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       Government Subsidised Government Subsidised Training is available for this course      


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.

New enrolments

Select your preferred campus to enrol. If you would prefer to enrol in person, or online enrolment is not available for your course, please visit your chosen campus or call 131 674. See Enrolling and registering for more information on enrolling in a Government Subsidised course.

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.


Subsidised fee

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.

To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled subsidised fee you must be an Australian or NZ citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder. You must also be over 15, no longer at school, and live or work in NSW. See our Smart and Skilled page for full details.

The subsidised fees shown below are indicative only. What you will actually pay depends on your individual circumstances.You will be able to estimate your fee before completing your application or enrolment.

Full fee

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.

If you are granted recognition of prior learning or credit transfer for one or more units in this qualification, your student fee will be reduced.

For more information about eligibility, fees, payment plans, exemptions and concessions 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.

Early school leavers and TVET

Prospective students under 17 years of age who have not completed Year 10 or equivalent should go to the Early School Leavers page or contact their school. Prospective TVET students should contact their school regarding enrolling in this 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

There are no course pre-requisites to this offering, just your creativity, passion and commitment to success. Your first day of attendance will be your orientation day but if you have questions about the course or would like assistance in enroling then there are teacher present Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm that can assist you in the college. This course runs for two years. Classes start from 5th February 2018.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. Students will attend college for one day per week between the hours of 9.00am -5.00 pm.


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

Government Subsidised

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.
Commences 05 February 2018 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Length 2 years, 8 hours per week
Entry requirements
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. Recognition of previous learning may be granted after consultation with the Head Teacher.

Visit our Northern Beaches page for information about location and services.