Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

National Code SHB40115 Available Campus
Course Code SHB40115-01V01
Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Industry Area Hair And Beauty
Training Package SHBR1.0 Hairdressing and Beauty Services
Course Brochure - PDF 1425KB

Nationally Recognised Training Nationally Recognised Training is available for this course       NSI Plus NSI Plus      


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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This course may also be offered as an apprenticeship. Please contact your campus for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

NSI Plus program

NSI Plus programs are fast-tracked, commercial programs for individuals or customised for companies.

Please note that in addition to your formal training you may need to allow for additional study time. Your teacher will guide you in what is appropriate for you.


The fees shown below are commercial NSI Plus fees. No fee exemptions are available for NSI Plus courses.

For more information about fees, financial assistance and payment plans, go to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Course related charges

You may be required to pay a course related charge in addition to the course fee. Course related charges cover the cost of materials, resources, equipment or services you may need to participate in your course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a Unique Student Identifier before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

TAFE NSW courses run only if there is sufficient demand and resources.

Course availability

Important Dates

This course is for apprentices in the beauty industry. There are no formal entry requirements for the course; however, a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy is essential.There are no course pre-requisites to this offering, just your creativity, passion and commitment to success. This course runs for two years. Classes start from the 17th July 2017. You will need to apply for a Unique Student Identifier Number. Please visit http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx. You will need to bring your USI number to the information session along with your apprenticeship documentation. You will be employed by a beauty salon and attend classes at the Northern Beaches Campus at the same time, learning both on and off the job. You will receive your timetable, kit lists and book list, you may also need to do a language and literacy evaluation. Flexible options are available. Recognition of previous learning may be granted after consultation with the Head Teacher. There will be additional costs for student workbooks and personal equipment.


For further information contact us on 131 674 or (02) 9942 0333.

Part Time Day
Course Units
This course has face to face classes 8 hours per week for 2 years. You can expect to do an additional 4-6 hours /week of self-directed study, which may include (eg research, written, online and/or workplace activity). You are required to attend 1 compulsory information session to talk to our expert facilitators to ensure the course meets your career goals .Information sessions are held in Building A Level 1 Room 51 on Monday 22th May 10:30am and 6:00pm, Wednesday 24th May 10:30am and 6:00pm Tuesday 13th June 10:30am and 6:00pm, Thursday 15th June 10:30am and 6:00pm Monday 19th June 10:30am and 6:00pm, Thursday 21th June 10:30am and 6:00pm.
Commences 17 July 2017 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Length 2 years, 8 hours per week
Entry requirements
Students will attend college for one day per week between the hours of 9.00am -5.00 pm
Full fee $9,610.00

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