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.
This page contains key information about the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, including delivery, assessment, modules and entry requirements.
For further details on this course, including current tuition fees, please see the Student Prospectus.
This qualification is suitable for students who wish to work as a professional massage therapist in Australia. It provides students with skills in therapeutic relaxation massage as well as basic health assessment. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist.
Students who complete this course may decide to undertake further studies in the area of remedial massage such as the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, or Chinese medicine such as the HLT52115 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Remedial Massage.
The course is delivered on a full-time basis over 24 weeks (2 terms). It comprises 14 weeks’ face-to-face tuition on campus (which includes classes and clinical practice), 4 weeks’ intensive block practice on campus, 2 weeks for assignment submission and 4 weeks for term break.
Classes comprise lectures and tutorials, which include discussions, case scenarios, case history analysis, demonstrations, and practical on-site clinic activities.
All practical clinic activities are undertaken at SITCM Teaching Clinic. There is no work placement arrangement for this course.
Assessment tasks include written tasks, demonstrations, group assignments and role plays.
Students must also spend a minimum of 90 hours in SITCM’s Teaching Clinic, where they will complete a minimum of 44 client massage therapy treatments. They will be observed and assessed by clinic supervisors, to ensure that they are able to successfully integrate the knowledge and skills required for actual clinical massage activities.
|CHCCOM006||Establish and manage client relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid*|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTMSG001||Develop massage practice|
|HLTMSG002||Assess client massage needs|
|HLTREF002||Provide reflexology for relaxation|
|HLTMSG004||Provide massage treatments|
|HLTINF004||Manage the prevention and control of infection|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
All applicants must:
*The NSW Department of Education should be contacted to determine the equivalency of overseas secondary qualifications before lodging an application.
International applicants must also have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent) and must provide documentation to that effect.