Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

About this course

Study a Certificate IV Beauty Therapy and find employment all over the world. With both training and real life practices being completed in Mossman just two days per week, this course is the ideal step for any budding beauty student wanting to step up in the industry, or anyone seeking a new and successful career in Beauty.

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.

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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 judgement 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, waxing, brow, nail salons and spas.


Students successfully completing all the listed competencies will achieve Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Students who successfully achieve some of the listed competencies will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have demonstrated competency.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion participants will be qualified to seek employment in a range of environments including but not limited to:

  • Beauty Salons
  • Spas
  • Freelance Beauty Therapist
  • Cosmetic Consultancy – Make-up Artist

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however FNTC has the following selection criteria for this course.  The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program.

Program Duration

This program is offered by face to face delivery mode. Program duration for a full-time student is an average of 12 months. Students will also need to commit to 5 hours per week of independent research. Students are required to participate in ‘in house’ salon treatments 2 days per week of which are ongoing throughout the course.


Cost: $5,500 – Payment plans can be negotiated prior to enrolment.

Start Date

First intake: January 30th, 2017
Second intake: July 10th, 2017

How to Apply

Students must complete an enrolment form and return to Far North Training & Consultancy with appropriate documentation. Students can obtain an enrolment form online or by calling 07 4098 1228. For further information refer to Student Handbook

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing, seven days prior to withdrawal. For further details refer to the Student Handbook.

Delivery Method

Face to Face workshops. Classes conducted in Mossman, within our new salon Enhanced Beauty & Massage.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are currently working in a Resort, Beauty Services, Pharmacy or similar facility then you may be entitled to Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a nationally recognised process which helps you gain credit towards a certificate based on the skills and experience you have gained from:

  • Previous learning
  • Work or industry experience (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteering
  • Partially completed studies

Your experience is matched to current industry qualifications so you may be able to gain credit towards or even recognition for a full qualification.

Compulsory CORE UNITS Compulsory (13)

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


  • SHBBBOS004
    Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBFAS003
    Provide specialised facial treatments
  • SHBBMUP003
    Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SHBBCCS002
    Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBMUP004
    Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
  • SHBBHRS002
    Provide female intimate waxing services