HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

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The Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM) has been producing industry-ready practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia since 1984.

The Institute was established to promote the growth and development of Remedial Massage within our community and the health profession by providing accredited courses of the highest standards.

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HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of 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.

Individuals from a range of backgrounds may be interested in this qualification, including those aspiring to enter the industry and those in the industry, seeking a formal qualification.

Students who successfully complete the program may choose to further their studies by undertaking HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage or HLT52115 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage.

The course is campus based and includes practical clinic activities to be undertaken on campus at SITCM Teaching Clinic. It is delivered on a full-time basis over 6 months’ duration (or part-time equivalent). Part-time study is not available for International Students.

For further information, please refer to the Student Prospectus.


HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Entry Requirements


  • Be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied; and demonstrate successful completion of the NSW HSC or an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas.
  • The NSW Department of Education should be contacted to determine the equivalency of overseas secondary qualifications before lodging an application.
  • International applicants must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or (or equivalent) and must provide documentation to that effect.
  • If the applicant does not hold a Higher School Certificate or an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas, they are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test to determine the applicant’s academic suitability to undertake this course.

For further information, please refer to the Student Prospectus.

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Unit List



Unit CodeTitle
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
HLTAID003Provide first aid*
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTMSG001Develop massage practice
HLTMSG002Assess client massage needs
HLTREF002Provide reflexology for relaxation
HLTMSG004Provide massage treatments
HLTINF004Manage the prevention and control of infection
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety

* Students are to complete this unit with another provider and are granted credit transfer.