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Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42015

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. You will be able to apply therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment. You may work within a clinic or in a larger health service; in an aged care facility; in a spa facility; or in a palliative care facility.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42015
Program No: C4-HS18
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 9 months full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as online activities, workplace application by practicing your skills and knowledge in the simulated facility located on campus, project and team work.
Likely Job Outcome: Relaxation massage therapist in the day spa industry or private practice.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

This program has a mandatory clinic requirement (80 hours in total). CIT will arrange your clinic experience which is undertaken in the purpose built massage facility located on campus at CIT Bruce. You must be at least 18 years of age.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking a literacy and numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 13 subjects

  • CHCCOM006  Establish and manage client relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM496
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional on-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG003  Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CIT Code: LEGL220
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP002  Confirm physical health status
    • CIT Code: HESC502
      Cost: $380.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF004  Manage the prevention and control of infection
    • CIT Code: WPHS112
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTMSG001  Develop massage practice
    • CIT Code: HESC514
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the foundations of massage practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice. This unit applies to massage therapists.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTMSG002  Assess client massage needs
    • CIT Code: HESC515
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage assessment techniques.
      This unit applies to massage therapists.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTMSG004  Provide massage treatments
    • CIT Code: HESC517
      Cost: $600.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences. This unit applies to massage therapists providing general health maintenance treatments. It does not include remedial massage techniques.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS004  Manage work health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS113
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB404  Undertake small business planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT356
      Cost: $105.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently and are skilled communicators.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM005  Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CIT Code: COMM500
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems
    • CIT Code: HESC501
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003  Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Health Science (Soft-Tissue Therapy) 10052NAT
Diploma Remedial Massage HLT52015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au