Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5207 Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Title: Perform remedial massage health assessment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 200

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

Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to observe the condition of the client and gather information relevant to the case to enable correct assessment, planning and provision of a remedial massage.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with the following course:

HLTREM502C Provide Remedial Massage Treatment

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTREM505C Perform remedial massage health assessment


Determine the scope of the assessment and the client’s needs

Make a comprehensive assessment of the client

Manage the health assessment

Obtain and record an accurate history of the client

Prepare the client for assessment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

  • Assessment for this course forms part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
  • Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
  • Assessment may also take place in a simulated work situation such as a supervised student clinic.
  • Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
  • Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
  • Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
  • Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • An RMIT assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).