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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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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
HLT52015 AWI6 Remedial Massage Diploma On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, HLT52015, awi6, aw16, TAFE04, J000000, Health, Beauty and Fitness, J000009, Massage Therapy

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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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