Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

What is a Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy?

This is the entry-level qualification to become a Bowen Therapist in Australia. It will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to work as a Bowen Therapist. You’ll learn skills such as Bowen Therapy techniques, the structure and workings of the human body, health management, how to operate a Bowen Therapy business, and much more.
Course Duration:
Part time over 12-18 months
Pay As You Go:
No upfront payments required
Start date:
One month prior to Module 1 or Module 1 and 2 combined
Blended learning (distance learning plus workshops)
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Interested in learning Bowen Therapy?

Perhaps you’re already working in the health industry as a naturopath, massage therapist, nurse, midwife, chiropractor, or similar, and would like to add Bowen Therapy to your toolkit. Or maybe you’re new to holistic health and looking for a fresh start in this fast-growing industry. Regardless, you’ve probably had a positive experience with this gentle, soft-tissue modality, and are keen to share it with the world.

You’ve come to the right place!
We offer Australia’s only nationally-recognised training in Bowen Therapy and have been training Bowen Therapists since 2010. We are the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO41134) authorised to teach Bowtech, the Original Bowen Technique, which was developed by The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. The Academy has trained tens of thousands of Bowen Therapists in more than thirty countries around the world.

What is Bowen Therapy?

Developed in Geelong by Australian Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982), Bowen Therapy is a remedial body technique. It is a gentle form of soft-tissue manipulation that works with the connective tissue (fascia) of the body. Targeted movements are performed using the thumbs and fingers in a gentle rolling motion across muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Bowen Therapists aim to treat the causes of dysfunction and illness, rather than just the symptoms. Bowen Therapy is suitable for people of all ages, and in all kinds of health.


  • Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT
This qualification is nationally recognised and qualifies you as a Bowen Therapist.

Our training

We offer in-depth and personalised tuition through a combination of hands-on training (usually offered in weekend workshops) and distance learning. Classes are kept small for personal attention and hands-on support from your trainer. It includes 100 logbook hours completed on a minimum of 10 people outside class hours.

Next start date

With no set terms, our courses typically run year-round. You can start your distance learning today and join us for our next Module 1 (or Module 1 and 2 combined) just as soon as the next class near you is available.


You’ll study part-time for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months. Download our free course info pack here for a sample timetable.
Don’t forget, our courses typically run year-round, so you won’t normally have to wait until the new year to get started!

Our trainers

Offering classes Australia-wide, our trainers are all expert Bowen Therapists with many years of experience as clinical Bowen Therapy professionals and educators. They’re here to support you through your journey from being a beginner Bowen Therapist right through to setting up your new career and continuing your professional education.
Got more questions? Scroll through the training information below and enter your email address here to receive your free course information pack.
You can also find a trainer near you here, visit our FAQ here or contact us here.

“Studying the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy in 2019 has opened the doors to many opportunities for me. It was a well-paced course with an experienced instructor. Learning the Bowen Technique in a small group meant that we were well-supported. I was so impressed and excited about the future that I have furthered my study and completed the Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy. I can highly recommend this training and understand now what it means to “trust the process!"”

Rhonda Eather – Roving Bowen TherapyCert IV & Diploma graduate
  • About the course

    Nationally Recognised

    Completion of the only nationally recognised Bowen course offered in Australia*, allows you to feel secure that our courses have been consistently upgraded to meet the high quality standards of education in Australia.

    Graduates of the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT can join Bowen Association Australia as a Full Member.

    Areas covered in this course:

    • -Bowen therapy techniques
    • -The structures & workings of the human body
    • -Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
    • -Bowen therapy and body systems
    • -Stress management procedures
    • -Working with sports and movement disciplines
    • -Treating a broad range of conditions
    • -The role of fascia within the body
    • -Working with newborns & children
    • -Adapting practices to individual needs e.g. ‘seated’ Bowen therapy, cultural aspects
    • -Working on the skin or through light clothing
    • -Health management
    • -Operating a Bowen therapy business

    Course Delivery

    The course is a blend of distance learning and practical in-class learning.

    Here at BTA, we know that life can get busy. The Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT has been designed with flexible study plans to enable you to study whilst managing your other commitments!

    Our dedicated Student Services team are here to guide you through your Bowen journey, alongside our experienced BTA Trainers.

  • View Units of Competency

    Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

    • -NAT10846002 Perform Bowen therapy assessment
    • -NAT10846003 Perform Bowen therapy treatments
    • -BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
    • -HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
    • -BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology
    • -NAT10846001 Work within a Bowen therapy framework
    • -HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    • -HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • -BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
    • -CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
    • -CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
    • -HLTAID011 Provide first aid*

    *PLEASE NOTE: Provide First Aid must be completed through an External Provider. This unit is not offered by BTA.

  • Entry requirements

    • No prior bodywork experience required
    • No prior anatomy knowledge required
    • Applicants must
      •     -be aged 18 years or over
      •     -be an Australian Resident
      •     -have sound language, literacy, and numeracy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
    • USI – Unique Student Identifier

    Computer Requirements

    • Internet access
    • Microsoft Office (2013 or later)
    • Adobe Reader to open and read .pdf documents
    • Access to a camera or smart phone that can produce short videos
    • Basic computer skills
  • Fees & duration

    Course Duration: Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months

    Course Fees: $6,200 – Get in touch here for the full course brochure and cost breakdown, including our flexible payment options.



    • No upfront costs
    • Pay As You Go, where you only pay for the module(s) you enrol into. This spreads your total course cost over 12-18 months.

    Centrelink funding is available to those who are eligible.

  • Career opportunities & salary potential

    Career Oppotunities & Salary Potential

    • Join an established business/clinic as a Bowen therapist
    • Establish your own private Bowen practice
    • Already a health practitioner? This Bowen qualification allows you to specialise in patient comfort. Health professionals who have completed the Bowen course include:
      •    -Physiotherapists
      •    -Chiropractors
      •    -Remedial Massage Therapists
      •    -Occupational Therapists
      •    -Doctors
      •    -Palliative Care
      •    -Registered Nurses and Midwives
      •    -Paramedics

    How much can you potentially earn working as a Bowen Therapist in Australia?

    Click the image below to learn more.

    Note that this infographic indicates possible earning potential and is not guaranteed income after graduation.

    Bowen Therapy earning potential Australia

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