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

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 or Workplace

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

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

Assessment Tasks

Knowledge and Skills Assessments: (Ax Rx, MSA2 & MLD)

There will be 5 assessments to assess your ability to apply the skills and knowledge delivered in class and outlined in the course notes.


Assessment Task 1

Knowledge Assessment

1.1 Cervical and Modalities Knowledge Assessment 

1.2 Shoulder Knowledge Assessment 20th March

1.3  Elbow and Wrist Knowledge Assessment 10th April

1.4 Tx, Lx and Hip Knowledge Assessment 15th May

1.5 Knee and Ankle Knowledge Assessment    12th June


Assessment Task 2

Skills Assessment

2.1 Cervical Skills Assessment 7th March

2.2 Shoulder Skills Assessment 28th March

2.3 Elbow and Wrist Skills Assessment 2nd May

2.4 Tx, Lx and Hip Skills Assessment 23rd May

2.5 Knee and Ankle Skills Assessment 13th June


Assessment Task 3


There will be aspects of these co-delivered units that need to be demonstrated within your clinical practice in the student clinic. Please see your Clinic Observation Log.

Students must demonstrate competency in each listed assessment task in order to be deemed satisfactory for the unit.



Assessment Task 4

MLD Written Assessment: 


Assessment Task 5

MLD Practical Assessment