Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: SPRT5068C

Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5207 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Priya Atkinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4212

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit should be assessed after or in conjunction with the following related competency units:
•    HLTAP501A Analyse health information
•    HLTREM502B Provide remedial massage treatment
•    HLTREM503B Plan the remedial massage treatment strategy
•    HLTREM504B Apply remedial massage assessment framework
•    HLTREM505B Perform remedial massage health assessment
•    HLTREM510B Provide specialised massage treatment

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer remedial massage treatments within a corporate environment

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM512A Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting


Evaluate services/treatment

Performance Criteria:

Question individual clients to ascertain their level of comfort and compliance with the treatment
Ascertain degree of improvement or changes in condition of clients and compare with expectations of the corporate client
Provide clients with clear information about their level of improvement
Assess and review treatment as required
Document progress according to requirements
In conjunction with corporate client evaluate impact of ongoing treatment in relation to the physical, mental and emotional condition and behaviour in the workplace
Encourage individual clients to maintain their health by active involvement in their treatment and ongoing health care


Identify common musculoskeletal injuries and associated treatment procedures

Performance Criteria:

Identify and describe common work related musculoskeletal injuries and their causes
Explain and describe industry standard massage therapy principles regarding procedures and/or approaches for treating common musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace
Identify massage therapy procedures useful and/or appropriate for application in the workplace


Market/promote corporate massage

Performance Criteria:

Identify potential appropriate promotional activities
Plan promotional activities to the needs of the organisation
Ensure timelines and costs for promotion of activities are realistic and consistent with budget resources
Establish relationships with targeted groups in a manner which enhances the positive image of the service
Use networks to assist in the promotion of service


Provide massage programs within a corporate environment

Performance Criteria:

Build and maintain a relationship of trust with the corporate client, with active promotion of and strict adherence to confidentiality.
Develop a program to suit corporate client
Ensure consent for treatment from individual clients
Undertake monitoring of individual client health in line with agreement with corporate client


Provide support packages for individual clients

Performance Criteria:

Establish, explain, clarify and instigate self-management programs with the client
Advise client and teach relevant self massage techniques to assist in self management programs
Explain and discuss contraindications for massage with client
Advise client on rehabilitation programs


Treat common musculoskeletal injuries

Performance Criteria:

Develop a treatment package incorporating massage techniques and/or massage therapy techniques to treat common musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace
Implement a treatment package through the integration of various techniques
Recommend changes to the workplace and work practices which cause musculoskeletal stress
Establish, explain, clarify and instigate self-management programs with the client
Establish, explain, clarify and instigate rehabilitation programs with the client
Refer client to other health professionals in relation to areas/aspects in which the therapist is not currently competent

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to apply your skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning.

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via the internet at  You will also find a range of weblinks and recommended journals and textbooks.  

To facilitate learning we strongly encourage using a range of communication tools between yourself/lecturer and other students by using the online learning platform.

Teaching Schedule

WEEK      DATE                  TOPIC                              TASK
2              20/07/09     Course outline                    Class attendence
                23/07/09     Practical Class  3hrs           Student practical
5              09/08/09     RMIT Open Day  2hr           Work Placement
6              17/08/09    Student reflexion                 Class discussions and activities
7              24/08/09    Learning Taks                      Learning task
8              31/08/09    Learning Task 1 Due            Learning Task
13            12/10/09    Workplace design                Student directed discussion

                                  Workplace injuries    
14            19/10/09    The corporate environment    Student directed discussion
15            26/10/09    Learning task 2                   Learning task
16            05/11/09    Learning Task 2 Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of examinations, quizzes, practical demonstration, work based assessment or simulation, submission of your learning and assessment guide and assignments.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks comprise a practical component  and the submission of two written learning tasks.

Practical Assessment
The student is required to demonstrate their skills and knowledge by providing massage treatment in a real or assimilated workplace setting at RMIT Open Day Sunday 9 August.
Students will be required to attend for a minimum of two hours. A student roster will be placed on the DLS  within the next two weeks.

Learning Task 1
Self reflection on issue solving, communication, time management etc.
Further details will be published on the DLS
Due Date: 31/8/09

Learning Task 2
Written outline of the students understanding of issues affecting the corporate environment
Further details will be published on the DLS
Due Date: 5/11/09

Please Note:
Student will be given one opportunity to resubmit any work marked as Not Yet Competent (NYC)
Failure to submit assessment tasks by the due date requires a medical doctor’s certificate to be shown to the lecturer and the Program coordinator
Please note:  Final submission date for any reassessments is Monday 09 November 2009, work received after this date will not be marked.

Assessment Matrix

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