Private Training EstablishmentNew Zealand College of Chinese Medicine
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine
Our NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage, approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, is designed for students who wish to become practitioners of massage techniques. The programme, delivered on line by distance learning and block courses on campus to students over a period of 36 weeks, follows a full-time study 1-year pathway comprising a total of 120 credits at Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
The aim of this Diploma qualification is to provide the local community with graduates who are able to apply evidence-based knowledge, ability and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate remedial massage therapy interventions to address musculoskeletal dysfunction and other common health conditions for a broad range of clients in a safe healthcare context.
Graduates will be capable to work independently and within the scope of practice defined by remedial massage and will be able to communicate and refer with remedial massage therapists, allied health, wellness and medical professionals for those specialist services.
Graduates of this qualification:
Employment Outcomes: Graduates will obtain the latest New Zealand registered qualification (with international recognition with NZQA partner countries) in the complementary medicine industry sector and open the door to a wide range of jobs. Graduates who successfully complete this Diploma Qualification are qualified to work as Remedial Massage Therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage settings including home-based massage therapy, mobile clinics, community-based massage therapy clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics and sports settings (non-injury work) and stress management education. Other opportunities include ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships, tourism, spas, resorts, hotels, on-site corporate, rest homes, rehabilitation centres and allied health professional practice such as musculoskeletal specialists.
Further study can also be taken in aromatherapy, reflexology and beauty spa therapies.
International Students intending to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage Level must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have passed at least 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in one year or equivalent preferably including Biology and have no communicable diseases, physical or psychological impairments which may adversely affect their ability to undertake the programme of study or work with people in a clinical setting.
Applicants must be able to communicate competently in English and will be required to undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for this programme. International students whose first language is not English, must have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent evidence of English language proficiency.
Applicants must hold the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage Level 5 Qualification or must be able to demonstrate international/national equivalent qualification/s that have been endorsed by professional membership or currency of status through annual practising certificates. Any evidence submitted with the application must demonstrate currency of practice; currency is defined as qualifications awarded or practice license within the last five years
Complete all immigration requirements and have a valid student visa.
Submit evidence of appropriate medical and travel insurance.