Certificate IV in Massage Therapy – HLT 40312

Certificate IV in Massage is a three months program.

The following includes the course subjects outline as well as competencies outcome list for the qualification as per the Department of Vocational Education and Training National Health Training Package.

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy – HLT 40312 Nationally Recognised Training

  • Massage 1
  • Massage 2
  • Communication 1
  • Shiatsu
  • Business Practice
  • Clinic 1
  • Aromatherapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1

Subject Outline

Massage 1 – The student will be taken through all the relaxation and Swedish massage techniques, at the end of this module the student will be able to perform a full body relaxation massage including head and feet.

Massage 2 – The student will learn how to work within organisational guidelines and industry standards to obtain information on client physical health status to enable them to perform a pre massage assessment.

Aromatherapy – This module gives the student a basic overview of Aromatherapy. This module includes theory and practical application of oils.

Shiatsu – Learn the traditional Japanese point therapy of Shiatsu. The student at completion of this module will have the skills to perform a basic Shiatsu therapy massage.

Communication 1 – This module will offer the student techniques to enable them to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues in a practice environment and within the context of the health industry.

Business – The student will be introduced to information on business structure and various legal in industry requirements. This subject includes information on taxation, health fund rebates, registration and insurance.

A&P 1 from Certificate IV, and A&P 2, & Muscular Anatomy from the Diploma – Provides an overview of the muscles structure, organs and systems of the body. The student will learn all the basic systems of the human body so that they can assess the client before applying a treatment.

Competency Units

Following are the competency units achieved upon completion of the course:


BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients
HLTCOM405D Administer a practice
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
HLTFA311A Apply First Aid
C-complete externally
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework
HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment
HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment
HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework
HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment



Course Highlights

Diploma of Remedial

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Our History

Holistic Education College (HEC) has been a leader in the quality delivery of Certificate IV in Massage and Diploma in Remedial Massage for some 18 years with courses running in Brisbane, Sydney, Mackay & North Queensland regions.

We pride ourselves on the excellent learning outcomes achieved by our graduates through our quality and student needs' targeted training delivery.

We embrace ethical and outcome focused business practices in all our College policy, process and procedures.