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SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy~

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Next intake Ongoing 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months
TraineeshipFull-time: 1-3 yrs

Course description

If you like working with people, have great communication skills and love beauty (and a bit of science), becoming a beauty therapist could be your calling.

Training takes place in our salon, The Studio, providing a hands on learning environment where you will develop a range of beauty treatment skills. These include beauty and facial treatments, body massage, manicure and pedicure services, make-up, tanning, lash and brow services, waxing, nutrition, skin biology, physiology and cosmetic chemistry. The practical skills you learn will help you gain employment in the beauty industry.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work experience is not required in this course but recommended, with an option to undertake 80 hours of placement, organised by the student. *If undertaken, please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend work experience. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Beauty therapist
  • Salon owner/manager

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.


Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 19 Jan 2023 
Class DayStart: 6 Feb 2023
Mon, Tues & Fri 9am to 4pm
 
Full-time: 12 months    
2023 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Traineeship:Full-time: 1-3 yrs    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:
Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

English:
IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:
You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply cosmetic tanning products SHBBBOS001 16
Apply safe hygiene health and work practices SHBXWHS001 40
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND001 45
Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS001 25
Design and apply make-up SHBBMUP002 45
Provide body massages SHBBBOS002 120
Provide body treatments SHBBBOS003 120
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations SHBBFAS002 120
Provide lash and brow services SHBBFAS001 15
Provide manicure and pedicare services SHBBNLS001 50
Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS002 40
Provide waxing services SHBBHRS001 85
Research and apply beauty industry information SHBBRES001 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply acrylic nail enhancements SHBBNLS003 40
Apply eyelash extensions SHBBMUP001 30
Apply gel nail enhancements SHBBNLS002 35
Design and apply make-up for photography SHBBMUP003 30
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up SHBBMUP004 30
Use electric file equipment for nail services SHBBNLS005 30

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • The Studio Salon Assessments   
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.91 per hour 936 AUD $852.00 AUD $6,444.00
Standard Tuition AUD $4.57 per hour 936 AUD $4,278.00 AUD $6,444.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.02 per hour 936 AUD $10,315.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $4,190.00 Once
Education Levy AUD $140.40

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 28/01/2023 2:13:18 PM
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