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411611 - Massage Therapist

Description

Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Skill Level

2

Specialisations

    • Chinese (Tui-Na) Masseur
    • Remedial Masseur
    • Shiatsu Therapist
    • Sports Medicine Masseur
    • Thai Masseur

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

Not eligible if:

Caveat 12

TSS, ENS - The position:

      • (a) is not a full-time position; or
      • (b) is not based in a therapeutic setting; or
      • (c) involves the provision of non-medical relaxation massage; or
      • (d) is in a retail setting.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 3494-11 Massage Therapist

Group: 4116 Massage Therapists

Description

perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Tasks

    • massaging the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, to assist healing
    • utilising a range of massage techniques to enhance sports performance and prevent injury
    • administering treatments to promote relaxation, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension
    • assessing and treating specific soft tissue dysfunction and providing rehabilitation advice
    • employing other techniques, such as acupressure or Shiatsu, and complementary aids, such as infra-red lamps, wet compresses, ice, essential oils and herbal and mineral therapies, to assist recovery
    • assessing client's physical condition and case history and advising on stretching exercises and relaxation techniques

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 411611 Massage Therapist

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