The Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM) has been producing industry-ready practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia since 1984. The Institute was established to promote the growth and development of Remedial Massage within our community and the health profession by providing accredited courses of the highest standards.
This page contains key information about the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, including delivery mode, modules, assessments and entry requirements.
For further details on this course, including current tuition fees, please see the Student Prospectus.
This qualification is suitable for students who wish to work as a professional remedial massage therapist. It provides students with advance massage and health assessment techniques for management of musculoskeletal and some chronic health conditions.
Students who complete this course may decide to undertake further studies in the area of Traditional Chinese medicine, such as the Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BTCM).
The course is delivered on a full-time basis over 51 weeks (4 terms). It comprises 28 weeks’ face-to-face tuition on campus (which includes classes and clinical practice), 9 weeks’ intensive block practice on campus, 4 weeks for assignment submission and 10 weeks for term break.
Classes comprise lectures and tutorials, which include discussions, case scenarios, case history analysis, demonstrations, and practical on-site clinic activities.
All practical clinic activities are undertaken at SITCM Teaching Clinic. There is no work placement arrangement for this course.
Assessment tasks include written tasks, demonstrations, group assignments and role plays.
Students must also spend a minimum of 200 hours in SITCM’s Teaching Clinic, where they will complete a minimum of 134 client massage therapy treatments. They will be observed and assessed by clinic supervisors, to ensure that they are able to successfully integrate the knowledge and skills required for actual clinical massage activities.
|CHCCOM006||Establish and manage client relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid*|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTMSG001||Develop massage practice|
|HLTMSG002||Assess client massage needs|
|HLTREF002||Provide reflexology for relaxation|
|HLTMSG004||Provide massage treatments|
|HLTINF004||Manage the prevention and control of infection|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCPRP005||Engage with health professionals and the health system|
|CHCPRP002||Collaborate in professional practice|
|HLTMSG005||Provide remedial massage treatments|
|HLTMSG003||Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments|
|BSBSMB405||Monitor and manage small business operations|
|HLTMSG006||Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs|
|HLTMSG008||Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments|
All applicants must:
*The NSW Department of Education should be contacted to determine the equivalency of overseas secondary qualifications before lodging an application.
International applicants must also have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent) and must provide documentation to that effect.