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Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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Course Description

Love beauty? Turn your passion into a rewarding career as a Beauty Therapist. With this Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you’ll build the practical skills and knowledge needed to qualify as a job-ready Beauty Therapist!

During the course, you’ll learn everything from massage treatments and facials through to lash and brow treatments, waxing, make-up and nailcare.

This course provides you with everything you need to get started in Beauty Therapy – and you’ll even get a free professional, industry-standard, beauty kit to use while you study.

Better still, you’ll also be able combine the flexibility of online studies with 110 hours of  practical work placement, allowing you to put your skills to the test. If you want to become a successful beauty therapist, this course’s combination of online learning and real-world experience means you can study anywhere, anytime on a phone, tablet, desktop or laptop.

This course is superseded by SHB40121 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.  For now, you may still enrol in this course, and we will transition you to the new course at no additional cost once it is available. We’ll be in touch closer to our launch date to give you more information about what this means for you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Extra Benefits

As an Open Colleges beauty student you will also gain access to a number of high quality and in-demand professional industry kits that allow you to practice and perfect your skills. The kits include:

  • Manicure and Pedicure kit (valued at $162)
  • Eyelash extension kit (valued at $229)
  • Waxing and tinting kit (valued at $199)
  • Makeup kit (valued at $307)
  • Facial kit (valued at $394)
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Beauty Therapist

Course Details

Course number E1192
Qualification name SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Interviews, Journal, Knowledge tests, Label the diagram questions, Portfolio of evidence, Practical assessments, Reports, Scenario-based questions, Short-answer questions, Visual diary, Written reports
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Entry Requirements

Education

You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR

Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or

  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Equipment

The unit SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments, requires the use of Galvanic and high-frequency devices. This type of equipment will need to be utilised to complete the required treatments during your work placement. If your nominated host work placement does not have these devices, you may need to find another host work placement that has this equipment available to you or source the equipment independently. The cost of these units’ range between $50 and $150, below are some examples of suitable devices that can be purchased if required.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent

  • Broadband internet connection

  • 2GB of RAM

  • CD-ROM or DVD drive

  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent

  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

  • Access to printer and associated software

  • Access to scanner and associated software

  • Digital imaging software

  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)

  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)

  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.

  • Accessing and searching the internet.

  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.

  • Uploading documents through websites.

  • Participating in online discussions.

  • Compressing image files.

  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Tan-tastic

Tan-tastic provides you with an introduction to the beauty industry. You also learn the art of perfecting spray tanning applications.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare to apply cosmetic tanning products.
  • Use spray gun to apply product.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Hygienic manicure and pedicure treatments

Manicure and pedicure treatments are highly popular salon treatments. Here, you learn how to perform spa manicure and pedicure treatments using both coloured and French polish, as well as learning the importance of health and hygiene in the salon.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for nail service.
  • Provide nail service.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations.
  • Monitor hygiene of premises.
  • Maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments.
  • Sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser.
  • Maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.
  • Protect self from infection risks.
  • Apply organisational safety procedures.
  • Use electricity safely.
  • Minimise infection risks in the salon environment.
  • Follow infection control procedures.
  • Follow procedures for emergency situations.
  • Clean salon.

Knowing your industry

The beauty industry is an ever-changing industry. New treatments, products and equipment are constantly being introduced. Therefore, it is always best practice to keep your knowledge up-to-date. Having a thorough understanding of the organisational requirements for working in a salon is imperative for a Beauty Therapist to provide safe and effective treatments.

  • Develop knowledge of employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Work within organisational requirements.
  • Support work team.
  • Maintain personal presentation.
  • Develop effective work habits.
  • Source and use information on beauty industry.
  • Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues for the beauty industry.
  • Update knowledge of beauty industry and products.

Lash-alicious

Master the art of creating the perfect lashes! You will learn about eyelash extensions and the skills you need to perform them. You will also gain an understanding of providing salon services to clients and how to process financial transactions.

