Summary

Entry Requirements

A sound understanding of written and spoken English is required, as well as a personal laptop for classroom and at-home learning.

Course Delivery

Study on-campus on the Sunshine Coast

Duration: 1 year full-time (50 weeks including holidays)

Delivery: 20 hours per week through FLEX learning, which includes clinic hours

Start Dates

We have multiple intakes per year. Please submit an online enquiry and our team can be in touch with our next available intakes.

Entry Requirements

Personal laptop for in-class learning. A sound understanding of written and spoken English is required. Students should have an interest in the functionality of the human body as well as the health and well-being of others.

Course Fee

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Wellness Program) is $9,990 (+$100.00 materials fee). There are 2 flexible finance options available for eligible students.

Materials Fee

Two student shirts, an oil bottle and holster, and 24/7 online access to course learning materials over the full duration of the course is included in the cost.

Compliance & Associations

Q Academy’s HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is all major private healthcare (including Medibank & HCF) compliant. This means that graduates are eligible to obtain a private healthcare insurance provider number, so they can offer clients healthcare rebates for remedial massage. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for industry association membership with ANTA, MMA or AMT once they have received their Record of Results.

Clinical Practice

Please note that you will be required to complete 200 practical hours in Q Academy’s Student Clinic, treating members of the general public to earn your qualification. The days, hours and location of this is subject to change throughout your course.

Our student clinic is open from 9am – 9pm on weekdays, and 9am – 4pm on weekends for optimal flexibility. Your clinic hours can be scheduled to be on either day-time or evening sessions, subject to availability. At the start of each term (approx. every 2 months) you will be able to select your preferred clinic hours. We will always endeavour to make this as convenient as possible for our students, but we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as everyone’s first preferences may not always be available.

Practical Components

Swedish Massage
Remedial Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy
Shiatsu
Sports Massage
Thermotherapy
Lymphatic Massage
Seated Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Special Needs Massage
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Positional Release Technique (PRT)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT)
Injury Prevention and Movement Screening
Provide Nutrition Advice
Case Studies
Clinical Experience
Musculoskeletal Assessments

Theoretical Components

Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
Planning for Indications and Contraindication for Massage Success
Professional Communication
Legal Considerations
Building and Running a Successful Massage Business
Treatment Planning
Working in Collaboration with Health Professionals
Safe Work Practices
Infection Control
The Science of Massage Therapy
Communication and Working with Diversity
Designing a Safe and Effective Massage Environment
Client Record Keeping
Massage History and Origins
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Function
Body Biomechanics

Subject Descriptions

Industry Essentials

This subject sets the scene for a career in the massage industry by covering the following topics: communication, goal setting, scope of practice, medical terminology, client screening and record keeping.

Safe Practice

This subject is essential for a professional therapist. The knowledge covered in this subject is very important during the professional career of any therapists and can help a therapist ensure the treatments they perform are done safely for the client and also for the therapist from a legal point of view.

Anatomy and Physiology – Muscles

Manual therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of bony anatomy and muscles; this subject covers bony landmarks in detail and the origin, insertion, action and innervation of the muscles which a therapist could expect to be treating.

Anatomy and Physiology – Systems

This subject covers cells, tissues, and each of the 11 major systems of the body and their integration and control. As part of the health industry, therapists are required to have a general understanding of the major systems of the body to be able to provide the right care for the clients, always following the scope of practice.

Massage Business

Students learn how to establish, operate, and grow a successful massage business. This subject covers best practice in sales and marketing strategies, business finance, excellence in customer service, leadership, and personal and professional development.

Massage Practice

The full body massage sequence of 140 Swedish strokes to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Assist lymph function
  • Improve circulation
  • Enhance relaxation

Students can you use these skills to treat: pregnant women, elderly, young and special needs clients. Also included in this wide ranging practical component is corporate seated massage.

Stretching

This subject teaches all the knowledge and skills required to stretch all the major muscles of the body, passively and actively. This allows students to give clients home care options and can help with injury prevention. The use of thermal therapies (heat and ice) are also covered.

Reflexology

Reflexology offers students a short break from our science-based training. This subject introduces students to a traditional Eastern practice of holistic health which can be offered as a stand-alone treatment, or used in conjunction with other techniques to provide one super-treatment. Employers often favour therapists who can offer clients the broadest range of treatment skills, which we support and encourage.

First Aid

The Provide First Aid unit of competency provides students with the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support and the management of casualty(s), the incident and other First Aiders until emergency qualified help arrives at the scene of the accident.

Relaxation Clinic

Clinic is the student’s most valuable learning experience as a budding new therapist. Students plan, market, manage client’s recordkeeping systems and run a public clinic within the college’s established facility. Relaxation Clinic is an opportunity to put into practice all of the knowledge and skills learned throughout the relaxation part of the course. During the clinic, students practice and refine their skills under the guidance and support of a Q Academy course coach.

Remedial Massage Foundations

Key topics include:

  • Benefits of Remedial Massage
  • Scope of practice
  • Causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Sensory receptors and reflexes
  • Stress and adaptation syndromes
  • Record keeping
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Managing the recovery process

The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses on each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction, pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellular function required for a Remedial Massage Therapist.

Anatomy and Pathophysiology

The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses into each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction , pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellar function required for a Remedial Massage Therapists.

Remedial Techniques Consultation

Students will learn how to perform general assessments that cover the functionality of the human body. Assessment techniques include postural analysis, gait, functional testing as well as professional communication skills to address clients.

