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Professional Certificate in Massage Therapy Course


This massage therapy qualification course provides excellent hands-on skills for anyone wanting to study to become a massage therapist.  Studies in Swedish Massage & Remedial massage are comprehensive as is Anatomy & Physiology.  Students will adapt their massage therapy training as part of their massage studies on the general public as part of their training.  For the practical hands-on training in Swedish & Remedial Massage studies, classes are held in our Sydney campus.

Theory subjects can be studied via on-learning and the course can be studies part-time or full-time.

Combining studies in a broad range of therapeutic massage techniques with a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, postural assessment, stretching and recovery techniques, along with communication skills and business studies, this qualification provides students with a professional level qualification to commence their career in the fulfilling and rewarding field of Massage Therapy.

Offering a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans (including intensive, on campus and on-line learning) 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.

On-Learning for theory subjects in massage therapy is a great option if you're looking for the flexibility of being able to study without being on campus! Your course materials & assessments are accessible on-line and you have access to your Trainer for help & support through on-line forums.

Studying by distance learning allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

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

Recommended Study Plan: Part-time 1 Year or Full-time 2 Terms

UNITS OF STUDY

Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject continues on from Anatomy and Physiology of Body Structures and will focus on the anatomy and physiological functioning of each Body System. The final component of this course will focus on processes of pregnancy, labour and lactation and the impact of each body system on Homeostasis and in ageing.

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

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.

Pre-requisites: Nil
Co-requisites: Nil


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.


Business Skills For Healthcare Practitioners

Description: This unit of study will describe the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a healthcare setting with clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others. You will acquire skills and knowledge to implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements, skills and knowledge required to arrange referrals to other health care professionals and to provide administration for a clinical health practice.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via assignment and on-line quiz.

Pre-requisites: Nil

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

 


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


Remedial Massage 1

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.


Remedial Massage 2

Description: In Remedial Massage 2 you will learn further visual assessment skills, range of motion tests, advanced massage techniques and stretching protocols. Case taking and the formulation and application of treatment plans are a major component of this module.  Integration of the skills and knowledge learned in previous massage modules will enable you to integrate massage techniques, visual assessment, ROM testing and case taking skills to plan, monitor and treat a variety of soft tissue conditions seen in the broad community.

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, an online quiz and practical assessments in class.

Pre-requisites: Swedish Massage; Remedial Massage 1; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Co-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems.


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.


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.




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 : $1,545.00

Term 2 : $1,230.00

Term 3 : $2,350.00

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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