Study a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy at our
Brisbane, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or Cairns Campuses

Q Academy offers the HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy on campus program in all our campuses in QLD and NSW plus Online at home anywhere in Australia, through our online division, NETQ.

The Cert 4 in Massage Therapy teaches you the knowledge & skills you need to become a qualified massage therapist. This course covers Swedish, Thai, Sports, and Seated Massage techniques so you can confidently provide a full-body relaxation or sports massage treatment to clients.

If you are a Queensland resident you could save over $4,400 from the HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage $4,900 course fee and just cost you $442 upfront to study the full program provided you also meet the QLD Government’s Higher Learning Subsidy requirements and be able to study on campus in our fully supervised E-Classrooms in either our Brisbane, Sunshine CoastGold Coast or Cairns campuses. Read on to learn more about the course or contact us now

The HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is a great introduction to the world of massage.  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 either full-time on campus as the first term of our full-time Remedial Diploma program or starts every month in every campus’s Self-Directed E-Classroom (SDEC) environment if you need a more flexible and longer schedule.

If you’re looking for a long-term career in the massage 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


  • Full Time classes: 6 months 
  • On-Campus E-Classroom: 6 – 9 months 
  • Online at Home: 6 – 9 months


  • Full Time: 2 days on-campus p/w 
  • E-Classroom: minimum 1 day on-campus p/w 

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course Prices

  • $4,900 Standard Fee (if not eligible for HLS subsidy)
  • $442 if eligible for HLS subsidy


  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast,
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Cairns


Home clinic, corporate or mobile massage clinic

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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