Certificate IV (4) In Massage Therapy (HLT42015) – Melbourne

Certificate IV (4) In Massage Therapy (HLT42015) – Melbourne2023-08-02T16:51:27+10:00

Open the way to a new course in your life with our Certificate IV In Massage Therapy

This is where you open the door to your Massage Therapy career.

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015) is the entry qualification you need to be recognised as a professional Massage Therapist.

We will give you the opportunity to gain the skills you will need to work as a Massage Therapist by teaching you practical massage skills, human anatomy, pathology and first aid.

Relaxation Massage Courses

The increasing pace and stress of today’s life means more people are seeking out Graduates with this speciality for their skills in calming, nurturing and healing. Relaxation is something of a signature for massage -everyone thinks of it first (the quick neck rub) and it is one of the oldest uses of massage. It is particularly attractive to many people because of its non-invasive, gentle, totally natural approach. The special massage techniques you will learn are designed to stimulate the body’s own defences against the ravages of stress. Also included is “seated” massage techniques to use in the dynamic growth area of the corporate massage industry, plus the added skills of pregnancy massage and clinical relaxation techniques.


MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills & Qualifications Authority. TOID21906

This course is Nationally Recognised (Course code HLT42015).

Professional Accreditation

This course is recognised by various professional associations including Massage & Myotherapy Australia (M&MA), Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) & Massage Association Australia (MAA).

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Key benefits

“Currently MIMT students help first team players prepare for games and training on a daily basis. The feedback we get from the players, which are the most important people at the club, is that MIMT students are fantastic, they have a willingness to learn and they fit in well with our team.
They also get to come into the physio room and see how we do things and they get a big experience from that.”

Travis Maude - Head of Physiotherapy, Melbourne Victory Football Club
 George creates a great learning environment. Another fantastic method to use in the clinic.
G. Smith, Boronia

The way the course was run was exceptional. Very well organized and professionally run.

S.Tirabasi, Melbourne

All the trainers were committed to the students achieving their best results

A.Burton, Melbourne

Really liked the course structure, and the ability to practice everything taught

J. Thomson, Melbourne

Fantastic, well structured, enjoyable and encouraging

Kristina, Melbourne

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau. The school was great, the teachers were AWESOME, the students were Fantastic!

Terry Karaan, Coburg

Class Times

The course may be taken either full-time over six months or part-time over ten months utilising our blended online learning.

Full time study is from 9.30am until 4.15pm and normally attendance is required 3 days a week
Part time study is from 6.30pm until 9.30pm two evenings per week and one weekend per month (Saturday & Sunday 9.30am until 4.15pm).

Our blended online learning enables you to study the health science component of the Certificate course from your own home.  You will receive a presentation as if you were in the classroom.

You can study at your own pace and with live online support sessions and tutorials, you are fully supported through the modules.

You are only required to attend class for the massage hands-on units and assessments which are programmed at various times throughout the year.

Further study

Graduates of the Certificate course may proceed to:
» The Diploma of Remedial Massage (Upgrade) (HLT52015)
» The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC)

In addition, Certificate graduates commonly undertake continuing study in non-award short courses, workshops and seminars to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills.

MIMT reserves the right to: amend or change any of its prices, courses, terms, conditions and policies; Accept, reject or defer any application or student: Reschedule courses for whatever reason. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Massage Courses right here in Melbourne

Contact us to enquire about studying your Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in Melbourne at our Moorabbin or Heidelberg campuses.

Upcoming Course Dates

August 2023

(Full-time & Part-time) HEIDELBERG &  MOORABBIN

Enrolments now being taken for our August 2023, please contact the office on 1300 839 839 to book your place

Measures have been implemented at both campuses to make sure we are fully compliant with the appropriate health authorities to deliver our courses in a COVID safe environment. Please contact our Course Advisors for further information.

