Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Baxter Institute
North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Study mode
58 weeks
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Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 7,972

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products. These individuals undertake work independently, with limited guidance from others, to perform routine and non-routine activities and solve non-routine problems. They apply and adapt technical skills and knowledge, and use judgment in the provision of beauty treatments and services. These individuals are responsible for their own outputs and provide limited guidance to others. Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent (Subject to the assessment and approval of Baxter Institute Admission team.)
  • English requirements: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506, TOEFL IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 162
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above
  • Successful completion of Pre-training review (PTR)
  • LLN Level 3



  • SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
  • SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (co-assessed with SHBBMUP002)
  • SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services (co-assessed with SHBXWHS001)
  • SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
  • SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
  • SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
  • SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
  • SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments


  • SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SHBBNLS003 Apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS005 Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBNLS002 Apply gel nail enhancements
  • SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art
  • SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments

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