New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

Southern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Massage Therapy




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health sector and massage therapy industry with people who can provide wellness and relaxation massage therapy services.

Graduates will be able to work within the scope of practice defined by wellness and relaxation massage. Graduates will communicate and refer with remedial massage therapists, allied health, wellness and medical professionals for those specialist services.

Graduates will be capable of working independently.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,689 $6,689
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,378 $8,378
Total $15,067 $15,067

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $31,909
Earnings range $24,009 - $38,920
In employment 63%
In further study 28%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.

Read more

This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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