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
(39 Weeks)

Mode of Study

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

Entry Requirements

Individuals would need to fulfill the following requirements:

Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. The definition of a mature aged for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years.

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border

Protection website (http://www.immi.gov.au)

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing work placement

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
  • HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Massage therapist
  • Massage therapy practitioner
  • Assistant massage therapist

Common 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

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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
39 weeks

Mode of Study

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

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 fulfill the following requirements:

Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. The definition of a mature aged for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years.

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border

Protection website (http://www.immi.gov.au)

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing work placement

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
  • HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Massage therapist
  • Massage therapy practitioner
  • Assistant massage therapist

Common 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