Start Your Career in Massage
Interested in learning Swedish, Thai, Sports, and Seated Massage techniques? But find it challenging to attend structured classroom hours? Q Academy’s massage course is the most convenient and affordable way to learn basic massage skills.
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy could allow you to work all around the world, in day spas, resorts, beauty clinics, cruise ships, or from your own Clinic. Many relaxation massage therapists also set up their own at-home business treating family and friends or providing professional care for the local community. This could be perfect for someone looking for flexible work with a friendly work-life balance.
What is a “QLD Government Subsidy”?
This is a common question that we get asked here at Q Academy. The Higher Level Skills program is a Queensland Government initiative to support eligible students access subsidised training in priority qualifications.
The principal aim is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.
While eligible courses may be funded by the Queensland Government, individuals will need to contribute to the cost of training through the listed co-contribution fee.
Why Study Massage?
The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy will provide you with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning the discipline of massage. You will learn anatomy and physiology, first aid, clinic management skills, and plenty of basic hand-on practical skills such as a full-body Swedish massage sequence, Thai, Sports, Seated, Pregnancy and Special Needs Massage techniques.
This course will give you the opportunity to treat the soft tissue of the body, to assist clients achieve improved circulation, pain relief, reduced stress and anxiety, assisted recovery from injury, aided sleep and relaxation, and enhanced flexibility. As massage can have an enormous positive impact on a person’s musculoskeletal health and general well-being; as a therapist, you can take pride in being able to help others.
While you will gain valuable skills and knowledge in this course, if you are wanting a long-standing career in massage, further study is strongly encouraged. The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is now largely considered to be the benchmark qualification in massage therapy. Remedial Therapists have elevated skills and treatment options, and will be eligible to apply for healthcare provider numbers, to offer clients Private Healthcare Rebates. If this is better suited to your interests and career goals, please see our HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course page.