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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Outcomes:

  • Beauty Therapist

Study areas include:

  • Spray tanning
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Waxing
  • Makeup
  • Gel and dip powder nail enhancements
  • Body massages

If you are passionate about Beauty, this Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy by Open Colleges is the perfect course for you. This course will allow you to take it from a passion to a career.

Further to the above study areas, you will learn how to use social media to grow your client base, maintain infection control standards, and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 350 hours (split into 3 blocks) for this course. The work placement will provide you the opportunity put the skills you learn online into practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Beauty Therapist

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements.

It is also recommended that students

  • Are 18 years old (note: students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to work independently and use own familiar support resources, communicate effectively via email, and identify relevant information from a range of written texts. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete
    • Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or
    • Certificate III level or higher

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old (note: students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol).

Equipment and tools

Access to others

This course includes a requirement to record video and/ or audio roleplays. These will require participation by 1-2 other people sourced by you.

Tools and equipment

You will need to purchase specific tools and equipment for this course. Click here to view the complete list of materials, equipment and tools required for this course.

Physical Requirements

You will need to have the requisite physical fitness to undertake work placement in a Beauty Salon. Some treatment services will require you to stand for periods of up to 90 mins.


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Module 3

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Module 19


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Module 21


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.