Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5357 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Provide remedial massage treatments

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 240

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide remedial massage treatments based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment and treatment plan.
This unit applies to remedial massage therapists working with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit is co-delivered with:
HLTMSG003/SPRT5102C Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments


1. Prepare client for treatment

2. Use remedial massage techniques and sequences

3. Provide advice and resources to the client

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements above. 

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Task 1 – Knowledge assessment - Anatomy Portfolio

Assessment Task 2 – Skills assessment tasks