Qualification details

SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by SHB40121 - Certificate IV in Beauty TherapyNon-equivalent. Packaging Rules, core units and elective units have been changed. 15/Dec/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty TherapyNumber of units required to complete this qualification has reduced from 25 units to 19. The number of core units has reduced from 17 to 13 and elective units from 8 to 6. This change better reflects the skill requirements of the job profile. 24/Sep/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Sep/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning productsApply cosmetic tanning productsSupersededCore
SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massagesProvide body massagesSupersededCore
SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatmentsProvide body treatmentsDeletedCore
SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massagesProvide aromatherapy massagesSupersededElective
SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow servicesProvide lash and brow servicesSupersededCore
SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendationsProvide facial treatments and skin care recommendationsSupersededCore
SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatmentsProvide specialised facial treatmentsSupersededElective
SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing servicesProvide waxing servicesSupersededCore
SHBBMUP001 - Apply eyelash extensionsApply eyelash extensionsSupersededElective
SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-upDesign and apply make-upSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451111 Beauty Therapist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Beauty 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Beauty Therapist,Senior Beauty Therapist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451111 Beauty Therapist 07/Dec/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 07/Dec/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 25/Sep/2015 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

19 units must be completed:

  • 13 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 3 units from the list below
  • 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 


Apply cosmetic tanning products


Provide body massages


Provide body treatments


Provide lash and brow services


Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations


Provide waxing services


Design and apply make-up


Provide manicure and pedicare services


Research and apply beauty industry information


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective units 


Provide aromatherapy massages


Provide specialised facial treatments


Apply eyelash extensions


Design and apply make-up for photography


Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up


Apply gel nail enhancements


Apply acrylic nail enhancements


Apply nail art


Use electric file equipment for nail services


Apply advanced nail art

Qualification Mapping Information

SIB40110 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy


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