HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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Course description

Get started in massage or formalise your knowledge of massage therapy with a nationally recognised qualification. This hands-on course teaches you the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology; practical skills in deep tissue massage; personal safety and infection controls; as well as business skills and practice ethics. It’s everything you need to run your own successful massage practice. Enquire now for a list of entry requirements and intake dates.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Work placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Dynamic Strength

Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

Manual Dexterity

Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Sales and Marketing

Showing, promoting, and selling products or services, including marketing strategy and tactics and sales control systems.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Remedial Massage Therapist$1,050 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Salon Manager$1,340 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

CHCCOM006
Establish and manage client relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.

HLTMSG001
Develop massage practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the foundations of massage practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice.

HLTMSG002
Assess client massage needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage assessment techniques.

HLTMSG004
Provide massage treatments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage techniques.

HLTWHS004
Manage work health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

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Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
Endeavour College of Natural Health
On Campus