Course Description

With the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy , become a trusted expert with a thorough knowledge of beauty techniques that will make you a sought-after therapist by clients and salons alike. You will learn to perform the full range of beauty therapies ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, and waxing, to spa experiences like Indian head massage and advanced treatments like microdermabrasion.

You will also gain the skills to manage financial transactions, develop effective work habits, work within organisational requirements, maintain a professional appearance and support a team.

The Australian qualification SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy  offers the best of both worlds: it combines the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 152 hours of work placement in an approved beauty setting.

With the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy , become a trusted expert with a thorough knowledge of beauty techniques that will make you a sought-after therapist by clients and salons alike. You will learn to perform the full range of beauty therapies ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, and waxing, to spa experiences like Indian head massage and advanced treatments like microdermabrasion.

You will also gain the skills to manage financial transactions, develop effective work habits, work within organisational requirements, maintain a professional appearance and support a team.

The Australian qualification SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy  offers the best of both worlds: it combines the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 152 hours of work placement in an approved beauty setting.

Potential career outcomes

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Manager
  • Spa Therapist

Disclaimer

The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

Course number E1193INB
Qualification name SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Face-to-face assessment, Interviews, Knowledge tests, Label the diagram questions, Logbook, Portfolio, Portfolio of evidence, Scenario-based questions, Short-answer questions, Visual diary, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

With the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy , become a trusted expert with a thorough knowledge of beauty techniques that will make you a sought-after therapist by clients and salons alike. You will learn to perform the full range of beauty therapies ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, and waxing, to spa experiences like Indian head massage and advanced treatments like microdermabrasion.

You will also gain the skills to manage financial transactions, develop effective work habits, work within organisational requirements, maintain a professional appearance and support a team.

The Australian qualification SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy  offers the best of both worlds: it combines the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 152 hours of work placement in an approved beauty setting.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

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.

Module 1: 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.

Module 2: 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.

Module 3: 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 on 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.

Module 4: 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.

Module 5: 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.

Module 6: 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.

Module 7: 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.

Module 8: 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.

Module 9: 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.

Module 10: 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.
  • Establish client objectives.
  • Design oil blend.
  • Set up for blending.
  • Prepare aromatic oil blends.
  • Provide treatment using aromatic plant oils.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Module 11: Become a skin specialist

Here, you’ll learn how to perform a range of specialised skin services that include the use of facial electrical machinery and micro-dermabrasion.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design and recommend specialised facials.
  • Prepare for specialised facial treatment.
  • Cleanse skin using ultrasonic or direct current.
  • Remove minor skin blemishes and infuse serums.
  • Provide micro current treatment.
  • Complete treatment.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Establish client priorities.
  • Design micro-dermabrasion treatment.
  • Prepare for micro-dermabrasion treatment.
  • Perform patch test.
  • Provide micro-dermabrasion.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Module 12: Ayurvedic massage techniques

Gain the skills, knowledge and techniques required to offer the ultimate relaxation services to clients, including Indian head massage and reflexology.

  • Establish client priorities.
  • Prepare for reflexology treatment.
  • Provide reflexology treatment.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.
  • Establish client objectives.
  • Design and recommend Indian head massage.
  • Prepare for Indian head massage treatment.
  • Provide Indian head massage treatment.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment area.

Module 13: Stone therapies massage

Having the knowledge and skills for providing stone therapies massage treatments allows you to provide clients with an indulgent relaxation experience.

  • Prepare for stone massage therapy treatment.
  • Establish client objectives.
  • Design and recommend stone therapy massage.
  • Apply stones.
  • Apply massage.
  • Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.
  • Clean treatment work area.

Module 14: Market the small business

  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Determine a marketing mix for the business
  • Implement marketing strategies
  • Monitor and improve marketing performance

Education

Given the nature of the course, learners will need to demonstrate successful completion of:

  • An AQF course at Certificate II level or equivalent and higher, or
  • English schooling to Australian Year 10 or equivalent, or
  • 2 year’s experience in a related role where English is the primary language and used in both written and verbal communications

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:

  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Learning, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Diploma.

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.

Physical requirements

You will need to be able to stand for prolonged periods of time whilst performing treatments, treatment timeframes vary from 15 minutes upwards. Some treatments require you to be able to physically massage the client or remove wax. 


Students with epilepsy are not permitted to use indirect high frequency equipment in specialised facial and body treatments as they may trigger an epilepsy fit. 

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 this 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.

University pathway

Open Colleges has formalised articulation with:

University pathway

If you’re hoping to continue your studies at university, this course is a great starting point.

Southern Cross University

Graduates who complete the course will be able to receive credit transfer towards the following degrees with Southern Cross University:

  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management | 4 units, of a total of 24 (16% of the course)

 

Australiasian College Health & Wellness

Open Colleges graduates of the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy will also be eligible to articulate into the Australiasian College Health & Wellness  courses:

  • Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)

  • Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics)

Two subjects recognised for credit in semester one, year one.  Further RPL would be awarded based on individual industry experience and expertise.

Please contact us for more information about university pathways.

The course contains 152 hours of work placement

You will need to undertake work placement to successfully complete the units of competency in this course.  Your practical placement will be conducted in an approved Open Colleges facility or approved partner facility, supervised by a qualified staff member. 

You will be informed should any approved training facility not provide all the required service’s and provided with alternative options. You may need to travel to an alternative location to complete your training, and you will be responsible for all costs of any travel, accommodation, statutory checks or other requirements related to your work placement.

As such, a Statement of Attainment cannot be issued for part completion of the qualification unless work placement is completed.

Intake dates are:

  • 22 January 2018
  • 23 April 2018
  • 20 July 2018
  • 22 October 2018

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