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The Diploma of Remedial Massage course is designed to teach you the knowledge and practical skills to be a remedial massage therapist. Remedial massage is using massage as a form of applied remedy to musculoskeletal ailments. In the Diploma of Remedial Massage you will learn skills such as: Remedial and Sports massage, Deep tissue massage, Relaxation massage, Joint Loosening, Stretching, Injury and Clinical Assessment, Strength and Conditioning as well as human movement assessment techniques. Our training is designed to make you job ready, meaning you can start as soon as you graduate.
HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage
This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training and qualifies you to be a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Enrolments : Now Open - Start studying on completion of enrolment.
The Evolve College teaching approach is designed to train therapists to understand the anatomical body to a depth whereby they can determine variations from normal health status. The focus is then placed on using a combination of specific musculoskeletal assessment techniques and specialist hand skills to apply a remedial treatment aimed at addressing the cause. We prefer to work on improving health and not just providing relief! On graduation, you will be eligible for affiliate membership with a professional massage association, and ready to start your career as a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Your Occupational Title may include:
The on-campus part of your course is delivered by attending a 2-day block approximately once every 3-4 weeks. Theoretical learning is delivered online with tutors from our expert training team. This unique delivery system means you can experience industry leading and highly reputable training from our team without the strain of weekly classes.
Classes can be attended at your chosen campus,
You can choose from the following class options:
Please note: availability of these options will depend on your location. See locations and timetables for more information.
Being the largest private provider of massage education in Australia, Evolve College is a shameless leader in the massage industry. Providing Nationally Recognised Training under the Health Training Package, Evolve College educates with a solid focus on clinical practice and preparation for remedial massage service.
Our founders were the first in the massage industry to introduce draping, and the standards of professionalism they introduced 20+ years ago are now enshrined in the official competencies of VET massage qualifications today. We continue to raise the bar and offer a level of education, student focus and care above and beyond the minimum standards set by the profession.
Evolve College is accepting inquiries for international students. Please contact our team to find out about the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage for international students.
Evolve College's HLT52021 DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE course provides nationally recognised massage training under the Health Training Package.
Evolve College is registered to deliver the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification. This qualification has been set by industry and endorsed by the government as the benchmark for entry into the remedial massage profession.
The Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification received provides the skills in remedial massage practice. Graduates from our on-campus program who satisfy all relevant requirements will be eligible to apply for a provider number for Medibank Private (and other private health insurance funds which have set similar/the same educational criteria), allowing clients to receive rebates. Your professional association can advise you further on this. See also our private health funds pages. For more information on professional associations, see our FAQs page.
Click here to download an important Qualifications Facts sheet with information on this course (HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage).
If you'd like to get your enrolment application underway now, email us your intention to enrol and we will get in touch to complete the enrolment process.
Evolve College is now accepting inquiries for international students. Please contact our team to find out about the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage for international students.
There are 15 subjects in the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage course:
|UNIT OF STUDY 1 (Trimester 1)|
|4||Diversity in the Workplace|
|5||Clinical Practice 1|
|UNIT OF STUDY 2 (Trimester 2)|
|6||Remedial & Sports Massage Skills 1 & 2|
|8||Client Health Information|
|10||Strength and Conditioning (Massage)|
|UNIT OF STUDY 3 (Trimester 3)|
|12||Injury and Clinical Assessment|
|13||Legal and Ethical|
|15||Clinical Practice 2|
We’ve made your units very easy to study by grouping them under subjects, so you have less doubling up and your study is more efficient and meaningful.
The units are:
|BSBESB401||Research and develop business plans|
|CHCCOM006||Establish and manage client relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCPRP005||Engage with health professionals and the health system|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTINF004||Manage the prevention and control of infection|
|HLTMSG009||Develop massage practice|
|HLTMSG010||Assess client massage needs|
|HLTMSG011||Provide massage treatments|
|HLTMSG013||Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments|
|HLTMSG014||Provide remedial massage treatments|
|HLTMSG015||Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs|
|HLTMSG016||Apply principles of pain neuroscience|
|HLTMSG017||Apply remedial massage clinical practice|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|SIRXOSM002||Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social medial and online platforms|
|SISXCAI009||Instruct strength and conditioning techniques|
|SISXCAI010||Develop strength and conditioning programs|
The Diploma course is delivered across multiple subjects consisting of a total of 21 accredited units clustered into 15 subjects. Students must complete all subjects satisfactorily in order to be deemed competent in these units.
