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Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy


This massage therapy qualification course provides excellent hands-on skills for anyone wanting to become a massage therapist.  Practical units include studies in both Swedish Massage and Remedial massage and are complemented by Anatomy & Physiology Body studies.

Transition into a rewarding career as a Massage Therapist

The healing power of touch as preventative medicine to support the maintenance of good health & wellbeing, has shown that massage as a health intervention is now at unprecedented public demand.

A Massage Therapist uses skilled techniques to manually manipulate the body's soft tissue for the purpose of producing therapeutic effects & uses postural assessment as the basis for a treatment plan aimed at restoring the body to it's ideal state.   

Working as a Massage Therapist is a fantastic choice for those who want to work in a rewarding field that is dedicated to the care of their clients. Massage Therapists help clients to overcome physical problems and to achieve & maintain good health. As a Massage Therapist you enjoy a greater work-life balance while earning the loyalty & gratitude of your client. - Love your work love your life

Nature Care College's Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy provides you with quality education at an affordable cost making your transition into a new career possible, accessible & enjoyable. 

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans  the Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy course provides the perfect pathway for students to pursue their passion for massage with a therapeutic and holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

On completion of this qualification students are qualified to practice as a massage therapist, with the technical skills and knowledge to provide therapeutic massage treatments.

Duration: Option of 2 Terms or 3 Terms part-time

Commences: February, May & September

Delivery Mode: Practical units of study are in campus only, theory units of study can be completed on-campus, or via distance learning.

Enrolment: Course Fees are only payable on a term by term basis as you proceed with your studies

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy with;

IICT - The International Institute for Complementary Therapists Professional membership & insurance for Every Therapist - Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy from Nature Care College, you are eligible to join the IICT Visit: www.iict.com.au

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

Frequently asked questions about Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy  

What are the requirements to practice?

Nature Care Colleges Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy will enable you to gain access to insurance and start practicing. Our Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy course is a work ready qualification approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), where graduates are eligible to register for their insurance to practice.

If your purpose of study is to practice as a massage therapist, then a Nature Care College Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy Practice will enable you to practice and enter the industry as a confident massage therapist and at an affordable price.

Who are my Trainers?

Nature Care College has been a leading provider of natural therapies for 44 years! The college is renowned for its bodywork curriculum, passionate and experiences Trainers and professional, caring environment. Students in the Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy receive great benefits in learning from Trainers who are successful massage therapists and who love sharing their first-hand clinical experience with their students.

Do I need to outsource my clinical training?

The College campus has an established in-house Wellness Centre where students put their theory into practice during their final terms of study treating members of the public under the supervision of experienced clinical practitioners. In our busy Wellness Centre, students treat patients with preventative health care solutions to improve well-being and patients with existing health conditions. Exposure to such depth of clinical experience and expertise provides students with the confidence to graduate as work ready massage therapists.

Is there flexibility and can I choose my own study schedule?

Providing work-life-study balance with flexibility is a key feature of all study programs at the College. Lifestyle friendly flexible study options allow you to create the schedule that best suits you - choosing from a wide range of classes offered, combining face to face, distance learning for theory units and intensive options for maximum flexibility.

This Nature Care College qualification in massage therapy has been developed in-house by highly experienced remedial massage therapists & osteopaths for anyone seeking to become a massage therapy practitioner.

For further details please download Course Outline

Testimonials

Heidi is a fantastic very hands on remedial massage Trainer. Highly knowledgeable and gives excellent feedback & so much additional knowledge in each class.  - Phoebe Haselden  

Trainers are so helpful & considerate. - Ly Ngoc Mai

Great teacher learnt a lot. Really loved the class and look forward to the next - Samantha Callaghan 

 

UNITS OF STUDY

Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term and end of term Assessment plus class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Swedish Massage

Description: Swedish massage is an introduction to general massage that employs the fundamental manipulations (techniques) applied to the soft tissues of the body. Swedish massage forms the underpinning practical and theoretical knowledge for Remedial Massage 1 & 2. In this unit of study you will learn the basic techniques, ethical behaviour and boundaries, draping, contraindications, history and definition of
massage etc. Participants on finishing this unit of study should be competent in all areas of general massage.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment: This unit of study is assessed via body logs, practical assessments in class and online quiz.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil.


Remedial Massage

Description:  This unit of study will enhance the skills and knowledge learnt in Swedish Massage and introduces the concepts of Remedial Massage. You will learn advanced massage techniques, case history taking, visual assessment, identification of contraindications and referral protocols. The skills and knowledge gained will allow you to integrate them with your Swedish massage techniques allowing you to treat some common soft tissue techniques. 

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assignments, body logs and practical assessment in class

Pre-requisites: Swedish Massage; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure.

Co-requisites: Nil.


Safe Practices

Description:  This unit incorporates the skills and knowledge required to comply with infection control policies and procedures and contribute to WHS processes.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via an assignment, on line quiz and class participation, or for distance students participation in on-line forums.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil.


Functional Anatomy

Description: The focus of this one day unit is to identify the major boney landmarks on the body using palpation and visual assessment techniques. This unit will provide the anatomical knowledge and biomechanical principles related to the human skeletal system.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via practical assessment.

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Co-requisites: Nil


Clinical Practice A (Massage)

Description: Student training clinic provides an environment for the transition from student to competent Health Care professional. This is achieved in the following ways:
•Integrating knowledge and skills, training in a live clinical setting.
•Supporting students to take a professional role whilst being supported by experienced practitioners.
•Allowing students to undertake the challenges of clinical work within the supervision safety net provided by the training Clinic
To truly facilitate effective transition all students are encouraged to behave as they would in their own Clinic.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via on-going practical assessment.

Pre-requisites: Swedish Massage, Anatomy & Physiology (Body Structure), Remedial Massage 1, Safe Practices

Co-requisites: Remedial Massage 2

 


Clinical Practice B (Massage)

Description: Student training clinic provides an environment for the transition from student to competent Health Care professional. This is achieved in the following ways:
•Integrating knowledge and skills, training in a live clinical setting.
•Supporting students to take a professional role whilst being supported by experienced practitioners.
•Allowing students to undertake the challenges of clinical work within the supervision safety net provided by the training Clinic
To truly facilitate effective transition all students are encouraged to behave as they would in their own Clinic.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via on-going practical assessment.

Pre-requisites: Swedish Massage, Anatomy & Physiology (Body Structure), Remedial Massage 1, Safe Practices

Co-requisites: Remedial Massage 2

 


Apply First Aid

This unit deals with recognising and responding to an emergency in the workplace. The competency HLTAID003 Apply first aid is compulsory in all our professional training programs. The course includes both home study (flexible learning) and practical assessment.




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,220.00

Term 2 : $1,345.00

Term 3 : $1,590.00

testimonials

"I am so grateful to Nature care College for providing such a supportive and highly professional tuition over the time I spent doing my qualification. Thank you all so much!"

Monika Bebb

Massage Graduate

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