HLT40312 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice


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Overview

Duration

On-campus:
Full-time 1 trimester (13 wks)*
Part-time 2 trimesters (26 wks)*

Online:
Option 1 - 1 study period (24 wks)
Option 2 - 2 study periods (48 wks)

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Start dates

On-Campus (What's this?)
2015: 07/09

Online Delivery (What's this?)
Last working day of each month

Our Campus locations:
Brisbane and Melbourne
(Not every course is available at both campuses. Please contact AIAS to check availability).

Academic Calendar:
Please refer to our academic calendar for intake dates, trimester start and end dates.


Certificate IV in Massage Therapy: The first step to a career in massage

Fast facts

Nationally Recognised Training

Are you ready to work in the massage industry?

Passionate, professional and people-orientated individuals will thrive in this dynamic industry, with each day offering new opportunities for therapists to help people get back to their best. Whether you are new to the massage industry, working towards a career change or ensuring that your overseas qualifications are recognised in Australia, the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice from AIAS is perfect for you.

Skills you need to become a professional

Nationally Recognised Training

Studying at AIAS will provide you with the skills you need to provide professional remedial or relaxation massages to clients of all ages. Clinic administration and communication techniques are taught by our industry trained lecturers, with work experience available in our Student Clinics or at a Vocational Placement facility near you.

Ambitious students can even use their Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice to complete a range of additional massage courses on offer at AIAS – how cool is that!

So are you ready to begin your career as a Massage Therapist? Want to know more about the study options available at AIAS? Then just contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors today and together we can discuss your future at AIAS.

Online students who are unable to attend the AIAS Clinic will have to complete mandatory vocational placement.

Enrol now and earn a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

If you're ready to begin a career in the dynamic massage industry, then just contact one of our friendly Student Enrolment Advisors a discover how easy AIAS makes it to live your career dreams!

*Click here to find out more.


More information

About the AIAS Faculty of Massage Therapy
Accreditation
Units of Competency
Massage Therapy Careers
Student Clinics and Salons in Brisbane and Melbourne

Subjects

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each Block + First Aid* (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid).

Core Subjects
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Anatomy for Massage

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Confirm physical health status (HLTAP401B)

Anatomy for Massage

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Relaxation Massage

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan massage treatment (HLTREM407C)
> Provide massage treatment (HLTREM406C)
> Work within a massage framework (HLTREM401D)

Relaxation Massage

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Communication Strategies - Health

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Communicate effectively with clients (HLTCOM404C)
> Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate (HLTCOM406C)

Communication Strategies - Health

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Therapeutic Massage

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply massage assessment framework (HLTREM408C)
> Perform massage health assessment (HLTREM409C))

Therapeutic Massage

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Clinic Administration

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)
> Work effectively with others (BSBWOR203B)
> Communicate and work effectively in health (HLTHIR301C)
> Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively (HLTCOM408D)
> Administer a practice (HLTCOM405D)

Clinic Administration

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Clinic - Massage

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Work within a massage framework (HLTREM401D)
> Provide massage treatment (HLTREM406C)
> Plan massage treatment (HLTREM407C)
> Apply massage assessment framework (HLTREM408C)
> Perform massage health assessment (HLTREM409C)
> Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively (HLTCOM408D)
> Administer a practice (HLTCOM405D)
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)
> Work effectively with others (BSBWOR203B)
> Communicate and work effectively in health (HLTHIR301C)

Clinic - Massage


*First Aid is not delivered by AIAS

For more information on the Order of Completion (including Part-time and Online study), click here.

Outcomes

Employmentremedial massage therapist careers

Graduates from the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice will be competent base level massage therapists. The course provides skills in relaxation and therapeutic massage including basic health assessment and treatment. You will find employment in a range of areas including in a clinic (or in your own clinic), in a spa facility, with sports teams and in the fitness industry or in an aged care or a palliative care facility.

Common job titles for those who have studied this course are Massage Therapist or Massage Therapy Practitioner.

Further Study

Some units of study from the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice can be credited towards other courses at AIAS. Our graduates usually extend their studies to include the Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage, Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies or Diploma of Reflexology.