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Spa Therapist Training Programme

Spa Therapist Training program was introduced to develop local expertise while giving new career opportunities to Malaysian youth. It also aims to regulate the spa industry and to reduce Malaysians dependency on foreign therapists which will no longer being supported starting 1st January 2017.

Aged from 18 to 40 and healthy.

Duration of Training
  • This programme consists of two parts:
    1. Theory - 3 months
    2. Practical training at spa premises - 9 months
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will be a certified spa therapist and obtain Malaysian Skill Certificate (Level 3) from the Department of Skills and Development, Ministry of Human Resources.
  • Trainees will also be given job placement for 1 year and 6 months to ensure they can practice their skills and able to contribute to the spa industry.

Career Progression of Spa Therapist in Spa Industry

Spa Therapist Training Programme

*SKM - Malaysian Skill Certificate, Ministry of Human Resources
*DKM - Malaysian Skill Diploma, Ministry of Human Resources
*DLKM - Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia, Ministry of Human Resources

Expected Monthly Income

Position5-star Spa4-star Spa3-star SpaWorking Period (Years)
Junior Spa Therapist RM1,500 - RM1,800 RM1,200 - RM1,500 RM900 -
1 - 2
Senior Spa Therapist RM2,000 - RM2,400 RM1,800 - RM2,200 RM900 - RM1,200 3 - 4
Spa Supervisor RM2,500 - RM3,000 RM2,200 - RM2,800 - 5 years and above
Spa Manager RM4,000 - RM6,000 RM3,000 - RM4,500 RM900 - RM1,200 Requires additional management and administration skills.
Spa Director RM7,000 and above - - Supervises more than one international-class spa.
Spa Owner Dependent on own efforts and business growth. Requires at least RM300,000 in capital to open a small spa.

Working Condition at Spa Centres
  • A spa therapist typically works 6 days a week and provides spa services to 4 to 6 customers per day depending on the time taken for a particular spa treatment.
  • The working condition is very good as customers who visit the spa want a tranquil and clean environment to unwind mentally and physically from the stresses of everyday life.
  • Spa therapists also have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience from other spa therapists who are knowledgeable and skilled in spa treatments from other countries such as India, China, Japan and Turkey.


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