  • Establish service requirements.
  • Remove damaged, sparse, or grown out eyelash extensions.
  • Apply eyelash extensions.
  • Provide post service advice.
  • Clean treatment work area.
  • Receive clients.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Schedule appointments for clients.
  • Respond to client complaints.
  • Respond to clients with special needs.
  • Operate point-of-sale equipment.
  • Complete point-of-sale transactions.
  • Complete refund.
  • Remove takings from register or terminal.
  • Reconcile takings.

Waxing and tinting

Gain the skills and knowledge required to perform safe and effective waxing and lash and brow services in a salon. You’ll also learn about hair growth patterns.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for waxing service.
  • Apply wax to waxing area.
  • Review waxing service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for lash and brow service.
  • Chemically treat eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Shape eyebrows.
  • Review service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.

Know the body (massage and body treatments)

Learn how to provide the perfect massage and body treatments to clients in the salon whilst gaining an understanding of how the body works.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend massage.
  • Prepare for body massage treatment.
  • Provide body massages.
  • Review massage and provide body care advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend body treatment.
  • Prepare for body treatment.
  • Provide body wrap treatment.
  • Operate electrical equipment to provide body treatment.
  • Review treatment and body care advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Some treatments require the use of galvanic and high-frequency devices.

Detoxifying massage

Lymphatic massage helps with toxin and waste removal. Learn the skills and knowledge to provide superficial lymph massage treatments in a salon to help detoxify the body.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for treatment.
  • Provide lymphatic massage.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Best face forward

Learn up-to-date techniques for applying make-up to allow clients to always look and feel their best.

  • Establish make-up requirements.
  • Design make-up plan.
  • Apply make-up.
  • Apply false eyelashes.
  • Provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish remedial camouflage make-up requirement.
  • Design make-up plan.
  • Apply remedial camouflage make-up.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment work area.

Promoting skin health

Skin is the largest organ of the body so we need to ensure it stays healthy. Here, you will learn how the skin works and the best ways to maximize skin health and minimize damage. You’ll also learn how to perform facial treatments to suit each clients’ skin.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend facials.
  • Prepare for facial treatment.
  • Cleanse skin.
  • Provide facial massage.
  • Apply specialised products.
  • Review facial.
  • Provide post treatment skin care recommendations.
  • Clean treatment area.

Female intimate waxing

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to provide intimate waxing services on female clients.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for female intimate waxing service.
  • Apply wax to female intimate area.
  • Ensure client comfort.
  • Review waxing service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.

Relaxation massage treatments

Learn how to truly relax your client – gain the skills to perform aromatherapy massages with a personalised blend of aromatic oils.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend aromatherapy treatment.
  • Prepare for aromatherapy massage.
  • Provide massage treatment.
  • Review massage treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Ellena Frisina

Ellena has over 15 years' experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry, which started after achieving a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, working in salons, cosmetic clinics, running her own beauty business (specialising in brow-shaping, nails and tanning), supervising work placement students, as well as lecturing experience.  Ellena is motivated by helping others to feel better about themselves, being able to pass on her knowledge to students (and seeing them develop and enhance their confidence and skills),  and being part of an industry that is continuing to grow and allow therapists to have flexible work arrangements.  

Her favourite treatments to teach includes stone therapy massage, nail treatments, brow shaping, lash treatments (including extensions), and tanning.  

Kristie Burgess

Kristie has over 10 years’ experience working in salons and day spas combined. She is a highly trained therapist and is motivated by her love for the business. She moved into Education where she can pass on her knowledge to students.

As a trainer Kristie is approachable and patient which makes her classroom and online environment a fun place to relax and learn treatments. She believes Beauty is an ever-evolving industry that will never go out of fashion, and it is important to teach rising therapists or technicians, new and innovative techniques. Tanning, waxing, facials and body massage are Kristie’s favourite treatments to teach and perform in the salon.

Industry Connections

Course Materials

This course includes course materials from:

Beauty therapists world wide insist upon Caronlab Australia's superior salon waxes and accessories. Based in Geelong, Australia, the brand had its beginnings in 1979. With a wealth of knowledge and dedicated research and development, Caronlab Australia is the best choice in professional hair removal products and accessories.

