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Massage Therapist Courses

Massage Therapists help their clients relax, destress, and recover from injury using a range of different massage and relaxation techniques. As a massage therapist you could be helping an athlete after a training session, a diabetic patient improve their circulation, or a busy mom relax in between school runs.

Most massage therapists are skilled in a number of therapies including aromatherapy, shiatsu, Thai, deep tissue, and Swedish massage. You could open your own massage clinic or work as at day spas, beauty salons, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, or fitness centres.

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Popular Massage Therapist Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Massage Therapist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Massage Therapists earn?

In Australia, a full time Massage Therapist generally earns $1,038 per week ($53,976 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Massage Therapists?

Opportunities for Massage Therapists in Australia are expected to grow over the next 5 years as more than 15,000 new jobs open up around the country. Massage Therapists usually work in massage clinics, sport medicine and fitness centres.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Massage Therapist?

To work in Australia as a Massage Therapist you require a Certificate IV or a Diploma in Massage Therapy Practice, plus join an approved industry association. The qualifications take between 1-2 years to complete, including supervised clinic hours under a qualified massage therapist. Once qualified you can undertake VET courses in complimentary therapies.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within alternative health and holistic medicine and massage. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.