C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Plan: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

A blended delivery model consists of attending face to face classes, online learning and work integrated learning.

The assessment will be implemented in many forms including:

  • Written assessment tasks
  • Practical and tutorial assessments tasks
  • Group and individual projects
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Oral presentations
  • Interviews
  • Simulations, Role plays & Case Studies
  • Workplace Assessment

The style of assessment will provide you with:

Opportunities to demonstrate application of the necessary knowledge and skills.
Information on your progress throughout your program with an emphasis on encouraging you to monitor your own progress and plan your program of study.

If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may apply for RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and  demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; and
  • complete these activities in a real work contexts or situations and in addition
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Examples of work integrated learning within this program include:

  • RMIT Massage & Myotherapy Teaching Clinics: The massage and myotherapy clinics are open to members of the public and are managed and run by students enrolled in the Diploma of Remedial Massage. Students provide treatment to members of the public in this real workplace environment, under the supervision of qualified and experienced clinical supervisors. You will be assessed in this environment.
  • Simulated Work Activities: Many of the classes in this program will involve practical simulations of work situations.  In these simulations you will be required to implement your skills and knowledge to demonstrate that you are able to work to industry standards.
  • Industry Partner Placements: In addition to student clinic and as part of our commitment to training, students will be placed with some of our industry partners. These placements are compulsory and RMIT as well as its industry partners have an expectation of a regular commitment to treatment days.

Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check, Police Check and evidence of immunisation status prior to undertaking placement and work integrated learning components of this program.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of the following: Note: Historical course 051427-SISFFIT018 is no longer delivered.

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C5357 Courses

C5357 Core Units - Select ALL Sixteen (16) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Establish and manage client relationships (CHCCOM006) 35 EMPL7093C City Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 EMPL7092C City Campus
Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003) 80 JUST5756C City Campus
Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003) 120 EMPL7094C City Campus
Engage with health professionals and the health system (CHCPRP005) 40 EMPL7095C City Campus
Analyse and respond to client health information (HLTAAP003) 60 NURS5359C City Campus
Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) 18 OHTH9126C City Campus
Manage the prevention and control of infection (HLTINF004) 50 NURS5360C City Campus
Develop massage practice (HLTMSG001) 40 EMPL7096C City Campus
Assess client massage needs (HLTMSG002) 150 NURS5361C City Campus
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments (HLTMSG003) 240 SPRT5102C City Campus
Provide massage treatments (HLTMSG004) 150 SPRT5103C City Campus
Provide remedial massage treatments (HLTMSG005) 240 SPRT5104C City Campus
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs (HLTMSG006) 120 SPRT5105C City Campus
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments (HLTMSG008) 30 SPRT5106C City Campus
Manage work health and safety (HLTWHS004) 40 OHTH5909C City Campus
C5357 Elective Units - Select Five (5) Courses.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Monitor and manage small business operations (BSBSMB405) 45 BUSM7985C City Campus
Address the needs of people with chronic disease (CHCCCS001) 75 SPRT5107C City Campus
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020) 20 HWSS6123C City Campus
Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002) 90 NURS5362C City Campus
Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes (HLTMSG007) 60 SPRT5109C City Campus

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Program transition plan

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage will be replaced by HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

This is the result of national changes to this qualification, which include changes to some of the courses in the program. 

If you complete all the requirements of your current HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, you will be eligible to graduate with the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification.  

If you are unable to complete this program in the required timeframe, we will support you to transfer to the new HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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