Health

HLT42015 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

This qualification reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist. Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Duration

Full Time
52 Weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and a holistic approach has been applied where possible. The assessment process may include a combination of presentations, portfolio, reports, projects, questioning, case studies, scenarios, skills assessment and observation in a simulated massage clinic.

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Year 11 or the equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities as a basic level massage therapist in a massage clinic, an aged care facility, a health service, a spa facility, palliative care facility or hospital. Relevant job titles include:

  • Massage therapist
  • Massage therapy practitioner
  • Assistant massage therapist

Core Units

CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
HLTINF004 - Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 - Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 - Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety

Elective Units

BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system

- HLT42015 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Cricos: 090554J

This qualification covers workers who work as basic level massage therapists. It provides skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment and may be used by people working:

  • within a clinic or in their own clinic
  • in an aged care facility
  • in a health service
  • in a spa facility or
  • in a palliative care facility or hospital.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Duration

Full time
52 weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and a holistic approach has been applied where possible. The assessment process may include a combination of presentations, portfolio, reports, projects, questioning, case studies, scenarios, skills assessment and observation in a simulated massage clinic. Students are advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

Individuals would need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study.
  • IELTS 5.5 or completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test.
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities as a basic level massage therapist in a massage clinic, an aged care facility, a health service, a spa facility, palliative care facility or hospital. Relevant job titles include:

  • Massage therapist
  • Massage therapy practitioner
  • Assistant massage therapist

Core Units

CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
HLTINF004 - Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 - Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 - Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 - Provide massage treatments
HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety

Elective Units

BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system