Qualification details

HLT40312 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT40307 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy PracticeUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT42015 - Certificate IV in Massage TherapyThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. Minimum clinic reqirement of 80 hours. 05/Aug/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBWOR203B - Work effectively with othersWork effectively with others N/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health status N/A
HLTCOM404C - Communicate effectively with clientsCommunicate effectively with clients N/A
HLTCOM405D - Administer a practiceAdminister a practice N/A
HLTCOM406C - Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriateMake referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate N/A
HLTCOM408D - Use specific health terminology to communicate effectivelyUse specific health terminology to communicate effectively N/A
HLTFA311A - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
HLTHIR301C - Communicate and work effectively in healthCommunicate and work effectively in health N/A
HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and proceduresComply with infection control policies and procedures N/A
HLTREM401D - Work within a massage frameworkWork within a massage framework N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411611 Massage Therapist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3494-11 Massage Therapist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411611 Massage Therapist 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3494-11 Massage Therapist 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5

Comments

HLT40307 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

HLT40312 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Updated in V5 - Updated core units HLTFA311A Apply first aid and HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Description

This qualification covers workers who work as basic level massage therapists. It provides skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment and may be used by people working:

  • within a clinic or in their own clinic
  • in an aged care facility
  • in a health service
  • in a spa facility or
  • in a palliative care facility or hospital.

The intent and application of this qualification is defined within the content of the units themselves. RTOs should examine this content when determining the appropriateness of this qualification. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Massage therapist
  • Massage therapy practitioner
  • Assistant massage therapist

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 15 core units, comprising 10 common units and 5 specialisation units

Core units 

Common units

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

HLTCOM405D Administer a practice

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Specialisation units

HLTREM401D Work within a massage framework

HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment

HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment

HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework

HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

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