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|Study Mode||Full-time, Part-time, On Campus|
|Length||February: full-time, six months July: part-time, 12 months|
|Commencement||February 2021, July 2021|
|Timetable||February: three days a week including mandatory massage clinic|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Begin a rewarding career in massage with the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
Learn a wide variety of massage techniques, assessment and skills in practical and hands-on learning
This course enables students to obtain the skills required for employment as a massage therapist in a variety of different work environments to even running their own businesses. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy can be a stepping stone into the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
As part of the Cert IV in Massage Therapy students will learn a variety of practical hands on skills as well as strengthening their skills to enable them to successfully be able to apply them in a real clinic environment.
Anatomy and Physiology, Small business planning, Reflexology, first aid are just some of the units that will be covered alongside practical classes.
Students successfully completing this qualification may gain employment as a massage therapist providing general health maintenance treatments in a therapeutic environment. They may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.
Graduates of the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42015 may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills and professional opportunities by enrolling in the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 qualification.
Students in this course are required to undertake a practical placement in the form of 80 hours of clinical placement.
At least 60 hours must be supervised and will take place in the South West TAFE Pure Academy massage clinic or other workplaces during supervised class time. The additional 20 hours may be completed in a range of settings in the students own time. These may be in sporting clubs, with family and friends as clients, volunteering at events- e.g. Relay for Life events.
There is a full day wet lab excursion to Melbourne conducted in the mid semester break.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
It is recommended that students attend an information session prior to enrolling in this course.
Students are required to obtain a police check and a Working With Children check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students enroling in this course must be 17 years of age or older and have completed year 11 or equivalent.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCOM006||Establish and manage client relationships||35||$0.00|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80||$0.00|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status||90||$0.00|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18||$50.00|
|HLTINF004||Manage the prevention and control of infection||50||$0.00|
|HLTMSG001||Develop massage practice||40||$0.00|
|HLTMSG002||Assess client massage needs||150||$0.00|
|HLTMSG004||Provide massage treatments||150||$25.00|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety||40||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBMED303||Maintain patient records||20||$0.00|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning||50||$0.00|
|HLTREF002||Provide reflexology for relaxation||60||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,705.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$9,370.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$427.40|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.
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As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.