It is highly recommended that students are aged 18 or older by the course commencement date. A drivers licence and private vehicle are highly desirable, and will increase the likelihood of finding a range of placements.
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:
- English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
- Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
- Furthermore, it is recommended that you have a level of physical fitness that would enable you to stand and perform massage for an extended period of time
Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
You are also responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a plain polo shirt, black pants (no skirt, leggings or jeans), and enclosed shoes. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.
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On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to become a member of any National Massage Association and apply for health fund rebate status providing you meet their requirements. Please note: If you are hoping to apply for health rebate status for all health funds attendance at all scheduled classes is extremely important in order to meet the training time requirements for specific health fund eligibility.