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Certificate IV In Massage Therapy Practice

CRICOS Course Code: 078585C

Course Hours: full time - 24 hours per week or part-time - 12 hours per week

Location: Sydney and Brisbane

Distance Education: Available for Australian students

Australian Students: Full-time on-campus, Full-time and part-time by distance education

Overseas Students: Full-time on-campus

Course Duration: 12 weeks full-time or 24 weeks part-time

What is massage?

Massage involves the movement and manipulation of soft tissue resulting in increased blood flow, removal of toxins and improved muscle tone. Massage therapists apply touch to reduce muscular tension, aches and pains, and increase healing abilities and the general sense of health and wellbeing.

Course overview

This course represents the entry point of an exciting career in massage therapy. You will learn a variety of techniques focusing on Swedish massage, relaxation and therapeutic techniques, including study in anatomy, physiology and the symptomology of body systems.

Course outcome

With this qualification you could massage your way in to a number of exciting roles within a health team responsible for the massage treatment of clients, massage services under the guide of a physiotherapist or osteopath, or in the spa industry as a massage therapist. Graduates can continue their study with the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Entry requirements

Students who are under the age of 18 at course commencement will require an interview to assess their suitability for the course and entry will be at the discretion of the HAS. Working with Children Check prior to commencing clinical subjects is required.

For international applicants equivalent IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.0

Course location, study time and start dates

This course is delivered at the Sydney and Brisbane campus and online; the course can be completed in 12 weeks full-time or 24 weeks part-time. There are three intakes a year for this course; February, May and September.

Clinical practice

You will be required to complete clinical training which you can undertake at ACNT's campuses in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. Online students you will need access to one of our campus clinics for a minimum of one week per trimester. This massage course requires first aid training as part of the course curriculum. If you've previously completed a first aid course which meets the national competencies for the National Training Package HLTFA311A Apply first aid or equivalent (including St. John Ambulance Senior First Aid Certificate), you'll receive credit for the unit of study. NB: Students will not be able to start Massage Clinic 1 or 2 until a valid first aid certificate has been sighted by the Clinic Supervisor.

Additional requirements for Online Students

Online students must have:

  • Access to a computer with high-speed internet capabilities.
  • Access to video recording facilities.
  • Access to one of our three campuses to complete practical learning (for at least one week per trimester).
  • Access to a massage table, towels and oils.

Units of competency 

Foundations of Massage Practice - C4MAFOM14

HLTREM401D- Work within a massage framework

HLTWHS300A- Contribute to WHS processes

HLTIN301C- Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTHIR301C-Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clients

BSBWOR203B-Work effectively with others

HLTCOM405D- Administer a practice

Musculoskeletal Anatomy - C4MAMSA14

HLTAP401B- Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM408D-Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

Massage Techniques 1 - C4MAMT114

HLTREM407C - Plan massage treatment

HLTREM406C - Provide massage treatment

Massage Clinic 1 - C4MACL114

On completion of this component, learners will be complete in the following units:

HLTREM401D- Work within a massage framework

HLTWHS300A- Contribute to WHS processes

HLTIN301C- Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTHIR301C-Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clients

BSBWOR203B-Work effectively with others

HLTCOM405D- Administer a practice

Anatomy Body Systems - C4MAABS14

HLTAP401B- Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM408D-Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

Massage Techniques 2 - C4MAMT214

HLTREM407C - Plan massage treatment

HLTREM406C - Provide massage treatment

Client Assessment and Referral - C4MACAR14

HLTREM408C- Apply massage assessment framework

HLTREM409C- Perform massage health assessment HLTCOM406C- Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Massage Clinic 2 - C4MACL214

On completion of this component, learners will be complete in the following units:

HLTAP401B- Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM408D-Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

HLTREM407C - Plan massage treatment

HLTREM406C - Provide massage treatment

HLTREM408C- Apply massage assessment framework

HLTREM409C- Perform massage health assessment HLTCOM406C- Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

First Aid - C4MAFA14

HLTFA311A - Apply first aid (NB external provider)

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