New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited

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 industry and massage therapy profession with people who can provide wellness and relaxation massage services.
Graduates will be able to work within the Massage New Zealand Scope of Practice Wellness and Relaxation Massage.
Graduates will communicate with and refer to remedial massage therapists, allied health professionals, wellness and medical professionals for those specialist services.
Graduates will be capable of working independently.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants 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. International students or residents whose first language is neither English nor Maori must have a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent evidence of English language proficiency. All applicants must undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for the programme. Provisional Entry Applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) or; Is enthusiastic and motivated to achieve or; Provides evidence of relevant prior learning and experience.

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)
$6,360 $6,360
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,416 $4,416
Total $10,777 $10,777

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 580 2376
Fax: (09) 580 2379

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