Welcome International Students

“After Studying at the NSW School of Massage I was able to open my own spa and massage business in my home country. I would like to thank all the staff and teachers. Without them I could have never made my dream come true.” Kevin Connor Pingkardi

The NSW School of Massage welcomes many international students to Australia. All of our campuses are in popular locations within Australia’s most exciting cities, close to public transport and shopping facilities.
Choose to study your massage qualification at our different campus locations for the ultimate Australian experience.


Campus Locations

  • Sydney Campus
  • Brisbane Campus*
  • Melbourne Campus*
  • Perth Campus*

*Massage courses in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth are run with our sister school the Australian College of Sport & Fitness.


Available Massage Courses

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Certificate IV in Massage Therapy 

 

This qualification needs to be completed to work as a professional massage therapist in Australia. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy  is gained by completing ‘delivery modules’ that align with the units of competency for this nationally recognized qualification.

Module Overview:
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Click here for the Units of Competency in this national qualification

 

Entry Requirements
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy has no academic prerequisites. As this is a manual therapy, you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to perform massage treatments. You will also need English proficiency as well as reading, writing and numeracy skills.

 

MODULE 1  – Massage Foundations
In Massage Foundations students will learn a full body Swedish massage sequence. The module enables total beginners as well as students with some knowledge of massage to reach a clinical standard within a short amount of time.

Students will also be taught proper body mechanics when treating a client and how to avoid common mistakes when massaging.

MODULE 2 – Massage Techniques

In Massage Techniques, Students will build further on their range of massage skills and learn Deep Tissue massage techniques. These techniques will focus on treating conditions such as headaches, sciatic pain, rotator cuff injuries etc.

Students will have the opportunity to practice the massage techniques on the classroom as well as receive massages in return.

MODULE 3– Provide FIRST AID

Evidence of a current Apply First Aid Certificate is required. Part time student can choose to  complete this externally at their own convenience and at their own cost or pay a supplement to undertake the school’s first aid workshop. Fulltime students will have this workshop included in their program.

MODULE 4 – Heath Science
This module provides the knowledge of the structure and function of the systems of the body and how each system relates to the body as a whole. By understanding each system of the body the massage therapist can better plan the massage treatment for their client.

 MODULE 5 – Safe Work Practices
In this module you will learn about the importance of infection control guidelines, hazard identification procedures and strategies for prevention of manual handling injuries. Workplace Health & Safety requirements according to legislation and codes of practice are examined.

 MODULE 6 – The Massage Business
This module teaches students the skills required to provide administration for massage therapy practice. It looks at the introductory skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a healthcare setting. This includes managing interactions with patients, clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

MODULE 7 – Professional Practice
This module teaches students the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. It applies to remedial massage therapists to take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

MODULE 8 – Student Clinic – Certificate IV in Massage
As part of your program, students get to experience a real world massage clinic! The Student Clinic – Certificate IV in Massage module involves the student role playing real life clinical skills and then demonstrating these skills in a number of practical settings.

All students will undertake a minimum of 80 hours of client consultation work. 60 of these client consultation and treatment hours are completed under direct supervision of a qualified trainer on campus*.

Additional clinic practical hours are added to fulltime programs to allow fulltime students to learn and develop their massage skills during the timeframe of their course. Whereas part time or distance students will need to plan for their own additional self-learning and massage practice as required to develop their massage skills.

*National training package requirements determine that client consultation must be undertaking under direct supervision of a qualified trainer and assessor. If a student has a suitable work place supervisor with national Trainer and Assessor qualifications it may be possible to conduct clinic hours there. If this is something a student would like to propose, the student should first send a request to do their clinic hours externally and attached the resume of their proposed supervisor and copy of their national Trainer and Assessor qualifications for review. Note additional fees for managing off campus clinic supervision may apply.


 

Diploma of Remedial Massage

This qualification is recommended for practitioners looking to upgrade their skills and education qualifications. The Diploma of Remedial Massage is also gained by completing ‘delivery modules’ that align with the units if competency for this nationally recognised qualification.

