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Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115

Overview

Develop "in demand" practical skills with our beauty therapy program designed and delivered by our highly experienced and professionally qualified beauty therapy teachers.

This relevant and comprehensive qualification involves training in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments which include:
- Skin and Facial Care
- Body Massage
- Make-up
- Cosmetic tanning services
- Eyelash extensions
- Nail treatments

This unique program is aimed at qualifying students with hands on practice in a range of environments including under professional supervision in our commercial salons.

While learning in this course, you will be required to work closely with, and on, your fellow students to practice, experience and refine new skills. The nature of this work will include treatments such as waxing, body massage, facials and skin care, manicure and pedicure.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115
Program No: C4-TH12
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: Approximately 20 hours per week for 9 to 12 months full-time or part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Skilled beauty therapist in the beauty, massage & make-up services stream of the beauty industry.
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Timetable Information

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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

Students are required to purchase a kit (approx. $100). Information about kit requirements will be provided at information and enrolment evenings. Students are also required to purchase a uniform (approx. $100) and textbook (approx. $135). In addition to a uniform, students are required to wear professional attire to all classes, including closed toe shoes and PPE (appropriate personal protective equipment). Material fees are also applied to some subjects and are included in the subject costs published below.

Delivered in industry-current and open-to-the-public salons, students develop skills and confidence to work on other students and clients under professional supervision.

On completion of this program, you are able to continue your studies at CIT in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and complete this further qualification within six months.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To be successful in this program, you need to be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be checked when you enrol.

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Before you apply/enrol

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  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 19 subjects

  • SHBBBOS001  Apply cosmetic tanning products
    • CIT Code: BEAU202
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products. It requires the ability to consult with clients about tanning products and colour choice, select products and equipment to prepare the skin and apply tanning products using a spray tanning gun. The application of cosmetic tanning products can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.
      It applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within known procedures but work under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBBOS002  Provide body massages
    • CIT Code: BEAU239
      Cost: $190.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide full body relaxation massages. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology and lifestyle factors to design body massage routines, and provide advice on body products and protection from environmental damage. Body massage can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBBOS003  Provide body treatments
    • CIT Code: BEAU240
      Cost: $280.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide body treatments incorporating body massage techniques, electrical currents, body scrubs and wraps. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy, physiology and skin, and operate specialised equipment with allied cosmetic products to design and provide body treatments addressing relaxation requirements. Body treatments can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBFAS001  Provide lash and brow services
    • CIT Code: BEAU131
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring. It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select suitable products and equipment required to perform lash and brow services. Lash and brow services can be an individual treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range guided by manufacturer information and organisational policies and procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBFAS002  Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
    • CIT Code: BEAU236
      Cost: $360.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide facial treatments to meet client needs. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science, cosmetic chemistry and nutrition, and to design and provide facial routines and advice on products and protection of facial skin. Facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      The unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they are part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBHRS001  Provide waxing services
    • CIT Code: BEAU132
      Cost: $170.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair. It requires the ability to consult with clients to select suitable wax products to provide waxing services. The waxing service can be a single service or form part of a series of services.
      This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty or hair removal salons. In this environment they work as part of a team and make independent decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP002  Design and apply make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU137
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions. It requires the ability to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and to demonstrate and apply make-up products to suit client needs or make-up brief.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range and have knowledge and skills of a variety of make-up products and application techniques.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBNLS001  Provide manicure and pedicare services
    • CIT Code: BEAU235
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care. It requires the ability to recognise relevant contraindications and conditions, to understand the structure and function of hands, feet and nails and the effects of treatments and products, and to select and provide services and advice to meet the objectives of the client. The services and advice can be on an individual basis or form part of a series of services.
      This unit applies to workers in beauty and nail salons, and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range but are responsible for the selection and provision of services to clients.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBRES001  Research and apply beauty industry information
    • CIT Code: BEAU156
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation. It requires the ability to research beauty industry trends, and its relationship to other industries, and how beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.
      This unit applies to beauticians, nail technicians, make-up artists and retail cosmetic assistants who work in beauty and nail salons and in beauty retail outlets. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range but are expected to be up-to-date with industry trends.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS001  Conduct salon financial transactions
    • CIT Code: BEAU127
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products. It requires the ability to consult with clients about tanning products and colour choice, select products and equipment to prepare the skin and apply tanning products using a spray tanning gun. The application of cosmetic tanning products can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.
      It applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within known procedures but work under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS002  Provide salon services to clients
    • CIT Code: BEAU128
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience. It requires the ability to communicate with clients face-to-face or by telephone, schedule appointments, attend and respond to client complaints, and assist clients with special needs.
      This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments, they make routine service decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXIND001  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • CIT Code: BEAU247
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXWHS001  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    • CIT Code: BEAU248
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment. It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely.
      This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBBOS004  Provide aromatherapy massages
    • CIT Code: BEAU144
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide aromatherapy massages using blended aromatic plant oils. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, and synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select aromatic oils and massage techniques to meet client needs. Aromatherapy massage can be a single treatment, or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions. They have knowledge across a range of aromatherapy massage techniques and blended oils.

      Prerequisites: BEAU192 SIBBBOS401A Perform body massage
  • SHBBFAS003  Provide specialised facial treatments
    • CIT Code: BEAU237
      Cost: $870.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide specialised facial treatments incorporating the use of ultrasonic, direct current, high frequency and micro current devices. It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients and synthesise knowledge of skin, performance of electrical machines and allied cosmetic products, and to design and provide treatments to address specific skin types and conditions. Not all equipment is used in each specialised facial treatment. Specialised facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty therapy salons. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP001  Apply eyelash extensions
    • CIT Code: BEAU243
      Cost: $350.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes to meet client needs. It requires the ability to consult with clients, select suitable products and equipment to apply, in-fill, and remove damaged eyelash extensions. Applying eyelash extensions can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP003  Design and apply make-up for photography
    • CIT Code: BEAU138
      Cost: $210.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light. It requires the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons, make-up studios and photography shoot settings requiring make-up services. In this environment they work as part of the creative team, make informed creative decisions and have knowledge and skills across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP004  Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU139
      Cost: $360.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply specialised make-up products to disguise skin imperfections on the face and body. It requires the ability to consult with clients, select products and equipment, and apply camouflage make-up to disguise the appearance of blemishes, birthmarks and scars.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons and make-up studios and as freelancers. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions and have knowledge across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBCCS002  Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
    • CIT Code: BEAU238
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and blend aromatic plant oils for use in face and body treatments to meet specific client needs. It requires the ability to establish priorities with the client, synthesise knowledge of aromatic plant oil chemistry and the therapeutic profiles of aromatic oils, and to select and blend aromatic plant oils.
      The unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Beauty Therapy SHB50115
Certificate III Make-Up SHB30215
Statement Attainment training Professional Manicure and Pedicare Services [extract from SHB50115]
Statement Attainment training Brazilian Waxing [extract from SHB50115]
Non-Accredited Training Hair Styling for Make-up Artists
Non-Accredited Training Personal Make-up Style Workshop
Non-Accredited Training Make-up Artistry Workshops

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au