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Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Apply skin care products and share advice
  • Apply face and body treatments
  • Apply make-up

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Develop your therapist skills to a high level to provide a holistic approach to a diverse range of clients.

This course offers you the choice to learn on campus in our state of the art facilities or in your work based environment.

Course Overview

Course Code:S780 (National ID: SIB40110) 
Careers:Beauty Therapist, Makeup Artist 

Six months (1 semester) full time.

How:Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Work based 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 2
30 Aberdeen Street

Intake:Semester 1, Semester 2 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This course will train you in the application of facials and body massage, providing advice on skin care and developing treatment plans.

You will further develop your skills as a Beauty Therapist and meet and exceed your clients' needs and expectations.

Subjects include applying make-up, covering skin conditions, providing body massage and meeting health department requirements.

Central's beauty therapy courses will teach you how to accentuate the natural features of your client and make them feel good about themselves, both inside and out.

By studying at Central you'll be exposing yourself to experienced beauty therapy lecturers and new, state of the art facilities which includes a working beauty salon.

Please note, full time students  study a set group of electives that is predetermined after consultation with industry.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our beauty therapy courses.

Where this course can lead you

Job prospects in this industry are generally positive with a high number of salons and day spas spread throughout metropolitan areas. Central will give you the beauty therapy skills to get ahead of the rest and become an beauty therapy employee or start your own business.

Your Certificate IV in Beauty Services prepares you for roles such as:

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Retail Cosmetic Manager

Your Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy opens the door for further qualifications at Central such as the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Further career opportunities could include managing a salon.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's beauty therapy qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide facials and body massage

  • Prescribe skin care treatments and develop treatment plans

  • Apply safe working practices

  • Waxing and tinting services

  • Make-up application and principles

  • Manicure and pedicure treatments

Your Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy gives you the skills to ensure you'll have an exciting and diverse career in beauty therapy or for further study at Central. The Diploma of Beauty Therapy will increase your skills with a focus on natural therapies and business skills

Connected with industry

Central has its own beauty clinic managed and operated by our own students under the guidance of qualified staff. It is open to students, staff and the public and provides excellent work experience opportunities for beauty therapy students.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

We ensure beauty therapy professionals are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do.

Course Structure

Plan:S780 - CU1510 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 25 units: 17 core and 8 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01

Description: Complete all 17 core units and 8 elective units listed below

NumberNational IDTitle
D4751SIBBBOS401APerform body massage
D4757SIBBCCS301AApply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments
D4758SIBBCCS302AAdvise on beauty services
D4759SIBBCCS403ARecognise body structures and systems in a beauty therapy context
D4760SIBBCCS404AWork in a skin therapies framework
D4761SIBBCCS405ADevelop treatment plans
D4763SIBBCCS407AInterpret the chemical composition and physical actions of cosmetic products
D4765SIBBFAS201ADemonstrate retail skin care products
D4766SIBBFAS302AProvide lash and brow treatments
D4767SIBBFAS303ADesign and apply remedial camouflage make-up
D4768SIBBFAS404AProvide facial treatments
D4770SIBBHRS301APerform waxing treatments
D4777SIBBNLS201AWork in a nail services framework
D4778SIBBNLS202AProvide manicure and pedicare services
D4797SIBXCCS201AConduct financial transactions
D4798SIBXCCS202AProvide service to clients
D4799SIBXFAS201ADesign and apply make-up
S6118SIRXCLM001AOrganise and maintain work areas
S6120SIRXCOM001ACommunicate in the workplace
S6136SIRXICT001AOperate retail technology
S6140SIRXIND001AWork effectively in a retail environment
S6141SIRXINV001APerform stock control procedures
S6151SIRXMER005ACreate a display
S6168SIRXOHS001AApply safe working practices
S6191SIRXSLS001ASell products and services

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology. 

Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.

Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for  International students.

Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2035, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office (the Apprenticeship Office)

Getting into this course


Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements table In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate basic maths and developed communication skills.


For school leavers:

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement. A text version of this table is available here.


For non-school leavers:

If you are not coming straight from school you still need to provide us with evidence that demonstrates you can meet the above entry requirement. The Training WA website has a skills calculator that can help you identify what previous experiences you can use as evidence. 


The Application Process

This course is delivered full time, as a traineeship or work based program, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.


Full time:

Apply nowThis course is being offered in Semester 1, 2016 and applications are now open.

Apply online here

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay. 



Find out about applying for a course as a trainee


Work based:

To find out more about work based training, please contact:

Helen Rodino (Beauty Therapy Traineeships / Employment-Based Co-ordinator and Lecturer)
Mobile: 0434 322 380



Apply for this course online at Education and Training International (ETI)


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

Fee information

Domestic full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Full course approximate tuition fee based on the 1 semesters it takes to complete full time: $3711

Resource fees:

The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.

Approximate resource fee for the full course: $906

Paying your fees:
Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment.
Find out how and where to pay for your course

Financial assistance:

In your first semester you will study nail enhancements and intimate area waxing for women at an additional cost of $350 and in your second semester, microdermabrasion and spray tanning at an additional cost of $225. These are non-concessional fees and will be included in your payment plan.

Paying your fees

You will be  expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.

Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.

Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.

Find out more details about payment options

These fees are current for courses beginning in Semester 1, 2015 and should be used as a guide only for other semesters.


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