New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

The New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage teaches you the skills and knowledge needed to enter the Massage industry or progress to further training or advanced studies. You will learn about anatomy, health and nutrition and professional massage techniques.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $948.00 (GST Inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.


Some Course Details May Change

As part of our move into Te Pūkenga we're aligning our courses nationally. This is ongoing, and means that some course details including fees, and entry requirements may change. In the meantime please go ahead and apply as normal, we will keep you advised of any changes, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have.

The New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage is the entry level qualification required to start your career in the massage industry or to progress to a higher qualification.

You will develop a base knowledge and develop professional skills required. This qualification is well regarded by employers in the Massage Industry.

Students will learn to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human functioning and apply the relevant knowledge to wellness and relaxation massage therapy practise.
  • Apply and evaluate the effectiveness of wellness and relaxation massage therapy interventions for individual clients’ needs. 
  • Select and apply a range of professional, self-management, communication and client service knowledge and skills to meet wellness and relaxation massage therapy client and industry needs.
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Aim: To train wellness and relaxation massage therapists who can work independently and communicate with other professionals.

Purpose: To provide the health sector with qualified wellness and relaxation massage therapists.

Course content:

  • REHB5601 Massage Theory to Practice (15 credits)
  • REHB5602 Wellness Dimensions and Client-Centred Care (15 credits)
  • REHB5603 Musculoskeletal Surface Anatomy (15 credits)
  • REHB5604 Human Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits)
  • REHB5605 Sports Massage  (15 credits)
  • REHB5606 Te Hīhiri (15 credits)
  • REHB5607 The Professional Practitioner (15 credits)
  • REHB5608 Relaxation and Wellness Massage Clinical Practice (15 credits)

 

Graduates of this diploma will be qualified to enter the Massage Industry as wellness and relaxation massage therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage settings.

Graduates can work as wellness and relaxation massage therapists in a variety of settings: 

  • Home-based massage therapy or mobile clinics
  • Community-based massage therapy clinics
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Sports settings (non-injury work)
  • Spa-based massage therapy clinics

To be admitted to this programme, applicants must hold NCEA Level 2 with 10 literacy and 10 numeracy credits, or a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3, or above, a recognised equivalent; and a declaration indicating a level of health and abilities commensurate with achieving practice competencies in the programme; and a declaration of all existing or pending criminal convictions; and consent to undergo a Police Vet Check. International applicants are required to have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

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 one year or part-time over two years.

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

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Implement professional and ethical standards through effective client relationship skills.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to meet client needs.
  • Apply knowledge of massage and other methods to develop client specific session plans.
  • Perform massage and other methods to meet client specific session plans.
  • Apply a range of self-management and client service knowledge and skills.

Graduates of this qualification are able to continue their studies in:

Classes are held Monday to Wednesday 9am – 4pm at SIT's main Invercargill campus. The remaining days of the week are to be used for study and hands on practice. 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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