SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy - more information

Course Delivery

Our course will give you access to a comprehensive range of learning materials, interactive lectures, practical sessions, student clinic and wide range of support services.

When studying on campus you will need to cover the number of subjects during each term which typically runs over 22 weeks of tuition with four terms being delivered in a calendar year.   During these periods you will need to spend approximately 24 hours per week attending lectures, class practical demonstrations, and self-directed study and student clinic sessions.  

Delivery Location

Classes will be delivered at:

83-85 Chandos Street, St Leonards NSW 2065

Work Placement

Throughout the 40 academic weeks, students will spend three days per week in a salon working with laser and IPL equipment. After the theoretical content is completed, students undertake a minimum of 200 hours of supervised work placement in practice clinic.


Shop4/599 Pacific Highway, St. Leonards, NSW 2065

Tuition Fees - $11,500


Student Kit - $1,000

  • Uniform

  • Towel Kit

  • Facial Kit

  • Eyelash and Brow tint Kit

  • Waxing Kit

  • Manicure and Pedicare Kit

  • Make-up Kit

  • Body Massage Kit 

May 2021 Class Timetable

Duration: 22 weeks

Commences: 17 May 2021
Final face to face class: 13 October 2021
Completion: 14 October 2021


The below weekly timetable is a sample only

Each class will be advised of their timetable at orientation









 The student attends 1 day of work placement per week


Course Structures 

Our courses are structured in a way that allows you to build your knowledge and skills in a logical sequence over time. 

Our courses are broken up into units of study, study periods or topics. In each period you will be given a set of learning materials, which will typically include a learner guide as well as the assessment tasks you need to complete for that period. The Learner Guide will contain a number of readings and Learning Activities to complete. The activities are designed to help you gain a clear understanding of the content in your Learner Guides. These activities will enhance your learning. Unless you have prior knowledge and skills in the subject, you will disadvantage your learning if you do not complete these activities before starting your assessment. 

You will need to complete all of the assessments in your unit of study, study period, module or topic before you can progress. You will submit your assessments on line if you are on line student or complete your assessment at the college for your assessor to mark the assessment and provide feedback.

Literacy and Student Support

If you believe you may have a learning or literacy problem, please tell us prior to enrolling. We can give you a literacy and numeracy self-assessment to help you pinpoint where you need help. At some point during your studies, you may feel you can’t go on or just need help. The college is here to help you as much as possible. You are encouraged to discuss any issue with staff.


Your assessments are an important part of your course and must be completed in order for you to progress through your course and to receive your qualification. To be awarded a Nationally Recognised Training qualification, you must demonstrate that you have achieved all the units of competency that make up the qualification. Evidence of competence is assessed through your assessment tasks.   


Attendance and Punctuality

All students are required to maintain a level of attendance of 80% or above at all times. Trainers will mark the class roll for each class that participants attend. If any participant leaves a class early or arrives late, this will be recorded onto the roll books.

The attendance rolls will be reviewed fortnightly to ensure that the required attendance of participants is maintained.

Students with attendance issues may contact us at any time to arrange an interview with trainer. The purpose of this interview is to ensure that the student is fully aware of their responsibilities and providing them with the opportunity to discuss and determine a solution to any issues or circumstances that are affecting their attendance.

A student who cannot attend any class is requested to submit an explanatory note or Doctors Certificate as soon as is practicable.

Credit for Prior Studies

Learners must not be required to repeat any unit or module in which they have already been assessed as competent, unless a regulatory requirement or license condition (including industry licensing schemes) requires this. Where a learner provides suitable evidence that they have successfully completed a unit or module at any RTO, the RTO must provide credit for that unit or module. In some cases, licensing or regulatory requirements may prevent a unit or module being awarded through a credit process. e.g. CPR and First Aid.

Credit must be granted not only for studies completed at an RTO, but at any authorised issuing organisation, such as a university. In such cases, an analysis as to the equivalence of the study completed with the relevant unit/s or module/s would need to be completed before any credit could be granted.

The RTO is not obliged to issue a qualification or statement of attainment that is achieved wholly through recognition of units and/or modules completed at another RTO or RTOs.

Before providing credit on the basis of a qualification, statement of attainment or record of results, you should authenticate the information in the document (e.g. by contacting the organisation that issued the document and confirming the content is valid).

Note that providing credit for previous studies is not recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. RPL is a form of assessment of the competence of a person, while providing credit is recognising the equivalence of studies previously undertaken and completed successfully.

If an applicant wishes to apply for recognition for the qualification that they have received from another RTO, they must present the original for sighting or provide a certified copy of the certificate with their enrolment.

The RTO must then verify the certificate to ensure its legitimacy and currency. The RTO will write on the copy of the certificate the date and person they spoke to when verifying the qualification.  The outcome of the application will then be communicated to the applicant.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The RTO provides a user-friendly, supportive, streamlined framework for the assessment and recognition of various types of prior competencies obtained by an individual through previous or current training, work experience and / or life experience.

The underlying principle of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is that no individual / participant should be required to undertake a unit of study in a training session for which they are able to demonstrate satisfactory achievement of the required competency standard or learning outcome for entry into, and/or partial or total completion of a qualification. 

This policy therefore aims to maximise the recognition of an individual’s prior skills and knowledge whilst at all times maintaining the integrity and standards of the defined learning outcomes of the specific course of study.

Assessment will take place by a qualified assessor who has successfully completed Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and who has the vocational competencies in the unit they are assessing the participant’s competency against. To view the current procedure on the recognition of prior learning, refer to the College policy.

Graduation and Certification 

Once you have completed your course, you will receive the following:

  • Record  of completion(  Diploma, Certificate or Statement of Attainment )

  • Academic Transcript (for Nationally Recognised qualifications only)

Phytodermal Institute of Beauty issues a Statement of Attainment when an individual has completed one or more units of competency from a Nationally Recognised Training qualification. 

To be awarded your Nationally Recognised Training qualification or Statement of Attainment you must have:

  • successfully completed all assessments;

  • been deemed to be competent in all your areas of study;

  • met all your financial obligations;

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