CRICOS Course Code: 064194M Course Hours: 815 hours 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 in Sydney only Course Duration: 52 weeks full-time or 104 weeks part-time What is massage? Massage involves physically moving muscle tissue resulting in increased blood flow amongst other. 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 about Swedish massage, deep tissue therapeutic massage techniques, and health sciences including anatomy and physiology, pathology, and symptomatology and diagnosis. You apply all that you’ve learnt through exams, quizzes, written assessments, oral questioning, workbooks, practical demonstrations, and case studies.
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 To enter this course you will need to have: - Completed
NSW Higher School Certificate, or equivalent (if you are under the age of
18 years at course commencement you may be required to participate in an
interview to assess your suitability for the course) or - Be
21 years or over at course commencement.
Overseas students are required to demonstrate an English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (Academic) overall, with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill. This course is available to overseas students studying full-time on-campus in Sydney. Part-time and distance education options are not available for overseas students. Course structure The HLT40307 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice requires the successful completion of 15 units of competency. This includes 10 common and 5 specialisation units. Below you will find an overview of the units of competency delivered within the HLT40307 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice. The nominal duration for each unit of competency includes hours in lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations and supervised clinical practice. Full-time students will complete this course in two study periods of 20 weeks duration each. This will involve an average of 21 hours of on-campus tuition each week, or guided self study for distance education students. Please note that the actual hours of delivery may vary across study periods depending on the units of competency delivered and the clinical practice requirements for these units. Clinical practice Throughout your studies, you’ll be required to complete clinical practice. This is an integral part of the course and provides you with the experience of engaging with clients in a safe and supervised environment. Clinical practice hours can be obtained through the ACNT Student Clinic or an approved clinic site for distance education students. Please note that prior to commencing any clinical practice you will be required to successfully complete HLTFA301B Apply First Aid. This unit is delivered in your first study period.
Units of competency Common subjects BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others HLTFA301B Apply first aid HLTCOM404B Communicate effectively with clients HLTCOM405B Administer a practice HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate HLTCOM408B Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
Specialist subjects HLTREM401B Work within a massage framework HLTREM407B Plan massage treatment HLTREM408B Apply massage assessment framework HLTREM409B Perform massage health assessment HLTREM406B Provide massage treatment