411611 Massage Therapist

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
411611
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Massage Therapist
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

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

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

4116 Massage Therapists

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4116
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Massage Therapists
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
891.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
677.30
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
737.70