SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Know how to bring out someone's beauty? Get your skills recognised.

Running a Beauty Therapy operation gives you experience in facial services, body massage, waxing, nail services, and make-up as well as important skills in computer operations, inventory management, merchandising, and sales. High demand for these skills may qualify you for a formal recognition.

Those wishing to enter, become certified in, or improve their prospects in the Beauty Therapy industry earn valuable expertise in areas like building relationships with customers, merchandising products, coordinating work teams, promoting healthy beauty options, and performing aromatherapy massage.

Maximise your impact in Beauty Therapy as your clientele and opportunities grow.

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RPL Cost Traditional study cost Your savings
$2,700* $9,000 $6,300

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

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.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units


Apply cosmetic tanning products


Provide body massages


Provide body treatments


Provide lash and brow services


Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations


Provide waxing services


Design and apply make-up


Provide manicure and pedicare services


Research and apply beauty industry information


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective units



Provide aromatherapy massages


Provide specialised facial treatments


Apply eyelash extensions


Design and apply make-up for photography


Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up


Apply gel nail enhancements


Apply acrylic nail enhancements


Apply nail art


Use electric file equipment for nail services


Apply advanced nail art

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Advanced Careers College - Provider Code 91445

  • Colour Cosmetica Academy Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 40055

Did you know that the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) perfectly aligns certificate and diploma level qualifications with higher education? This means that it’s now possible to receive exemptions and fast track university degrees using diploma and above level qualifications.

Enrol in one of our qualifications today, and unlock the potential to seek maximum unit exemptions for your desired Graduate Diploma, Bachelor, or Masters Degree in a cost, time and effort-effective way. Speak with one of our Skills Recognition Consultants today or complete our Free Skills Review to discover the highest qualification level you’re eligible for.
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