Perform body massage

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIBBBOS401A, 'Perform body massage'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare for massage treatments.


Access and review client treatment plan.


Clearly explain contraindications to client and take necessary action.


Ensure advice offered to client regarding medical follow-up of contraindications is offered tactfully and without reference to specific medical conditions.


Confirm revised treatment plan with client and ensure consent.


Set up and monitor service area to meet workplace requirements.


Manage massage treatments.


Use energy, water and other resources efficiently during preparation and subsequent treatment process to reduce negative environmental impacts.


Explain mode of administration and treatment management to client where required.


Request client to monitor reactions and inform operator as required.


Drape client to sequentially expose treatment area while ensuring client comfort and modesty.


Recognise reactions to treatment and respond if necessary.


Safely dispose of treatment waste to minimise negative environmental impacts.


Apply safe and effective methods of body massage.


Apply massage medium and massage techniques according to agreed treatment plan.


Ensure massage treatment is consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements.


Monitor client response and vary treatment routine appropriately.


Review treatment and provide post-treatment advice.


Allow sufficient treatment recovery time in a relaxing environment.


Evaluate massage treatment with client.


Identify and record effects of treatment on client treatment plan.


Review treatment plan and evaluate the need for ongoing or additional treatment.


Negotiate changes with client to ongoing plan to ensure optimal outcomes.


Rebook client according to agreed treatment plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBBOS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIB50110 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy