Application Details

HLT42021 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

23 July - 20 December 2024 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Byron Community College


Embark on a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy with Byron Community College's nationally recognised training. If you're passionate about helping others and fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, this program offers a formal pathway to a rewarding profession. Our expert trainers guide you through a hands-on learning experience, preparing you for diverse settings, from private practice to spa/salon, aged care, and sports.
Immerse yourself in real-world training by running an in-house clinic practice from week 6, gaining practical experience in client treatment and massage practice. Learn the art of assessing clients' massage needs, providing therapeutic treatments, and offering reflexology for relaxation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body through anatomy and physiology, unlocking the potential to enhance movement, circulation, and mental well-being.

Enrol today and embark on a career with compassion, skill development, and unparalleled flexibility.

Course Duration & Hours
  • Assessments will be completed in an online format
  • 3 days of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • 1 days structured at home study per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • 60 hours of supervised clinic work, on Thursdays & 20 hours unsupervised massage practice (Refer to work placement section below)
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus
  • No classes during NSW school holidays
Units of Study
  1. CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  2. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  3. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  4. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  5. HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  6. HLTMSG009 Develop massage practice
  7. HLTMSG010 Assess client massage needs
  8. HLTMSG011 Provide massage treatments
  9. HLTMSG012 Apply relaxation massage clinical practice
  10. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  11. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  12. HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
  13. HLTMSG015 Adapt massage treatments to meet specific needs
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Admission / Desirable Requirements
It is strongly recommended that learners to be able to bend, lift, stand for long periods, partially squat, weight bear on a single leg, have moderate grip and postural strength.
Learners who are unable to physically complete assessments to a satisfactory standard, may only receive a Statement of Attendance for their participation.
It is essential that learners have access to a computer, phone and internet whilst studying with the College, as assessments may be completed online.
Work Placement
Students are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of massage practical experience, that formally contributes to the assessment process. This includes the need to collect and use information from the supervised student clinic experience as part of your overall assessment. Clinic work experience is mandatory and an assessable component of the course. Each student must complete 60 hours of tutor supervised clinic work and 20 hours unsupervised massage practice.
The trainer will assist you to arrange clinic time. During terms 1 and 2 you will undertake 3 to 6 hours of supervised client treatment each week in the student clinic. Allowing for 15 minutes between clients and an additional 30 minutes before and after each shift for set up and pack down, you will need to allow up to 5 hours per day for the in-house student clinic. In addition, you will be expected to average 1 unsupervised massage practice hour each week.
What to bring
  • Laptop
  • Pen and paper
  • Mug for tea and coffee
  • Water bottle and refreshments

Not sure which course is right for you? Click here to book a chat with our Student Support Coordinator to discuss your options and study pathways.
Course Fees
This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Below are subsidised student fees, prices may vary slightly depending on if you hold a prior qualification or are applying for credit transfer.

There are 4 Smart and Skilled student fee levels based on your eligibility:
  • Smart and Skilled Fee-Free – $0
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (Concession) - $240
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (No Prior Qualification) – $1990
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (2nd Qualification) - $2320

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled government subsidised training, you must:
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older; and
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI
  • For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The fee below applies to all User Pays students:
Full fee: $5,950
Concession: $5,650
Early Bird: $5,450 (Deposit to be received by 13 January 2024)

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.
This course is Austudy Approved
Student Policies and Procedures
See Student Handbook
From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website here and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.