Certificate IV In Beauty Therapy

( Beauty and Hairdressing )
Course code: AWO5
National ID: SHB40115

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge in a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, make-up, waxing, body massage, aromatherapy, and knowledge of skin care and cosmetic products and customer services. You will also learn a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.

This qualification consists of practical skills and knowledge to apply a full range of face and body treatments.  You will learn skills in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services that include facials, advanced facials, body massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments, make-up, aromatherapy and skills in retail and sales.

Students will be provided with product training by industry specialists and learn about the latest beauty industry trends that enable students to work towards successful employment opportunities.

As part of this qualification students have the opportunity to apply the skills learnt in our beauty therapy clinic located in Fremantle and Mandurah Campus.

Graduates will have the option to take up the Diploma of Beauty Therapy in conjunction with the Certificate IV qualification in Semester 2.  VET FEE HELP is available for the SHB501145 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

This course can lead into dermal science, nursing, advanced cosmeceuticals and IPL trainining. 

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AVG02 Provide Waxing Services
AVG13 Apply Cosmetic Tanning Products
AVG14 Provide Lash And Brow Services
AVG16 Provide Body Treatments
AVG17 Provide Manicure And Pedicare Services
AVG31 Design And Apply Make-Up
AVG37 Comply With Organisational Requirements Within A Personal Services Environment
AVG38 Conduct Salon Financial Transactions
AVG53 Provide Body Massages
AVG54 Provide Salon Services To Clients
AVG56 Apply Safe Hygiene, Health And Work Practices
AVG66 Research And Apply Beauty Industry Information
AVG67 Provide Facial Treatments And Skin Care Recommendations

2 Elective Units

Unit Code Title
AVF99 Apply Eyelash Extensions
AVG08 Provide Aromatherapy Massages
AVG09 Maintain Infection Control Standards
AVG19 Design And Apply Remedial Camouflage Make-Up
AVG30 Design And Apply Make-Up For Photography
AVG64 Provide Specialised Facial Treatments

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Fremantle Campus S2
Peel Regional Campus S2
Peel Regional Campus Y
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

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