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Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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  • HLT42015
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Start datesStart Dates

  • Online
    Last working day of the month

study optionsStudy Options

  • Online


  • Campus

    24 weeks
    2 Trimesters

    48 weeks
    4 Trimesters

  • Online

    Option 1:
    48 weeks
    2 Study Periods

    Option 2:
    96 weeks
    4 Study Periods



What is this course about?

Take the first step in your massage career, when you graduate with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.

There is a no better way to be introduced to the booming massage industry, then through this comprehensive course. You will not only get a glimpse into the working life of a massage therapist, but you’ll also get to practice your skills on real life clients in our dedicated Student Clinics. Perfect for beginners, career changers and people who just want to give professional massages to their family and friends.

What you'll accomplish

Once you have your foot in the door, this qualification will let you go anywhere. Perhaps you want to get a Diploma or maybe your ultimate goal is to go to University? Well it doesn’t matter whether you want to use your qualification to work in a clinic or use it as a ticket to University, you’ve got the flexibility to build your dream career with AIAS. 

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The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a trading division of the Registered Training Organisation, Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Code 5806), offering nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications. 

Upon graduation, you will receive a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy allowing you to trade as a qualified massage therapist in Australia. You can also apply for membership to a range of Industry Associations. For eligibility criteria and more information, click here.  

Once you know the basics, building on your knowledge is all too easy. Just like the majority of our students, you can use your qualification to specialise in a range of different massage techniques. Maybe you’re interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine or Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies. Perhaps Reflexology or Remedial Massage is more your thing. It doesn’t matter where your interests lie, as this qualification is your ticket to the exciting world of massage therapy. 

What you'll learn

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Massage Therapy in Australian Health Care

  • HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

Effective Communication Strategies

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Professional Massage Theory and Practice

  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Business Plans

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning


Manage Legal and Ethical Practices

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Massage Clinic

  • HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
  • HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
  • HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Elective 1

  • Aromatherapy Stream: Products and Professional Practice 1
  • Reflexology Stream: Foundations of Reflexology
  • Business Stream: Business Marketing

Elective 2

  • Aromatherapy Stream: Products and Professional Practice 2
  • Reflexology Stream: Empowering Older People
  • Business Stream: Small Business Finance

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each study block PLUS obtain a First Aid Certificate*

* The First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 and/or HLTAID006) that is required by this qualification, is not assessed or delivered by AIAS. Students need to obtain these certificated qualifications externally and provide them to AIAS once completed.



“Our health is everything and we need more natural healers. If you're considering study in this industry I would say 'do it!' Be inspired, take your passion that step further and start studying today!”

Massage testimonial Jemimah

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