Caronlab Australia partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

As an expert in all-natural marine skin care products, Algologie offers a unique and exclusive method based on mineralization, re-balancing the vital functions of the body.

Algologie partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Specialising in unique and intensive skin treatments for a variety of skin problems, Fleur De Mer is proudly Australian made and owned. Its cosmeceutical products are formulated with unique technology to provide quick, visible results so as to satisfy the huge demand for non surgical skin care.

Fleur de Mer partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Hawley is celebrating over 75 years of manufacture and distribution in the nail and beauty industry at both professional and retail level. Hawley strive for a reputation of excellence built on a foundation of quality, innovative products at competitive prices and a high level of friendly, professional service. 

Hawley International partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate III in Nail Technology

Crown Brush Australia is a leader within the professional make up industry and can offer a number of different products from Pro Brushes, Makeup Palettes, Student Kits and a wide range of cosmetic items.With over 30 years of brush making tradition in the USA and worldwide markets, Crown Brush Australia can offer you the largest range of professional makeup brushes with over 700 different styles.

Crown Australia partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Extra Benefits

Included materials

  • Manicure and Pedicure kit (valued at $162) | Module 2
  • Eyelash extensions kit (valued at $229) | Module 4
  • Waxing and tinting kit (valued at $199) | Module 5
  • Makeup kit  (valued at $307) | Module 8
  • Facial kit (valued at $394) | Module 8

Student discounts

Open Colleges students may be eligible to receive discount cards, which will allow them to restock their kits and network with professional suppliers.

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 110 hours of work placement

The workplace will need to provide beauty treatments and have access to a full comprehensive range of professional products for each practical treatment performed. Examples of suitable workplaces include beauty salons and beauty/retreat spas.

You may be required to complete work placement in multiple salons if your chosen salon does not provide all of the required services.

Cost of work placement

All costs of work placement including any placement fees charged by the host organisation (whether to the student or OC), cost of statutory checks and vaccinations, travel, accommodation and uniforms are the responsibility of the student.

SAVE 35% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: EOFY2022

Offer ends on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

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Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkBeauty Therapist
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Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 35% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: EOFY2022

Offer ends on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Love beauty? Turn your passion into a rewarding career as a Beauty Therapist. With this Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you’ll build the practical skills and knowledge needed to qualify as a job-ready Beauty Therapist!

During the course, you’ll learn everything from massage treatments and facials through to lash and brow treatments, waxing, make-up and nailcare.

This course provides you with everything you need to get started in Beauty Therapy – and you’ll even get a free professional, industry-standard, beauty kit to use while you study.

Better still, you’ll also be able combine the flexibility of online studies with 110 hours of  practical work placement, allowing you to put your skills to the test. If you want to become a successful beauty therapist, this course’s combination of online learning and real-world experience means you can study anywhere, anytime on a phone, tablet, desktop or laptop.

This course is superseded by SHB40121 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.  For now, you may still enrol in this course, and we will transition you to the new course at no additional cost once it is available. We’ll be in touch closer to our launch date to give you more information about what this means for you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Extra Benefits

As an Open Colleges beauty student you will also gain access to a number of high quality and in-demand professional industry kits that allow you to practice and perfect your skills. The kits include:

  • Manicure and Pedicure kit (valued at $162)
  • Eyelash extension kit (valued at $229)
  • Waxing and tinting kit (valued at $199)
  • Makeup kit (valued at $307)
  • Facial kit (valued at $394)
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Beauty Therapist
Course number E1192
Qualification name SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Interviews, Journal, Knowledge tests, Label the diagram questions, Portfolio of evidence, Practical assessments, Reports, Scenario-based questions, Short-answer questions, Visual diary, Written reports
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Entry Requirements

Education

You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR

Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or

  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Equipment

The unit SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments, requires the use of Galvanic and high-frequency devices. This type of equipment will need to be utilised to complete the required treatments during your work placement. If your nominated host work placement does not have these devices, you may need to find another host work placement that has this equipment available to you or source the equipment independently. The cost of these units’ range between $50 and $150, below are some examples of suitable devices that can be purchased if required.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent

  • Broadband internet connection

  • 2GB of RAM

  • CD-ROM or DVD drive

  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent

  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

  • Access to printer and associated software

  • Access to scanner and associated software

  • Digital imaging software

  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)

  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)

  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.

