National Qualification Code: HLT42015
The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is designed for people wanting to become a Massage Therapist. In this role, you provide general health maintenance treatments. Massage therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service or related beauty salon or clinical setting.
This course is a blend of theory and hands-on practice in general health maintenance massage treatments plus reflexology and aromatherapy massage. The clinical practice will provide solid foundation for employment in massage services.
There is no entry requirements for this qualifications
Graduate Career Path
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Massage Therapy Practitioner
The course is 5 terms for 45 weeks. The course is planned and timetabled for 20 hours per week. You attend the course 2.5 hours per week. Students are booked into our clinic according to our roster, which is outside your timetabled class times. Clinic hours generally fit into this timetable but additional booked hours may be necessary as the course progresses.
Classroom learning - There is 16 hours (2 days) face-to-face learning in the classroom per week. Classroom learning includes lectures supported by presentations plus visual topic content, with practice time and group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course. There is an extra cost for the textbook, please refer to the fees table.
Tutorial learning - There is 4 hours (a 1/2 day) face-to-face learning in the tutorial per week.
Clinic Practicum - You complete massage treatments with clients under supervision at college in the massage clinic practice rooms. Clinic hours and treatments are arranged with you and you will receive the support of the trainer and the co-ordinator to ensure this is a planned and rewarding experience. Clinic hours are logged and recorded as part of your learning and assessment.
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy has 2 intakes per year. There are 5 terms of 9 weeks. See the intake dates for more information on our full year Academic Calendar on the website.
Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:
Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in the simulated massage clinic environment
Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions
Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time
Logbook evidence recording the massage treatments and clients you have worked with in clinic
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status.
Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
Massage Therapy graduates can move on to further study at AMBI to the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (02) 8076 2248.
Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. It contains 13 units of competency (10 core and 3 electives) and is delivered in the following terms:
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIV00 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massage
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation