HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
CRICOS: 091878C

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy <span><br />CRICOS: 091878C<br /> </span>

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
CRICOS: 091878C

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Course HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
CRICOS Code 091878C
Location Level 6, 460 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Duration 52 Weeks / 800 Tuition Hours
Delivery Mode Face to Face
Assessment Modes Combination of questions and answers, demonstrations and projects
Fees Please contact CMI for course fees
Intake Monthly

This qualification covers workers who 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.

The intent and application of this qualification is defined within the content of the units themselves.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  •  Massage therapist
  •  Assistant massage therapist
  •  Massage therapy practitioner
  • All students must of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission
  • Entry in to this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DHA regulations
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course


  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 5 years supervision experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidenced by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered.

All students at Central Melbourne Institute are expected to undertake a pre-training review. A pre-training review is designed to identify any language, literacy and/or numeracy issues and provide additional support where required to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate course.

Total number of units = 13

10 core units plus 3 elective units

Core Units
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
Elective Units
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finance

Recognition of prior learning (RPL), is a process for giving candidates credit for skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning. It can be gained at any stage of their lives, through formal and informal learning, in Australia or overseas, through work or other activities such as volunteering.

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Central Melbourne Institute accepts and provides Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.