Massage Therapy - Draft 2

Project Summary

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the Massage Therapy Training Package Qualifications and related Units of Competency to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles for all Massage Therapists.
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To inform the review of the Qualifications and Units of Competency, the IRC identified the nature of the skills needs and knowledge requirements of industry and the respective Training Package Product update requirements.

The Complementary Health IRC has reviewed and approved modifications made to the Certificate IV and Diploma Qualifications and their related Units of Competency as a result of the Draft 1 consultation feedback. The IRC has additionally proposed the development of two Skill Sets, Massage for Pain Management and Applied Massage for Pain Management, which are also available for public comment as part of this Draft 2 validation.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

National consultation on Draft 1 took place from 20 November 2020 to 24 December 2020 for the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received was collated and evaluated. This feedback has informed the development of Draft 2, which will be publicly available as part of this validation, prior to the submission for endorsement.

National validation on Draft 2 will be open from Wednesday, 21 July 2021 and will close at 5:00 pm AEST on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. During this period, input will be sought on the following:

Qualifications

  • HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
  • HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Units of Competency

    • HTLMSG009 Develop massage practice
    • HTLMSG010 Assess client massage needs
    • HLTMSG011 Provide massage treatments
    • HLTMSG012 Apply relaxation massage clinical practice (New)
    • HLTMSG013 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
    • HLTMSG014 Provide remedial massage treatments
    • HLTMSG015 Adapt massage treatments to meet specific needs
    • HLTMSG016 Apply principles of pain neuroscience (New)
    • HLTMSG017 Apply remedial massage clinical practice (New)
    • HLTMSG018 Adapt massage practice for athletes
    • The Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage which was proposed in Draft 1 format previously, has been withdrawn. Instead, an additional two Skill Sets are proposed for inclusion as below.

      Skill Sets

      • HLTSS0074 Massage for Pain Management Skill Set (New)
      • HLTSS0075 Applied Massage for Management Skill Set (New).
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        Validation Activities

        A series of webinars will be held along with access to SkillsIQ’s Online Feedback Forum page. Please click on the links below to register for a webinar. Each webinar will contain the same presentation material. We are making more than one webinar available simply for the convenience of industry stakeholders.

        Date                                                          Time
        Webinar 1: Friday, 23 July 2021            1:00pm–2:00pm AEST - closed
        Webinar 2: Wednesday, 28 July 2021  1:00pm–2:00pm AEST - closed
        Webinar 3: Monday, 02 August 2021  1:00pm–2:00pm AEST

        Please click here to view the webinar slides. 

        Further Information

        For more information, or to discuss, please contact Patrick Cummings at patrick.cummings@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100 or 0429 600 586.

Attachments

Massage Therapy - Draft 2 Validation Guide

Recent Comments

Neil Minto 01.08.2021

"I'm going to suggest that it should be removed completely. No other new unit specifies PE relating to gender."

Massage Therapy - Draft 2

HLTMSG013 Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments_Draft 2

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Neil Minto 01.08.2021

"What knowledge evidence underpins the students' ability to provide information that supports their treatment outcomes? Is this to perpetuate the 'make sure you drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins' type of advice or is there a scope of practice that should be established here as to what informs post-treatment advice?"

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Neil Minto 01.08.2021

"I'm conscious of the assessment skills of palpation and observation which has the notable removal of ROM testing and posture from the current HLTMSG002 unit. I'm hoping this was industry supported and doesn't devalue the current physical assessment skillset available to CIV therapists"

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HLTMSG010 Assess client massage needs_Draft 2

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Neil Minto 01.08.2021

"Can it please be changed to towels OR sheets for draping. Give training organisations the choice to work with either or both as they see fit."

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HLTMSG010 Assess client massage needs_Draft 2

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Neil Minto 01.08.2021

"It will be left out of the CIV delivery if HLTMSG016 isn't used as an elective. I'd support it's use in this unit as a core of both CIV & Dip programs so that it's required knowledge for all future therapists of these training packages."

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