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Certificate IV in SHB40121 Beauty Therapy



Work in Day Spas and Beauty Salons, travel or own your business.
Diploma graduates can work in destination day spas and cruise ships.
Students can study in classroom-based training either Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy to be qualified as a Beauty Therapist.

What Does the Course Entail:

 Practical and theory subjects please refer to the following units of


Introducing the new Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy training package SHB40121 implemented in 2022.



SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products

SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages

SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services

SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services

SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up

SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services

SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail service

SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy

SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy

SHBXCCS006 Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context

SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients

SHBXIND003 Comply with organizational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer


SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards

SHBBB0S009 Provide Aromatherapy massages

SHBBFAS006 Provide Specialised Facial Treatments

SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalized aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments

SHBBCCS005 Advice on beauty products and services

Duration of the Course

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy part time 12 months
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy full time 9 months

What is a Beauty Therapist

Professional Beauty Therapists play a pivotal role in the general well-being of each client. Beauty Therapists are understanding and caring people who enjoy a challenging career, working with clients, helping them to look and feel their best.


Professional Beauty Therapists must have extensive knowledge of the skin and body to be able to deliver a large variety of professional services to satisfy the client. Beauty Therapists also need a thorough understanding of business and marketing skills to be able to be an invaluable employee in today modern Salons. Client’s are looking for advanced treatments that will enable them to be able to look and feel better in themselves.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with a minimum of Year 10 studies or mature age equivalent may apply to enrol. A personal interview is required before an application is accepted into the College.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Heather Langton Academy of Beauty Therapy has a policy in place for recognition of prior learning. Please bring to the interview your evidence so that the college can view and discuss the subject in more detail.

Course Materials

Training Manuals and most materials are included in fees however Students are required to purchase the following


  • Kits

  • Text Books

This will be explained in your interview and a list given to you.

Guest Lecturers

Heather Langton Academy of Beauty Therapy has a large variety of professionals who visit the College as guest lecturers. These lecturers convey invaluable specialised knowledge to students. Subjects covered include medical advice, business and financial planning, product knowledge, industry awareness and other related subjects.


All Beauty Therapy students are required to wear the Heather Langton Academy of Beauty Therapy uniform. The uniform consists of 1 Spa Top, 2 T-shirts, 1 black Heather Langton jumper and students own straight black skirt or black pants, with closed in black shoes.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a very valid part of our training programme. Students gain invaluable knowledge regarding how a Salon runs on a daily basis. The College organises the work experience placements for each student. The work experience programme is attended throughout the training. Certificate IV students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of work experience.


After Hours Studies are required for Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and Diploma of Beauty Therapy both in practical and theory. Assignments will be given throughout the training programme. This will be explained in more detail at your interview.


All Students who complete their training programme and pass their assessment will receive a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and
issued within 30 days of completing program.

Course Commencement


 Please contact the College for the next Course commencement date.

Payment of Fees

Fees Upon application. Payment can be made by credit card, cash or direct debit. Payment arrangements can be made and can be discussed with the Principal at the interview.


Please note there are no refunds unless the course is cancelled by the College.(please refer to the College

Employment Opportunities

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy have the opportunity to be employed in Beauty and Hair Salons, Gyms and the Cosmetic Industry.


Anyone who is interested in enrolling for the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy must have an initial interview. A personal interview can be organised for you to view the College facilities and ask further questions regarding training and concerns you may have. This gives you a better understanding of the training involved and gives the opportunity to go away and make an informed decision. We do not enroll on this first Interview.


A Free Employment Service is available to all students.

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