Course Description

National Qualification Code: SHB40115 

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is designed to reflect the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists 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. These individuals work relatively autonomously, and are accountable for personal outputs. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


Graduate Career Path

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Beauty Advisor

  • Make-up Artist

Upcoming Intake Dates

  • 17/10/2022

  • 06/02/2023


The course duration: 3 terms; 9 weeks per term

Start Date

​The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy has a rolling intake so you can begin their study as soon as possible. You will complete the introductory unit SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards and then complete the remainder of the units according to the timetable to successfully complete the remaining units for the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Course Delivery 

​The course is offered as a blended course with face-to-face, online learning and simulated work environment practice.

Classroom Learning includes lectures supported with visual topic content, PowerPoints, practice, group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course.

​Online Learning requires you to complete additional online study each week. This learning is tailored to the follow the units you are completing in class. This includes reading topics, research and additional materials.

​Simulated Work Environment

Over the duration of the course, students will complete a range of beauty services to demonstrate skills and knowledge of the course.

Course Structure

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. 

It contains 19 units of competency (13 core and 6 electives) and is delivered in the following terms:

Unit Code             Unit Name

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 skincare recommendations

SHBBHRS001   Provide waxing services

SHBBMUP002  Design and apply make-up

SHBBNLS001   Provide manicure and pedicure services

SHBBRES001   Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBXCCS001   Conduct salon financial transaction

SHBXCCS002   Provide salon services to clients

SHBXIND001    Comply with organizational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXWHS001  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBBNLS002   Apply gel nail enhancements

SHBBNLS003   Apply acrylic nail enhancements

SHBBNLS004   Apply nail art

SHBBNLS005   Use electric file equipment for nail services

SHBBMUP001  Apply eyelash extension

SHBBINF001    Maintain infection control standards


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in the simulated beauty salon environment

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions

  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer 

AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status


Course Completion

Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.


Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy graduates can move on to further study at AMBI to the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at or call us at (02) 8076 2248.

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