Course Description

You will be trained in facial treatments, make-up design and application (including for photography and camouflage), massage and other body treatments.

The benefits and precautions of aromatherapy are addressed and you will learn the correct procedures for performing manicures and pedicures, applying nail art and enhancements, and undertaking lash and brow treatments.

Health, hygiene and First Aid in the context of beauty therapy are also covered.

You will be trained in facial treatments, make-up design and application (including for photography and camouflage), massage and other body treatments.

The benefits and precautions of aromatherapy are addressed and you will learn the correct procedures for performing manicures and pedicures, applying nail art and enhancements, and undertaking lash and brow treatments.

Health, hygiene and First Aid in the context of beauty therapy are also covered.

Course number 86600
Course name Certificate in Beauty Therapy
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online
Assessments Written Assessments
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

You will be trained in facial treatments, make-up design and application (including for photography and camouflage), massage and other body treatments.

The benefits and precautions of aromatherapy are addressed and you will learn the correct procedures for performing manicures and pedicures, applying nail art and enhancements, and undertaking lash and brow treatments.

Health, hygiene and First Aid in the context of beauty therapy are also covered.

  • Basic safety procedures
  • Compliance with health and hygiene regulations
  • Application of first aid procedures
  • Cleanse face
  • Analyse face and design make-up plan
  • Select products and equipment
  • Application of make-up
  • Preparation of treatment area
  • Identify suitable cleansing products
  • Cleansing and make-up procedures
  • Analyse face and context
  • Application of make-up
  • Introduction to remedial camouflage make-up
  • Identify remedial camouflage requirements
  • Selection of products and equipment
  • Application of remedial camouflage
  • Preparation and assessment of treatment requirements
  • Body massage techniques
  • Body treatment products
  • How aromatherapy works
  • Properties, effects and benefits of essential oils
  • Contra-indications and precautions for aesthetic aromatherapy massage
  • Massage technique strokes
  • Colour theory
  • Tools, equipment and products
  • Nail art techniques
  • Artificial nail application
  • Basics of filing nails
  • Application of nail tips
  • Application of acrylic nails, gel nails and nail wraps
  • Nail care at home
  • Structure of nail, hand, forearm, lower leg and foot
  • The skin
  • Health and hygiene regulations
  • Hand and arm massage
  • Foot and leg massage
  • Hot oil manicure
  • French manicure and nail repair
  • Facial massage techniques
  • Application of skin care products
  • Chemical treatments of the eyelash and eyebrows
  • Shaping eyebrows
  • Applying false eyelashes

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

English

This course involves reading learner guides 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 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 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.

Computing

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

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader X or equivalent
  • Printer and scanner.

Specific requirements for Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Windows 7 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

Specific requirements for Mac OS users:

  • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

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Included materials

  • Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians textbook (provided in Study Period 1)
  • Milady's student anatomy and physiology reference charts (provided in Study Period 1
  • Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians CD (provided in Study Period 2)
  • Essence hand scrub (provided in Study Period 2)
  • Manicure kit (provided in Study Period 4)
  • Essence refreshing foot scrub(provided in Study Period 5)

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