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Diploma of Remedial Massage

  • National Course Code: HLT52015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002

Location – Randwick College, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency 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.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.


Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

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Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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You will need to purchase learning resources to successfully complete the course. This consists of two Remedial Massage Techniques DVDs/USB sticks costing $20 each, printed Learner Resources costing $50 and a Clinic Polo Shirt costing $30 (total $120). This cost covers resources necessary to complete Stage 1, 2 & 3 (18 months) of study. If you are entering the course in Stage 2 or 3 the course resource costs will be adjusted accordingly.

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
19RDW00743 UOS 1-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 22 Jul 2019 11 Oct 2019 02 Sep 2019 $829.00
19RDW00748 UOS 2-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 14 Oct 2019 03 Jan 2020 04 Nov 2019 $829.00
20RDW00248 UOS 3-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 06 Jan 2020 03 Apr 2020 03 Feb 2020 $829.00
20RDW00251 UOS 4-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 30 Mar 2020 04 May 2020 04 May 2020 $829.00
20RDW00254 UOS 5-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 29 Jun 2020 18 Sep 2020 03 Aug 2020 $829.00
20RDW00257 UOS 6-HLT52015-01V02-19RDW-002-SSVSL 21 Sep 2020 11 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $825.00
Number Title
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
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
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
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 treatments to meet specific needs
HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.


Attend an information session (2 hrs duration) on Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 10:30am to 12.30 pm to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps. Location: Randwick College cnr King St & Darley Rd Randwick Building B Level 1 Room 26 (B1.26).


To achieve this qualification, students must complete 200 hours of documented work placement (supervised clinic) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Clinical practice continues throughout the duration of the course & is conducted on campus in the Intuition Massage Clinic. To successfully complete the course you will also need to complete 500 hours of unstructured learning comprising individual study hours, assignment preparation, research and other learning activities.

Unstructured self-directed learning including assessment preparation, skills practice, research and revision will be approximately 12 hours per week

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You will attend 16 hours of class a week over 3 days plus clinical practice hours (averaging 18.5 hrs per week).
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:


Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI.

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Course Location

Randwick College, Main Campus
Corner Darley Road & King Street, Randwick
Phone 131 601

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