SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy


Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy has been designed to reflect the role of individuals who are competent in a prescribed range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail services, eyelash extensions, make-up, waxing, body massage, body treatments and aromatherapy; as well as providing advice on and selling retail skin care and cosmetic products.
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of those who work relatively autonomously. It involves the performance of a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.

Training can be on the job or at the college in a salon setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes theory work, demonstration of skills & participation in salon duties, written and or oral tests. All practical assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.


Duration:          Trainee 24 months

                     Open learners

                                Full time 52 weeks

                                Part time up to 36 months depending on attendance days selected


Pre-requisite:     None

Offered to:        Open learners


                      High School Learners once Certificate III in Beauty Services is completed successfully


Cost:             Contact college. 



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Successful graduates from Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy course can become self-employed, work as beauty therapist specialising in waxing, tinting, manicure, facials, body treatments, pedicare and make-up or as a specialist in wedding or formal make-up.


19 units must be completed:
 13 core units
  6 elective units

Core Units
   SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
   SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
   SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
   SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
   SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
   SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
   SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
   SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
   SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
   SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
   SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
   SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
   SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units 

   SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
   SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
   SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions 
   SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
   SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up
   SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

   SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements  

   SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements


This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that learners must complete before obtaining a successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.