INTERNATIONAL

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

CRICOS Code: 092419M
National Code: HLT42015


Description

Learn 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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39 weeks
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30 weeks
Massage Therapist Massage Therapist
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or overseas equivalent.

Work Placement Duration:   80 hours

The work placement for this course will be a combination of campus clinic placement and negotiated field placements/events. Students undertake 2 x 4 hour sessions per week for a total of 80 hours, commencing in the 2nd term (or whenever they start) of their course.

Course Notes

  • Students undertaking the combined Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and the Diploma of Remedial Massage will complete both qualifications within 18 months (3 semesters of study). Students will receive some credit from their Certificate IV topics into the Diploma and during the 2nd semester of study will complete topics from both qualifications. Students may also wish to study a 1 semester ‘top up’ Diploma of Reflexology to obtain a ‘double diploma’ for an additional $8000.
  • Subject to approval, this course will be relocating from the Port Adelaide Campus to the Adelaide City Campus in 2020.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $4000
Total course cost ( 39 weeks)
AUD $8000
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $8000

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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)
    This course provides skills and knowledge in 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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess client massage needs 150
    Confirm physical health status 90
    Develop massage practice 40
    Establish and manage client relationships 35
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Manage the prevention and control of infection 50
    Manage work health and safety 40
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide massage treatments 150
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
    Provide reflexology for relaxation 60
    Research and apply evidence to practice 65
    Undertake small business planning 50
    Visit client residence 50
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
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