SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

The SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is designed for aspiring beauty industry professionals, offering comprehensive training in various beauty treatments and techniques.
Course Provider
Open Colleges
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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100% Online

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Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access

Course Overview

Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 21 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 350 hours of work placement in an ABN-registered salon of your choosing.
Career Outcomes
  • Beauty Therapist
Course Modules
  1. SHBBRES003 Research And Apply Beauty Industry Information
  2. SHBXWHS003 Apply Safe Hygiene, Health And Work Practices
  3. SHBBINF002 Maintain Infection Control Standards
  4. SHBBNLS007 Provide Manicure And Pedicare Services
  5. SHBBNLS011 Use Electric File Equipment For Nail Services
  6. SHBBNLS008 Apply Gel And Dip Powder Nail Enhancements
  7. SHBXIND003 Comply With Organisational Requirements Within A Personal Services Environment
  8. SHBXCCS007 Conduct Salon Financial Transactions
  9. SHBXCCS008 Provide Salon Services To Clients
Course Fees Include
  • No exams, ever. Instead, assessments range from open books, multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos and written assessments.
  • Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access.
  • Courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.
  • This course is a nationally recognised Australian qualification.

Open Colleges (OC) | RTO #90796

Payment Options
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Work Placement

This course contains a minimum of 350 hours of work placement, which will be split into three blocks. You complete your work placement in a home salon, as long as it is a registered business (ABN) and provides the requirements in the way of treatments. Many students end up at more than 1 salon for placement, as not every salon will provide the types of treatment that you need to practice in order to complete your course. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, please enquire now.


Work placement block 1 – 170 hours and may be commenced after successful completion of Modules 1 – 5 and your work placement preparation activities.

  1. SHBBSSC001 Incorporate Knowledge Of Skin Structure And Functions Into Beauty Therapy
  2. SHBBFAS004 Provide Lash And Brow Services
  3. SHBBHRS010 Provide Waxing Services
  4. SHBXCCS006 Promote Healthy Nutritional Options In A Beauty Therapy Context
  5. SHBBSSC002 Incorporate Knowledge Of Body Structures And Functions Into Beauty Therapy
  6. SHBBMUP009 Design And Apply Make-Up
  7. SHBBMUP011 Design And Apply Remedial Camouflage Make-Up
  8. SIRXSLS001 Sell To The Retail Customer


Work placement block 2 – 106 hours and may be commenced after successful completion of Modules 7 – 13 and your work placement preparation activities.

  1. SHBBFAS005 Provide Facial Treatments And Skin Care Recommendations
  2. SHBBMUP008 Apply Eyelash Extensions
  3. SHBBBOS007 Apply Cosmetic Tanning Products
  4. SHBBBOS008 Provide Body Massages
  5. ICTWEB306 Develop Web Presence Using Social Media
  6. SIRXOSM002 Maintain Ethical And Professional Standards When Using Social Media And Online Platforms


Work placement block 3 – 74 hours and may be commenced after successful completion of Modules 15– 20 and your work placement preparation activities.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Open Colleges

1300 848 451
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