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Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Heidelberg, VIC

Subject: Massage

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Opening the way to a new course in your life.
This is where you open the door to your career in Massage Therapy. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40307) is the basic qualification you need to be recognized 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, plus practice management subjects.

You can choose from three streams: the two streams...

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Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Opening the way to a new course in your life.
This is where you open the door to your career in Massage Therapy. The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40307) is the basic qualification you need to be recognized 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, plus practice management subjects.

You can choose from three streams: the two streams of Sports Massage and Relaxation Massage plus the Certificate of Massage Therapy (Oriental) which you can take as a second Certificate.

Sports Massage Stream
You will find Graduates with this Certificate working in all kinds of sports situations, helping athletes ranging from the elite to local youngsters, perform at their best, minimise injury or recover from injury. They play key roles in organizations ranging from sports medicine clinics to local gyms. The professionals who teach you in this stream routinely apply their skills at the highest levels of international competition and in top-level multi-disciplinary sports medicine teams.

Our sports massage teaching staff have national and international experience including team masseurs at the Olympics, Australian Tennis Open, World University Games and various other elite sporting competition.

Relaxation Massage Stream
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.

Oriental Massage (Second certificate)
Oriental Massage is based on the Chinese tradition. It is related to acupuncture, uses special pressure points, and you will use it to promote health and vitality, and to remedy a range of ailments for the trunk and extremities as well as internal complaints.

Note that the Certificate of Massage Therapy (Oriental) is offered only as a second Certificate extending the qualifications, knowledge and skills of the Certificate IV in Massage.

Study Modes
The course may be taken either full time over four months or part time over ten months. Alternatively, we also offer an on line learning option.

Full time study is from 9.30am until 4.15pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Part time study is from 6.30pm until 9.30pm two evenings per week.

There are two intakes a year in March and August.

On line Learning enables you to study the health science component of the Certificate course from your own personal computer. You will receive an identical presentation as that in the classroom. You can study at your own pace. With email, on line tutorials and discussion boards you are fully supported through the modules.

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

Students studying full time are eligible to apply for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Support benefits.

Accreditation

MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. This course is Nationally Recognised. (Course code HLT40307 ).

Further study
Graduates of the Certificate course may proceed to:

A second Certificate.
The Diploma of Remedial Massage.
The Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage

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

What do some of our students say:

“Without fail, the staff have been informative, supportive and eager to assist beyond the limits of class time. I have found this invaluable…”
Nada Travica – Frankston

“It is because of your nurturing environment and ability to treat each student as an individual that makes you and your school truly unique and enables people to realise their potential.”
Marena Digby – Elwood

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When

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Where

72 Mount St
Heidelberg, VIC 3084

Skill level

Beginner

 

The teachers

The Course of Your Life!

Whether you want to learn massage as a hobby to spoil your family and friends, become...

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The Course of Your Life!

Whether you want to learn massage as a hobby to spoil your family and friends, become a professional massage therapist or perhaps enhance your existing massage qualification, the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy provides a wide range of courses to meet any of your requirements. We have the best courses in the industry including Introduction, Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate courses.

From relaxation or sports massage, to remedial or oriental massage and Myotherapy, you will learn from the best and most dedicated instructors in the industry, who will ensure your success in a rapidly growing industry.

Come and learn at one of Australia’s leading massage institutions. We are committed to producing the most highly skilled and most marketable therapists in the industry. Come and see how!

9 reasons why you should choose us!

1. Become the Best
Our unique training methods and specialist staff ensure that we produce the most highly skilled and most marketable therapists to hit the marketplace, over and above any other.

2. Teaching Staff
The staff and trainers of the Institute are the best in the business offering unprecedented student support. All the trainers are highly qualified and respected in the industry. All of the “hands on” trainers have successful practices and many have worked at elite National and International sporting events, including the Olympics and Australian Tennis Open.

3. Work Experience
You will gain cutting edge experience with opportunities at AFL football clubs working on elite athletes, Corporate Massage opportunities and Clinical experience.

4. Ongoing Support
When you complete the course and become a graduate our support does not stop there. We have ongoing training courses in post graduate studies and also offer past students the opportunity of meetings and lectures by some of Australia’s leading therapists. As well, there is continued support through our online graduate resource centre.

5. Accreditation

MIMT offers Nationally Recognised Training and is accredited with the Victorian Qualifications Authority. Our courses are also recognised by Workcover and a number of private health funds, giving our graduates access to a very lucrative market.

6. Range of Courses
MIMT offers a great range of massage courses from short “Introduction to Massage” courses to professional Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. There are also a number of postgraduate short courses to ensure that you stay at the cutting edge of your chosen specialty.

Class numbers are limited so as to ensure individual attention from both teachers and administration staff.

7. Fully Inclusive Fees
Our fees are fully inclusive – there are no hidden costs for textbooks etc. The timetables are easily managed and are prepared for the whole duration of the course.

8. Focus on Massage and Myotherapy
Massage is the sole focus of The Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. MIMT is recognised as a leader in massage education and as having an ongoing commitment to the massage industry.

9. Facilities
The Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy has great modern facilities and is conveniently located adjacent Heidelberg train and bus terminus. There is also ample car parking to ensure ease of access both day and night.

What people say about MIMT

“CFC are continually seeking professional services in regard to elite sport, and believe the students from MIMT conducted themselves very professionally and enthusiastically. Consequently, we have appointed MIMT graduates at CFC”
David Buttifant PhD, Head of Conditioning, Collingwood Football Club

”...I am delighted to highly recommend the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy…the course content is very comprehensive and the lecturers are a delight to work with.”
Brigitte Bohren, Vermont

“Both the personal attributes and professional competencies of the numerous massage therapists (provided by the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy) has made it a pleasure to have them associated with this Club …..”
David Parkin, Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club

“The calibre of the lecturers is nothing short of outstanding and all of them were more than willing to share their experience and knowledge and go out of their way to provide us with the tools and confidence to become the best we could possibly be.”
Marena Digby, Elwood

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Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy