SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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.

This Qualification is an AQF Certificate IV Qualification.

The indicated ‘Volume of Learning’ within the AQF Handbook is 0.5 – 2 Year (600 – 2400 hours).

The program has a Volume of Learning of 1136 hours

This course will be delivered over 52 weeks(include 4 week holidays) , with a total of 944 student contact hours:

Classes are held 2.5 days per week, This equates to 20 student contact hours per week.

Students will also be required to allocate some time each week to undertake some study (e.g. self-directed learning through activity books, case studies etc). Students should be able to allocate approximately 4 hours per week outside of allocated class time. This equates to approximately 192 hours of self-study.

Note: The course may be delivered in a different schedule (i.e. part time) but will always maintain the same student contact hours of 944.

After completing this qualification students may wish to continue training in this industry by undertaking training in:

  • SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB60118 Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulse Light and Laser for Hair Reduction

Core units

Unit Code Unit Name
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information



SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team (from SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing)
SIRXCEG002 Assist with customer difficulties (from SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail)
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages


There are no Qualification entry requirements to this course.

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment and in simulated work environment called the Salon (a fully functional & operational salon) to provide access to appropriate environments for the practical components of the course.

All theory based delivery will occur within designated classrooms through structured training sessions from a qualified Trainer / Assessor employed by the RTO. At these training sessions a qualified Trainer/ Assessor will provide the required skills and knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure the learning is imparted. The Trainer/Assessor will have designated session plans to reference to ensure the learning content is provided consistently to all students.

As part of this course students will also be required to undertake practical activities related to the course content. These practical activities will be undertaken in an appropriately simulated environment free of WHS hazards.

As this is a competency-based program, the student gains feedback through the training and assessment is undertaken once the unit has been delivered. The assessment process may include written questions, verbal questions, case studies, assignments, projects and practical demonstrations.

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How to enrol

Contact the RTO to organise an enrolment interview.

 Would you like more information?

Contact our friendly team at ITS Hairdressing Academy on:
Telephone: 9738 0836

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to access government subsided training.