National code: SHB40115

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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Overview About this course

Become a qualified beauty therapist and strengthen a suite of practical skills in a TAFE NSW beauty salon. Learn how to care for your clients from booking through to follow-up consultations, building a level of trust along the way that will have them returning to your salon time after time.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Perform lash and brow treatments

  • Complete facial services and skincare recommendations

  • Provide waxing services

  • Design and apply make-up

  • Provide manicure and pedicure services

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills in beauty therapy techniques, client aftercare and follow-up consultations with real-world clients in the simulated working environment in a TAFE NSW beauty salon

  • Gain experience in client relationship communication, time management and working with discretion and professional integrity

  • Networking and liaising with industry professionals and building a strong peer cohort

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship

  • Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A commitment to following strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles

  • Confidence with massage including head, feet, hands and body

  • The capacity to practice skills on your peers and members of the public and allow peers to practise on you

  • Enthusiasm for communicating effectively with your clients and your team

  • Availability to attend an interview with a teacher to determine your suitability

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Beauty therapist, Beautician and Beauty business owner

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency, including 13 core and 12 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide body massages SHBBBOS002

  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations SHBBFAS002

  • Provide body treatments SHBBBOS003

  • Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS002

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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