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Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Traineeship)

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  • Objectives
    Students will gain the skills and knowledge to perform a broad range of beauty services with a particular focus on facial treatments. All units listed must be completed to receive the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have a Registered Training Agreement with an employer.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Traineeship)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    Students will gain the skills and knowledge to perform a broad range of beauty services with a particular focus on facial treatments. All units listed must be completed to receive the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

    A traineeship is a training agreement between the employer and the employee. Where the employer provides onthe- job training, the employee (trainee) must also complete an off-the-job training component by attending a Registered Training Provider on a part-time basis. Chisholm Institute offers flexible client focussed training.

    Campus
    Berwick

    Study Mode
    Part-time

    Duration
    Four years.
    Institute attendance approximately two years.

    Commencement Date
    February and July

    Application Procedure
    Direct to Chisholm Institute. Applicants must have a current “Contract of Training”.

    Study Areas

    Communications, Business & Retail Studies

    BSBSBM404A Undertake Business Planning
    WRRCS1B Communicate in the Workplace
    WRRER1B Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
    WRRM1B Merchandise Products
    WRRS1B Sell Products and Services
    WRBCS201B Conduct Financial Transactions
    WRBCS203B Provide Service to Clients
    WRBCS202A Apply Techniques to Update Beauty Industry Knowledge
    WRBCS306B Advise on Beauty Services

    Students will be required to attend lectures at the Institute for 30 hours as well as completing assignment and research work to the equivalent of 18 hours.

    Manicure, Nail Science & Lash and Brow Services
    WRBBS204B Apply Nail Art
    WRBCS204A Apply Knowledge of Nail Science to Nail Services
    WRBFS305B Provide Lash & Brow Treatments
    WRBBS201B Provide Manicure/Pedicure

    This unit provides the knowledge and skllls to prepare clients and perform basic manicure services. Students will learn the basic anatomy of skin and the function of the lower arms and legs and the effects of treatment products. Lash and brow treatments include tinting, eyelash perming, extensions and brow shaping.

    Pedicure and Applying Safe Work Practices/Salon Duties
    WRRLP1B Apply Safe Working Practices
    WRRM2B Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties
    WRBBS201B Provide Manicure/Pedicure

    This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform a basic pedicure service. Students will also study basic safety and emergency procedures, occupational health and hygiene regulations, first aid and salon cleaning requirements.

    Make Up & Ear Piercing
    WRBFS202B Design and Apply Make-up
    WRBSS201B Pierce Ears
    Students will learn to prepare clients and design and apply make-up for day, evening, bridal and photography. Product knowledge and selection and client consultation, support the practical applications. Students will prepare clients and perform ear piercing services in accordance with occupational health and hygiene regulations.

    Waxing A (Temporary Epilation)
    WRBSS302B Provide Temporary Epilation and Bleaching Treatments
    This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform epilation services using strip wax.
    Waxing B (Temporary Epilation)
    WRBSS302B Provide Temporary Epilation and Bleaching Treatments
    WRBCS305A Apply a Knowledge of Skin Biology to Beauty Treatments
    This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform epilation services using hot wax. Students will also study the structure and function of hair. Preparation and application of bleaching treatments is also undertaken in this unit.

    Nail Enhancement (Artificial Nail Applications) and Nail Art
    WRBBS202A Apply Gel Nail Enhancement
    WRBBS203A Apply Acrylic Nail Enhancement
    WRBBS204B Apply Nail Art
    Students will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform the application of gel and acrylic nails. Removal of artificial nails, refills and nail art are integral components of this unit.
    For the purpose of delivery, Facial and Anatomy & Physiology competencies have been divided into four units, each of 54 hours.

    WRBFS406B Provide Facial Treatments
    WRBCS408A Apply Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology to Beauty Therapy Treatments
    WRBCS409A Apply Knowledge of Skin Science to Beauty Therapy Treatments
    Students will study chemical and enzyme treatments and gain knowledge of skin chemical and the growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin. Students will gain knowledge and skills to prepare and assess clients for a facial treatment. This covers skin analysis, skin care products and advice on further treatments. Students will study the nervous system, the skeletal system, the reproductive system and the respiratory system as they apply to Beauty Therapy. Facial, neck and eye massage will be incorporated with the application of specialised treatments.
    For the purpose of delivery, Advanced Facials, Skin Science and Cosmetic Chemistry have been divided into two units, each of 54 hours.

    WRBFS407B Provide Advanced Facial Treatments
    WRBCS411A Apply Knowledge of Nutrition to Beauty Therapy Treatments
    WRBCS410A Apply Knowledge of Electricity to Beauty Therapy Treatments
    Students will study the use and effects of alternating and direct current and low intensity laser in a range of beauty therapy treatments. Such study will also include safe handling procedures with attention to chemical/physical dangers and the requirement for electrical hazard identification and management in the salon. This unit covers the role of major nutrients in cell body function, the digestive system and the inter-relationship of dietary factory and their health consequences. Facial treatments will include the use of electrical equipment with direct and alternating current. Students will gain awareness of skin cancer, skin disorders, immunology and irritation
    reactions.

    WRBCS412A Apply Knowledge of Cosmetic Chemistry to Beauty Therapy Treatment – 30 hours
    Cosmetic chemistry includes the study of chemical concepts, organic chemistry, treatment of red flushed skin, the treatment of seborrhea, and the composition of and reaction to product formulations and emulsions on the skin. For the purpose of delivery, the following module is included in each of the six facial units.

    WRBCS407A Develop a Treatment Plan for Beauty Therapy Treatments
    Students will gain the knowledge to advise clients on a suitable treatment plan to meet their needs and expectations. In developing the plan, students will analyse client characteristics identifying contraindications/precautions.

    Assessment
    Theory and practical tests and assignments.

    Career Opportunities
    Beauty Technician, Retail Consultant

    Further Study

    Certificate III in Nail Technology, Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Make Up Artistry

    Skills Recognition including RPL
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
    Contact the department for further details

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