Certificate IV in Kinesiology

This qualification covers the skills needed to be an independent kinesiology practitioner who works with balancing energy through acupuncture meridians and with simple bodywork such as stimulating reflexes and muscle movements. It provides skills in kinesiology health assessment and balancing.

This qualification offers the level of skill required for independent practice. However, practitioners may also be employed either by another practitioner or within a larger health service, clinic, aged care facility, or hospital.

The intent and application of this qualification is defined within the content of the units themselves. RTOs should examine this content when determining the appropriateness of this qualification. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Kinesiology practitioner

Natural therapist



15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

15 core units, comprising 10 common units and 5 specialisation units

Core units

Common units

add topic BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

add topic HLTCOM405C Administer a practice

add topic HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

add topic HLTCOM408C Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

Specialisation units

add topic HLTKIN401B Work within a kinesiology framework

add topic HLTKIN402B Plan the kinesiology session

add topic HLTKIN403B Apply kinesiology assessment framework

add topic HLTKIN404B Perform the kinesiology health assessment

add topic HLTKIN405B Provide kinesiology balances

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries