Course Title: Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4208 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Course Title: Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Priya Atkinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4212

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to arrange referrals to other health care professionals when required.  Learners will be involved with both practical simulation and workplace-based delivery in the student Myotherapy Clinic as well as some face to face classes and online delivery.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with the following units of competency:
HLTREM401B    Work within a massage Framework
HLTCOM408B    Use Specific Health Terminology to Communicate Effectively
BSBCMN204A    Work effectively with others
HLTHIR301A    Communicate and Work Effectively in Health
HLTHIR501A    Maintain an Effective Health Work Environment
CHCORG28A    Reflect and Improve Upon Professional Practice
HLTHIR501A    Implement &  Monitor Compliance with Legal & Ethical Requirements
HLTREM510A    Provide Specialised Remedial Massage treatment

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate


1.    Formulate a referral plan for client requiring further treatment 

2.    Interact with other health care professionals 

3.    Arrange a referral to an appropriate source for clients with specific needs 

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this unit centers around the learners participation in the Myotherapy Student Clinic.  The assessee must provide evidence of application of relevant essential knowledge as well as skills, and consistency of performance should be demonstrated over the required range of situations relevant to the particular workplace.
Learners may also be required to demonstrate competency through completion of a range of assessments including;  quizzes, practical demonstration, submission of learning and assessment guide and assignments. Achieving competency in each assessment is required to achieve competency for the unit.