Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Qualification Description

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


Pathways from this qualification might include Diploma of Beauty Therapy or Diploma of Salon Management


Smart & Skilled funding:   
1st qualification $2360,
2nd qualification $2750.
Concession $240.
Toolkit and textbook $485

Intakes: As required, please enquire
Duration: 30 weeks
Course Units
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments