TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Diploma of Remedial Massage - HLT52015

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

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.


  • 21 units: 16 core
  • 5 elective


  • Develop massage practice
  • Perform aromatherapy health assessments
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Collaborate in professional practice
  • Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes
  • Provide aromatherapy massage treatments
  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • Manage small business finances
  • Work with diverse people
  • Manage work health and safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Manage the prevention and control of infection
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • Develop aromatherapy practice
  • Assess client massage needs
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Source and prepare aromatherapy products
  • Advise on injury prevention and management
  • Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
  • Provide massage treatments
  • Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
  • Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • Provide remedial massage treatments
  • Provide therapeutic aromatherapy treatments
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • Conduct advanced taping
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
  • Provide first aid
  • Establish and manage client relationships
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Provide nutrition information to athletes
  • Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
  • Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Further information

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.

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