• Course Code
  • HLT42015
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 11 months
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Traralgon
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Course Overview

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.


Semester 1 intake:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm

Semester 2 intake (midyear)
Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm from July to Dec 2019
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm from Jan 2020

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice.

Career Opportunities

After completing this course, student will be able to either work for themselves or in a health team environment. Have the ability to have health rebate for health providers and work in conjunction with other health care professionals.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Current working with children's check and police check


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Student massage clinic to the public, on campus, running one day a week for six weeks
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
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
HLTARO001 Develop aromatherapy practice
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


Practical assessments, written assessments, assignments

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