Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course (HLT42021)

Don’t waste another year in a job you don’t love!

Study our (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Course via FLEXI or in Melbourne and become a qualified massage therapist!


ACFB’s (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course will give you the skills you need to begin a rewarding career in the massage industry. Delivered by our highly skilled trainers, this course is designed to give you a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Whether you choose to study on-campus in Melbourne or FLEXI, this massage course will give you professional certification in a growing industry!

What’s more, you can set your own hours and work in a relaxing environment, all while you get to help people. With a well-rounded education covering the most important aspects of massage therapy techniques, you’ll graduate from our nationally and industry accredited massage college with the right skills to begin your new career.


Why is NOW an important time to study?

There has never been a more important time to think about how you are going to strengthen your future. Whether you are looking for an additional income or a new career, the possibilities a career as a Massage Therapist can provide are endless.

And because ACFB is an industry leader, we have been well prepared for this second wave with complete live Virtual Classrooms for all our courses and delivery methods.

You can start your training in this completely interactive method, see and engage with your trainers, access our industry leading training resources and receive the high level of support from your mentor and the entire training team that ACFB is renowned for. Once normality returns, we can seamlessly transition you to complete your studies in the standard on-campus or FLEXI delivery methods.

Do you need a course that will fit around your busy lifestyle?

ACFB’s On-campus FLEXI program may be what you are looking for.  You can start straight away; it’s flexible, self-paced and can fit around any lifestyle while still being practical and engaging!

Call us on 1300 002 232 to find out how it will work for you.


Want to know what you will be able to provide once you graduate from your Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course? You will be able to:

  • apply advanced relaxation techniques
  • apply Lomi Lomi massage techniques
  • apply reflexology techniques
  • understand the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology functioning
  • understand the basic principles of musculoskeletal anatomy
  • make appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals
  • understand and use healthcare terminology
  • safely administer first aid
  • comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • conduct basic physical assessments

Real Life Practical Experience

As part of our ongoing commitment to preparing our students for the industry, in 2008 ACFB opened a full-time Student Massage Clinic at our Mitcham campus. When you study at ACFB, our clinic will bring together your skills and knowledge in a fully supervised and supportive environment. The clinic is open to the general public from Monday to Saturday and some evenings and you are able to put in your availability to suit your lifestyle commitments.

To give you an idea of how popular our students clinics are, we have an average of 500+ clinic sessions a month, and a database of over 10,000 clients so you will be able to get a great deal of experience when you study. Which in-turn provides you with the confidence and knowledge to start your new career once you graduate!

Why choose ACFB?

Like with all good training, it needs to be comprehensive! We don’t gloss over anything and we ensure you have detailed knowledge and skills in all aspects within your course – And this is what will set you apart in the industry!

With ACFB’s (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course, you’ll become an industry leader in this profession. Our highly qualified instructors ensure you are supported throughout your learning journey, whether you study via FLEXI or choose to study massage therapy on campus. Once qualified as a massage therapist, you will possess the necessary knowledge and practical skills of massage therapy, so you can walk into your new career feeling confident.

If you’d like to find out more about ACFB’s (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course, call us today on 1300 022 232.

Continuing your studies

One of the great advantages of studying the (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course, is that you are able to continue straight into the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage course.

Start your new journey as a massage therapist today. Call ACFB on 1300 002 232 to find out more and have a campus tour.

Delivery Options


If you have the ability to attend classes, then On-campus study is your best option!

Enjoy nice small classes, a mixture of theory and practical in each class and be guided by a team of highly qualified and supportive trainers.

  • Next Class: March 2024 – Mondays & Wednesdays / 9:30am – 4:30pm FILLING FAST!!! – DO NOT MISS OUT – LOCK IN YOUR SEAT TODAY!!!

Duration – 3 1/2 months of classes + additional time to finalise your student clinics.


On-campus FLEXI

If you have a busier lifestyle, yet are motivated and good at managing your time, then our On-Campus FLEXI program will be great for you.

You attend practical workshops for each topic that are delivered multiple times each month. You then review the course material and detailed films, complete any theory assessments and practice at home. Once you are confident in the topic you book in for a practical demonstration.

It’s flexible and self-pace, and you can start straight away!

Duration – Between 6 to 9 months (maximum of 9 months)



The following 13 units are included in this course:

Unit Code Unit Description
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
HLTMSG009 Develop massage practice
HLTMSG010 Assess client massage needs
HLTMSG011 Provide massage treatment
HLTMSG012 Apply relaxation massage clinical practice
HLTREF002 Provide reflexology for relaxation
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


At ACFB, we understand the importance of having peer support during your studies. Therefore, you not only receive professional industry mentorship from our highly skilled expert trainers, but we provide an interactive student online web page too! This allows easy access to your course material, detailed films, student forums and assessment submission throughout your (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course, so you can study anytime and anyplace.


Nil: There are NO pre-requisites or previous qualifications needed for you to enter this course. And ACFB needs to reasonably believe that the student will be able to undertake the course.


Practical Hours

The minimum 80 hours of clinic work required is composed of supervised clinic and timetabled consultations and incorporated clinic work.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previous qualifications and/or experience that you believe cover parts of the course’s current contents, please read carefully and complete the Stage 1 RPL/RCC Form below and send it to ACFB’s Program Manager: [email protected].

Stage 1 RPL/RCC Form

  • Relevant evidence must be provided to support your request for RPL.


ACFB is a Registered Training Organisation through the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA). This course is Nationally Recognised as listed on training.gov.au.

A previous recipient of the Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year by the Department of Education, which means studying with us ensures you get the best possible training and education to start your massage therapist career!


Career Pathways

The Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course is embedded within the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage course. This allows you to easily continue on to the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage course where you can further your skills and knowledge.


Career Opportunities

ACFB’s on-campus (Melbourne) or FLEXI (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course is your pathway to a successful and rewarding career, providing you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in this industry. As a qualified massage therapist graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Start up your own business and become your own boss
  • Work in a massage therapy clinic
  • Work in a day spa
  • Work for sporting organisations freelance or in-house
  • You can even travel with these skills and work around Australia…there are so many options!

Course Fees

ACFB offers competitive prices for our award-winning (HLT42021) Certificate IV in Massage Therapy course training. Additionally, you may be eligible for government funding:

  • Skills First Funding – Get your Massage Course Government Funded! Click here to see if you are eligible. Skills First Funding is provided by the Victorian and Commonwealth Government.
  • Student Scholarship ProgramIs a way you can gain more practical experience and reduce your course fee.
  • No deposit and No interest instalment plans available – If you don’t want a loan, you can simply put your course fees on an instalment plan.
  • Austudy Approved


Contact ACFB on 1300 002 232 for more details regarding massage course fees.

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What our students are saying about our Courses

VERY approachable. The door is always open to allow students to come and ask questions, and there is regularly a trainer walking around nearby who can help. I really like the family feel of the place which comes from a close nit team of staff.