SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the Massage Therapy Training Package Qualifications and related Units of Competency to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles for all Massage Therapists.
To inform the review of the Qualifications and Units of Competency, the IRC identified the nature of the skills needs and knowledge requirements of industry and the respective Training Package Product update requirements.
The Complementary Health IRC has reviewed and approved modifications made to the Certificate IV and Diploma Qualifications and their related Units of Competency as a result of the Draft 1 consultation feedback. The IRC has additionally proposed the development of two Skill Sets, Massage for Pain Management and Applied Massage for Pain Management, which are also available for public comment as part of this Draft 2 validation.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National consultation on Draft 1 took place from 20 November 2020 to 24 December 2020 for the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received was collated and evaluated. This feedback has informed the development of Draft 2, which will be publicly available as part of this validation, prior to the submission for endorsement.
National validation on Draft 2 will be open from Wednesday, 21 July 2021 and will close at 5:00 pm AEST on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. During this period, input will be sought on the following: