Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115

Course Information

  • Program Code SHB40115
  • Study Mode Blended Learning
  • Course Duration 64 weeks

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is the ideal pathway to a career in a Beauty Salon, Spa resort or setting up your own business. This qualification will give you a high level of proficiency in many areas including facial treatments, body treatments and massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, Make-Up and Waxing.


As per the training package, there are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, Accend Education Group has its own set of entry requirements to ensure the program offered is suitable and appropriate for target learners. There are minimum entry requirements for each different target cohort for the program as listed below:

Domestic students (DS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Demonstrate their competence in language, literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. A pre-training review of an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process will be conducted including one-on-one interviews.
  • Domestic students under 18 years of age MUST provide written evidence of exemption from their school or the regional director at the Department of Education & Training
  • Domestic students seeking to access available/applicable government subsidies will further need to undertake assessment and provide evidence of their eligibility to receive the subsidies

Skills Covered

On completion, candidates will be competent in providing the following treatments and services to clients;

  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Eyelash & Brow treatments
  • Design & apply Make-Up
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Waxing & Tinting services
  • Facial treatments
  • Body Treatment
  • Body massage
  • Anatomy & physiology of the skin and body
  • Beauty salon training


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written and oral assessment
  • Demonstration/ Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace case studies

Students have access to a fully equipped salon services environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course.

Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure.

ACCEND has the Hair and Beauty services open to public, where students are able to maintain their skills required to successfully complete this qualification. An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and observations while student is attending to an actual client in the salon.

All practical demonstrations will be observed by a ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, our ACCEND will ensure that:

  •  The student has access to the full range of settings / experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of beauty services
  •  The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in hair and beauty industry
  •  The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably-qualified and experienced person.

This course requires the usage of personal protective equipment i.e apron, gloves, goggles, mask,



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funding eligible

Accend is an Approved Training Provider for Government-subsidised training in Victoria. Eligible candidates can access government funding towards the cost of their training.