CERTIFICATE IV IN MASSAGE THERAPY
The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is a beginner course in massage and reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. Course units include First Aid, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. After successful completion of this qualification, students can apply for course credit for the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Course Duration: 26 weeks (6 months)
Massage Therapist - Tasks & Responsibilities
After successful completion of this qualification students typically work as Massage Therapist, Assistant Massage Therapist or Massage Therapy Practitioner. Massage Therapists carry out therapeutic massage and perform body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.
DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY
The Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy reflects the role of Clinical Aromatherapists, who provide therapeutic treatments to address a range of health issues.
Throughout the course, students will learn about aromatic essential oils and their many benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, how to develop aromatherapy practice, perform aromatherapy health assessments and provide aromatherapy massage treatments. In addition they will learn how to establish and manage client relationships, manage legal compliance, analyse client health information, engage with health professionals and the health system and provide first aid.
Besides to Aromatherapy being used for massage treatments, students will be trained to make their own skin care products and soap.
After successfully completing this qualification, students are able to apply with leading Massage Associations for recognition and insurance. Qualified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.
Course Duration: 64 weeks - 2 years (depending on college)
Clinical Aromatherapist Career - Tasks & Responsibilities
Clinical Aromatherapists may work or be self-employed as Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist or Clinic Supervisor. Aromatherapists typically treat a variety of physical conditions, illnesses and mental wellbeing with essential aromatic oils that are extracted or distilled from flowers, herbs or spices.
DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
The Diploma of Remedial Massage reflect the role of Remedial Massage Therapists who work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restriction in ROM (Range of motion). Study units include perform remedial massage, musculoskeletal assessments, provide remedial massage treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, first aid and manage work health and safety.
After successfully completing this qualification, students will be able to apply individually to Australian Health Funds to enable their clients to receive health rebates.
Course Duration: 64 weeks (1 year 3 months)
Remedial Massage Therapist - Tasks & Responsibilities
Remedial Massage Therapists may work or be self-employed as Remedial Massage Therapist, Sport Therapist, Clinic Supervisor or Clinic Manager.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF MYOTHERAPY
The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy prepares students to become a Myotherapist specialising in the assessment, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. Students will gain clinical skills to locate the sources of the symptoms and identify dysfunctions.
You will learn dry needling, cupping and tens machine techniques and gain knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics and pathology to understand the relationship between the myofascial and how the muscles and connective tissues relate to other systems of the body.
The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy qualification is recognised by leading Massage Associations such as Myotherapy Association Australia and Massage & Myotherapy Australia.
Entry Requirements: Diploma of Remedial Massage or equivalent
Course Duration: 78 weeks (1.5 years)
Myotherapist - Tasks & Responsibilities
Myotherapist Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a large health service, as Clinic Supervisor or Clinic Manager.