International Student Information

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Background – Who are we?

nzcm-massage-michaellaWelcome to the New Zealand College of Massage, New Zealand’s leading Massage Therapy Tertiary Provider.

The balance and integration of mind and hands is central to all our courses, backed by our wonderful teaching team.

The College draws upon a very large pool of top clinical therapists to provide current and relevant education.

Our team commitment to excellence in teaching and an integrated approach to wellness links with a successful combination of up-to-date evidence based practice, quality of touch, and attention to the therapeutic relationship.

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Massage is a dynamic and growing health modality both nationally and internationally. Research has verified the benefits of massage, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and other forms of hands-on therapies.

More people are discussing massage with their doctors and other health care providers than ever before, and more health care professionals are recommending massage therapy as part of a patient’s overall health.

We offer you the widest specialist range of clinical massage teachers in Australasia.

With warm regards to you all from the New Zealand College of Massage Team.

NZCM Mission

nzcm-massage-internationalThe primary objective of the New Zealand College of Massage is to provide the highest quality education in a range of bodywork therapies.

Programmes at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level blend current scientific research and industry interface, traditional healing pathways and NZQA standards.
By studying with NZCM you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in Massage Therapy.

Our comprehensive programmes are designed for, but not limited to, those seeking training and a qualification to practice massage on a professional basis.

NZCM Qualifications

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Certificate in Relaxation Massage (6 Months)
Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage) (18 Months)
Diploma in Health Sciences (Massage & Sports Therapy) (2 Years)
Bachelor in Health Studies (Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy) (3 Years)

NZCM is a NZQA registered and accredited provider of tertiary qualifications.

Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch sites each offer a broad range of qualifications relevant to the Massage Therapy industry along with experienced knowledgeable teaching staff.

From full tertiary qualifications and continual education courses, to short interest courses – NZCM is opening doors for our graduates and enhancing career opportunities. Our Massage Therapy courses are designed to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge required for diverse careers in the Massage Therapy industry.

Career Opportunities

Relaxation Massage

  • Self employment
  • Work within the spa industry
  • Workplace, On-site, corporates
  • Hotel industry and health centres
  • Ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships
  • Spa, resorts and relaxation centres

Therapeutic / Sports Massage

  • Self-employment
  • Working alongside other professionals in physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy or medical centres
  • Spas, resorts, hotels
  • On-site corporate, rest homes
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports teams / athletes

Course Information

Courses Level Length of course Start date IELTS Price
Certificate in Relaxation Massage 4 6 months 2 February
13 July
IELTS 5.5 $8,500.00
Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage) 6 18 months 2 February IELTS 5.5 $19,000.00
Diploma in Health Sciences (Massage and Sports Therapy) 6 2 years 2 February IELTS 5.5 $26,500.00
Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy) 7 3 years 2 February IELTS 6.0 $42,000.00

Prices are subject to change.

Entry Criteria

For all NZCM programmes: Be over 18 years of age with physical and mental fitness

Relaxation Massage: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or TOEFL550 with an essay score of 5 TWE
Therapeutic Massage: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or TOEFL550 with an essay score of 5 TWE
Massage and Sports Therapy: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or TOEFL550 with an essay score of 5 TWE
Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or TOEFL550 with an essay score of 5 TWE

If you have any queries regarding entry criteria or any other questions, then please contact us.

How to Apply

Enrol to study by filling in the Online Enrolment Form or PDF Application form and send it to NZCM with supporting documents by mail or email to international@massagecollege.ac.nz

As soon as you receive an offer of a place of study at NZCM you should apply for a student visa through the nearest New Zealand High Commission, Embassy, Consulate, or Trade New Zealand office with New Zealand Immigration Service facilities. For details of the locations of places you can apply to please visit www.immigration.govt.nz. New Zealand College of Massage has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority – website at www.nzqa.govt.nz