Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
By undertaking the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice you are well on the way to commencing your massage career. During this course you will focus on both the technical and practical skills required to become a successful massage therapist.
Studying anatomy and physiology, basic muscular assessment and therapeutic massage, you will develop the technical and practical skills required to be able to implement successful relaxation massage.
This program is an ideal pathway for further study into the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
- Therapeutic massage therapist
- Relaxation massage therapist
- Massage therapy practitioner
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application assessments.
- An interest in developing skills and knowledge for conducting relaxation massage consultations.
- A desire and interest in the natural/complementary therapies.
- A mature attitude and approach to study.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Pathways and Further Study Opportunities
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Directly to Holmesglen
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:
- Full time student commencing studies and not registered with VTAC
- Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
Applicants must also submit an Application form.
Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
The VTAC code for this program is 6100461444.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.
Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.
For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded both the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice qualification and the Apply First Aid Statement of Attainment.