Beauty Therapy - Certificate IV


Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
CRICOS: 090578A | National ID: SHB40115

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Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


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Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.


Develop an in-demand skillset and become a standout beauty or spa therapist with a CIT Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Our nationally recognised, dynamic program is delivered by highly experienced and qualified teachers with current industry experience, leading learners through everything from eyelash extension to stone therapy massage.

Following industry trends and techniques, foundation beauty skills include airbrushed makeup, cosmetic tanning and waxing. As students advance through their studies, they learn the art of skin and facial care and branch out into nail treatments, spa therapies, aromatherapy and more. These practical skills are developed and supported by practice with clients in our commercial salons, allowing you to graduate with the confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. Graduates will be ‘job ready’ to practice and demonstrate the professional skills required for beauty and spa therapists.

At the conclusion of their studies, students will be able to prepare their makeup clients for weddings, formals, photo shoots and more, as well as being skilled in giving facials, massages and relaxation treatments to clients in spa and beauty salon environments.

This Australian national qualification ensures graduates complete in the program with the skills, knowledge and etiquette comparable to international grading bodies and training curriculums including:

  • CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
  • ITEC – International Therapy Examination Council
  • CIBTAC- Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
  • City & Guilds

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Certificate IV:
Makeup kit/eyelash extension kit/materials used for salon practice: $1,250
Uniform: $65
Textbooks: $125
Stationery: $20

Course Subjects

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
CRICOS: 090578A | National ID: SHB40115

National ID Subject Name
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
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments

Job Opportunities

Skilled beauty therapist in the beauty, massage & make-up services stream of the beauty industry.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

This program is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including face-to-face lecture style or smaller tutorial groups, learning in simulated beauty salons and on-line learning through e-Learn.

Predominantly students will be assessed through a formal observation checklist according to the required skills and knowledge of the subject within a salon environment on a client. The times and dates can often be negotiated between yourself and the teacher, however assessments are identified and scheduled within a time range at the beginning of each subject. Assessment outcomes are based on competency. You will generally have a small amount of theory based assessment which will normally be in an online quiz format or on the Client Consultation Sheet.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy can go on to study the Diploma of Beauty Therapy at CIT. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and gain entry into Torrens University (Melbourne) will receive 80 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).

Students are advised to speak directly with universities in relation to course choices and pathways.

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