Diploma Of Remedial Massage

( Sport, Fitness and Massage )
Course code: AWI6
National ID: HLT52015

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International Yes
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform massages for relaxation and health purposes. You will learn skills to assess a client's massage needs and plan and conduct a remedial massage based on a knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and using skills in a wide range of soft tissue massage techniques. You will also learn to work safely and ethically in a health care environment, to communicate effectively with clients and other health care workers and to operate your own massage practice. During this qualification you will be required to conduct and complete a large number of massages of varying types, work on a variety of community clients and attend and work in and with the massage industry.

This qualification is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 2 semesters, which equates to 1 year of full-time study. 

During this qualification, students will be required to conduct and complete a large number of massages of varying types, work on a variety of community clients and attend and work in and with the massage industry. Students will also take part in remedial massage clinic located in the West End of Fremantle to apply their knowledge and treatment skills to a live clinic situation and participate in elite sporting events where sports massage treatments apply. This opportunity has proved to be a successful way for students to build on their employability and massage skills.

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to become a remedial massage therapist, and work within the industry as either a sole practitioner or as part of multimodality health clinics. Opportunities for pathways to university level health education exist for students graduating with the Diploma of Remedial Massage. 

Diploma of Remedial Massage students will be eligible to apply for a private health care provider number through nationally accredited massage associations. Remedial massage therapists can then work and provide clients with the opportunity to claim Remedial Massage services through their private health cover.

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AVA16 Monitor And Evaluate Remedial Massage Treatments
AVA17 Adapt Remedial Massage Treatments To Meet Specific Needs
AVA18 Provide Remedial Massage Treatments
AVA20 Perform Remedial Massage Musculoskeletal Assessments
AVA21 Provide Massage Treatments
AVA22 Assess Client Massage Needs
AVA23 Develop Massage Practice
AVA30 Manage The Prevention And Control Of Infection
AVB17 Analyse And Respond To Client Health Information
AVB45 Engage With Health Professionals And The Health System
AVB48 Reflect On And Improve Own Professional Practice
AVB80 Manage Legal And Ethical Compliance
AVC09 Work With Diverse People
AVC28 Establish And Manage Client Relationships
WG732 Provide First Aid
WG741 Manage Work Health And Safety

2 Elective Units - Business Management

Unit Code Title
AUH57 Undertake Small Business Planning
AUL85 Market The Small Business

3 Other Electives

Unit Code Title
AUZ85 Provide Reflexology For Relaxation
AVA19 Adapt Remedial Massage Practice For Athletes
AVC76 Address The Needs Of People With Chronic Disease

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Fremantle Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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