Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Duration Up to 9 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeHLT42015
TAFE SA CodeTP00844
Example Career ProfileMassage TherapistMassage Therapist
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This course aims to equip you with a range of skills and knowledge to provide therapeutic massage to alleviate muscular tension, assist with common musculoskeletal disorders, increase joint range of movement and for relaxation purposes, to manage stress and improve health and wellbeing.



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Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application

Important Information

  • Students are required to be involved in the TAFE SA Complementary Therapy clinic and will be required to provide a copy of a current Child Related Employment screening.
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Employment Outcomes

This qualification covers work as basic level massage therapists. It provides skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment and may be used by people working: - within a clinic or in their own clinic - in an aged care facility - in a health service - in a spa facility or - in a palliative care facility or hospital

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015)
Skills covered include client relationships, working with diverse people, first aid, infection prevention and control, massage practice and treatments and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 3 elective units plus you must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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 Fee Range (approx)
Total TAFE SA course cost$5,233 - $5,295

This course also has an incidentals cost of: $143  for Uniform - polo shirt and complementary therapies kit

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