Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy – Duration 46 weeks

This course is available to domestic students only

 

WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

 

It’s the physical manipulation of muscle tissue and fascia of the body used to increase blood flow, as well as stimulate energy and organ systems. Massage therapies include remedial massage, reflexology, shiatsu, trigger point therapy, and exercise therapy. Massage therapists apply these massage therapies to reduce muscular tension and aches and pains, while improving healing abilities and the general sense of health and wellbeing.

 

Employment Pathways

After achieving the HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, candidates will have achieved the skills to obtain the following occupational position as a Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy Practitioner or Assistance Massage Therapist.

 

Entry Requirements for Domestic Students

  1. All students must be of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission at the College.
  2. Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 11 qualification or equivalent.
  3. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation such as Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels submitted will also be considered.

Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within the chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements

 

Course Duration and Schedule

This program is delivered over 46 weeks of full-time study 20 hours (approx.) per week of scheduled class time. 40 weeks face-to-face study and 6 weeks holidays that includes term breaks.

This is achieved by scheduling classes for 18 hours (approx.) per week over 40 weeks (face-to-face). Over these 40 weeks, classes will be scheduled as 18 hours face-to-face and 2 hours home study

 

Timetable structure:

  • Term 1: Weeks 1 – 10

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 11 – 12

  • Term 2: Weeks 13 – 22

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 23 – 24

  • Term 3: Weeks 25 – 34

o   Break for 2 weeks: Weeks 35 – 36

  • Term 4: Weeks 37 – 46

 

Units of competency

 

Learners must complete 13 units of competency comprising of:

  • 10 common core units plus
  • 3 elective units (at least 1 unit from Business Management)

 

Delivery Hours of this Qualification is 800 Hours

Core Units   Delivery Hours
CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships

30
CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

20
CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

50
HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

120
HLTAID003

Provide first aid

20
HLTINF004

Manage the control of infection

30
HLTMSG001

Develop massage practice

50
HLTMSG002

Assess client massage needs

100
HLTMSG004

Provide massage treatments

 

(Including Massage clinic 100 hours requirement)

200
HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

30
Elective units   Delivery Hours
BSBSMB403

Market the small business

50
BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

50
CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

50
Total Hours   800

 

 

Students must also complete a minimum clinic requirement of 80 hours work.

This T&A includes a 100 hour clinic duration. The clinic requirement is included with HLTMSG004 – Provide massage treatments and delivered in Terms 3:

 

Term 3 (Weeks 25-34)

HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments                          200 hours

(100 hours HLTMSG004 +100 hours clinic requirement)

 

 

Module and Unit Delivery Schedule

Note: HLTAID003 – Provide first aid (Externally Delivery)

Week Unit Sequence   Total Hours
TERM 1
1 – 10 HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

120
HLTINF004

Manage the control of infection

30
HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

30
HLTAID003

Provide first aid

20

TOTAL HOURS

200
11 – 12 2 weeks break
TERM 2
CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

20
CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships

30
HLTMSG001

Develop massage practice

50
HLTMSG002

Assess client massage needs

100

TOTAL HOURS

200
23 – 24 2 weeks break
TERM 3
25 – 34 HLTMSG004

Provide massage treatments

(100 hours HLTMSG004 +100 hours clinic requirement)

 

200
35 – 36 2 weeks break
TERM 4
37 – 46 CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

50
CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

50
BSBSMB403

Market the small business

50
BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

50

TOTAL HOURS

200

 

Student textbook requirements

Compulsory core text book: Elaine N. Marieb Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Eleventh edition, Pearson.

Students must purchase this title as the core text book to accompany the delivery of this qualification