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About This Course

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Course Overview

  • Ease the tension with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. This course prepares student to provide general health maintenance treatments in working roles, but noes not cover remedial massage therapy.

    Students will learn to establish and maintain client relationships, assess client needs, provide massage treatments, and manage legal and ethical compliance.

    Elective units provide the opportunity to learn additional skills including marketing small businesses, developing aromatherapy practice, addressing the needs of clients with chronic disease, and providing reflexology for relaxation.

Course 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

    • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
    • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
    • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
    • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
    • CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
    • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • HLTARO001 Develop aromatherapy practice
    • HLTARO002 Source and prepare aromatherapy products
    • HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be qualified to work as Massage Therapists that do not provide remedial massage therapy.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityAssociate Degree of Business4Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Business in Hotel Management4Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management4Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts4Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science4Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake: monthly
    • Hobart Intake: monthly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • 16 years old or above
    • Australian Year 10 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $4,500
    • Offshore International student: N/A
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.


    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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  • “NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

    Sarah T - Business Administration Student
  • “I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

    Sarah R
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