Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115

Course Information

  • Program Code SHB40115
  • Study Mode Classroom Based | Salon training
  • Course Duration 78 weeks
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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is the ideal pathway to a career in a Beauty Salon, Spa resort or setting up your own business. This qualification will give you a high level of proficiency in many areas including facial treatments, body treatments and massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, Make-Up and Waxing.

Skills Covered

On completion, candidates will be competent in providing the following treatments and services to clients;

  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Eyelash & Brow treatments
  • Design & apply Make-Up
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Waxing & Tinting services
  • Facial treatments
  • Body Treatment
  • Body massage
  • Anatomy & physiology of the skin and body
  • Beauty salon training


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written and oral assessment
  • Demonstration/ Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace case studies

Units of competency

The SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy requires a total of 19 units of competency

UnitUnit Description
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

Entry Requirements

A satisfactory completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test and the attendance at a
pre-enrolment interview is required to identify the aptitude of the applicant for the course.


  • SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Or any other Diplomas in SHB training package

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Cert IV graduates undertake work independently, with limited guidance from others. They apply and adapt technical skills and knowledge, and use judgment in the provision of beauty treatments and services. Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas and graduates have opportunities in areas such as;

  • Beauty Specialist
  • Salon owner
  • Skin therapist
  • Make-Up artist



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funding eligible

NAHB is an Approved Training Provider for Government-subsidised training in Victoria. Eligible candidates can access government funding towards the cost of their training.