General Description

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


Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 2

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

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

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF 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.


Task Information

  • 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


Occupation in this group:

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

Specialisations: Chinese (Tui-Na) Masseur、Remedial Masseur、Shiatsu Therapist、Sports Medicine Masseur、Thai Masseur

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