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SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is for someone who is highly motivated, can work independently, and deliver a range of high quality treatments. The role of a beauty therapist is to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills where judgement and initiative is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques. A beauty therapist must be able to create and build a client base, encourage repeat custom through consistent re-booking of clients and provide knowledgeable advice in regards to products and services.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Entry Requirements

This course is for traineeship training only.

Students must be employed within a Beauty salon or spa with the appropriately qualified supervisor/s.

During the sign-up process salons will be required to verify they can meet the training requirements required within individual units. Alternative arrangements can be made if any gaps are identified.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or high level course.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $10,200.00 (2021)
$8,227.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $408.00 (2021)
$433.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Beauty
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

On successful completion of the full qualification, individuals can continue to work in a salon as a Beauty Therapist to provide treatments such as facial treatments, body massage, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, natural nail and make-up services.

They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 13 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
Mackay Trainee Course

This course is for trainees only.

Full time traineeship needs to be completed in 24 months.

Part-time traineeship options available. Needs to be completed in 48 months.

  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • Mixed Mode
Core


SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Refer to packaging rules at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/SHB40115 for additional options relating to elective units.


SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBNLS006 Apply advanced nail art
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions

Rockhampton/Gladstone Trainee Course

This course is for trainees only.

Full time traineeship needs to be completed in 24 months.

Part-time traineeship options available. Needs to be completed in 48 months.

  • Mixed Mode
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
Core


SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Refer to packaging rules at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/SHB40115 for additional options relating to elective units.


SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards More Information Training.gov Details
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
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
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

There are currently no intakes for this course.
More Details

More Details

This course is available as a traineeship only through Mackay and Rockhampton campuses.  


Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Professional Beauty Therapy: Australia and New Zealand 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning Australia 2017, Nordmann, L and Day, A.

Available for loan from the CQUni Library. The eBook can be viewed on CQUni library website or you can purchase a hard copy via the CQUni bookshop or Cengage Learning - www.cengage.com.au


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What is the BKSB?

The Basic Knowledge and Skills Builder is an online pre-enrolment assessment to match the qualification level in which you will achieve the best chance of success.  Diploma students must receive a level four in both literacy and numeracy to be eligible to access Vet Student Loan. 


Can I resit the BKSB?

You can resit the BKSB two weeks after your first sitting. Meanwhile there is an online workbook to work through before you are able to resit. 


Will I get help with literacy and numeracy skills?

Contact our Student Success Team on 13 27 86 who will refer you to the literacy and numeracy support team. 


When can I have a look at my unit on Moodle?

You can access the units on Moodle once enrolled into the unit.


How do I log into Moodle?

User name: 1023456 (your student number)

Password: Default password is found in your welcome email. 


What do I wear to class?

Whilst on-campus, students are required to adhere to the following uniform requirements:   


Beauty tunic from your workplace.

Black full-length or 3/4 length work pants (not leggings or jeans).

Tidy hair with long hair secured in a plait, braid or bun. 

Clean, tidy nails and appropriate makeup. 

Minimal jewellery, no midriffs. 

A CQUni apron will be available to wear in the simulated salon during each practical activity.

Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines, you will not be able to participate in practical activities if your uniform is not satisfactory. 


Tunics and aprons can be purchased from local beauty suppliers. 


What are the times I have to be in class?

Please contact the teacher on campus to confirm days and times.

If you are unable to attend, have to leave early, or arrive late, please phone or email your teacher ahead of time.


Do I have to attend for each timetabled day on campus?

Yes. Your teacher’s role is to prepare you for working in a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, spa or to run your own beauty business.  Therefore you will need to attend for the full day on each campus so that you can observe, practice and be assessed in the many practical skills of your beauty course.


Can I catch up on missed days?

Each day on campus is valuable time to learn new techniques, practice and participate in the simulated salon environment. Therefore it is very important to attend each day on your timetable.  Teachers will endeavor to schedule catch up classes but this is done on a case by case basis and not guaranteed to be available. 


Do I have to find my own clients?

Your training salon has a client base however students may need to source their own clients from time to time. It is a good idea to network with your family and friends who can become your clients in our busy training salons.
 

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that a model is obtained and booked into the appointment book for all Practical Assessments. Students must be prepared to provide treatments to clients.


What kind of assessments will I have to do?

Each unit will has several practical assessments and a written assessment. A timetable is provided that identifies when each assessment is due. 


Anything else I need to know?

Student Counsellors are available to assist you with both study and personal counselling services. To Self-refer and arrange a free face-to-face or phone appointment, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, or phone 07 49 30 9456.

Student Counsellors can help with Time Management, Study skills, Relationship and Family issues, Stress, Anxiety and depression, Home, sickness, Grief and loss and more that may impact students whilst studying.  Please do not hesitate to call the Student Counsellors for a confidential session