Evolve College has created a flexible timetable arrangement that allows you to study whilst maintaining other life commitments. Many of our students study while working full time, have kids and/or run busy and active lives. We believe study should be something that helps you grow but does not require you to give up all other commitments to do so.
Classes occur in 2 day blocks on average every 3-4 weeks, There are 16 classes in total including the supervised practice clinics. Classes can be attended at your chosen campus. You can choose from the following class options:
Please note: availability of these options will depend on your location. See locations and timetables for more information.
You will attend class at your chosen location for your practical subjects which will consist of a total of 16 two-day blocks (including the Introductory Massage Course). You can choose from the following options:
Please note: availability of these options will depend on your location.
Browse timetable options in your chosen location.
The Evolve Virtual Clinic is Evolve College's state of the art online student clinic platform that enables you to perform clinical hours supervised live by an Evolve College Assessor, in your chosen working environment.
Students complete online practice hours throughout their course, which is a further step in our careful and comprehensive clinical training. In this unique and unprecedented technological platform, students are able to build confidence and true readiness for entering the industry, as they work in their own professional environment whilst still having the live supervision of an Evolve College Assessor. It is one of the important steps in your study, which helps build confidence in skills and confirm for you your readiness to join the industry as a value-adding, highly professional member.
An on-campus alternative is available.
On completion of the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification you will be qualified to perform remedial massage. Your job title will be Remedial Massage Therapist.
Of course, this will depend on the needs of the employer and you being a match, but generally examples of where relaxation massage could be practiced include:
The HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage is the latest Diploma qualification in massage in Australia.
Yes, private health funds such as Medibank Private require on-campus study for the award of provider numbers which enable remedial massage therapists to offer rebates to their clients who hold private health insurance.
Evolve College's on-campus program meets the educational criteria of Medibank Private.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is required that students:
Credit (or recognition) for subjects/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Read more about our Recognition of Prior Learning program and National Recognition (Credit Transfer).
Students can enrol directly into the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage course. The HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course is not a pre-requisite.
On-campus students study all practical learning on-campus. All practical assessments must be completed on-campus and theory assessments are completed online, with an on-campus component. You are required to complete your assessments by the due date for each assessment within your unit of study (trimester). You are required to attend all parts of your scheduled timetable.
To complete the units in this qualification you will need a internet connection and an active email account.
You will require the following:
The HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage is the latest Diploma qualification in the Australian massage industry. It was released in 2015 after extensive streamlining of the qualification by the massage industry. The qualification was developed by industry to meet current industry standards and has been endorsed by the government.
The HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage is nationally recognised training.
The current Diploma qualification in massage is the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage. This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework and therefore has a unique code identifier - HLT52021.
Download our Qualifications Fact Sheet for the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage for all the key facts you need to know about your qualification and study.
Evolve College is an approved VET Student Loans (VSL) Provider
Evolve College Pty Ltd (RTO #41035) is an approved VET Student Loans provider. This means that Evolve College is approved by the Australian Government to offer enrolments in approved courses for which a VET Student Loan may be available.
Evolve College is approved as a provider for VSL applications for the following course:
Note that VET Student Loans are not available for any other course offered by Evolve College.
Loans are not automatic
It is at the discretion of the Australian Government to approve or refuse approval of an application for VET Student Loans. There are criteria to applying for a loan (described below).
1. What are VET Student Loans (VSL)?
The VET Student Loans (VSL) program is an Australian Government loan program that helps students who meet eligibility requirements and who are enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.
If you are an eligible student, the Department of Education and Training (“Department”) may approve your VET Student Loan application for an approved course with an approved provider. If you are approved for a VET Student Loan, the Department will pay your loan directly to Evolve College (as an approved provider). You will be responsible for any gap amount in the tuition fees (if applicable), which are not covered by the loan. Once entering into the loan, you will owe a debt to the Australian Government for the loan amount, which will be managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The ATO administers the repayment of the loan when your income reaches a certain threshold as dictated by the Australian Government. More information on repayments can be found on the Department’s website at https://www.dese.gov.au/vet-student-loans/vet-information-students.
