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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4116 MASSAGE THERAPISTS


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

    Indicative 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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:
      411611 Massage Therapist

411611 MASSAGE THERAPIST

    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


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