HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage

At the NHAA, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. This is why we offer options to suit your interests and to cater for your potential client base. At the satisfactory completion of the course you will receive a government accredited HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage.


Program Snapshot

Program Code: HLT52015

Duration: 18 Months

Location: Adelaide - Face to Face

Part time study available: Yes

Fees: TBA - To be Finalised before end of January 2016

Prerequisites: None

Assumed Knowledge: None

Course Details

  • Graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015
  • Qualification: Remedial Massage Therapist


Delivery and Assessment:

The Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification includes both in-class & self-passed delivery. Assessment for this qualification includes assignments, examinations, individual activities (written and verbal) and structured activities (hands-on practical skill demonstration).


What is involved in achieving this qualification?

To achieve this qualification, students would need to be found competent in 21 Units of Competency.

16 core units and 5 elective units.

If you have undertaken and successfully completed HLT42015 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice you will have already completed 13 Units of Competency.  We advise all our students to initially enrol in the Certificate IV Course so as to obtain a qualification that is recognised towards their gaining of their Diploma.

RPL / RCC (Recognition or Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competency)

In most circumstances NHAA recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs under the AQF, and has RPL and RCC programs available with appropriate evidence and meeting NHAA standards.

Course Duration:

  • 18 months – Full-time
  • 24 months – Part-time
  • Face to face hours: Approximately 390
  • Estimated external study hours: 520
  • Practical / work placement hours: 200

Terms of Enrolment

Refer to the Student Handbook on our Web-site for information on payment options, refund policies and protection of access and equity and other terms of enrolment.
A pre-enrolment interview is required and are held on Wednesdays and Fridays – please contact NHAA to make an appointment.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however you are required to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and computer skills (year 10), and you will also need to be aware that this course is highly practically based and very hands on.

We strongly urge all of our students to initially enrol and complete HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Practice where the Units of Competency are the same as required for the Diploma.


Course Code
Course Name
Course Cost
Relaxation Massage 1
Relaxation Massage 2
Clinical First Aid
Anatomy & Physiology 1
Manage Health and Safety
Manage A Practice
Supervised Student Clinic 1 Unit Requirements
Supervised Student Clinic 1
Supervised Student Clinic 2
Anatomy & Physiology 2
Structural Anatomy
Sports Massage 1.
Sports Massage 2.
Trigger Point Therapy 1
Trigger Point Therapy 2
Refer and Reflect
Adapt Remedial Massage Practice for Athletes
Reflexology for Relaxation
Remedial Assessments
Total Qualification Investment
Approx $11,300 Dependant on Electives and Tutorials

21 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

Core Units

CHDIV001 Work with Diverse People
CHCCOM006 Establish and Manage Client Relationships
HLTMSG001 Develop Massage Practice
HLTMSG002 Asses Client Massage Needs
HLTMSG004 Provide Massage Treatments
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTWHS004 Manage Work Health & Safety
HLTINF004 Manage and Control of Infection
HLTMSG003 Perform Remedial Massage Musculoskeletal Assessments
HLTMSG005 Provide Remedial Massage Treatment
HLTMSG006 Adapt Remedial Massage Practice to Meet Specific Needs
HLTMSG008 Monitor and Evaluate Remedial Massage Treatments
HLTAAP003 Analyse and Respond to Client Health Information
CHLCEG003 Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance
CHCPR005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
CHCPR003 Reflect on and Improve own professional practice

Elective units
BSBMB403 Market the Small Business
BSBSMB403 Undertake Small Business Planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and Manage Small Business Operations
BSBSMB406 Manage Small Business Finances
HLTMSG007 Adapt Remedial Massage Practice for Athletes
HLTREF002 Provide Reflexology for Relaxation