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Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

SHB40115

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115

Course Overview

Kickstart a career in the beauty industry with the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Students will learn the latest trends in nail services, waxing, lash and brow treatments, makeup, massage, facial treatments, and skincare. In addition to a focus on anatomy and body systems, participants will also learn valuable customer service and retail skills.

The ideal student possesses a high level of professionalism, and an ability to deal with clients of all ages and backgrounds.

This course can be delivered on-campus or as a traineeship, meaning students will have the chance to apply their new skills to the work environment.

This course is available as part of the JobTrainer initiative for eligible students.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course will give graduates the skills and knowledge to work in beauty salons, day spas, and skincare clinics. Salon hours often include late nights and weekend work. Some work can be very strenuous and physical especially massage, body treatments, and waxing.

Working in this industry can also require staff to:

  • Undertake work independently, with limited guidance from others.
  • Apply and adapt technical skills and knowledge, and use judgment in the provision of beauty treatments and services.

Further Study

After graduating, students might like to undertake further study in the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus - Starts on 7th Feb - 4 day wk (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur) - 9.30 to 4pm / 2022

Traineeship - Open from 31st Jan / 2022

On Campus - Starts on 11th July - Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs - 9.30am to 4pm / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

On Campus - Starts on 7th Feb - 4 day wk (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur) - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Traineeship - Open from 31st Jan / 2022

On Campus - Starts on 11th July - Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs - 9.30am to 4pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
$9,352.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,870.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$9,352.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$1,870.00
5. Full Fee
$12,031.00
Course Materials
$3,539.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) – contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course (Trainees only)

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Good understanding and use of the English language

It is recommended interested students attend an information session or book a time with a trainer to ask for additional information.

Core Units
SHBBBOS001
Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBBOS002
Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003
Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS001
Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBHRS001
Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002
Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001
Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001
Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
SHBBBOS004
Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002
Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBFAS003
Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS002
Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBMUP001
Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography

Assessment methods may include:

  • Treatment portfolio
  • Practical demonstration
  • Written knowledge assessments
  • Practical observation assessments

Students are required to:

  • Wear closed in shoes at all times.
  • Access the internet and have a computer.
  • Aid in sourcing their own models for practical classes.
  • Participate in salon days.

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On-campus: Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions. Students will attend classes 4 days a week, 9am - 4pm Monday-Thursday, over a 12 month period.

Trainees: This course is run over a two-year period if the student is employed full-time as a trainee. Trainers will visit the trainee in the workplace a minimum of 9 times per year for a period of 5-6 hours. Trainees are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with their GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

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Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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