2. Am I eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan?
The Department sets certain criteria for a student to apply for a VET Student Loan.
You may be eligible for the VET Student Loan program if you:
3. What do I need to provide to show academic suitability?
Evolve College undertakes interviews for all applicants applying to study in an approved course. In order to meet the VSL eligibility requirements, you will be required to:
If you are not able to meet any of these requirements, you will not be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan, as the Government sets strict standards and requirements for the issuing of a VET Student Loan. However, if you are not eligible for a VET Student Loan this does not mean you cannot enrol in the course. Evolve College has other payment options, including payment up front as well as payment in smaller amounts at a time. Please call us on 1300 880 885 if you would like to discuss options available for you.
4. Where can I find further information?
Further information on VET Student Loans can be found in the VET Student Loans information booklet which provides further material for use by student applicants.
5. Who decides whether I can get a VET Student Loan?
Please note that Evolve College does not decide whether you are granted a VET Student Loan. That is a decision which the Department makes, based on information which you provide.
6. How do I apply for a loan?
Loan Application Form (eCAF)
The first step is to enrol in the Diploma of Remedial Massage with Evolve College. After two days have passed from enrolment, you may apply for a VET Student Loan, if you are eligible to apply and you meet the eligibility criteria described above. You will indicate to us, on your enrolment form, that you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan.
Evolve College will report your application for enrolment to the Department. The Department will then provide you with login details to access the Government’s system, where you can apply for the loan and complete an electronic form which is called a Commonwealth Assistance Form (also referred to as “eCAF”). This is your official application for a VET Student Loan, and it also notifies the Department of your contact details. You are required to complete that form and send it to Evolve College at email@example.com, in order for your application to be processed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is your responsibility to lodge your eCAF form with Evolve College at least two days after your enrolment with Evolve College, and before your first census day. You should take careful note that if you do not submit your eCAF form before your first census date, this will mean that your VET Student Loan will not be activated and your tuition fees will not be covered by the VSL Program.
Therefore you also need to pay careful attention to the census dates in your course. Census dates are discussed further below.
1. Read our VSL Information sheet for students
This information sheet (available at www.evolvecollege.com/policies) has all you need to know about VSL. If after reading it you would like to ask us anything, please do not hesitate to ask.
VET Student Loan Information Sheet
You should also read the Qualification Fact Sheet for the Diploma, which contains a handy reference to things you need to know in relation to the Diploma.
2. What policies apply to a VET Student Loan?
See our policies and procedures, on our policies page at www.evolvecollege.com/policies. All students are required to comply with Evolve College policies as a term and condition of their enrolment.
Continued in next section - Is this course eligible for VET Student Loans (VSL) Part 2
1. Loan Fees
Students who are accepted into the VET Student Loans program by the Government will be charged a 20% loan fee. That loan fee, i.e. 20% of the full loan amount, is in addition the principal of the loan itself, and must be repaid with the principal amount to the Government. Therefore it becomes part of the overall debt you accrue to the Department.
However, note that the loan fee (of 20%) is not part of your lifetime FEE-HELP limit. Only the loan principal contributes towards your FEE-HELP balance.
2. Tuition Fees
Evolve College charges tuition fees for each course. These are set out in the fees published on our website, applicable to your course. Click the button below to view currently published fees. This schedule will be updated from time to time, to reflect the current fee period.
HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage VSL Tuition Fee Schedule
3. Charges not covered by tuition fees
Charges which are not covered by tuition fees are set out in the document by that title, available for download at www.evolvecollege.com/policies.
1. Loan Caps
Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount. Students will need to contribute the gap if the total course fee exceeds the loan cap for a course. The loan cap is set by the Government and for the HLT52021 is currently $10,340, which means that you cannot loan greater than that amount. If your tuition fees are less, your loan also will be less, subject to meeting eligibility criteria and approval by the Commonwealth Government.
2. Your FEE-HELP balance
You also need to ensure your FEE-HELP balance (of any previous loans) has a credit balance sufficient to cover the loan you are seeking. If you have a CHESSN (Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number), we can look up your balance for you.
