Gain our nationally accredited HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice as you work

Build on our practical courses with thorough online training through our RTO arrangement

  • Duration: you have 12 months to complete the modules with our training partner
  • Delivery method: online course/distance training with 80 supervised clinic hours with a 3rd party therapist
  • Prerequisites: students must complete:
  • Certificate in Whole Body Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage for Common Injuries 1
  • Deep Tissue Massage for Common Injuries 2
  • On completion of the 3 practical courses you can commence the HLT42015 Certificate IV course
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Cost $1,500.00
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Our commitment to quality sets us apart

We’re different to the other massage schools, and it shows in the quality of our graduates:

  • Learn a comprehensive system (not just strokes)

    We don’t teach a set of technically disjointed massage strokes – we give you a complete and thorough system to effectively massage the entire body for therapy or relaxation.

  • Highly effective training helps you memorise our system

    Rather than just demonstrating each stroke then moving on we’ll present and explain each stroke, you practise it, then we revise and show you how to organically add the stroke to your repertoire.

  • Unique and distinctive techniques

    Our techniques were developed over the past 30 years by our founding owner, and they work by directly releasing tendons, ligaments, muscle fibres and fascia, rather than focusing on the muscle groups.

This course covers:

  • Hands-on training in whole body massage, include deep tissue massage
  • Learn how the body functions with the anatomy and physiology module
  • Practice management, law and ethics, equipping you to effectively manage your business
  • The importance of safe practices, infection control and workplace health & safety
  • 80hrs of supervised practical work experience in a qualified therapist clinic rooms

Take your massage career to new heights

Discover Massage Australia has an arrangement with RTO (DCA)31486 to enable students to to upgrade their training to a nationally accredited qualification and expand their career options. Students who complete our Whole Body and Deep Tissue & Common Injury workshops, or who have previous experience, can choose to ‘add on’ the upgrade pack to achieve their HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice qualification.

With this qualification, your skills would allow you to work with health or aged care services, as well as in a wider range of beauty or spa facilities and professional sporting clubs.

To complete your HLT42015 Certificate IV qualification, you will need to complete the following modules in addition to 80hrs of clinic with a 3rd party therapist (that the student organises) and the Discover Massage Australia Certificate in Whole Body Massage and Deep Tissue Massage for Common Injuries – 1&2 courses. (Please note: The Cert IV $1500 price does not include the practical course subjects)

Core Units

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Elective Units

BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • We believe in high standards and hands-on learning

    We’re a bit different to most massage schools out there – and for over 20 years we’ve been preparing our students for rewarding careers – we’re proud of the quality of our graduates.

    The Discover Massage experts have developed a series of Contractual Tendon Release (CTR)™ and Contractual Ligament Release (CLR)™ techniques that are unique within the industry. We’ll ensure you have the skills and knowledge to competently apply what we teach for effective therapy or relaxation.

  • Earn as you learn

    You can begin learning at any time, and simply complete the practical units as you go. You only have to complete the introductory weekend Whole Body Massage course before you can apply for insurance and begin working.

    This way, you can work through the Deep Tissue Massage for Common Injuries and theory courses in your own time, and apply the skills you learn straight away with your clients.

    We find our students perform better and feel more confident as a result of all the additional hands-on experience they get while working throughout their course. And we give you the freedom to complete your Certificate IV around your lifestyle, at a time and place that suits you.


Register today for our Upgrade Pathway

To find out more about the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT42015) speak with our Course Director today on 1300 585 989. We’ll be able to set you up with access to the online learning platform, and help you enrol into the course.

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