Course Title: Plan massage treatment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4208 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Course Title: Plan massage treatment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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 prepare clients for basic massage and negotiate treatment with them. Learners will be involved with both practical simulation and workplace-based delivery in the student Remedial Massage Clinic.    

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with the following units of competency:
HLTREM406B    Provide Massage Treatment
HLTREM502B    Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
HLTREM 503B    Plan Remedial Massage Treatment Strategy

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM407B Plan massage treatment


1.    Select the therapeutic principles to determine treatment 

2.    Discuss the treatment strategy with the client  

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment designed to assist the learner to integrate skills and knowledge.  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.