Are you looking to develop a career as an unsupervised remedial massage therapist? This massage course will give you comprehensive skills and knowledge to develop your career and register with the peak industry association.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Remedial massage Therapist
- Specialist in sports massage
- Specialist in therapeutic massage
What You'll Learn
Remedial massage includes sport, postural, therapeutic, relaxation and remedial techniques. You will gain theoretical and practical massage training to plan, apply and assess soft tissue massage techniques for the healthcare and allied industries.
The course covers:
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Massage theory and practice
- Medical terminology
- Business practice and client communication
- Working safely and ethically in healthcare and wellness environments
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
Full-time 1 year (3 days per week)
Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.
Applicants must be able to provide evidence that they have completed Year 12 or they will be required to undertake an independent assessment test to ensure their level of competence meets the Year 12 level.
The Gordon runs a supervised student clinic, where you will practice your skills throughout the year. Students must adhere to professional standards for participation in this clinic. This includes wearing the Gordon t-shirt, supportive shoes, comfortable slacks or loose skirt, and adhering to industry standards of personal hygiene
You may also have the opportunity to participate in community events to refine your skills and enhance your industry experience.
Assessment for this course is based on:
- Hands-on projects
- Written assignments
- Team projects
The materials fee covers your student clinic t-shirt, the running of the student massage clinic (oils, laundry, towels), student resource books and excursions to the Anatomy Lab at Deakin University.The materials fee covers your student clinic t-shirt, the running of the student massage clinic (oils, laundry, towels), student resource books and excursions to the Anatomy Lab at Deakin University.
About The Gordon Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.
Gordon Institute of TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3044)