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Massage

Massage has been a fundamental tool for restoring health and well-being. This unique profession blends ancient healing with modern science allowing the therapist to experience a truly unique feeling of directly improving the health and well-being of a client.

In class, students will learn how to deal with a wide range of problems utilising basic and advanced massage techniques. Our massage therapy programs focus on “hands-on” learning. This allows students to put theory into practice. Students practise their skills in our Student Clinic. This is a great opportunity to learn massage skills in a real life setting.

We offer 2 nationally recognised qualifications.

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

National Course Code | HLT42015
CRICOS Course Code | 089269B

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is the national qualification that allows you to work as a professional massage therapist in Australia. It will provide you with skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment.

As part of your program, students also get to experience a real world massage clinic.

Final intake for Perth campus = Term 3 2020.
This course will only be delivered in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney from Term 4 2020.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

CRICOS Course Code

089269B

DURATION

Full Time 9 months
(3 Terms x 10 Weeks)

MODE

Classroom

JOB OUTCOMES

Massage Therapist

COURSE FEES

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Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a Certificate IV level are qualified massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist. Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.
  • A study pathway to the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

Modules

Massage Foundations
Massage Techniques A
Massage Techniques B
Provide First Aid
Health Science
Safe Work Practices
The Massage Business
Professional Practice
Student Clinic – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

Units of Competency within the Course

Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.

Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

The learner group for this course are those who are interested in undertaking a massage qualification and require a structured, classroom based program with significant clinical experience.

This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
  • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Year 10 or equivalent and above.

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing massage techniques and manual handling associated with setting up the work area.

Students must have a willingness to massage both male and female students and clients throughout the program in class demonstrations and practical sessions. They must also be willing to participate in a public student massage clinic.

The course is available to students 18 years and over.

Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

This program is timetabled for 792.5 hours over a course duration of 37 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 197.5 – 222 hours per term and engage in self-directed study of 60 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

The amount of training component is estimated at 78% of the students overall learning (617 hours) and the remaining 22% (175.5 hours) is attributed to assessment. The Total Volume of Learning is estimated at 792.5 hours (approximately 617 training hours (78%) and 175.5 assessment hours (22%)). Some students may find that they need more study time, and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

 

Training and Assessment

 

Your classroom learning will take place in both theory and practical classrooms. Your classroom will have similar resources such as tables, oils, towels, educational and physical resources to those you will find in a massage clinic.

In theory classes, students will learn about the massage industry and its role in the complementary and broader health care industries. You will undertake business and legislation lessons, anatomy, professional practices and workplace health and safety.

In your practical classes, you can expect to simulate interactions with clients, take case histories, plan and deliver treatments and record the treatments. These simulated learning activities will then be put into practice in the workplace during your clinical sessions with the general public.

Also, you will be required to undertake self- directed learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills-based assessments will be undertaken in class. Self-directed learning will typically include (but not limited too):
• Review and reflection of in-class learning by answering or attempting the homework questions
• Reading ahead to prepare for the next class
• Self-practice of massage techniques on friends and family; or clients at work

 

A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

 

Student Clinic

You will be expected to perform 80 hours in our student clinic, which is open to the general public. Here you will have access to clients from all ages and backgrounds. You can hone your skills under the supervision of a Clinic Supervisor.

Training Locations

Your training will occur on campus. See timetable for campus details and locations

 

Campus Locations

Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

 

Student Support

The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

  • Support services
  • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
  • Legal services
  • Emergency and health services
  • Facilities and resources
  • Complaints and appeals processes
  • Deferments

Additional sources of student services information available includes:

  • Student Services Booklet
  • ALG Student Handbook
  • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
  • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages

 

Student Requirements
  • Students should come prepared to start practical massage classes from their first day. For each practical class, students must bring 2 large towels and 3 hand towels.
  • Students must wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Students will be required to receive massage from, and provide massage to, both females and males in practical classes and Student Clinic.
  • Students are required to have short, clean nails, clean clothing and no strong body odours.
  • Students must also be willing to be massaged by both male and female students in practical classes and in student clinic.
  • Please refrain from smoking prior to conducting treatments in order to avoid odour from cigarette smoke affecting clients and fellow students.
  • All students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet device to class to access eBook(s). Devices are not provided by ALG. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook. 
  • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.

Student Clinic

  • The student clinic is in an open environment with private consultation areas available. This allows for maximum supervision at all times.
  • To maintain professionalism, students attending student clinic are required to maintain a clean & tidy appearance.
  • Students must wear either a College logo t-shirt or a plain black or white t-shirt (only a minimum level of logos or designs will be accepted), with loose fitting pants or shorts.
  • The College does not allow short skirts or short shorts, low-riding pants, bare midriffs, low-cut tops or singlets.
Timetable
Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

Diploma of Remedial Massage

National Course Code | HLT52015
CRICOS Course Code | 089270J

Course Overview

This qualification is recommended for practitioners looking to upgrade their skills and education qualifications.

