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New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

The New Zealand College of Massage Limited

Subject area

Massage Therapy




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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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

Be 18 years of age or over with 42 credits at NCEA level 3 with 14 credits in two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Science, Biology, Health Studies, Physical Education or equivalent. Literacy requirements: NCEA 8 credits at level 2 or higher, with at least 4 credits in reading and 4 credits in writing or equivalent. Additionally, International Students and those whose first language is not English Competence in English language: those whose first language is not English are required to score at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic) in all aspects of the test or NZQA approved equivalent. All applicants will be interviewed to ensure their suitability for the programme. The NZCM Code of Ethics must be read, considered, agreed to and signed.

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)
$7,016 $7,016
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,138 $8,138
Total $15,154 $15,154

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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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Ian Campbell Scholarship

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Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



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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

Phone: (09) 522 5522
Fax: (09) 522 5523

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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