This course covers the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare students to competently practice Myotherapy as part of a multi-disciplinary team, privately or with sporting teams. The delivery mode of the course aims to accommodate the needs of those therapists presently practising in the industry.
Full time - Blended delivery; on-campus, flexible, online, industry placement
Commencement Dates and Intakes
VCE and/or mature age entry
Interview may be required. This course attracts materials fees. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Police Check and a Working With Children check.
Apply through VTAC
Students are required to purchase materials such as required text, dry needling and cupping equipment.
Soft Tissue Techniques; Therapeutic, Sports, Remedial, Anatomy & Physiology , Infection Control, Surface Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Movement Analysis, Pathology, Assessment, Exercise Science, Posture, Nutrition, Communication, Occupational Health & Safety, Management, Research, First Aid, Sports Trainer, Clinical Placement ,Student Clinic, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Electrical Stimulation, Bio-Feedback, Myofascial Dry needling, Cupping, Rehabilitation, Corrective Exercise
CERTIFICATE IV IN MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE
BSBCMN204A Work effectively with others - 15 hours
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to work in a group environment such as promoting team commitment and cooperation and supporting team members.
HLTCOM404B Communicate effectively with clients - 30 hours
This unit covers the skills required by practitioners to establish and maintain effective communication with the client throughout all interactions and provide basic counselling as required and as appropriate to facilitate the treatment.
HLTCOM405B Administer a practice - 30 hours
This unit describes the skills required to provide administration for a clinical health practice according to the size and scale of the business.
HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate - 40 hours
This unit describes the skills required to arrange referrals to other health care professionals when required.
HLTCOM408B Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively - 40 hours
This unit covers the skills required to understand and respond to instructions, carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a health care practice, using appropriate practice specific health terminology.
HLTFA301B Apply First Aid - 18 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance
HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health - 20 hours
This unit covers the introductory skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a healthcare setting with patients, clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.
HLTHSE1A Contribute to occupational health and safety processes - 20 hours
This unit covers general OHS requirements according to legislation and codes of practice, including duties and responsibilities for all parties under the general duty of care - the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others
HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work - 20 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required of workers to understand and comply with infection control guidelines. Policies and procedures may be organisational, industry - based and/or legislated. The unit applies to a wide range of workers in health industry settings reflecting the importance of controlling infection risks and self-protection.
HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status - 90 hours
This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status
HLTREM401B Work within a Massage Framework - 20 hours
This unit describes the skills required to work effectively within a massage framework.
HLTREM406B Provide massage treatment - 240 hours
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer client basic massage treatment according to the philosophy and practices of a massage therapy framework
HLTREM407B Plan massage treatment - 20 hours
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare clients for basic massage and negotiate treatment with them
HLTREM408B Apply massage assessment framework - 20 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to interpret information gathered in the health assessment and make and review accurate assessment for basic massage treatment
HLTREM409B Perform massage health assessment - 100 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to observe the condition of the client and gather information relevant to the case in order to provide a basic massage
SRSSPT001A Implement injury prevention and apply basic sports first aid 20 hours
SRSSPT003A Implement sports first aid procedures and apply sports first aid 30 hours
SRSSPT010A Tape and/or brace elbows, archilles & AC joint 10 hours
DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
HLTCOM502B Develop professional expertise - 40 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to initiate and maintain continual development of professional skills and knowledge in complementary healthcare and contribute to the knowledge base of the specific healthcare practice
HLTCOM503B Manage a practice - 50 hours
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a clinical health practice according to the size and scale of the business
CHCORG28A Reflect and improve upon professional practice - 120 hours
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required evaluate own work, continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice.
HLTHIR506B Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements - 50 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements relevant in the work area
HLTAP501A Analyse health information - 30 hours
This unit of competency covers the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided
HLTHIR501A Maintain an effective health work environment - 20 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to work maintain an effective work environment in a health setting by monitoring, coordinating and promoting the implementation of ethical, safe and effective work practices in line with established work requirements
HLTRE502B Provide the Remedial Massage Treatment - 240 hours
This unit covers the skills required to administer client/patient remedial massage treatment according to the philosophy and practices of a remedial massage framework.
