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SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

National ID: SHB40121 State ID: BHK1
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Learn the skills you'll need to master any look.

A Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will give you the skills to work as a beauty therapist and provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. Learn to communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will also learn 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.

You will learn a range of beauty services including:

  • Make-up
  • Facial massage
  • Massage
  • Waxing
  • Nail technology services
  • Lash and brow treatments, and
  • Demonstrate and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

RTO Entry Requirements

  • Students MUST participate in an interview with the lecturer (face to face or phone) prior to enrolment.
  • Students MUST complete a Client Needs Form provided by the lecturer prior to enrolment. This form is designed to record the specific needs and/or additional requirements identified by the individual client that may affect their chances of successful participation in and/or completion of the course.
  • Students are required to complete the LLN assessment (via LLN Robot) prior to participating in the course.
  • Students must be able to stand for long periods of time during the day and be able to massage and perform beauty treatments on at least four clients per day to prepare the students for average industry client appointments.
  • All students must have well-developed communication skills to enable them to work with clients on a personalised level.

Regulatory Requirements (Licensing)

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Hairdressing and beauty services personnel must comply with general laws that regulate customer, business and employee interaction.

The following will apply during course delivery and assessment:
• Evolution Policy and Procedure
• Skin penetration code of practice
• Beauty Therapy codes of practice
• Australian and New Zealand standards 4815 and 4187
• AUSTRALIAN GUIDELINES FOR THE Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare
• Occupational Safety and Health
• Work Health and Safety
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Disability Services
• Anti-Discrimination Legislation and Ethical Principles
• Age Discrimination Act 2004
• Disability Discrimination Act 1992
• Racial Discrimination Act 1975
• Sex Discrimination Act 1984
• Employee rights and responsibilities
• Employer Rights and Responsibilities
• Rights and Responsibilities of Clients
• Duty of care
• Informed consent
• National Privacy Act - Privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
• Records management
• Insurance requirements
• Complaints management

Wherever knowledge of a specific law, regulation or licensing arrangement is required to effectively perform a job task described in the Unit of Competency, it is covered in the Knowledge Evidence field of the Assessment Requirements. The Assessment Conditions field requires RTOs to provide current regulatory documents to assist the assessment.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

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Available all year round, 2024


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Duration 12 Months
When Available all year round, 2024
Where Geraldton
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Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Kalgoorlie
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