Certificate IV in Massage Therapy + Diploma of Remedial Massage


Total Duration

92 Weeks

(76 weeks Tuition + 16 weeks Break)


NSW | QLD | TAS Campus (AIBT)


Tuition Fee - OffShore Int Student: $18,800 *

Tuition Fee - OnShore Student Visa Holder: 16,000 *

Placement Fee: $1,000

*Non-Tuition Fees not included

HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist. Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage reflects the role of remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

To achieve the qualifications within this package, students must have completed at least 200 hours of unpaid work (clinic placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Pre-Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is mandatory that students attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation with one of our approved Education Agents or delegated AIBT staff.

A Pre-Enrolment Consultation session may be provided to a prospective student one or more times to provide the prospective student additional time and/or information to make an informed decision. In addition, the communication channels used for conducting Pre-Enrolment Consultation sessions can be in various forms such as Face-To-Face, Video Conference, telephone call, and email.

Students will be provided with clear and accurate information about their course before enrolment to allow students to make an informed decision.

During this Pre-Enrolment Consultation session, prospective students will be provided with all the relevant course information to help guide them to make a formal decision that will reflect their existing skills and competencies and meet their needs. International students will be provided with a Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout to ensure they understand the support services provided and their obligations as an international student. 

International students should ensure that they have read the Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout available on the ‘How to Apply’ page under the ‘Get Started’ tab on this website.

National Code:
HLT42015 / HLT52015
CRICOS Course Code:
AIBT CRICOS CODE: 093817M & 093816A
Nationally Recognised:
Delivery mode:
AIBT (QLD) In Class
The assessment of each unit of competency will take place during the course. Assessments will take the form of assessment, activities and / or practical activities in a simulated work environment.
Intake Dates:

AIBT – Monthly intakes except June and December

Study Period

In a year, there are two study periods*:

  • The 1st study period: from January to May (June Break)
  • The 2nd study period: from July to November (December Break)

*Note: Students may be required to continue their study during the June break and December break. The study classes in June and December can be arranged due to special circumstances (e.g., lack of academic progress or under the intervention strategy plan.)

Awarded by
Brighton Pacific Pty Ltd T/A Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT)
RTO Code: 41138 | CRICOS: 03430J
Packaging Rules:

Total number of units = 22

The successful achievement of these qualifications requires you to complete all Units of Competency provided in the Course Format below which satisfies each qualifications’ packaging rules as per training.gov.au. (HLT42015) and (HLT52015)

Units of Competency

Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Confirm physical health status
Analyse and respond to client health information
Provide first aid
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Develop massage practice
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatments
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
Provide remedial massage treatments
Adapt remedial massage practice to meet specific needs
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
Manage work health and safety
Undertake small business planning
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Develop aromatherapy practice
Provide aromatherapy massage treatments

*The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practices.

**Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Please note all electives are pre-selected by AIBT.
For more information on the course content, visit:



This qualification must be delivered as per the packaging rules, even if a core unit/named elective has been superseded, until such time as the qualification has been updated and this update is reflected on the National Register, training.gov.au, and is listed on the RTO’s Scope of Registration.

There are many situations where it is considered beneficial for the student to receive the updated training that reflects the current skill needs of the relevant industry so a provider may choose to deliver the updated unit, issue a statement of attainment for those unit/s and then provide credit transfer – by mapping backwards – to the units named within the qualification.

  • The VET units need to be deemed ‘equivalent’ for credit transfer to be assigned
  • If the units are ‘not equivalent’ the provider will map the units to identify equivalence in content and learning outcomes (from the updated unit back to the superseded unit)
  • If this is not possible, the provider may need to match the content, but then undertake an RPL process to ascertain competence against each unit of competency.·
  • This would only need to do this once, then can be used for future decisions in the same circumstances.

If this still does not ascertain a ‘competent’ result, the student may need to undertake gap training against the destination qualification.

Entry requirement:
Academic requirement:
Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or Australian equivalent.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required.

International Students who do not meet the English language requirements for this course may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) according to the English Learning Matrix.

There are no pre-requisites for the qualifications within this package.

For more information, please visit:

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (Click Here)

Diploma of Remedial Massage (Click Here)


Handling Fee – $200


International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia.

It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. OSHC is insurance to assist international students to meet the costs of medical and hospital care.

You can organise your own OSHC, or we can assist you, as AIBT has an agreement with Bupa, one of Australia’s major health insurance providers. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.bupa.com.au


We are partnered with Australian Homestay Network (AHN) – Australia’s Largest Homestay provider.

The homestay fee includes 3 meals and all amenities and may cost up to $350/week. Please visit https://www.homestaynetwork.org/students/pricing/ for more information about our prices in each campus location.


Additional fees will be incurred for re-enrolment, resubmission, credit transfer and certificate re-issuance. For further information, please visit the individual course page on our website: http://go.aibt.global/other-fees

The skills in all units of competency marked with an * in the Course Format must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and state/territory legislation, Australia/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practices.

HLTAID003 – Provide first aid: Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

For more information, please visit:

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (Click Here)

Diploma of Remedial Massage (Click Here)

Placement is an essential component of the qualifications within this package. Placement consolidates the students’ knowledge, applying theory to practice.

Students will be required to undertake 200 hours of unpaid placement.

Total placement hours required for Certificate IV in Massage Therapy = 80 Hours *

Total placement hours required for Diploma of Remedial Massage = 200 Hours *

*Please note, 80 hours of completed placement from Certificate IV in Massage Therapy can be credited towards placement hours for Diploma of Remedial Massage when completed as a package. This means students will only need to complete the remaining 120 hours of placement for Diploma of Remedial Massage to complete their placement requirements for this package.

AIBT organises student placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.

Prior to attending placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

All students must be willing to undertake placement in a commercial facility during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Before commencing placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. This is a unit of competency of the qualifications within this package and will need to be completed prior to placement.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents: 

  • Ensure they have current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Blue Card, Further information can be obtained from the following websites:

QLD: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

NSW: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

TAS: https://wwcforms.justice.tas.gov.au/RegistrationForm.aspx

  • Complete immunisation as per NSW, QLD or TAS health department requirements, further information on health screenings can be found from the following websites:

NSW: https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009  

QLD:  https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/clinical-placement/students/australian/prepare

TAS: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/immunisation

Completing all the units of competency within this package will lead to the issuance of a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015) and Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) including a transcript of all completed units. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency, but not the whole qualification, will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment detailing the completed units.

AIBT does not guarantee that:

  • completion of an AIBT qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy Practitioner
Assistant Massage Therapist

Completion of an AIBT qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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