Occupation Profile – Massage Therapist – (ANZSCO 411611) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleMASSAGE THERAPIST
ANZSCO Code411611
Occupations in this Group411611 Massage Therapist
DescriptionPerforms therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.
Skill Level2
SpecialisationChinese (Tui-Na) Masseur
Remedial Masseur
Shiatsu Therapist
Sports Medicine Masseur
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatExcludes any of the following positions:

  • are non full-time
  • are not based in a therapeutic setting
  • involve the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage; or
  • are in a retail setting
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument12
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)