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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.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $2,520
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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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 13 subjects (10 Core and 3 Electives)

Core - complete all 10

  • 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
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $110.00
      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

Electives - Business Management - complete 1

Not all electives will be offered each semester
  • 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
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
    • CIT Code: MGNT352
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear strategy complementing the business plan.
      It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data and are proficient communicators.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
    • CIT Code: MGNT348
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a business plan and modify operations as required.
      It applies to individuals who operate a small business which stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role are skilful communicators and interpret numerical data with ease.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
    • CIT Code: MGNT329
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis.
      It applies to individuals who operate a small business that stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret financial reports and other numerical data to develop financial management strategies.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Other - complete 2

Not all electives will be offered each semester
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CIT Code: HUSE475
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.
      This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
    • CIT Code: HUSE474
      Cost: $150.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support.
      The unit applies to workers providing services to people with chronic disease in diverse community services and health contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    • CIT Code: HUSE499
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.
      This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
      This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
      This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

      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

Related Courses

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