the onsite clinics.

Students will be required to complete a logbook for record of the work placement so they can practice their skills and embed the knowledge they have learned during the course.


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When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Kingscliff Feb A$17,000
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$17,000
Port Macquarie Feb A$17,000
Randwick Feb , Jul A$17,000
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Kingscliff Feb A$17,000
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$17,000
Port Macquarie Feb A$17,000
Randwick Feb , Jul A$17,000


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • Total number of units = 21
  • 16 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of at least 1 unit from the Business Management group below and up to 4 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments
  • HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
  • HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP002 Collaborate in professional practice
  • HLTARO001 Develop aromatherapy practice
  • HLTARO002 Source and prepare aromatherapy products
  • HLTARO003 Perform aromatherapy health assessments
  • HLTARO004 Provide therapeutic aromatherapy treatments
  • HLTARO005 Provide aromatherapy massage treatments
  • HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
  • SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISFFIT031 Implement injury prevention strategies
  • SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
  • SISSSPT301 Conduct advanced taping A
  • SISSSTC301 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques A
  • SISSSTC402 Develop strength and conditioning programs A


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