If you would like to work at a beauty salon, day spa or run your own beauty business, this course is perfect for you!
This training comprises both theory and practical study and will be conducted in the classroom and onsite in a hair and beauty salon for hands on experience with real customers.
You'll learn how to provide body massages, spray tans, lash and brow services, makeup design, manicures and pedicures, facials, and skin care treatments, and so much more!
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.
Learn the skills you'll need to master any look.
A Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will give you the skills to work as a beauty therapist and provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. Learn to communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.
You will also learn a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.
You will learn a range of beauty services including:
- Facial massage
- Nail technology services
- Lash and brow treatments, and
- Demonstrate and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.
You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients.
Are you ready to make the world beautiful?
If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to work at a Beauty Salon or a Day Spa then this course could be the perfect one for you!
When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will have the skills necessary to provide your customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services. This course will also give you the skills to start up your own business and to work in industry. You will learn the tips of the small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market.
You will study theoretical and practical components in the class room and under salon conditions. Our professional teaching staff will ensure you are competent and able to manage the rigours of the beauty industry.
Please note this course is only offered as a Traineeship.
Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!
Are you interested in working in the Beauty industry, working in a Beauty salon, Day Spa or have your own salon? Then this course can give you the skills you need!
Participants will learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:
- Lash and brow treatments
- Manicures and pedicures
- Massage and facials
- Spray tanning
There are also options of gaining further skills in areas such as ear piercing and eyelash extensions.
You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients. Students will provide these services to paying customers as part of their experiences using North Regional TAFE's (NR TAFE) commercial salons on campus.
Participants who complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will have the skills necessary to provide customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services.
When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will be looking at a career as a beauty therapist in a beauty salon, cruise ship or even your own home salon.
Be guided by our professional and passionate team of lecturers who are experienced industry specialists. You’ll learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments, including facials and specialised facials for glowing skin, as well as body massage and aromatherapy massage for ultimate relaxation. Develop your manicure and pedicure skills, gain skills in popular services such as waxing, lash and brow tinting and lifting, spray tans, eyelash extensions and professional make-up application.
Grow an understanding of retail operations for the beauty industry and establish a customer service skillset, learning how to create a positive client experience and leave a lasting impression. Your skills will allow you to perform treatments independently and you’ll be trained in coordinating or managing the services within a beauty salon or a department within a larger store.
At SM TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take home makeup brush set to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use.
Study in specialist facilities
Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics(opens in a new tab) which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers.
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Our Mandurah campus(opens in a new tab) has undergone major re-development with new purpose-built training facilities including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.
When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in Beauty Therapy. You will have the skills and knowledge to perform a range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, make-up, waxing, body massage, aromatherapy, and knowledge of skin care, cosmetic products and customer service. You will also learn a broad range of skilled applications including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.
This qualification builds a foundation of skills offering a career in all areas of beauty covered in the qualification or allows you to specialise in areas of interest such as facial treatments, massage, eyelash extensions and more. The qualification has 3 streams of electives you can choose to assist you in creating the qualification that suits you and your future career aspirations. You will learn how to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including:
- Provide waxing, lash and brow services
- Provide nail services, including manicures and pedicures with use of the electric file and acrylic & gel nail enhancements
- Apply tanning products
- Design and apply basic day & evening make-up
- Apply eyelash extensions
- Facial treatments
- Body massage
- Employ sales techniques and advise on products and services
- Conduct salon financial transactions in a salon environment
- Safe hygiene and work practices and infection control to name a few.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.