Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115


Provider LAF College of Vocational Education

RTO 22267

Delivery Mode Students will have a learning commitment of 20 hours per week over 54 weeks.  This is equal to a total of 13.5 months training.
Course Duration Total duration:  54 weeks

Holiday breaks:  10 weeks

Nominal hours:  1,081

Course Structure and Units The SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy requires the completion of 19 units which are made up of 13 core units and 6 elective units.


Core Units


SHBBBOS001          Apply cosmetic tanning Products

SHBBMUP002       Design and apply make-up

SHBXIND001         Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBBNLS001         Provide manicure and pedicare services

SHBBHRS001         Provide waxing services

SHBBFAS001         Provide lash and brow services

SHBBFAS002         Provide facial treatments & skin care recommendations

SHBXWHS001       Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBBRES001         Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBBBOS002         Provide body massage

SHBBBOS003         Provide body treatments

SHBXCCS001         Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002         Provide salon services to clients


Elective Units


SHBBBOS004         Provide aromatherapy massage

SHBBMUP001       Apply eyelash extension

SHBBFAS003         Provide specialised facial treatments

SIHHHDS407A      Apply and maintain wigs and hairpiece

SIHHHDS406A      Design and apply creative long hair designs

SIHHIND306A       Participate in a session styling team


Entry requirements There are no entry requirements for this course.
Course Outcomes The Beauty industry is part of the expanding services sector and as such offers a growing range of employment opportunities linked to the provision of simple to complex beauty treatments and services to clients on a one to one basis.

This course is suitable for a person who wants to learn the skills of a Beautician and provide a range of specialist beauty services including skin biology, skin care products, facials, body treatments, massage, make-up, waxing, manicure and pedicures, eyelash extension, and hair up styles.  This includes the knowledge of beauty, advanced facial techniques, communication and retail skills.

Pre Training Review All students must participate in a pre-training review. This process will determine the appropriacy of the chosen training option, and identify any special needs. Should the institute require further determination of language, literacy and numeracy skills, the student may need to complete a foundation skills test, so that additional support can be offered.

Training Arrangements
The program is delivered at LAF’s College of Vocational Education training center and includes practical workshops in a fully operational beauty salon.  The training consists of a combination of trainer-led theory classes, practical workshops of small groups and one on one training.  Students will also have the opportunity to provide beauty services to clients.
Classes/Online Components Classes will start at 9 am and complete at 4 pm.

Classes will be for 2. 5 days and 3 hours self-study per week.

Additional Support LAF has policies that include reasonable adjustment and access and equity principles.

Reasonable adjustment at LAF is designed to ensure that a student is not presented with unnecessary barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study.  Reasonable adjustments may include the use of additional educational support and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment.

LAF also offers its students the opportunity to participate in small group bi-lingual (Vietnamese) classes in various aspects of specialist beauty services.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to enrol in this course and will be appropriately supported.

Assessment Arrangements Describe the assessment approaches used in the course.

Assessment will include the following;

Observation of practical activities


Written and oral questions


Skills Recognition Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per LAF College skills recognition policies and procedures.

Contact the Campus Manager to discuss course credit.

Campus Manager

Phone:  (03) 9311 1586

Education Pathways Students who complete this course may wish to further their study in can enrol into the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
Costs Eligible Skills First Funding students:

Tuition fees:  $150.00 (Please see “Course fee” for more detail)

Equipment fees:  $950.00 for a Beautician kit or a student can purchase their own equipment.  LAF College of Vocational Education will provide students with a list of equipment to purchase.

No administration fee.

Fee for service students:

Tuition fees:  $6,186.00

Materials fees:  $950.00 for a Beautician kit or a student can purchase their own equipment.  LAF College of Vocational Education will provide students with a list of equipment to purchase.

No administration fee.



How to Enrol/ Apply This course is available by direct entry by speaking to the Campus Manager at the College’s Head Office.
Student Orientation Students will participate in an orientation program which will go for 1 day starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm.  This orientation program is compulsory for all students.
Contact Details LAF College of Vocational Education

Head office:  15 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Victoria 3020

Beauty department:  27 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Victoria 3020

Campus Manager

Phone:  (03) 9311 1586