  • Accessing and searching the internet.

  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.

  • Uploading documents through websites.

  • Participating in online discussions.

  • Compressing image files.

  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Tan-tastic

Tan-tastic provides you with an introduction to the beauty industry. You also learn the art of perfecting spray tanning applications.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare to apply cosmetic tanning products.
  • Use spray gun to apply product.
  • Review service.
  • Clean service area.

Hygienic manicure and pedicure treatments

Manicure and pedicure treatments are highly popular salon treatments. Here, you learn how to perform spa manicure and pedicure treatments using both coloured and French polish, as well as learning the importance of health and hygiene in the salon.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for nail service.
  • Provide nail service.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations.
  • Monitor hygiene of premises.
  • Maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments.
  • Sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser.
  • Maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.
  • Protect self from infection risks.
  • Apply organisational safety procedures.
  • Use electricity safely.
  • Minimise infection risks in the salon environment.
  • Follow infection control procedures.
  • Follow procedures for emergency situations.
  • Clean salon.

Knowing your industry

The beauty industry is an ever-changing industry. New treatments, products and equipment are constantly being introduced. Therefore, it is always best practice to keep your knowledge up-to-date. Having a thorough understanding of the organisational requirements for working in a salon is imperative for a Beauty Therapist to provide safe and effective treatments.

  • Develop knowledge of employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Work within organisational requirements.
  • Support work team.
  • Maintain personal presentation.
  • Develop effective work habits.
  • Source and use information on beauty industry.
  • Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues for the beauty industry.
  • Update knowledge of beauty industry and products.

Lash-alicious

Master the art of creating the perfect lashes! You will learn about eyelash extensions and the skills you need to perform them. You will also gain an understanding of providing salon services to clients and how to process financial transactions.

  • Establish service requirements.
  • Remove damaged, sparse, or grown out eyelash extensions.
  • Apply eyelash extensions.
  • Provide post service advice.
  • Clean treatment work area.
  • Receive clients.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Schedule appointments for clients.
  • Respond to client complaints.
  • Respond to clients with special needs.
  • Operate point-of-sale equipment.
  • Complete point-of-sale transactions.
  • Complete refund.
  • Remove takings from register or terminal.
  • Reconcile takings.

Waxing and tinting

Gain the skills and knowledge required to perform safe and effective waxing and lash and brow services in a salon. You’ll also learn about hair growth patterns.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for waxing service.
  • Apply wax to waxing area.
  • Review waxing service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for lash and brow service.
  • Chemically treat eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Shape eyebrows.
  • Review service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.

Know the body (massage and body treatments)

Learn how to provide the perfect massage and body treatments to clients in the salon whilst gaining an understanding of how the body works.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend massage.
  • Prepare for body massage treatment.
  • Provide body massages.
  • Review massage and provide body care advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend body treatment.
  • Prepare for body treatment.
  • Provide body wrap treatment.
  • Operate electrical equipment to provide body treatment.
  • Review treatment and body care advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Some treatments require the use of galvanic and high-frequency devices.

Detoxifying massage

Lymphatic massage helps with toxin and waste removal. Learn the skills and knowledge to provide superficial lymph massage treatments in a salon to help detoxify the body.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for treatment.
  • Provide lymphatic massage.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Best face forward

Learn up-to-date techniques for applying make-up to allow clients to always look and feel their best.

  • Establish make-up requirements.
  • Design make-up plan.
  • Apply make-up.
  • Apply false eyelashes.
  • Provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.
  • Establish remedial camouflage make-up requirement.
  • Design make-up plan.
  • Apply remedial camouflage make-up.
  • Review service.
  • Clean treatment work area.

Promoting skin health

Skin is the largest organ of the body so we need to ensure it stays healthy. Here, you will learn how the skin works and the best ways to maximize skin health and minimize damage. You’ll also learn how to perform facial treatments to suit each clients’ skin.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend facials.
  • Prepare for facial treatment.
  • Cleanse skin.
  • Provide facial massage.
  • Apply specialised products.
  • Review facial.
  • Provide post treatment skin care recommendations.
  • Clean treatment area.