Module Overview:
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Click here for the Units of Competency in this national qualification

Entry Requirements
The Diploma of Remedial Massage has no academic prerequisites. As this is a manual therapy, you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to perform massage treatments. You will also need English proficiency as well as reading, writing and numeracy skills.

 

The Diploma of Remedial Massage shares  modules 1-7 of the Certificate IV in Massage program and the addition of:

MODULE 8 – Student Clinic – Diploma of Massage
As part of your program, students get to experience a real world massage clinic! The Student Clinic – Diploma of Massage module involves the student role playing real life clinical skills and then demonstrating these skills in a number of practical settings.

All students will undertake a minimum of 200 hours of client consultation work. 150 of these client consultation and treatment hours are completed under direct supervision of a qualified trainer on campus*.

Additional clinic practical hours are added to fulltime programs to allow fulltime students to learn and develop their massage skills during the timeframe of their course. Whereas part time or distance students will need to plan for their own additional self-learning and massage practice as required to develop their massage skills.

*National training package requirements determine that client consultation must be undertaking under direct supervision of a qualified trainer and assessor. If a student has a suitable work place supervisor with national Trainer and Assessor qualifications it may be possible to conduct clinic hours there. If this is something a student would like to propose, the student should first send a request to do their clinic hours externally and attached the resume of their proposed supervisor and copy of their national Trainer and Assessor qualifications for review. Note additional fees for managing off campus clinic supervision may apply.

MODULE 9 – Sport Massage

In Sports Massage, Students will build further on their range of massage skills and learn Sports massage techniques. Not just limited to athletes, these techniques will focus on treatments for client recovery, performance and rehabilitation.

MODULE 10-12 – Remedial Massage Techniques A,B,C

In Remedial Massage Techniques modules, Students will learn to prepare for and provide remedial massage treatments based on the outcomes of an existing health assessment and treatment plan. This can include treatments for a wide variety of clients including those presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM).

MODULE 13 – Nutrition
This module teaches the student to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet. It applies to working with your clients within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines and to make referrals to other health professionals or accredited practising dietitians when those limits are exceeded.

MODULE 14 – Advanced Health Science

This module builds furthers the students foundation knowledge of Health Science and the knowledge of the structure and function of the systems of the body and how each system relates to the body as a whole. It introduces pathophysiology and learning of the disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury.


English requirements

All of our courses are taught in English.In addition some subjects include medical and health terminology that can be more challenging to understand students whose first language is not English. Applicants will need to show evidence of suitable English proficiency for the course they have chosen.

For more details about English proficiency please download this factsheet – English Proficiency Fact Sheet


How to Apply as an International Student

Step 1 – Apply to the College
Step 2 – Accept your placement
Step 3 – Apply for your visa
If you are interested in studying in Australia and applying for a student visa, you must first apply for admission.
 
Once your application has been successful you will receive a Letter of Offer outlining your study fees and a Student Agreement. You then need to return your signed Letter of Offer and Student Agreement with payment for your tuition fees, so that the School can prepare your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
 
This Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) must then be used when you apply and submit your visa application.

Additional Information

  • Course Brochure Download2015-08-28 15_33_39-schoolofmassage.com.au_pdf_8_reasons_nsom.pdf
  • International Student Timetable SYDNEY – Download
  • International Student Timetable BRISBANE – Download
  • International Student Application Form – Download
  • International Student Tuition Fees – Download
  • International Student Support Services BookletDownload
  • Overseas Student Health CoverLink
  • 8 Reasons to Study at NSOM – Download
  • 8 Reasons to Study at NSOM Japanese – Download
  • Student Clinic Information for International Students – Download
  • Health Fund Information Factsheet – Download

Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Transfer Forms

VISA INFORMATION for International Students

  • How to apply for your student visa – Link
  • Student visa FAQs –Link

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