Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: HLT42015
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 48-96 weeks (online); 24-48 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Monthly intake dates (online); 3 intake dates per year (on campus)
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT42015) program offered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is designed to give you the education and training to pursue a career as a massage therapist.

Massage is the manual manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to promote relaxation and wellbeing. Therapeutic massage can ease tension and reduce pain, and can be used to enhance function in the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. It may also help to accelerate healing from injury and illness.

In this accredited certificate IV course, you will receive training in remedial massage, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, cross fibre mobilisation, reflexology, aromatherapy, structural alignment, anatomy and physiology, communication, massage clinic, and practice management, law and ethics.

Vocational placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment.

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following locations:

  • Brisbane - 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
  • Melbourne - Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Perth - 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
  • Adelaide - 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

You will also be required to submit a current First Aid Certificate in order to participate in the work placement component of this course.

Areas of study

During this program, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units

  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTMSG001 - Develop massage practice
  • HLTMSG002 - Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage the control of infection
  • HLTIN301C - Manage work health and safety
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning

Elective units

  • HLTARO001 - Develop aromatherapy practice
  • HLTARO002 - Source and prepare aromatherapy products
  • HLTREF002 - Provide reflexology for relaxation
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

By completing this massage therapy course, you will have the education and training to be able to practise as a self-employed massage therapist with your own clients or work with others at a health care clinic. Opportunities in education, community health care, social welfare, sales, manufacturing and at health retreats will also be open to you.

Finance options

AIAS offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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