The Diploma of Remedial Massage offers more advanced massage techniques. As part of your program, students also get to experience a real world massage clinic.

Final intake for Perth campus = Term 4 2020.
This course will only be delivered in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney from Term 1 2021.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

HLT52015 – Diploma of Remedial Massage

DURATION

Full Time 24 months
(8 Terms x 10 Weeks)

MODE

Classroom

JOB OUTCOMES

Remedial Massage Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist
Specialised Massage Therapist

COURSE FEES

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Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a Diploma level are qualified remedial massage therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion (ROM). Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

    Modules

    Massage Foundations
    Massage Techniques A
    Massage Techniques B
    Provide First Aid
    Health Science
    Safe Work Practices
    The Massage Business
    Professional Practice
    Student Clinic – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
    Sports Massage
    Remedial Massage Techniques A
    Remedial Massage Techniques B
    Remedial Massage Techniques C
    Nutrition
    Advanced Health Science
    Specialisation Modalities
    Student Clinic – Diploma of Remedial Massage

    Units of Competency within the Course
    Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.
    Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    The learner group for this course are those who are interested in undertaking a massage qualification and require a structured, classroom based program with significant clinical experience.

    This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

    Entrants must have:

    • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
    • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

    Academic Entry Requirements

    • Year 12 or equivalent and above.

    The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing massage techniques and manual handling associated with setting up the work area.

    Students must have a willingness to massage both male and female students and clients throughout the program in class demonstrations and practical sessions. They must also be willing to participate in a public student massage clinic.

    The course is available to students 18 years and over.

    Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

    This program is timetabled for 2117.5 hours over a course duration of two years. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 194 – 222 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 60 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

    The amount of training component is estimated at 75% of the students overall learning (1587 hours) and the remaining 25% (520 hours) is attributed to assessment. The Total Volume of Learning is estimated at 2117.5 hours (approximately 1587 training hours (75%) and 520 assessment hours (25%)). Some students may find that they need more study time, and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

    Training and Assessment

    Your classroom learning will take place in both theory and practical classrooms. Your classrooms will have similar resources such as charts, tables, oils, towels, educational and physical resources to those you will find in a massage clinic.
    In theory classes, students will learn about the massage industry and its role in the complementary and broader health care industries. You will undertake business and legislation lessons, anatomy, nutrition, professional practices and workplace health and safety.

    In your practical classes, you can expect to simulate interactions with clients, take case histories, plan and deliver remedial treatments and record these treatments. These simulated learning activities will then be put into practice in the workplace during your clinical sessions with the general public.

    Also, you will be required to undertake self- directed learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills-based assessments will be undertaken in class. Self-directed learning will typically include (but not limited too):
    • Review and reflection of in-class learning by answering or attempting the homework questions
    • Reading ahead to prepare for the next class
    • Self-practice of massage techniques on friends and family; or clients at work

    A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

    Student Clinic

    You will be expected to perform 280 hours in our student clinic, which is open to the general public. Here you will have access to clients from all ages and backgrounds. You can hone your skills under the supervision of a Clinic Supervisor.

    Training Locations

    Your training will occur on campus.

    Campus Locations

    Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

    Student Support

    The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

    Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information

    • Support services
    • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
    • Legal services
    • Emergency and health services
    • Facilities and resources
    • Complaints and appeals processes
    • Deferments

    Additional sources of student services information available includes

    • Student Services Booklet
    • ALG Student Handbook
    • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
    • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
    Student Requirements
    • Students should come prepared to start practical massage classes from their first day. For each practical class, students must bring 2 large towels and 3 hand towels.
    • Students must wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear.
    • Students will be required to receive massage from, and provide massage to, both females and males in practical classes and Student Clinic.
    • Students must also be willing to be massaged by both male and female students in practical classes and in student clinic.
    • Students are required to have short, clean nails, clean clothing and no strong body odours.
    • Please refrain from smoking prior to conducting treatments in order to avoid odour from cigarette smoke affecting clients and fellow students.
    • All students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet device to class to access eBook(s). Devices are not provided by ALG. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.  
    • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.

    Student Clinic

    • The student clinic is in an open environment with private consultation areas available. This allows for maximum supervision at all times.
    • To maintain professionalism, students attending student clinic are required to maintain a clean & tidy appearance.
    • Students must wear either a College logo t-shirt or a plain black or white t-shirt (only a minimum level of logos or designs will be accepted), with loose fitting pants or shorts.
    • The College does not allow short skirts or short shorts, low-riding pants, bare midriffs, low-cut tops or singlets.
    Timetable

    Click here to download the Timetable for this course.