SHB40115 – ​Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

These individuals undertake work independently, with limited guidance from others, to perform routine and non-routine activities and solve non-routine problems. They apply and adapt technical skills and knowledge, and use judgment in the provision of beauty treatments and services. These individuals are responsible for their own outputs and provide limited guidance to others.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

19 units must be completed
13 core units
6 elective units,

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units:
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
SHBBBOS001 – Apply cosmetic tanning products

Elective Units:

SHBBFAS003 – Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBBOS004 – Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBMUP003 – Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBINF001 – Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS005 – Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBXPSM003 – Promote a personal services business techniques

Career Pathways

  • Beauty Consultant
  • Cosmetic Retail Consultant
  • Freelance Beauty Worker
  • Waxing Specialist
  • Department Store/ Pharmacy Cosmetic Consultant
  • Cosmetic or Beauty Equipment Sales Representative
  • Spray Tan Specialist

Education Pathways

  • SHB50115 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SHB50216 -Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair reduction

On successful completion of the SHB40115 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will receive:

  • A Testamur for the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
  • A Record of Results

Course Includes

  • SHB40115 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy upon resulting competent
  • All assessments
  • Clinic practical hours
  • Work placement support
  • Electronic training material

Campus location: 8-9/1 Douglas street Coolangatta QLD 4225

Payment Methods
Payments can be made via credit card (Visa and MasterCard) EFT, or direct deposit. Flexible payment plans and study loans may also be available.

12 months full time

Face to face learning, self-paced distance delivery, workplace training in BTTA clinic

Domestic Students

Cost: $9,990 Tuition fee +
$360 Administration fee +
$150 Uniform fee

There are no entry requirements to this qualification, however, the following is desirable,
have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course,
possess excellent people skills.

Specifically designed for students looking to take their education to the next level
    • No stress – the whole process is managed privately by our Consultants
    • Flexible options
    • Fast efficient approvals, simply apply online

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This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training

SHB40115 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy