About the course
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 and 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. 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.
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Diploma level 5
Estimated annual course fee
NZD 14,000
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1 Years
Academic entry requirements
60% average across 4 academic subjects (excluding Hindi or local language). English mark should be a minimum of 60%

Southern Institute of Technology

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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. It offers more than 250 programmes from certificate to postgraduate studies all accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Framework, students can learn at a level and pathway that suits them. Many of its programmes offer multiple intakes every year. From English Language Institute which offers intakes almost every week to business programmes which offer between four and nine intakes a year, it makes it easier for students to start studying.
SIT staff makes the difference from being academic and industry qualified from Southland and around the world and are leaders in their fields. Small class sizes mean student gets personalised attention from their friendly academics. SIT offers programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning. The Invercargill and Queenstown campuses are situated in New Zealands most picturesque region. Fiordland National Park, New Zealands first UNESCO world heritage area and the sixth largest national park in the world, is just a few hours’ drive away.
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Invercargill Campus - Southern Institute of Technology

136 Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland, 9810

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The main campus is situated either side of Tay Street. SIT Downtown is situated in the center of Invercargill’s business district and is home to new media and arts programmes. SIT Sound in the Invercargill Radio Network Building hosts audio production programmes. Invercargill is where the Southern Institute of Technology started and where the innovative SIT Zero Fees Scheme was born. Many of our Students move to Invercargill to study and take advantage of the Zero Fees Scheme and Southlands lower living costs.