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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

9378 New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

12 February to 9 November 2018

Duration:

1 year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

To gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the Massage industry.

To provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in Massage.

To provide massage education programmes that will enhance the knowledge base, skills and professionalism of those working or intending to work in the Massage industry.

To produce dedicated, professional practitioners who hold a qualification which is well regarded by employers in the Massage industry.

MT5110  Surface Anatomy

MT5120  Physiology for Massage Therapy

MT5140  Foundations of Therapeutic and Sports Massage

MT5160  Professional Studies

MT5170  Therapeutics I

SE5101  Health Asepcts of Exercise and Nutrition

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2018 direct material costs of $1406 (GST Inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates from the programme may serve as educators or health programme organisers or supervisors or massage practitioners.

School Leavers 

NCEA Level 2
60 credits at level 2 or above plus 20 credits from any level. In addition the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA level 1 must be met as follows:

Literacy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Specified assessment standards - specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards (26622,26624, 26625 total of 10 credits- all three required.

Numeracy requirement
Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Achievement standards - specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects - (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626,26627 (total of 10 credits - all three required).

 

Admission By Mature Entry
Applicants in this category will have achieved the age of twenty by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme .Preference will be given to those  mature aged applicants who can  demonstrate evidence of successful completion of a programme of study to NZQA level 4.

 

Special Admission 
Mature aged applicants who do not fit the above entry criteria may be considered for entry if they can demonstrate likelihood of success in the programme: For example 2 years or more voluntary or paid work experience in the health industry or in business coupled with an academic record of achievement to NZQA level 3 and/or the ability to demonstrate achievement at NZQA level 4 through literacy testing prior to acceptance into the programme.

 

Addtional Criteria
Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form. The form will be sent by SIT to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of Department/Programme Manager delegate. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website. Applicants are asked to make a confidential declaration as to whether or not they have prior criminal convictions.  They are advised at the time of the request for information that a prior conviction may not necessarily exclude them from admission.

 

In addition the following requirements also apply to applicants in all admissions and categories.

  • Applicants may be required to participate in an interview or if they live at some distance from the campus complete a telephone interview and must produce copies of applicable certificates and or evidence of prior achievements before interviews.
  • Applicants may also be required to participate in a pre-entry testing process and or demonstrate successful completion of prior learning at NZQA Level 4.
  • Applicants are required to provide two confidential references from people who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation and is suitable to work with vulnerable clients.
  • Applicants must have a level of health and abilities commensurate with achieving practice competencies in the programme.  Applicants are required to complete a health declaration and further reports may be requested with the consent of the applicant.

 

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency  Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

 

  • IELTS Test: Academic  Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test pBT  Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet-based test iBT Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or FCE for schools or CAE or CPE with a score of 169.No less than 162 in each skill.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic PToE Academic  with score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • NZCEL Level 4  with the Academic endorsement 

 

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or passed one of the English language tests listed above.

 

The head of faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in this programme.  If there are more applicants than places available students will be selected primarily on academic ability. 

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:-

A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5).

The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

 

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm at SIT's main Invercargill campus. The timetable varies each semester and is confirmed about two weeks before the semester begins.

Students operate the SIT massage clinic on clinic days and sometimes this can go until 6pm at the latest.

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