Qualification details

HLT50307 - Diploma of Remedial Massage (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT50302 - Diploma of Remedial Massage 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by HLT52015 - Diploma of Remedial MassageThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units Minimum clinic requirement of 200 hours. Removal of entry requirements. 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411611 Massage Therapist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3494-11 Massage Therapist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Complementary/Alternative Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Remedial Massage Therapist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411611 Massage Therapist 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3494-11 Massage Therapist 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5


HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage

HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage

ISC upgrade


This qualification provides the skills required for competence in remedial massage practice and practitioners at this level may be self employed as independent practitioners or may work within a larger health service. It covers the provision of remedial massage treatment to clients with specific needs such as injury management, rehabilitation, palliative care, aged care, women and children. Practitioners at this level may supervise other massage therapists.

The intent and application of this qualification is defined within the content of the units themselves. RTOs should examine this content when determining the appropriateness of this qualification.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency from the HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice:

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework

HLTREM406D Provide massage treatment

HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment

HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework

HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


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

  • 11 core units, comprising 6 common units and 5 specialisation units
  • 3 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

Common units

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

Specialisation units

HLTREM502C Provide remedial massage treatment

HLTREM503C Plan remedial massage treatment strategy

HLTREM504C Apply remedial massage assessment framework

HLTREM505C Perform remedial massage health assessment

HLTREM510B Provide specialised remedial massage treatments (Note pre-requs: HLTREM502C, HLTREM503C, HLTREM504C, HLTREM505C)

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample units of competency are suggested as appropriate for this qualification. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs

HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness

HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions

HLTREM511B Provide remedial massage treatment for women and children

HLTREM512B Provide remedial massage treatments within a corporate setting

HLTREM513B Provide remedial massage treatment to athletes

HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility