This qualification reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

Helena is able to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan.

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Helena is able to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

Helena is able to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

HLTMSG003 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments

Helena is able to assess the needs of clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). She has the ability to gather client information, conduct specific tests and bring information together to develop a remedial massage treatment plan. There is a strong focus on functional anatomy.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Helena is able to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Helena is able to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Helena is able to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

CHCCCS027 Visit client residence

Helena is able to make visits to clients to assess needs and/or deliver services in their place of residence.

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

Helena is able to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including writing referral reports.

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

Helena is able to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options.

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Helena is able to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments

Helena is able to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences.

HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information

Helena is able to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

HLTMSG005 Provide remedial massage treatments

Helena is able to prepare for and provide remedial massage treatments based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment and treatment plan.

HLTMSG007 Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

Helena is able to determine the remedial massage needs of athletes and to adjust assessment and treatment to develop preventative and injury related treatment strategies for athletes and other sport active people.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Helena is able to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

HLTMSG006 Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs

Helena is able to adapt remedial massage assessment and treatment strategies to meet the needs of clients of different genders and at different stages of life. She is able to be able to identify and respond to other specific needs with which the practitioner may be unfamiliar.

HLTMSG008 Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments

Helena is able to monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments, both from an individual client and whole of practice perspective.

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Helena is able to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided.

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Helena is able to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

Helena is able to establish the foundations of massage practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice.