Course Title: Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5357 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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

Term2 2016

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 adapt remedial massage assessment and treatment strategies to meet the needs of clients of different genders and at different stages of life. It also includes the requirement to be able to identify and respond to other specific needs with which the practitioner may be unfamiliar.

This unit applies to remedial massage therapists.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit. 

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs


1. Adapt assessment and treatment strategies to stages of life

2. Respond to unfamiliar presentations

3. Extend and expand own knowledge base

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Overview of Assessment

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit replicate real work skills within the industry. 

Assessment Tasks:

1. Observation skills checklist

2. Negotiated Assessment: Specific research and treatment options