Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Course Description

Fulfil your dream working in the beauty industry where you can work in a beauty salon, work from home or as a beauty consultant for International Cosmetic companies. This qualification will enable you to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. You will be able to communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

As a Melbourne College student you will practice on real paying clients in our commercial salon and graduate with the confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. You will be ‘job ready’ to perform and demonstrate the professional skills required for a beauty or spa environment.


Employability Skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the beauty national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://training.gov.au/


Course Details

Course Name: SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Duration: 56 weeks (including holidays)
Pre-requisite: None
Requirements: All applicants must be a minimum age of 15
Course Start Date: Every month
Accreditation: Nationally Recognized Qualification
Training Resources: Included
Uniform: Compulsory dress code applies
Consumable Stock: Included


Job Outcome:

Skilled beauty therapist in the beauty, massage & make-up services stream of the beauty industry.


SHB50115 Diploma in Beauty Therapy


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Transition Information:

Qualifications at Melbourne College are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. Melbourne College will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.


Course Overview

These are the units that are covered within the qualification:

Unit Code Unit Title
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements in a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make up
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBBOS002 Provide Body Massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide Body Treatments
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBSKS001 Pierce ear lobes