Certificate of Massage
Evolve College's HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course provides national recognised massage training under the Health Training Package
The current Certificate qualification in massage is the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework and therefore has a unique code identifier - HLT42015.
Evolve College is registered to deliver the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy qualification. This qualification has been set by industry and endorsed by the government as the benchmark for entry into the massage industry.
Evolve College provides nationally recognised massage training that is both government and industry approved.
Click here to download an important fact sheet with information on this course.
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy consists of 8 subjects.
|1||Introductory Massage||5||Safe Practices|
|2||Human Biology||6||Working with People|
|3||Foundations of Massage 1||7||Business Practices|
|4||Foundations of Massage 2||8||Massage Practice 1|
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy provides the skills in therapeutic relaxation massage.
Your training and assessment are compliant with the Health Training Package requirements for HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy:
- Nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework
- Current qualification under the Health Training Package
- Centrelink registered (subject to your application to and approval by Centrelink for assistance)
With your Qualification you may be able to work in a variety of situations:
Of course, this will depend on the needs of the employer and you being a match, but generally examples of where relaxation massage could be practiced include:
- health care clinic
- your own clinic
- health resort or day spa facility
- palliative care facility or hospital
- variety of social welfare and community settings
- aged care facility
Your Occupational Title may include:
- Massage Therapist
- Massage Therapy Practitioner
Units of Competency
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course is delivered across multiple subjects consisting of a total of 13 accredited units of competency clustered into 8 subjects. Students must complete all subjects satisfactorily in order to be deemed competent in these units.
However you choose to apply your massage training, our approach supports learning which is relevant, cutting edge and enjoyable.
Evolve College has created top quality courses run by leading massage educators which support you to connect with all the possibilities that massage brings and apply it how you choose to, in clinic or on friends/family.
You have two study options to choose from. You can study on-campus (classroom learning) or by correspondence (home study learning).
You will receive an identical qualification certificate at the end of your training irrespective of the option you choose.
Both on-campus and correspondence options are exactly the same in qualification received.
Your decision as to whether to study by correspondence or on-campus will be based on your own needs and preferences, as well as your individual circumstances. We can discuss this with you if you would like support: call us on 1300 880 885 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm AEST/ADST) or email us at email@example.com. If you intend to study the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, you should also see the section at the bottom of this page which gives further details on private health funds.
Studying on-campus enables you to attend classes for all the practical components of the course.
When studying on-campus you are provided with a class timetable listing the dates when your attendance is required (at the training centre you choose to book into). Evolve College has the largest number of training centres of any massage college in Australia.
Studying by correspondence enables you to study at your own pace and you are not governed by a fixed timetable.
Although correspondence study is self-paced, you still must keep up with our minimum progress requirements which are detailed in our Student Handbook. Correspondence study, because it is self-directed, requires a commitment to get going with your study without face to face classroom teaching and direction. So, before enrolling in correspondence, you need to know that you are committed to doing your study in a self-directed fashion, calling on us for support whenever you need to. This requires a commitment on your behalf and an ability to organise and apply yourself without the structure of a classroom timetable. Please note that we provide support to our correspondence students both educationally and administratively whenever they need it (in office hours).
When studying by correspondence, you will be required to attend on-campus to complete Subject 8 (Massage Practice 1) where you will undergo practical assessments and participate in a supervised clinic.
Private Health Fund Rebates
Private health fund rebates are rebates that a therapist may offer to their clients who are members of a particular private health insurance fund, if the therapist is registered as an ‘approved provider’ of that fund.
Private health fund rebates are generally not available to be offered by graduates of the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Graduates of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage may become approved providers if they meet the requirements of the private health insurers in that regard, as explained below.
Private health fund approved provider status is available to on-campus graduates of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, who study the practical components of subjects 1-16 on-campus. Most private health funds have stipulated that approved provider status is not available to correspondence students. Medibank Private requires on-campus study of the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage over a minimum of 12 months. Read more on our private health funds pages in our Student Handbook, or contact us for more details.
Course Dates are determined by your study option
Whether you choose to study on-campus or correspondence, you can enrol anytime and commence your studies.
Enrol now in the 2017/18 Course Timetable and get going with your studies.
Your home study pack contains everything you need to commence your theory study in the comfort of your own home right now! Learning resources include detailed photographic manuals (on-campus students) and electronic PDF's, an electronic textbook, and video / audio files.
Get an additional 10% off the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course by paying upfront in full
CERTIFICATE COURSE DISCOUNT
Save 10% on the Certificate Course!
OPTION 1 PAY BY SUBJECT
= $750 per subject
OPTION 2 PAY BY PACKAGE SAVE 5%
= $1,500 per package (2 subjects)
= $1,425 per package with 5% discount
OPTION 3 PAY FULL COURSE SAVE10%
Have you already completed Introductory Massage - NO
= $6,000 full course (subjects 1-8)
= $5,400 full course with 10% discount
Have you already completed Introductory Massage - YES
= $6,000 full course (subjects 1-8)
= $5,400 full course with 10% discount
= $4,650 full course less $750 intro massage credit (subjects 2-8)
IMPORTANT NOTE re: OPTION 3
Want to pay the FULL CERTIFICATE FEE now?
You can pay the full certificate fee now and then continue your studies
by enrolling in the Diploma later.
ie. you will pay 2 separate course fees - one now and one later.
Want to pay the FULL DIPLOMA FEE now?
If you enrol in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (subjects 1-16)
you may elect to graduate from the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage
Therapy (subjects 1-8) upon satisfactory completion of subject 8 and sign
off on the requirements of that qualification. If you choose to graduate from
the Certificate IV, you only need to enrol once and your Diploma fee will
include your Certificate fee.
ie. you don't pay for 2 courses, only one!
01 - Introductory Massage
Introductory Massage is the foundation subject of the unique and inspiring HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy & HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage courses offered by Evolve College.
02 - Clinical Aromatherapy
Clinical Aromatherapy explores how massage treatments can be enhanced by the clinical application of essential oils.
05 - Human Biology
Human Biology provides an informative study of all the body systems with reference to structure and function.
03 - Foundations of Massage 1
In Foundations of Massage 1 you will gain an understanding of the power of touch as a therapeutic tool and as a means of communication for the massage professional.
04 - Foundations of Massage 2
In Foundations of Massage 2 you will gain imperative knowledge required to select appropriate massage applications based on the benefits that each therapeutic massage type provides. This subject is studied over 2 modules which for on campus students is 2 weekends. The practical focus helps prepare you to be an excellent therapist on graduation.
06 - Safe Practices
Safe Practices provides an overview of safe practices within the health care environment.
07 - Healthcare Business 1
Healthcare Business 1 describes the skills required to provide administration for a clinical health practice according to the size and scale of the business.
08 - Massage Practice 1
Massage Practice 1 requires students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a massage framework.
Massage Practice 1 is undertaken over 3 weekends, Massage Practice 1a, Massage Practice 1b and Massage Practice 1c. These are compulsory on-campus classes for on-campus students. Correspondence students also attend the Massage Practice 1 program.