Course Title: Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: SPRT5106C

Course Title: Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yeomans

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit it co-delivered with HLTAAP003/NURS5359 Analyse and respond to client health information

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments, both from an individual client and whole of practice perspective.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments


1. Evaluate client progress

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Seek client feedback about treatment impacts and compliance with the treatment plan 1.2 Make own observations and assessment of client changes based on massage framework 1.3 Evaluate treatment impacts in relation to client's physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing 1.4 Compare changes and improvements with expectations in the treatment plan, existing research and evidence from own practice 1.5 Seek additional information from clients when progress suggests this is needed 1.6 Accurately document progress in client treatment plan


2. Adjust treatment based on evaluation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the need for adjustment to treatment plan based on evaluation of client progress 2.2 Identify and respond to factors that may be inhibiting client progress 2.3 Adjust treatment plans based on outcomes and sources of research or evidence that support massage practice 2.4 Accurately document any adjustments to treatment plans


3. Develop practice from client evaluation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review progress of clients in context of own individual practice 3.2 Identify areas of own practice for further research or development to support client outcomes 3.3 Pro-actively seek and respond to professional development opportunities

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course

• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics • Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas • Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information

• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform

• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques

Teaching Schedule

Refer to Canvas for clinic rosters

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 – Clinic Skills Checklist

Assessment Task 2 – Clinic 


Assessment Tasks

. Clinic Skills Checklist. This is to be completed during student clinic shifts. 

 The tasks to be assessed within this unit replicate the necessary skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments within the industry

2.  Clinic

  • Students must attend and be punctual to all rostered clinic shifts and WIL placements
  • Students will be assessed on treatments and clinic management within the student remedial massage clinic. In the student manual (available in student academic folder and Canvas) is a remedial massage treatment protocol document which outlines what is required to be deemed satisfactory for each session.
  • Outside placements with industry partners (WIL) - Supervised placement is required for your portfolio of evidence 

In order to gain competency in this course, students must complete ALL assessment activities AND gain a satisfactory mark in each assessment activity.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:


Each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once. 

Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher.

All students will be contacted with 7 days by their course coordinator in regards to  resubmission completion dates.


Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.



If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 5 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. 

If you require further information please contact your teacher or Program Coordinator.


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