Female intimate waxing

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to provide intimate waxing services on female clients.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for female intimate waxing service.
  • Apply wax to female intimate area.
  • Ensure client comfort.
  • Review waxing service and provide post service advice.
  • Clean service area.

Relaxation massage treatments

Learn how to truly relax your client – gain the skills to perform aromatherapy massages with a personalised blend of aromatic oils.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend aromatherapy treatment.
  • Prepare for aromatherapy massage.
  • Provide massage treatment.
  • Review massage treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

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Ellena Frisina

Ellena has over 15 years' experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry, which started after achieving a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, working in salons, cosmetic clinics, running her own beauty business (specialising in brow-shaping, nails and tanning), supervising work placement students, as well as lecturing experience.  Ellena is motivated by helping others to feel better about themselves, being able to pass on her knowledge to students (and seeing them develop and enhance their confidence and skills),  and being part of an industry that is continuing to grow and allow therapists to have flexible work arrangements.  

Her favourite treatments to teach includes stone therapy massage, nail treatments, brow shaping, lash treatments (including extensions), and tanning.  

Kristie Burgess

Kristie has over 10 years’ experience working in salons and day spas combined. She is a highly trained therapist and is motivated by her love for the business. She moved into Education where she can pass on her knowledge to students.

As a trainer Kristie is approachable and patient which makes her classroom and online environment a fun place to relax and learn treatments. She believes Beauty is an ever-evolving industry that will never go out of fashion, and it is important to teach rising therapists or technicians, new and innovative techniques. Tanning, waxing, facials and body massage are Kristie’s favourite treatments to teach and perform in the salon.

Course Materials

This course includes course materials from:

Beauty therapists world wide insist upon Caronlab Australia's superior salon waxes and accessories. Based in Geelong, Australia, the brand had its beginnings in 1979. With a wealth of knowledge and dedicated research and development, Caronlab Australia is the best choice in professional hair removal products and accessories.

Caronlab Australia partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

As an expert in all-natural marine skin care products, Algologie offers a unique and exclusive method based on mineralization, re-balancing the vital functions of the body.

Algologie partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Specialising in unique and intensive skin treatments for a variety of skin problems, Fleur De Mer is proudly Australian made and owned. Its cosmeceutical products are formulated with unique technology to provide quick, visible results so as to satisfy the huge demand for non surgical skin care.

Fleur de Mer partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Hawley is celebrating over 75 years of manufacture and distribution in the nail and beauty industry at both professional and retail level. Hawley strive for a reputation of excellence built on a foundation of quality, innovative products at competitive prices and a high level of friendly, professional service. 

Hawley International partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate III in Nail Technology

Crown Brush Australia is a leader within the professional make up industry and can offer a number of different products from Pro Brushes, Makeup Palettes, Student Kits and a wide range of cosmetic items.With over 30 years of brush making tradition in the USA and worldwide markets, Crown Brush Australia can offer you the largest range of professional makeup brushes with over 700 different styles.

Crown Australia partners with Open Colleges as a main supplier of beauty kits for the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Included materials

  • Manicure and Pedicure kit (valued at $162) | Module 2
  • Eyelash extensions kit (valued at $229) | Module 4
  • Waxing and tinting kit (valued at $199) | Module 5
  • Makeup kit  (valued at $307) | Module 8
  • Facial kit (valued at $394) | Module 8

Student discounts

Open Colleges students may be eligible to receive discount cards, which will allow them to restock their kits and network with professional suppliers.

The course contains a minimum of 110 hours of work placement

The workplace will need to provide beauty treatments and have access to a full comprehensive range of professional products for each practical treatment performed. Examples of suitable workplaces include beauty salons and beauty/retreat spas.

You may be required to complete work placement in multiple salons if your chosen salon does not provide all of the required services.

Cost of work placement

All costs of work placement including any placement fees charged by the host organisation (whether to the student or OC), cost of statutory checks and vaccinations, travel, accommodation and uniforms are the responsibility of the student.

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