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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Rehabilitation Therapies » Massage Therapy
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health sector and massage therapy industry with people who can provide remedial massage therapy services.
Graduates will be able to work within the scope of practice defined by remedial massage and wellness and relaxation massage. Graduates will communicate and refer with other massage therapists, allied health, wellness and medical professionals for those specialist services.
Graduates will be capable of working independently in an unsupervised and autonomous self-managing capacity.
Graduate profile
Graduates will be able to:
-Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical, behavioural, educational, and social science bases of healthcare and apply knowledge to appropriately treat a variety of musculoskeletal and other system conditions.
-Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate remedial massage therapy interventions to address musculoskeletal dysfunction.
-Demonstrate research literacy and apply evidence-based learning to inform clinical judgements and intervention strategies and maintain currency of massage therapy practice.
-Select and apply a range of professional, self-management, communication and client service knowledge and skills to meet remedial massage therapy client and industry needs.
Education pathways
This diploma builds on the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) [Ref: 2740].

This qualification can lead to a Bachelor's degrees in massage therapy (Level 7).

Further study can be undertaken in aromascience, reflexology and beauty / spa therapy.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this diploma will be qualified to work as remedial massage therapists in a broad range of remedial massage settings.
Settings include:
-home-based massage therapy or mobile clinics
-community based massage therapy clinics
-multi-disciplinary clinics
-sports settings.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Massage New Zealand Incorporated
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2741
Status Current
Created August 2015
Last Reviewed April 2018
Next Review December 2020
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