Course Title: Manage health risks in a myotherapy environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6159 Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Title: Manage health risks in a myotherapy environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 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 manage health risks within a myotherapy environment. It includes aspects of health risk analysis, personal and premises hygiene, as well as infection prevention and control. It also covers special infection prevention and control for treatments involving dry needling.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21874 Manage health risks in a myotherapy environment


1. Provide guidance on health hazards, infection prevention and control

2. Apply infection prevention and control procedures for dry needling treatments

3. Monitor infection prevention and control measures

4. Conduct a health risk assessment of a myotherapy clinic

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to elements of competency 

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 – Written assessment Assessment Task 2 – Written assessment 1 Assessment Task 3 – Practical assessment 2