The current industry standards for Australian qualification for massage are the:
• Certificate IV in Massage Therapy practice (HLT40312)
• Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50207)
The current qualification from the National Health Training Package from a RTO (Registered Training Organisation) is required for eligibility for membership and also for Approved Provider Status with the Private Health Funds.
Either qualification will allow eligibility to apply for Professional or Professional Plus membership to Massage Australia. Refer to the Membership page for details.
To be eligible as health fund provider with Medibank and HCF the college must meet the delivery requirements set out by these health funds. If you will seek registration with either of these health funds once you have completed your Diploma, it is important you confirm with the college prior to enrolment that they meet the training criteria. Enquiries should be directed to the RTO.
Note: Not all Private Health Funds pay a benefit for a Massage (Cert. IV level).