Diploma of Remedial Massage

Diploma of Remedial Massage - HLT52015

VOCATIONAL

Advance your career in myotherapy with the skills to work on remedial massage and soft tissue problems.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not published

Duration:
Full-time 1.5 years
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

The Diploma of Remedial Massage will help you learn and apply the skills and knowledge used in remedial massage.

You'll learn a variety of treatment techniques and assessment skills to provide remedial massage to clients with specific needs. These skills are based on comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, regional musculoskeletal and systemic pathology as well as injury management and rehabilitation.

Graduates will be able to work as a remedial massage therapist in the following areas:

  • self-employed as an independent remedial therapist
  • multi-disciplinary practice as part of a team of other allied health practitioners
  • hospitals, aged care facilities and other health organisations
  • gyms or sporting clubs
  • health spas.

You'll learn to apply your skills and knowledge in practical situations with most of your industry experience taking place at RMIT's city-based myotherapy teaching clinic.

RMIT's strong links with industry will also give you opportunities to put your skills to work while you study through industry placement opportunities.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including face-to-face and online lectures, simulations, tutorials, and online discussions, as well as self-directed study.

Face-to-face learning includes instructions, presentations, role-play, group work, and worksheets. Self-directed learning consists of a mix of online engagement and completion of individual assignments.

The RMIT myotherapy teaching clinic gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a simulated work environment. You will observe, practise, and be assessed by a qualified supervisor as you treat members of the public.

Ongoing assessment throughout the program typically includes written and online tests, assignments, journals, evidence portfolios, logbooks and practical demonstrations.

You'll have access to online resources.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

RMIT has practical placement partnerships that may enable you to work with elite athletes, performing and circus arts organisations, or health-related areas, such as rehabilitation and community health centres.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

First semester

You'll gain knowledge and understanding of key areas including anatomy, client care and massage therapy, including therapeutic, sports and deep tissue.

Second semester

You'll be introduced to remedial massage assessment and treatment, along with pathologies and expanded anatomical study. You will begin remedial massage to athletes and be exposed to exciting placement opportunities within sporting clubs. There will also be placement opportunities within community health.

Third semester

You'll continue remedial massage treatment and assessment (including manual lymphatic drainage and corrective exercises), and consolidate your knowledge and skills.

You will learn new specialist remedial massage and additional treatment options for people with chronic conditions and diseases. You will also learn how to monitor and manage small business operations.

Indicative timetable

D19FA

Mondays 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesdays 12:30pm – 7:45pm
Fridays 9:30am – 4:30pm
There are also online classes on Thursdays 12:30am – 3:30pm.  These classes are recorded.

D19FB

Mondays 1:30pm – 7:45pm
Tuesdays 9:30am – 2:30pm
Fridays 9:30am – 4:30pm
There are also online classes on Thursdays 12:30am – 3:30pm.  These classes are recorded.

D19FC

Mondays 1:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesdays 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Fridays 1:30pm – 4:30pm
There are also online classes on Thursdays 12:30am – 3:30pm. These classes are recorded.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Program code: C5357
National curriculum code: HLT52015

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Diploma of Remedial Massage
City Campus
1.5 years
C5357
Location
City Campus
Duration
1.5 years
Plan code
C5357
CRICOS

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan C5357 - 3200372514

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Career

Graduates will be able to practise as remedial massage therapists in their own practice or as members of a health clinic.

A remedial massage therapist can also function as a specialist member of an interdependent multi-disciplinary health professional team.

Graduates have the option of continuing their study with the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum requirements. Applicants must be 17 years or above at the time of commencement.

Note: Due to the clinical practice requirements, applicants who are under 18 will be required to submit a consent form with the approval of their parent or guardian prior to undertaking this course.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Additional information

Working with Children Check*

You will be required to hold a Victorian Working with Children Check valid for 5 years, prior to undertaking clinical components as part of this program.

Note: For clinical components undertaken interstate a valid Working With Children Check for that state is required.

National police record check*

You will be required to present evidence of a successful National police record check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program (this is an annual requirement for the duration of your program). Checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using your name and your RMIT issued student email address once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

Immunisation and vaccination requirements*

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (dTpa – adult dose), must be this immunisation NOT ADT (Adult Diphtheria/Tetanus – does not contain the pertussis component)
  • Poliomyelitis: primary course of 3 vaccination doses
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR, 2 vaccination doses AND blood test (serology report) to confirm immunity
  • Hepatitis A: primary course of 2 vaccination doses OR serology to show immunity to Hep A Ab
  • Hepatitis B: primary course of 3 vaccination doses AND serology to confirm anti-HBV level is greater than or equal to 10mIU/ml
  • Varicella: 2 vaccination doses OR blood test (serology report) to confirm immunity OR history of chickenpox
  • Influenza Vaccination: annual requirement
  • Tuberculin Screen: Tuberculin Skin Test OR Quantiferon TB Assay blood test (serology) to show immunity. This is an annual requirement for the duration of your study.

Please note: A full course of immunisations can take up to 7 months to complete, you should contact your medical practitioner prior to entering the program to commence immunisations. It is a requirement that you will have commenced all immunisations and will continue to progress this until completion of the vaccination courses by the deadlines set by the university.

*All relevant screening and compliance check fees are the responsibility of the student. 

Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program

The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.

The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

If you graduate with the Diploma of Remedial Massage, you will be guaranteed entry into the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$11,000* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$17,750* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

How does a VET Student Loan work?

If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.

Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.

It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date. 

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.