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18 months
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Course Overview

Do you dream of working in a day spa or beauty clinic providing relaxing and indulgent beauty treatments for your clients?

Well, do we have the course for you!

By successfully completing a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will gain the skills and experience to be able to work within the industry as a Beauty Therapist.

You’ll learn the skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial and specialised facial treatments, body massage, tanning, waxing services, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services.

This course will also teach you how to consult with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, the list of opportunities are endless. From working in local spas and salons or owning your own business, we can give you the skills you need to set yourself up for exciting career opportunities– whichever way you choose to take it!

You’ll also be eligible to take your career even further by studying a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. This courses will enhance your employment opportunities and help create even more career possibilities.

This traineeship pathway requires you to be employed as a trainee beauty therapist in an operational business.


Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Traineeship).

Career Opportunities

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Senior Therapist

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:

16 years of age. Applicants are required to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake. Pre Training Review and an interview will be required prior to enrolment.

Recommended entry requirements:

Learners with excellent people and communication skills and a genuine interest in the Beauty Industry.

Limitations to entry:

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy wouldn't be suited to a learner with low language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Students are required to complete at least 38 hours in a Commercial Salon Environment for unit SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services completing a minimum of 12 Waxing Services and for units SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages and SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations completing all assessments.

Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages
SHBXCCS006 Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services


Observation and Questioning, Portfolio and Log Book