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A trainee undertaking the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will not only learn to safely and effectively provide clients with quality nail, waxing, tanning, lash and brow and makeup services, but further their beauty industry knowledge to include facial services, body treatments and massage.
Along with on the job direction students will be expertly guided by Pure Academy’s industry specialists ensuring that they receive the knowledge and practical direction required to become valuable members of a beauty salon or spa.
Completing the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will give you skills and knowledge across a variety of beauty streams including:
Students who have completed the traineeship in Certificate IV in Beauty therapy have the opportunity to continue employment in a variety of beauty industry settings. Working in a salon, resorts, day spas, cruise ships, make-up artistry, massage, or own your own business.
This course provides a pathway for further study at South West TAFE in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
You must be employed as a Trainee with a registered employer in the Beauty Salon
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 18 core units and 5 elective units. The elective units are in consultation with the student and employer.
|Sell to the retail customer
|Apply cosmetic tanning products
|Provide body massages
|Provide lash and brow services
|Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
|Provide waxing services
|Design and apply make-up
|Provide manicure and pedicare services
|Use electric file equipment for nail services
|Research and apply beauty industry information
|Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
|Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
|Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
|Conduct salon financial transactions
|Provide salon services to clients
|Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
|Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
|Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
|Design and apply make-up for photography
|Maintain infection control standards
|Apply eyelash extensions
|Provide aromatherapy massages
|Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
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Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
If you need any assistance with applying, contact our team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.
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