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.
This qualification is for those who wish to start a career in the beauty industry and work in a salon environment or start their own beauty business. This course has been designed for those who have minimal or no skills in a beauty industry that enjoy face to face interactive learning, with a high content of practical application to skills acquisition.
- This course has no formal pre-requisites for entry and is open to anyone interested in pursuing or enhancing a career in the Beauty Industry.
The course welcomes people with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds who want to pursue a career in the Beauty Industry.
Typically, 14 months including school holidays preriods, and may vary on individual applicants’ circumstances.
The duration may be reduced for individual Learner if credit towards the qualification is given in the form of recognition of prior learning, credit transfer or where the learner has some industry experience where skill gap training may be a more appropriate training program for that learner.
This information is collected and analysed during information and enrolment session.
Units of Competency
This program is delivered in a blended combination of classroom-based, CiRT and self-directed learning.
The training will be delivered via training stages based on industry consultation.
These stages provide context to the delivery, a greater comprehension and relevance in the relationship between one unit and the other for you to gain a complex and greater understanding of the underpinning knowledge required for each of the units.
Entry into this qualification must always commence with Stage 1.
Stages 2 must be the next stage which is open while stage 1 remains open.
Stage 3 to the final stage have the flexibility to be sequenced in any order of delivery, but the units selected in each stage must remain in each stage.
Please check out our delivery plan in the documents section of this course page.
To achieve SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency:
19 units of competency:
- 18 Core units
- 5 Elective units
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|SHBBBOS007||Apply cosmetic tanning products|
|SHBBBOS008||Provide body massages|
|SHBBFAS004||Provide lash and brow services|
|SHBBFAS005||Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations|
|SHBBHRS010||Provide waxing services|
|SHBBMUP009||Design and apply Make-Up|
|SHBBNLS007||Provide manicure and pedicare services|
|SHBBNLS011||Use electric file equipment for nail services|
|SHBBRES003||Research and apply beauty industry information|
|SHBBSSC001||Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy|
|SHBBSSC002||Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy|
|SHBXCCS006||Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context|
|SHBXCCS007||Conduct salon financial transactions|
|SHBXCCS008||Provide salon services to clients|
|SHBXIND003||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment|
|SHBXWHS003||Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices|
|SIRXOSM002||Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms|
|SIRXSLS001||Sell to the retail customer|
The electives selected for the qualification are the following
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|SHBBBOS009||Provide Aromatherapy Massages|
|SHBBINF002||Maintain infection control standards|
|SHBBNLS008||Apply gel and dip powder nail enhancements|
|SHBBNLS009||Apply acrylic nail enhancements|
|SIRXOSM003||Use social media and online tools|
For CPCCBC4010 – Apply structural principles to residential and commercial construction the following pre-requisite applies
- CPCCBC4053 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C building.
- CPCCBC4001 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings.
There are no pre-requisites of study requirements for entry into this qualification.
- New entrants are invited to apply.
- People with some experience are invited to apply.
- People with disabilities are invited to apply.
Minimum technology requirements
- Have access to a device which meets the minimum requirements in Avante Education’s Student BYOD Policy section 6.02
- Google account or gmail
Prospective learners will be required to go through a formal face to face and/ or CiRT Interview with one of our Learning Pathway Advisors to establish whether the desired course is the correct qualification for their career path/job prospects.
Applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification are not required to complete a LLN Assessment.
As part of the Pre-training interview process with a prospective learner, a digital literacy evaluation will be conducted (PC Skills) to ensure that they will be successfully able to complete a course with an online component.
This includes but not limited to:
- The ability to logon to a computer
- Access emails and click a link within an email.
- Login into an online database (LLN Tool)
- Use a mouse and keyboard.
- Read and respond to online text.
Candidates who meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation would be considered to meet PC Literacy requirements
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation will be evaluated individually.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Online Service Standards
Avante Education have selected the following forms of Assessment Methods
- Written questions
- Formative practical observation
- Summative practical observation
The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the learner’s competency as demonstrated in the workplace and underpinning knowledge in theory-based assessments.
Trainers will be provided with detailed instructions to assessment requirements for each unit. (The specific methods for each Unit of Competency are identified within this document under ‘Evidence Gathering Techniques’; further detail is available in the Assessor Assessment Guide).
This is a competency-based program, assessment occurs throughout the entire program until the learner either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or any further training needs are identified and addressed.
Accreditation & Award
Upon successful completion of all units which meet the packaging rules in this course of study, learners will be awarded the qualification SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
The issuance of this qualification is subject to:
- All fees and charges paid in accordance with Avante Education Fees, Charges, Refund Policy
- USI Number disclosure and verification
- VSN Number disclosure and verification (if applicable)
Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainments issued by another RTO.
Where learners have made an application for Credit Transfer on any of the equivalent units in this qualification, credit will be granted, and the learner will not be required to repeat the training in those units where application has been made and credit has been granted.
Recognition of Prior Learning
The competencies in this qualification may be attained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities will be identified and addressed during the pre-training interview process.
Learners will also be provided with an RPL Candidate guide to assist the learner in identifying any Recognition of Prior Learning either through previous training, work, or life experience or to how to prepare a portfolio of evidence.
This course is delivered in the following locations
Fees & Funding
This is our standard fee based on a full program enrolment. Program fees vary based on each individual’s enrolment details. Final course fees are offered after an individual assessment. For more information click here
|Digital Learner Resources1||$80|
|Materials Kit for Trade||$1,9953|
- 1 – Accessing the learner resources can either be digital (online access via a personal computer or mobile device) or hardcopy (printed learner resources). Printed learner resources are an extra $420
- 3 – Must be purchased prior to commencement. The kit includes all tools necessary to complete all practical assessments
We have payment options to suit your needs. Payment options are selected in the Pre-Training Review stage after your initial application
- humm Buy Now, Pay Later
- zip Buy Now, Pay Later
- Credit Card
Once you officially accept your Letter of Offer in your Pre-Training Proposal payment can be made to then be officially enrolled into the program