Hair and Beauty

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is part of the Beauty Training Package. It enables students to develop skills to competently deliver a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, make-up, waxing, body massage and aromatherapy; as well as providing advice on, and selling a range of, retail skin care and cosmetic products.

Imagine spending each day in beautiful, ambient surroundings as you provide pampering, relaxing treatments to your clients. This dual qualification is delivered in student salons offering beauty services to the public including waxing treatments, manicures and pedicures, advanced facials, specialised make-up, lash and brow/tinting services and nail enhancements.

If you are passionate about working in the beauty industry this may well be the course for you.  SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy also provides you with relevant underpinning scientific knowledge including the development of treatment plans, advanced facials, skin science, anatomy and physiology of the skin, nutrition, cosmetic chemistry and electricity in relation to beauty therapy products and treatments.

This course is holistically delivered utilising live models in order to gain the skills and knowledge for a career as a beautician. It will involve practical demonstrations, work-based projects, WebCT activities and facilitated delivery for theoretical concepts. Students will be required to undertake some studies in a self-paced and/or supported learning environment.

Locations, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020

Information Session:

Campbell Street Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm
Room A4.14/15, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
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Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020

Information Session:

Alanvale Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room C3.43, C Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.
For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Protective clothing – It is a compulsory requirement that students wear ‘closed in’ black shoes and their uniform at all times whilst undertaking Beauty units.

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Beauty Kit:  $1,395
A professional Beauty Kit which is likely to include: Manicure & Pedicure Set, Gel Nails Kit and Acrylic Nails Kit.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Applicants should display a high level of personal maturity and demonstrate an ability to work intimately with people of all ages and backgrounds. Students must have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


An interview process is conducted to ensure this is the right course for you. Dates for upcoming General Information/Suitability Sessions are provided above.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Qualification Requirements

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy requires successful completion of 19 units of competency, comprising of 13 core and a minimum of 6 elective units.


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