1. Fee periods
Your course is split into fee periods, each of which contains a “census day”. You have three fee periods in your course. Each is approximately the same length. The fee periods are split into three components of the course, each containing five subjects. Click on the button below to view the current fee periods.
HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage VSL Tuition Fee Schedule
2. Understanding your Census Days
The census day is the last date which students can withdraw from the relevant unit(s) relating to a fee period without incurring a VET Student Loan debt for that/those unit(s). Therefore the Census Day is important. Once the Census Day passes, you are no longer eligible to withdraw from that particular unit or units without incurring a VSL debt. Click on the button below to view current fee periods, and tuition fees and census days for each.
HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage VSL Tuition Fee Schedule
3. Will I receive notice of what debt I am going to incur before I incur it?
Yes. Every time a Census Day is approaching, Evolve College will send you a Fee Notice. This will ensure that you are informed of the fact that a Census Day is approaching. Evolve College will send you a Fee Notice at least 14 days before each census day. The Fee Notice will specify your fees and the upcoming census day.
4. How will I know how much debt I am accruing?
Your VET Student Loan debt is incurred the day after your census day (for each fee period) and you will be issued with a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (“CAN”) within 28 days of the census day via email indicating the debt which has been incurred. The CAN will include details of the unit(s) covered by VET Student Loan, so you can keep track of what debt relates to what units of study, and your progress in your course.
5. What if your CAN is incorrect? (See previous Q.)
If you consider that the information in your CAN is incorrect, you must, within 14 days of the CAN issue, submit a CAN review request by emailing Evolve College at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include evidence showing why you think your CAN is incorrect.
If upon review it is determined that the original CAN was incorrect, your CAN will be corrected and re-issued.
1. What are progression forms?
A condition of a VET Student Loan is that you make regular progress in your course. The Government uses “progression forms” to monitor your continued enrolment and engagement. Evolve College will send these progression forms to you.
2. How often do I have to do progression forms?
You will be required to complete a progression form to show progression in your course, every 4 months, to satisfy Government requirements. That form will also contain a survey about us, which you can answer however you feel to.
Continued in section - Is this course eligible for VET Student Loans (VSL) Part 3
1. Withdrawal before census day
If you are an eligible student studying HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage and formally withdraw from your course before any census day you will receive a refund of any tuition fees (excluding any incidental costs) you have paid in advance for the study period related to that census day, and you will not incur a VET Student Loan debt for the study period related to that census day.
2. Withdrawal after census day
If you are an eligible student studying the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage and withdraw from your course after any census day you will incur a VSL debt for the census dates that have already passed, unless the debt is remitted under special circumstances. If special circumstances apply, you will need to apply for a re-credit of your VSL balance, pursuant to our Student Fees Re-crediting Policy and Procedure, downloadable from our website at www.evolvecollege.com/policies.
If you apply to withdraw from your course, your application will be treated in accordance with Evolve College’s Withdrawal Policy and Procedure.
1. Current approved courses under VET Student Loans (VSL)
Evolve College is approved to offer enrolments to VSL eligible applicants enrolled in the following course only:
Each year, the Department of Education sets a list of courses for which FSL may be available. The VET Student Loans Approved Course List Fact Sheet sets out approved courses.
2. Information from the Department about VET Student Loans (VSL)
If you would like to see further information from the Department on VET Student Loans please download the VET Student Loans Information booklet.
You are welcome to contact our Evolve College Customer Service by phone on 1300 880 885 (during business hours) or by email at email@example.com.
We are committed to supporting all of our students and we tailor the support given to what our students need. We provide support in relation to practical training, academically, and administratively. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success and therefore our Team is on hand to assist and support as needed. You can access support by calling 1300 880 885 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
From 1 January 2015, all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia are required by the Australian government to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI.
This includes students completing an apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or diploma course.
A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards, stored in the one place. You therefore can access your results and the details of all courses you have completed.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.
It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online at usi.gov.au.
If you do not have a USI you can obtain this prior to commencing your studies. It is important to understand that this is a requirement set by the Government and we are unable to issue your qualification to you on completion of your studies unless you have a USI. Click here to apply for a USI - it only takes 3 minutes. Have your driver's licence or other ID handy. You are given a USI on the spot.
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