Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy


Total Duration

52 Weeks

(40 weeks Tuition + 12 weeks Break)


NSW | QLD | TAS Campuses (AIBT)


OffShore Int Student: $10,000 *

OnShore Student Visa Holder: $8,000 *

Domestic Student: $6,000 *

*Total Materials Fee $500

This qualification 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.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 80 hours of unpaid placement (clinic placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Important – Pre-Enrolment Information:

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to complete the Student Pre-Enrolment Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Form.  After receiving and reviewing the form a consultation with our Enrolments Team, Sales Manager or Sales Agent will be scheduled where you will be provided with all the relevant course information to help guide you into making a formal decision.

More information on Student Pre-Enrolment and Application Process is available on the ‘Get Started’ Tab on our website homepage www.aibtglobal.edu.au

National Code:
CRICOS Course Code:


Nationally Recognised:
Delivery mode:
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 – from 7th October 2019 and then monthly intakes from November 2019 onwards.

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 = 13
10 Core units
Plus 3 Elective units

Please note all electives are pre-selected by AIBT.
For more information on the course content, visit: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT42015

Total Materials Fee – $500

Materials fee covers the cost of goods, materials and / or services provided by AIBT to be used by students in the course of training.

The Materials Fees in this qualification include:

  • Class materials
  • Massage Consumables (Oils, Towels, Laundry etc.)
  • Printing
  • Stationery
  • Uniforms
  • Excursions

Core Subjects

Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Confirm physical health status
Provide first aid
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Develop massage practice
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatments
Manage work health and safety

Elective Subjects

Undertake small business planning
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Please note all electives are pre-selected by AIBT.
For more information on the course content, visit: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT42015
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Entry requirement:
Academic requirement:
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required.

This is a generic entry requirement. For more specific indicators, please refer to your Sales Manager. Please note if you hold a passport from any sub continent country, a minimum IELTS of 6 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 prerequisites.

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

The skills in unit HLTAID003  – Provide first aid must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Clinic placement is an essential component of this qualification. Clinic placement consolidates the students’ knowledge, applying theory to practice. Students will be required to undertake 80 unpaid Vocational Placement hours (Clinic Placement).

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

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

All students must be willing to undertake clinic 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 HLTSAID003 – Provide first aid. This unit is a core unit within this qualification 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

Massage therapist
Massage therapy practitioner
Assistant massage therapist

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

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

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