Study the HLT42021Certificate IV in Massage Therapy [CRICOS #11372C] at our
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast International Campuses

Q Academy offers the HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy CRICOS [#11372C] program for International students through our three Queensland campuses in BrisbaneSunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. 

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is a great introduction to the world of massage and once you have this entry qualification you can be licensed and insured to work professionally, either in clinics or from home and earn between $40 – $80 an hour. 

The course teaches Swedish, Thai, Sports, and Seated Massage techniques, so you can confidently provide a full-body relaxation treatment to clients. With this qualification you could work in a day spa, resort, beauty clinic, or start your own at-home massage clinic.

The Certificate IV is taught full-time on campus as either:

  • Fast Track (FT) 24 week program is part of our Remedial Diploma program, taught together with our Australian students or

  • Standard (ST) 42 week International E-classroom program which is ideal if you need a more flexible and longer schedule to allow you to work at your own pace and minimise stress having to keep up with a Fast Track class. 

If you’re looking for a long-term career in the industry, the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage is widely considered to be the minimum qualification due to its extensive treatment skills and ability for clients with private healthcare insurance to claim a rebate and Myotherapy as the ultimate manual therapy qualification. But the good news is you can always upgrade to the Diploma after completing the Certificate IV in Massage!

Student practising remedial massage


  • Standard: 42 weeks 
  • Fast Track: 24 weeks


  • Standard:  2 days class p/w + 4hrs online self study       
  • Fast Track: 
  •  2 days class p/w + 4hrs online self study       

Course Fees

  • Standard: 6 installments of  $1463  ($209/wk)
  • Fast Track: 6 instalments of:$1463 ($369/wk)
  • Total cost: $8778* (for 6 Terms)

*excluding ($100 materials fee + $150 Applications Fee)

QLD International Campuses

  • Brisbane,
  • Gold Coast,
  • Sunshine Coast


  • Home clinic,
  • mobile massage 
  • Relaxation centres
Learn About the Student Clinic Experience

Student Clinic is an important part of the journey towards becoming a massage therapist. When studying the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy you will have to complete 80 supervised training hours. Learn more  in the video below.

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