Certificate IV In Massage Therapy

“Thank you to all the staff for being helpful and friendly during my studies of the Certificate IV in Massage. I will definitely be back to do my Diploma in Massage” - Debra Duxfield

The Certificate IV in Massage provides skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment.

With this qualification you may choose to work as a massage therapist in the following settings:

  • Massage Clinic
  • Aged Care Facility
  • Health Service
  • Spa Facility
  • Palliative Care Facility or Hospital

The national qualifications in massage are each given a national code. For the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice – HLT40312.

How to gain your Certificate IV in Massage

The School offers a variety of programs to complete your qualification.

Qualification and Units of Competency

Your qualification is gained by completing ‘delivery modules’ that align to the units of competencies for this nationally recognised qualification.

The Units of Competency in Certificate IV Massage (HLT40312) include:

  • 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
  • HLTHIR301C – Communicate and work effectively in health
  • HLTIN301C – Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS300A – Contribute to WHS processes
  • HLTREM401D- Work within a massage framework
  • HLTREM406C – Provide massage treatment
  • HLTREM407C – Plan massage treatment
  • HLTREM408C – Apply massage assessment framework
  • HLTREM409C – Perform massage health assessment

Transition of qualification in 2016

In August 2015 the qualification HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice was updated and is now in a transition phase. Please refer to this information sheet for details on how this may impact your study program. FACTSHEET

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