Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5207 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 200

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 observe the condition of the client and gather information relevant to the case to enable correct assessment, planning and provision of a remedial massage. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit should be assessed in conjunction with the following related competency units:
•    HLTCOM404B Communicate effectively with clients
•    HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
•    HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health

This course is delivered concurrently with the following units of competency:
HLTREM408B    Apply Massage Assessment Framework
HLTREM409B    Perform Massage health Assessment
HLTREM504B    Apply Remedial Massage Assessment Framework

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM505B Perform remedial massage health assessment


1.    Determine the scope of the assessment and the client’s needs

2.    Obtain and record an accurate history of the client

3.    Manage the health assessment

4.    Prepare the client for assessment

5.    Make a comprehensive assessment of 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 integrate skills and knowledge.  Learners may also be required to demonstrate competency through completion of quizzes, practical demonstration, submission of learning and assessment guide and assignments. Achieving competency in each assessment is required to achieve competency for the unit.