awarded on satisfactory completion
of our courses and/or passing our examinations. Please note that there is no
legal requirement for massage therapists to be certified in New Zealand.
Introductory massage certificate
Awarded to those completing the introductory course, this is a nice certificate to
say you have basic training.
Intermediate Massage ~ Holistic Bodywork Level One Certificate
Equivalent to diploma courses as offered by other institutions, this
certificate states that you have been trained and assessed as competent to
work in the massage industry.
To pass, you must have
attended all class, completed 10 massages and had your clients complete a review
form, demonstrated competence and passed an oral exam,
Other Certificate courses:
Like many other industries massage
teaching institutions can apply for their graduating students to be certificated
under the umbrella of the state owned monopoly known as the NZQA. We are not affiliated
or connected with NZQA in any way and yet our massage certificates
are widely accepted with our graduates employed in clinics, spa's and medical
centres in New Zealand and Australia, or are self employed in other countries.
In 2008 the government’s will enforce its’ policy of extending public protection
by encouraging the voluntary regulation of complementary therapies including
massage. Regulation of Massage Therapy is a process that will ensure that
practitioners are trained and qualified to a specified standard and a register
will be held for the public to find such qualified therapists and where
complaints can be made about such registrants.
Registration is entirely voluntary and therapists will still be able to practice
even if they do not register. If a therapist qualifies some years ago there will
be a system known as grandparenting, where providing you are able to demonstrate
you aer experienced, and up to date with your therapy, you will still be able to
join the register.
Further and more up to date information can be gained from the General Council
For Massage Therapy. www.gcmt.org.uk
Australia does not require massage therapists to be registered to practise.
Registration or accreditation of healthcare professionals is a State and
Territory matter and has no connection with the Commonwealth Acts and
Massage therapists are required to comply with relevant Australian legislation, including:
National Health Act 1953
The Privacy Act 1998
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
Australian Workplace Safety and Standards Act 2005 and Regulations 2005.6
Massage therapists are also required to comply with state-based legislation.
Negligence and duty of care are areas of civil law that massage therapists should understand and respect in their practice.
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