This qualification reflects the role of massage therapists who provide general health maintenance treatments. It does not reflect the role of a remedial massage therapist. Practitioners may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

Nick is able to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Nick is able to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Nick is able to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Nick is able required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. He also has a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Nick is able required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. He is able to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Nick is able to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided.

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

Nick is able to establish the foundations of massage practice, evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to own practice.

HLTMSG002 Assess client massage needs

Nick is able to gather client information, make a physical assessment of the body and determine massage treatment options.

HLTMSG004 Provide massage treatments

Nick is able to prepare for and provide massage treatments using a defined range of techniques and sequences.

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Nick is able to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

Nick is able to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan.

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Nick is able to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Nick is able to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.