Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

This course provides valuable skills toward running your own practice or sets you on a pathway to becoming an accredited remedial massage therapist.

Reskilling Scholarship now available - 50% off course fees. Enquire today for eligibility.

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Course snapshot

A snapshot of the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

RTO: #31489

Direct Entry

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Next intakes

19th April 2021
All campuses

Contact hours per week
24 hours (full time), 12 hours (part time)

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Career opportunities​​​​​​​

Massage Therapist

Course pathways

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Course overview

An overview of the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

This course is provides a great entry point for students wanting to start with a career as a massage therapist. It is also a great option for students looking to enhance a current profession.

One of the biggest advantage of completing the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is that you’ll be generating an income as a massage therapist in 6 months (FT).

When you become a massage therapist, a range of career opportunities are available to you. These include operating your own business or working within health retreats, cruise liners and spas. Graduates often choose to practice as sole traders, as a part of a multidisciplinary practice or establish a partnership with other healthcare professionals or beauty therapists.

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Course fees and payment options

Flexible payment options for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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Course fees

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Reskilling scholarship

Receive 50% off standard course fees with Endeavour’s Reskilling Scholarship.

Eligibility is based on applicants who fall into one of the following groups:

  • Those who are looking to reskill
  • Those who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19
  • Those who are seeking a career change into the health sector

Find out more about the scholarship here.

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Upfront payment

Pay upfront for your tuition fees each term.

Instalment schedule

Full time study – $2,499 per term payable by census date
Part time study – $1,249.50 per term payable by census date

* additional fees may apply for payment via payment plan

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Course duration and study options

How to study the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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Study mode

Full time and part time

On campus locations

Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth

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Delivery mode


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FIA Fitnation & Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments. Check the course structure to see which subjects are available online.

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Course duration

2 x 10 week terms (full time)
4 x 10 week terms (part time)

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Course calendar

Complete view of intakes available for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Available intakes

24 hours (full time), 12 hours (part time)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
18 19 12 4
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Course structure

Full time course outline and competencies for the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.

Course outline

Unit Unit Title
AAP411 Anatomy and Physiology
DMP412 Develop Massage Practice
MTC413 Massage Techniques 1
WWC410 Working with Clients
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LEM422 Law and Ethics in Massage
MTC424 Massage Techniques 2
BEM421 Business Essentials for Massage Practice
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Course competencies

Unit Unit Title
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatment
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (external unit)
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Unit Unit Title
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatment
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
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Contact Hours

Contact hours listed are indicative of on campus hours required (for on campus units) or hours of study in the online mode expected (for online units). There will be additional online study required to support your learning in each on campus unit that may include videos, recommended readings, pre-reading for class etc. Your Trainer and Assessor will discuss online requirements of each unit at the beginning of the Term, and the expectations of online study can also be found in the unit of study outline.

Entry requirements

For entry into the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (OP/ATAR score not required)
  • Mature age students (21 years or over) who have not completed Year 12 and who have relevant study, work and / or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the level of coursework required.
  • Evidence requested may include a curriculum vitae (CV) that documents broadly relevant work experience, professional references, evidence of informal or non-formal study that is completed or partially completed, or a written submission demonstrating they are a reasonable prospect for success.
  • Applicants unable to provide evidence of Year 12 completion or successful completion of at least 1 year of tertiary study must achieve competency in Exit Level 3 score and working at Level 4 within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in Reading and Numeracy.
  • All students must obtain a valid and current first aid certificate and relevant State Working with Children check, which may include a criminal history check in some states.
  • Speakers of English as a second language are required to provide evidence of English proficiency equivalent to a level 6.0 (IELTS) prior to admission to this course

This qualification is provided by our sister College

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Endeavour offers a convenient online application form for the HLT42015 Certificate of Massage Therapy.

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Prior to commencing your study with us, please ensure you understand our intake & census dates, fee schedules, entry requirements and terms & conditions of study.

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