Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice - HLT40312


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Overview

Duration

*On-campus:
Full-time 13 wks (1 semester)**
Part-time 26 wks (2 semesters)**

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

Start dates

- On-campus (Brisbane; Melbourne):
   2014: 08/09; 01/12
- Online:
   2014: 30/06; 31/07; 29/08; 30/09; 31/10; 28/11; 31/12

- Payment plan available
- 20% discount for online studies. Terms & conditions apply
- Bundle this course with the Diploma of Remedial Massage
- Full-time on-campus students have vacation of up to 15 weeks annually depending on commencement date. This includes mid-term and between breaks, and the optional 10-week Summer School.
**Fastrack study option: semester of 13-week tuition without mid-term break.

The right course for you?

Nationally Recognised TrainingThe Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice is designed to be the first step in launching your career as a massage therapist.

Massage is the manual manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to promote relaxation and wellbeing. A massage therapist can ease tension and reduce pain, and can use special techniques to enhance function in the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Massage can also be used to accelerate healing from injury and illness.

This massage course teaches the technique, anatomy, physiology, pathology and symptomatology to provide effective relaxation and therapeutic massage. You will also learn about communication and organisation skills to work effectively in the business side of the massage industry.

This course is aimed at recent school leavers, those looking for a career change, those re-entering the workforce, or those wishing to add massage therapy training to their existing professional skill set.  It is also a perfect course for overseas massage therapy professionals wishing to ensure their training is comparable to that which is required in Australia.

The course is also available on-campus and online.

Monthly Special Offer

Save 20% off when you purchase 4 or more subjects in this course when delivered online. Terms and conditions apply >


*On-campus: 1 semester = 12 weeks
^Online: 1 study period = 24 weeks

Neck Massage - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy PracticeThe Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice covers fundamental knowledge required for relaxation and therapeutic massage. It provides the foundation for further studies into remedial massage program which covers a range of subjects including lymphatic drainage, sports massage and cross fibre mobilisation.

The study of communication skills and clinic management   are also vital components of this massage course.

As part of your qualification you will spend time within the AIAS Massage Clinic which operates to the public, giving you experience with real clients in a real work environment.

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.

Career Pathways

Employment

Neck Massage - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy PracticeGraduates 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.