HLTREM503B Plan the Remedial Massage Treatment Strategy - 40 hours
This unit covers the skills required to prepare for remedial massage treatment of a clients/patients and negotiate a treatment management plan with them.
HLTREM504B Apply Remedial Massage Assessment Framework - 40 hours
This unit covers the skills required to interpret information gathered in the health assessment and make and review an accurate assessment over the course of remedial massage treatment.
HLTREM505B Perform Remedial Massage Health Assessment - 200 hours
This unit covers the skills required to observe the condition of the client/patient and gather information relevant to the case to enable correct assessment, planning and provision of a remedial massage.
HLTREM510A Provide specialised remedial massage treatments - 40 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to provide specialised remedial massage treatment for specific client groups and common conditions/disease states in accordance with the age, gender and mental health needs of the client . This unit requires a high level knowledge of remedial massage treatment
HLTREM511A Provide remedial massage treatment for women and children - 50 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to administer a remedial massage treatment specific to the needs of women and children
HLTREM512A Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting - 50 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to administer remedial massage treatments within a corporate environment
HLTREM513A Provide remedial massage treatment to athletes - 50 hours
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to administer remedial massage treatments for athletes. This unit is based upon SRSMAS009A Integrate massage techniques to support athletes
ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE (MYOTHERAPY)
CHCCOM3C Utilise Specialist Communication Techniques to Build and Maintain Strong Relationships
- 50 hours
This unit relates to the application of specialist workplace communication techniques to build and maintain strong
relationships with colleagues and clients, based on respect and trust.
HLTIN3A Implement and Monitor Infection Control Policy and Procedures - 50 hours
This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation. This unit does not apply to a role with organisation – wide responsibilities for infection control policy and procedure development, implementation or monitoring.
HLTHIR5A Provide Leadership in Promoting Effective Work Practices within the Health Industry - 30
Provide leadership in establishing ethical and high quality work practices to others working within the health industry. Leadership can be provided and/or modelled to clinic staff or allied health professionals
BSBMGT607A Manage Knowledge and Information - 60 hours
This unit covers the development and maintenance of information processing systems to support decision-making and optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation. The unit is related to almost every unit in Strategic Management. Depending upon the circumstances, co-assessment could be undertaken with any number of them.
CHCADMIN4B Manage the Organisations Finances, Accounts and Resources - 90 hours
Managing the financial, accounting and resourcing systems of the workplace to uphold accountability and efficiency requirements
VBN328 Work within a Myotherapy Framework - 80 hours
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively within a myotherapy Environment
VBN329 Apply Myotherapy Clinical Assessment Framework - 50 hours
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to interpret information gathered during an examination and make an accurate assessment for myotherapy treatment
VBN330 Perform Myotherapy Clinical Assessment - 100 hours
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to observe the condition of the client/patient and gather information in order to provide myotherapy treatment
VBN331 Plan Myotherapy Treatment Strategy - 120 hours
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to prepare for myotherapy treatment and to negotiate with client/patient the planning of myotherapy treatment
VBN332 Provide Myotherapy Treatment - 150 hours
To provide participants with the skills required to administer myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of a myotherapy framework
May include assignments, project work, presentations, written and practical examinations, workplace assessment
Blended Delivery Model; On-campus, Online, Clinical placement, Student clinic
Students will be required to participate in; Student Clinic, Clinical Placement and volunteer work.
-There is an induction to online delivery
-Advanced Diploma requires students to be practicing in the industry at least 10 hours per week (as a Massage/Remedial Massage Therapist)
-Advanced Diploma - On campus attendance Wednesday 12.30pm- 4.30pm
1 year - exit point Certificate IV in Massage.
2 years - exit point Diploma of Remedial Massage.
2.5 years – Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
Course graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice Myotherapy in the following settings: private practice, with amateur or professional sporting individuals or teams, as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team or as a Sports Trainer.
Graduates may go on to degree qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course