The Australian School of Body Therapies
Intensive Hands on and Correspondance Massage and Bowen Therapy Courses
Want to become Government Accredited?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
A.S.B.T is proud to be affiliated with Health Schools Australia (H.S.A), the highest standard distance education provider. All massage courses at A.S.B.T, are recognised by Government Accredited School Health Schools Australia (H.S.A) to exceed Government Standards. If you successfully complete a Hoffman Massage Certificate, Thai Massage Certificate, Raynor Massage Certificate, Hoffman Intuitive Bodywork Advanced Certificate, Hoffman Intuitive Bodywork and Energetic Healing Diploma, Raynor Massage Diploma or Thai Massage Diploma, you will be elegible for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) with H.S.A. This means that if you decide you wish to become government accredited in massage and go on to study with HSA, you will be elegible for exemptions from further massage modules and from 60-100 clinical hours.
For those students who have previously completed studies in subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology or Practice Management, may also apply for exemptions or RPL. Both the Australian School Body Therapies and Health Schools Australia believe it is fair and just to recognize prior accomplishments and any other previous training or experience will be considered.
What are the Benefits of being a Government Accredited Massage Therapist?
- Receive a Certificate as a Government Accredited Massage Therapist.
- You qualify for some Health Fund Rebates.
- You have the opportunity for cheaper Liability Insurance.
- Greater industry recognition.
In addition you can then join either Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) or the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMTA).
Here’s How It Works
At any time, either before, during or after Certificate or Diploma level studies in Traditional Thai Massage, you can enrol with Health Schools Australia and begin further studies, at your own pace, that are required to attain National Accreditation at the Certificate IV or Diploma level of Massage Therapy. All of your previous training and qualifications will be taken into account when applying for advanced standings (credits) for the Government Accredited courses. The subjects that Health Schools Australia are able provide ASBT students to meet government accreditation standards in Certificate IV Massage Therapy (HTL 40307) and the Diploma of Remedial massage (HTL 50307), as well as to join a professional association and qualify for health rebates with some health funds are:
• Anatomy and Physiology (cost: $1010 for 120 hours)
• Pathophysiology ($640 for 75 hrs)
• Practice Management for Body Work ($640 for 200 hrs)
• Ethics and Jurisprudence ($640 for 100 hrs)
• Occupational Health and Safety ($450 for 60 hrs)
Total Cost = $3385
Students undertaking studies with Health Schools Australia may be eligible for Australian Government Centrelink assistance or TEAS programmes. You may also be eligible for the Governments $1158 Education Entry Payment as well as Austudy payments). Follow this link for more information. www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/edep_rates.htm
Go to www.healthaustralia.com or contact Health Schools Australia, and ask for Stephen Eddey for further information or assistance on 1800 074 004.