In your training as a soft-tissue therapist you will use a variety of assessment techniques that include postural analysis, range of motion special tests, relaxation and remedial massage techniques to aid in the recovery from accident, injury and disease.
To ensure the well-being and health of your clients you will develop homecare and maintenance strategies as part of a treatment plan. You will monitor and evaluate client condition and treatment within a student clinic.
As a graduate of this program you will be able to practice in a variety of settings that include private practice, corporate environments, sports venues and as part of a health care team.
|Qualification:||Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft-Tissue Therapy) 10052NAT|
|Duration:||1 Semester full time study (approx 20 hours per week) or part time equivalent.|
|Likely Job Outcome:||The advanced soft tissue therapist would be ideally positioned to either be running their own practice or working in a composite practice with allied health practitioners such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, exercise physiologist in a rehabilitation context; sporting, private and/or associated community health clinics.|
You will be required to provide a clinic uniform of a white CIT polo shirt and black long pants, appropriate footwear and equipment including text books to the value of approximately $500.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.
You must have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307) or equivalent.
You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.
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Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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Core - Complete all (6) subjects
Plan and provide series of soft-tissue therapy treatments
CIT Code: HESC457 Cost: $450.00 Description:
This unit of competency describes the outcomes and skills required to plan and provide a series of soft tissue therapy treatments for complex clients according to soft tissue therapy principles.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Assess and treat neural conditions
CIT Code: HESC458 Cost: $100.00 Description:
This unit describes the outcomes knowledge and skills to recognise, assess and treat soft tissue conditions or refer clients with adverse neural tension disorders to other health care professionals when necessaryNo licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Develop strength and conditioning program for common disorders
CIT Code: HESC459 Cost: $350.00 Description:
This unit describes the outcomes required to critically assess and treat clients for a range of common disorders and then teach clients how to strengthen, activate and condition muscles in relation to their particular disorder.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Conduct advanced soft-tissue therapy assessment
CIT Code: HESC460 Cost: $100.00 Description:
This unit describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required as an advanced soft tissue therapist to observe a client, gather assessment information then interpret and review the assessment results over a series of soft tissue therapy treatments.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Manage clinic supervision and practice
CIT Code: HESC461 Cost: $100.00 Description:
This unit describes the outcomes required to perform as an advanced soft tissue therapist in a professional manner and in all aspects of the clinic environment including client management, running the practice and supervision of other practitioners. The required skills, knowledge and experience can be delivered and assessed in the workplace or in an authentic clinic environment.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Apply literature research findings to clinical practice
CIT Code: NATU116 Cost: $80.00 Description:
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to source and evaluate relevant information and apply findings to clinical practice
This unit requires high level knowledge of the specialised modality and its effect on a wide range of complex health conditions
|Diploma||Remedial Massage HLT52015|
|Certificate IV||Massage Therapy HLT42015|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org