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):
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
CRICOS Course Code: 096638A
National Qualification Code: HLT42015
Course Duration: 64 Weeks
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.
GRADUATE CAREER PATH
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Massage Therapy Practitioner
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent;
Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre
Evidence of successful completion of a VET course at Certificate III or above level in Australia will be accepted as meeting the entry requirements.
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.
Under the supervision of a qualified trainer, you will provide massage treatments for a range of clients. From Term 3 to Term 5, you do client treatments on a booking system that is co-ordinated by the college staff and operated by students as part of the course. This is very valuable experience for students preparing for employment.
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:
Stage (term) 3, 4, 5 clinic practicum treatment hours & bookings
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 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 test 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 the 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 at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. This may affect the international student visa and shorten your course duration.
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 HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
COLLEGE LOCATION AND FACILITIES
Th Australian Massage and Beauty Institute is located at 86 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia. Our facilities include classrooms, practical rooms, student clinic, printing and photocopying facility and a student common area. The college is Wi-Fi enabled and students can bring their own laptop computer or mobile device. Students wear the college uniform which is black trousers, black closed shoes and the AMBI T-shirt. All massage tables, products and related equipment are supplied by the college and supplied for the clinic practicum.