Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT42015)

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

Cost: $1500.00

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The International Institute for Complementary Therapists is a professional industry body that provides membership, insurance, resources, and a global community for complementary therapists working in 1,100+ modalities.

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The Massage Association of Australia is one of the leading representative bodies supporting all Massage Therapists from the beginning of their careers.

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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 massage system (not just strokes)

We don’t teach a set of technically disjointed massage strokes – we give you a results-driven, complete and thorough massage system to effectively massage the entire body to relax and lengthen the muscles that give your massages the WOW factor and set you apart from all other massage therapists.

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. And we’ll keep practicing until you and your classmates are ready to move on.

Our unique and distinctive techniques

Designed by DMA, our thorough massage system techniques have been developed over the past 30 years by our founding trainers that will get you proven results. You’ll leave our hands on weekend course confidently able to perform a full body relaxation massage that friends, family and clients will love. Our techniques allow you to use different levels of pressure based off what your client wants giving your massages the WOW factor.

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

How to manage the business, ethical and legal aspects of your practice

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

Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Confirm physical health status
Provide first aid
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Develop massage practice
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatments
Manage work health and safety

Elective Units

Market the small business
Undertake small business planning
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.

Don't just take our word for it.

Here's what some of our customers have to say

"The research I did about Discover Massage Australia and the experiences people had with you guys was just unbelievable."

Colin Smith, Brisbane

"Unbelievable! What a massage course. More than what I expected. All in one weekend. Fantastic!"

Charles Wilkinson, Sydney

"A fantastic course. Loved every minute of it!"

Kate Pecora, Melbourne

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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