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Massage Therapy

More than ever, people are recognising the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a means of coping with the pressures of a fast paced life. There is an increasing trend for fitness centres, hospitals and other health care agencies to employ qualified massage therapists as permanent staff members. North Metropolitan TAFE’s remedial massage qualification will teach you how to manipulate soft tissue, ligaments, muscles, fascia and tendons for the treatment of muscular dysfunction. 

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EAB64 Infection Control for the Personal Services Industry Skill Set
Skill set Online
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
pandemic, COVID19, personal services industry, Beauty Salons,Massage Clinics, trust, units of competency, SHB50115, Diploma of Beauty Therapy, nationally recognised qualification, care, precaution, safe environment, clinic, compliance, manage, control, infection risks, hygiene, guidelines, skin, clean work area, equipment, work safely

With the current pandemic of COVID19, trust is at an all-time low and so encouraging customers back into personal services industry outlets such as Beauty Salons and Massage Clinics is vital.
This skill set has been established as a quick response for current personal services employers and employees to build and buy back that trust.

You'll undertake two units of competency from the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, a nationally recognised qualification, to demonstrate to your customers that you are taking every care and precaution to provide a safe environment for them.
You will have the ability to review your clinic compliance with the applicable state and local council requirements.

This skill set provides an opportunity for those working in the Beauty or Massage Therapy industries to build on the skills they have already gained and help to reset their business during this challenging environment.

Gain these skills
  • Identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and colleagues
  • Follow hygiene guidelines
  • Maintain infection control during skin penetration
  • Maintain clean work area and equipment
  • Use personal protection and work safely
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to write clear and concise reports
  • Work as a member of a team
HLT52015 AWI6 Remedial Massage
Half price
Diploma On campus
TAFEADM, HLT52015, awi6, aw16, TAFE04, J000000, Health, Beauty and Fitness, J000009, Massage Therapy

Get national accreditation as a health care provider

This course will provide you with the latest remedial massage techniques. Whilst studying you will practice in a variety of clinical and sporting environments with clients ranging from people with disabilities to elite athletes - we are affiliated with Western Australian professional sporting teams such as the Perth Wildcats, Perth Lynx, Perth Glory, Fremantle Dockers and the WA Female AFL Academy.

You will have access to facilities and resources including an on-campus library, student support services and the University of Western Australia’s wet labs.

A compulsory and highly valuable part of our course is a weekly supervised shift in the Live-Works Clinic.

On completion of this course you are able to apply for and receive a private health care provider number from the nationally accredited massage associations.

Gain these skills
  • Assess a client's massage needs and plan and conduct remedial massage using a wide range of soft tissue massage techniques
  • A knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Communicate effectively with clients and health professionals, and engage with the health system
  • Work safely and ethically in a health care environment
  • Develop your own massage practice
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passion for natural health and wellness with the desire to help people
  • Manual coordination, dexterity and sensitivity
  • Well presented, enthusiastic and warm personality
  • Sound attitude and strong work ethic
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management skills

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Page last updated February 24, 2020