Remedial Massage Assessments

This subject focuses on the knowledge and skills for assessment of the specific regions of the body. Range of Motion and its varieties are the main focus of this subject to teach therapists to design the most accurate treatment strategy for the presenting condition.

Remedial Massage Techniques

This subject is the foundation of students’ Remedial Massage skills and one of the most comprehensive in the course. Students learn a variety of treatment techniques to be performed on soft tissues, in particular muscles. The techniques covered during this subject include myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular techniques (NMT), positional release techniques (PRT), and muscle energy techniques (MET).

Remedial Health Information

Health is so much more than what’s happening on the outside of the body. As experts in physical health, students learn to recognise the need for clients to address any issues with diet and eating behaviours which may be contributing to their poor health. This subject provides students with the knowledge to confidently give advice and recommendations about nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of their clients. Clients who eat well, feel well.

Case Studies

Remedial Clinic

Clinic is the student’s most valuable learning experience as a budding new therapist. Students plan, market, manage client’s recordkeeping systems and run a public clinic within the college’s established facility. Remedial Clinic is an opportunity to put into practice all of the knowledge and skills learned throughout
the course. During the clinic, students practice and refine their skills under the guidance and support of a

Q Academy course coach.

Core Units

CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTINF004Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTHPS010Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
HLTMSG008Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
BSBMED401Manage patient record keeping system
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
HLTMSG001Develop massage practice
HLTREF002Provide reflexology for relaxation
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTMSG002Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004Provide massage treatments
HLTMSG005Provide remedial massage treatments
HLTMSG003Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
HLTMSG006Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
CHCPRP005Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Health & Wellness Program) Tuition Fee

Fees & Finance Options

The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Wellness Program) costs $9,990 (+$100 materials fee). There is one payment options for interested and eligible students:

1) Self-Financed: pay in 2 instalments of $832.50 per term. There are 6 terms in total.

For more information, please consult our payment options page.

Course Details for International Student

International students wanting to study in Australia are only eligible to study the Diploma of Remedial Massage from Q Academy’s Sunshine Coast Campus.

Course: HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
Duration: 1 year full-time (50 weeks including holidays)
Cost: $9,990
Entry Requirements: All of our courses are delivered in English, it is therefore essential that all students have language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills sufficient to successfully complete assessments at the relevant education level. International applications must demonstrate one of the following –

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in Australia
  • IELTS 6.0 (overall score)

Q Academy recommends that you apply as soon as possible to allow enough time to secure your student visa, flights and accommodation. As a general guide the process is as follows:

Step 1: Read across our website and courses page, then make an application to Q Academy as an International Student
Step 2: Complete all the enrolment documents including supplying documents to prove your English language proficiency
Step 3: Wait for Q Academy to send through an acceptance letter and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
Step 4: Apply for your student visa online via eVisa or directly through an Immigration department office
Step 5: Once you have your visa, start making travel and accommodation arrangements on the Sunshine Coast!

To meet Q Academy’s English language proficiency requirements, international applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
• Successful completion of Year 12 in Australia
• Evidence of achievement of IELTS or equivalent score as set out below

Students must provide certified copies of documentation that show evidence the appropriate level of IELTS or equivalent testing has been achieved or evidence of successful completion of previous qualifications as proof of English language ability. This information is kept on student files.

• English language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (overall score), no less than 5.5 in
each band.
• IELTS 6.0 (overall score), no less than 5.5 in each band
• Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 50 (overall score)
• Paper-based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 537
• Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 75.

English test results must be no more than 2 years old. After provision of scores above, if it is identified that a students’ English language skills are not proficient, the student may be required to undertake a further test at the students’ cost.

Q Academy encourages the attendance of all classes. Every class and the content within it is important and required for competency within study. All international students must maintain at least an 80% attendance rate for the full duration of the course, otherwise, their student visa may be subject to review and subsequently cancelled.

Q Academy maintains attendance rolls for all international students studying on a student visa are kept on record and makes them available for inspection by regulatory bodies. Any subject-specific attendance requirements are clearly stated in the Subject Outlines.

If at any time it becomes impossible for a VET student studying on an Australian student visa to achieve an attendance rate of 80% for the entire course, they will be issued an intention to report letter which sets out that Q Academy intends to report the student’s unsatisfactory attendance as required through PRISMS. This is a requirement of the National Code 2018 for VET students and a condition of the student visa for VET students.

There is no discretion for Q Academy not to report a student, even if the student has a genuine reason for all absences (such as an illness) and supporting documentation (such as a medical certificate). In these cases, however, Q Academy may choose to provide documentation in order to support the student’s continuation of study.

Living on the Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore is located on the Sunshine Coast which is midway on the eastern coast of the Australian mainland. It is built close to the beach with pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor living. The region is known for its beautiful surf beaches, rainforests and mountains.

For further information “Visit Sunshine Coast” is a great resource: www.visitsunshinecoast.com.

Arranging Accommodation

The cost of accommodation in Australia varies from state to state and the cost of renting accommodation while studying can be high. Many International students choose to share accommodation to keep costs down. Most international students choose to rent a home
with friends or find people to share with through websites. It is important to stay safe when searching for accommodation or people to share online.

Where to look, accommodation Websites:

For information on renting in QLD refer to the RTA website www.rta.qld.gov.au

Living expenses

Starting from 1 February 2018, a single international student requires a minimum of $20,290 to cover living expenses for 12 months of study. In their visa application, students are required by the Department of Home Affairs to declare they have enough money to pay for travel, tuition, and living expenses for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Sunshine Coast Campus Contact Details

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Additional Information

Phone a Career Specialist directly on 5353 6070

Visiting the Campus

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