Subsidised Training for the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
What is the Queensland Government’s HLS Subsidy?
The Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy is a Queensland Government initiative to support eligible students access subsidised training in priority qualifications. It helps students gain the higher-level skills needed to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or transition to university to continue their studies. Q Academy’s HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is eligible for the HLS Subsidy. While eligible students may be able to have their course funded by the Queensland Government, students will still need to contribute to the cost of training through the co-contribution fee listed below.
Start Your Career in Massage
Interested in learning Swedish, Thai, Sports, and Seated Massage techniques? Want to add extra skills to a career in personal training or beauty therapy? 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 businesses 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.
Why Study Massage Therapy?
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 to achieve improved circulation, pain relief, reduced stress and anxiety, assisted recovery from injury, aid sleep and relaxation, and enhanced flexibility. As massage can have an enormous positive impact on a person’s musculoskeletal health and general wellbeing; 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 options.
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Our Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is delivered through E-Classrooms. Complete your online learning lessons from a supervised Q Academy classroom.
If you are eligible for the Queensland Government Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy, your total contribution as a concessional student would be $208 ($16 per unit). Or $442 ($34 per unit) for non-concessional students. If you are not eligible for the Queensland Government Subsidy, the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course fee is $4,500 + $100 material fee.
Personal laptop for in-class learning. A sound understanding of written and spoken English is required. Students should have an interest in the functionality of the human body as well as the health and well-being of others.
As a guide, the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy will take 6 months to complete. This depends on how quickly you move through the course content and your clinic hours.
Compliance & Associations
Q Academy’s HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is recognised by leading associations such as MMA, AAMT and AMT, for insurance purposes. However, graduates of the HLT42015 Certificate IV qualification will not eligible for private healthcare provider numbers to offer client rebates.
Special Needs Massage
Anatomy & Physiology
Massage History & Origins
Client Record Keeping
Designing a Safe & Effective Massage Environment
Building & Running a Successful Massage Business
Planning for Success
Indications & Contraindication for Massage
MASSAGE ESSENTIALS COMMUNICATION
This subject sets the scene for a career in the massage industry by covering communication, goal setting, scope of practice, medical terminology, client screening, record keeping, ethics, legal considerations, occupational health and safety and symptomology of common contraindications. Students also learn how to adapt their treatment to account for the physical changes associated with older age, disability and pregnancy.
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
This module covers cells, tissues, and each of the 11 major systems of the body and their integration and control. Manual therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of bony anatomy and muscle; this subject covers bony landmarks in detail and the origin, insertion, action and innervation of 63 major muscles which a therapist could expect to be treating. The student can also expect to cover nutrition and energy systems in this module.
The full body massage sequence of 140 Swedish strokes to:
Students can use these skills to treat: pregnant women, elderly, young and special needs clients. Also included in this wide ranging practical component is corporate seated massage.
Learn the required skills and knowledge to stretch the major body muscles, both passively and actively. This allows graduates to provide home care options to clients as well as helping with injury prevention. The module also covers the use of heat and ice (thermal therapies).
Reflexology detours from our other science-based training and provides an introduction to a traditional Eastern practice of holistic health. Reflexology can either be a standalone treatment, or used in conjunction with other techniques. Potential employers often like to offer the broadest range of treatments, which we are supportive of and encourage our students to be open to varied treatments.
This is the capstone experience of the course, involving the students planning, marketing and providing over 80 clinic hours to massage the public. It also provides students with an opportunity to start building their own client base.
Learn the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response at the scene of an accident until emergency qualified help arrives. This component covers life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other First Aid elements.
Learn how to apply Thai Massage therapies with deep passive stretching and slow sustained compression. This is a process in which the client and therapist creating deep stretching to produce muscular release. Many clients find Thai Massage very uplifting and beneficial.
Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Confirm physical health status
Develop Massage Practice
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatment
Provide first aid
Manage the Control of Infection
Manage work health and safety
Undertake small business planning
Provide reflexology for relaxation
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
If you are eligible for the Queensland Government Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy you could earn a Nationally Accredited qualification in massage starting from $208! All students are required to pay a co-contribution fee:
Non-Concessional Fee: $442 total to pay ($34 per unit)
If you are not eligible, the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy costs $4,500 + $100 material fee. There are two finance options available:
1) Self-finance the cost of the course. Pay four (4) instalments of $1,125. There will also be a $100 material fee upon enrolment for your student shirts, oil, oil bottle and holster.
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