Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018

SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $9050 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $362 (2019)
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

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

This course is for traineeship training only.Students must be employed as a trainee in a relevant industry.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

After completion of this course individuals can be employed as Beauty Therapists including treatments and services, such as 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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 13 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units
Standard Course Structure

This course is for trainees only.

  • 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
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

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
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
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
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
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
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

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.  


Register Your Interest for this Course

Please register your interest in this course by completing the Register Your Interest form.

 

Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Professional Beauty Therapy, Cenage Learning Australia 2017, Nordmann, L and Day, A.

Available for purchase from CQUni Bookshop or as an online version, which is accessible for students through the CQUni Library website.


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?

As soon as you are enrolled in a unit you are able to login into Moodle and start viewing the following in each unit’s page:

- Recordings,

- YouTube clips,

- Textbook readings,

- Power Points,

- Product information,

- The written and practical assessments, 

- MSDS sheets,

- Procedures, 

- Zoom recordings, 

- And much more. 


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:   


Black tunic available at the beauty wholesalers, or beauty polo shirt from the CQU Bookshop.

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

Black enclosed shoes. Choose black joggers or black support shoes. Do not wear ballet flats or heels. 

Black apron

Tidy hair with long hair secured. 

Clean tidy nails and appropriate makeup. 

Minimal makeup, minimal jewelry, no midriffs. 

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?

8.45am to 3.30/4pm. 

If you are unable to attend, have to leave early or arrive late, please phone or email your teacher ahead of time, as quite often a student clinic will be operating and you will have clients booked for the day. 


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