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SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

National ID: SHB40121 State ID: BHK1
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Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!

If you are interested in being apart of the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon, Day Spa or have your own salon, then this course can give you the skills you need!

This course comprises both theory and practical study and will be conducted in the classroom and onsite in our simulated beauty salon.

Participants will learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:

  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage and facials
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Spray tanning
  • Retail product sales and advice

There are also options of gaining further skills in areas such as ear piercing and eyelash extensions.

You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients. Students will provide these services to paying customers as part of their experiences using North Regional TAFE's (NR TAFE) commercial salons on campus.

Participants who complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will have the skills necessary to provide customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services.

Throughout this course, students will gain skills in:

  • Lash and brow treatments  
  • Nail services 
  • Make-up
  • Massage  
  • Waxing  
  • Communicating with clients to recommend treatments and services 
  • Sell retail skin care and cosmetic products, and, 
  • Communicating with customers 
  • You are already employed or have an interest in working within the Beauty industry

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Students will be required to attend study blocks throughout the year.

A mandatory work placement is required.


National ID Unit title
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


National ID Unit title
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP011 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBNLS010 Apply nail art
SHBBSKS006 Pierce ear lobes

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Beauty therapist
  • Beautician
  • Cosmetic retail sales assistant

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 2 years
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Duration 2 years
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus

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