Course Overview

Course Code SHB40115
Course Title Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Non-Traineeship: 1 Year
Traineeship: 3 Years

– Become a qualified Beautician.
– Experienced instructors
– Melbourne CBD location.
– Modern facilities.
– Hands-on training.
– Get work-ready.

Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
15 July, 2019 Monday & Tuesday City Day
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy 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.


Assessment methods may include:

  • Demonstration/Presentation/ On Site observation
  • Questioning / Written assessment task
  • Research assignment / Project / Portfolio
  • Role Play/Case Study

Units of Competency

The SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy requires 19 units of competency.

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 pedicure 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
SHBBNLS002 – Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBNLS003 – Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBMUP001 – Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP004 – Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However students are expected to satisfy the TMG admission requirements.

Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3+) are desirable to participate in the course.

Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
 Non-Traineeship  $618.60  $123.72  $6,804.60
 Traineeship $618.60 $123.72 $6,804.60


Other costs required for this qualification

Material Fee – Resource Material Fee – Toolkit/Product
Traineeship $957.11
Non-Traineeship $885.00 $370.00


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* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment


Learners who successfully complete this qualification may wish to consider further study such as:

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Your career

After successful completion you may apply for a range of beauty therapist employment opportunities in beauty salons, day spas and hairdressing salons (that offer beauty services).