NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 5

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Put people's wellbeing in your hands

Develop your skills to work in the field of wellness and relaxation massage with this level 5 qualification.

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

You could also further your career path by progressing on to the NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6).


The NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage is a one year full-time or equivalent part-time programme, which offers you stimulating studies leading towards a qualification as a massage therapist.

This programme provides practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in massage and has close links with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. In this application pack, you will find information about the programme and descriptions for each of the subjects covered.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Your future career and study opportunities

As a graduate of this diploma you can go on to study either the NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6) or the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

You will be qualified to work as a wellness and relaxation massage therapist in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage settings.

Possible job and career opportunities exist within:

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


There are two entry dates:

  • February
  • July (subject to sufficient enrolments)


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.