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Turn your passion for massage into a dynamic and exciting career with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice. In this course, you’ll learn the safest and most effective methods of full body massage, whether that’s for relaxation, sports, massage for special needs, rehabilitation or stretching.
You’ll learn specific treatments for muscular pain that you can take into your own practice or in a supervised massage clinic. Our industry professionals will take you one step further as you learn what it takes to manage your own massage practice.
TimesBlended delivery of both online and face to face classroom learning
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice.
A Massage Therapist (MT) may be self-employed or work within a larger health service organisation along side other heath professionals. They would have a limited ability to have health rebate for health providers and work in conjunction with other health care professionals. They will have the ability to upskill and complete the Diploma of Remedial massage in a shortened time frame due to credit transfers of 13 units into the course. This Certificate IV qualification reflects the role of Massage Therapists (MT) who would provide general health maintenance treatments referring to the musculoskeletal system. It does not reflect the role of a Remedial Massage Therapist
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Current Working with Children's Check and Police Check
Recommended entry requirements
- Must be 18 years of age due to the practical component of the course where students learn to massage treating other students within the course and the public.
Participants will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection
Specialist Course Information
PlacementStudent Massage Clinic runs on TAFE Gippsland Traralgon Campus to the public, running one day a week for six weeks
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety|
|HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation|
|HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments|
|HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs|
|HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice|
|HLTARO001 Develop aromatherapy practice|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
|HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status|
|CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships|
|BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning|
|HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection|
Practical assessments, written assessments, assignments