Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

SHB40121Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
Up to 12 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed for a role as a Beauty Therapist with this flexible, online course
  • Learn to provide a wide range of services including massage treatments, facials, lash and brow treatments, waxing, make-up and nailcare
  • Gain practical skills by working with real clients during a work placement

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Roles related to this course: Beauty Therapist, Therapist, Retail Store Manager, Bar Attendant, and 3 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

However, it is recommended that you be at least 18 years of age, have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to a Year 12 or Certificate III standard, have regular access to a computer with Microsoft Office and the internet, and the skills to make a short video.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • Provide salon services to clients
  • Provide lash and brow services
  • Provide waxing services
  • Design and apply make-up
  • Provide body massages
  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
  • Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course contains 350 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a relevant organisation such as a beauty salon or spa where you can access a full range of professional products.

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study online with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help with any administration issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

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Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Beauty TherapySHB40121

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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Certificate IV in Beauty TherapySHB40121

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