Anzsco Job Descriptons

Massage Therapist – ANZSCO 411611


Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Skill Level


  • Chinese (Tui-Na) Masseur
  • Remedial Masseur
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Masseur
  • Thai Masseur
Skills Assessment Authority
Not eligible if:
Caveat 12
TSS, ENS – The position:
(a) is not a full-time position; or
(b) is not based in a therapeutic setting; or
(c) involves the provision of non-medical relaxation massage; or
(d) is in a retail setting.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 3494-11 Massage Therapist

Group: 4116 Massage Therapists


perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.

  • 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
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 411611 Massage Therapist
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