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Qualification Description for Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

The beauty care industry is one of Australia's fastest growing consumer industries, and the number of Beauty Therapists is projected to increase dramatically by 2023, with about 25,000 job openings.

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.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will have the knowledge and expertise to offer a professional range of beauty treatments and services to your clients. This course will also prepare you to start your own company or work in the industry. You can learn small business promotion tips to help you succeed in a highly competitive market.


Learn New Skills

You will learn and expand your skills in the following areas through theoretical and practical course work:

- A range of massage techniques

- Facial techniques including exfoliation and facial massage

- Nail treatments including manicure and pedicure

- Skin analysis individualised to the skin type and concerns of your client

- Spray tanning

- Waxing

- Facials and specialised facials

- Retail and sales operations

- Eye lash extensions

- Lash and brows


Develop Your Telent

Polish and set your skills to get ahead in this industry:

- People skills to help clients feel comfortable and at ease

- Strong communication skills

- The ability to manage time effectively

- High levels of discretion and professional integrity


Job opportunity:

- Senior Beauty Therapist

- Freelance Make-up Artist at retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets, or photography studios

Packaging Rules

- 19 units must be completed

- 13 core units

- 6 elective units, consisting of

- 3 units from the list below

- 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course





Frequently Ask Questions

Beauty therapy has always been a lucrative business. With the beauty therapy industry worth billions of pounds in the UK, it's no wonder that more students are opting to pursue beauty therapy qualifications to kick-start a fantastic career. Anyone who completes beauty therapy courses is launching a brand-new career that will be in high demand.

As an international student, you'll study in a classroom with other international and Australian students at one of our campus locations. In addition to your normal class hours, you will be expected to do additional research on your own time. The price is for international students on a student visa. Please contact us directly if you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa.

This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.