This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

These individuals work relatively autonomously,and are accountable for personal outputs. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Course Requirements

Unit Code Unit Name
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialized facial treatments
SHBBINF001 Maintains infection control standards
SHBBHRS002 Provide Female Intimate Waxing Services
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBBOS005 Use Reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBSPA003 Provide Stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian Head massages for relaxation
SHBBSKS005 Provide Microdermabrasion Treatments
SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial Lymph massage Treatments
SHBBHRS004 Provide hair reduction treatments using electrical currents
SHBBSKS002 Provide diathermy treatments

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to

Prerequisite Requirements

For non-Year 12 full-time applicants, the Diploma of Beauty Therapy requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 full-time applicants. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills needed to undertake your course.
Intakes – If you would like to study the Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you must apply directly to The Centre of Excellence. Initially, you will be required to complete a Student Application form, as well as provide the required documentation, for consideration.
Once the application form has been processed applicants will be required to attend interview to complete the enrolment process.


Course Fees $13,500
Airport Transfer Fee $150
Enrolment Fee $250
Accommodation Fee from $240-$300 per week

Length of Course

91 study weeks + 9 weeks holidays




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