Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Course Code
HLT40312
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Department
Sport Recreation and Fitness
Course Location
Warragul; Morwell
Course Duration
Part Time: 1 year
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Downloads
2014 Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • July 2014
Times
Monday and Tuesday
Enquiries
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 85 32
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email:  brooked@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

The massage therapy industry has experienced enormous growth in recent times. Be a part of this in-demand field with a qualification from the high quality courses at GippsTAFE.

You'll study with experienced teachers who will work with you to develop your knowledge and skills. You'll learn safe and ethical massage techniques that respond to the needs of the client as well as how to plan a massage treatment and administer a practice.

What you will learn

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Work effectively with others
  • Administer a practice
  • Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
  • Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
  • Apply first aid
  • Communicate and work effectively in health
  • Contribute to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Work within a massage framework
  • Provide massage treatment
  • Plan massage treatment
  • Apply massage assessment framework
  • Perform massage health assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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

Employment Prospects

  • Massage Therapist
  • Massage Therapy Practitioner

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12, or mature age
  • Attendance at an interview

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of assessments and practical demonstrations

Opportunities For Further Study

Course Structure

  
Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
BSBWOR203B
Work effectively with others
HLTAP401B
Confirm physical health status
HLTCOM404C
Communicate effectively with clients
HLTCOM405D
Administer a practice
HLTCOM406C
Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
HLTCOM408D
Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
HLTFA311A
Apply first aid
HLTGIR301C
Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
HLTWHS300A
Contribute to OHS processes
Specialist Units
HLTREM401D
Work within a massage framework
HLTREM406C
Provide massage treatment
HLTREM407C
Plan massage treatment
HLTREM408C
Apply massage assessment framework
HLTREM409C
Perform massage health assessment