Body Organisation 
The aim of this module is to develop in students:
» An appreciation of the complexity and functional effectiveness of the body in contributing to human survival
» An understanding of the basic general structure of the human body at both microscopic and gross levels
» The ability to describe regions of the body using elementary anatomical terms

Musculoskeletal Anatomy 
The aim of these modules is to develop in students:
» A recognition of the roles of bones, joints and muscles in relation to human movement
» Motivation for further learning in the fields of anatomy and kinesiology (human movement)
» The knowledge and skill required to relate theoretical anatomy of bones, muscles and joints to clinical massage work and thus to recognize all structures palpated during massage

Systemic Anatomy & Physiology
The aim of this module is to develop in students:
» An understanding of the physiological capabilities and contribution of each of the body systems and of the organization
and anatomical structures pertaining to each of those systems
» An appreciation of the beauty and subtlety of the human body
» An understanding of ageing & chronic disease

Massage & Massage Principles
» The skills necessary to give a competent therapeutic massage of the front and back of the body
» Versatility in being able to apply these skills in non-clinical situations e.g home, travel or the workplace
» An awareness of common conditions for which massage is contraindicated or where particular precautions should be observed
» Habits of efficient posture to prevent occupational strain or injury
» The ability to combine the learning acquired in this module to provide a competent whole body massage
» Develop in students an understanding of the principles of effective massage therapy applicable to all work with clients

Massage Assessment & Treatment
» Apply skills acquired in Massage & Massage Principles in a clinical setting
» Demonstrate ability to adapt massage techniques to the needs of individual clients
» Apply principles of effective massage therapy in preventative work and in the alleviation of common conditions

Oriental Massage
The aim of this module is to develop in students:
» An understanding of the theoretical basis of Chinese massage
» The skills to treat some common conditions of the musculoskeletal system

Massage Theory / Small Business Management
The aim of these modules is to develop an understanding of operating a small business and an understanding of the requirements of establishing and operating a business as a Massage Therapist.

Student Clinic
You will also take part in our student clinic where you’ll be gaining real life experience massaging members of the public. Proceeds of this clinic are donated back into the community and currently this is to the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre.

First Aid
Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Massage Therapists can work in:

» Private Practice
» Aged Care
» Health Spa & Retreats
» Wellness Centres and Clinics
» Sporting Clubs
» Cruise Ships

Skills First Funding

government funding for massage therapy course

Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) also available for this course* Eligibility criteria apply. Please click here for further details.

MIMT Payment Plans

MIMT also offers payment plans. Please speak to our Course Advisors regards this option.

For a full schedule of fees, please click here

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Our Health Science units are delivered online, therefore access to a laptop will be required. This will need to be brought to some on-campus classes.

Please speak to our Course Advisors if you do not have access and they can discuss your options.


What experience do your teachers have?2019-01-23T00:38:41+11:00
All our teaching staff are the best qualified in the Industry. Trainers all have a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and are accredited adult educators. Our “hands on” trainers are the most highly recognised in the Industry, all with their own practices. Our Sports Massage trainers have worked internationally and nationally at the Olympics, Australian Tennis Open, World University games and other elite events.
Is MIMT a Registered Training Organisation?2023-02-16T09:01:35+11:00
Yes – MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). TOID21906
MIMT is also a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).
Do the fees have to be paid “up front”?2022-02-24T04:48:49+11:00
There are a number of payment options available and various forms of government funding to assist with your course including VET Student Loans. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan scheme that is available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. VET Student Loans is available for the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) only.

Skills First funding is also available subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and is available for the Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015), Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) & Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC).

If you’re not eligible for government funding then you could also consider Study Loans who are a private student loan company that provides the funds for approved MIMT courses direct to us on behalf of you. All applications are subject to Study Loans normal credit assessment and loan suitability criteria. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Please contact our Course Advisors who will be able to assist you with the various payment options and eligibility criteria for government funding.

Is study available full time and part time?2019-01-23T00:02:13+11:00
Yes – We have two intakes a year – March and August. Contact our office and we can forward a timetable for whichever course you are interested in.
I want to become a Massage Therapist or Myotherapist – what do I have to do?2019-06-28T03:14:12+10:00
The Certificate IV in Massage is the initial qualification you require to become a professional massage therapist and you can either upskill to the Diploma of Remedial Massage or enter directly into the Remedial course if this is your desired outcome. This allows you to join massage associations and obtain professional insurance. You can work from home, in a clinic, mobile massage or even in the corporate massage sector.  You can then continue studying and complete your Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

The prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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