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Diploma of Beauty Therapy Course

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy Course (SHB50115) is the preferred qualification to operate as a beauty therapist. If you're ...

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The Diploma of Beauty Therapy Course (SHB50115) is the preferred qualification to operate as a beauty therapist. If you're looking to enter the beauty industry and gain a high level qualification that will enable you to work as a skilled beauty therapist in salons, spas and the wider beauty industry, look no further than this course. You will learn advanced techniques that are not included in other qualifications.

Whether you are a school leaver or a career changer the Diploma of Beauty Therapy course is perfectly targeted at those wishing to enter the profession of beauty therapy. Likewise, this is a good choice for anyone wishing to add beauty services therapist training to their chosen profession. Recently overseas trained beauty therapists wishing to ensure their training is comparable to that which is required in Australia are also recommended to study the Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy course is focused on facial massage, body massage, hair removal, spa treatments, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, make-up, aromatherapy, providing advice on beauty treatments and services, selling retail skin care and cosmetic products and coordinating teams.

Students will also learn how to plan and select appropriate equipment, services and techniques, and work autonomously in performing complex technical operations as well as group or team participation and coordination.

Career pathways

Graduates from this Beauty Therapy course will be competent in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments, which will enable them to work as a beauty therapist in salons, spas, a home-based business and the wider beauty industry.

Beauty therapists may also choose to specialise into roles such as:

  • Masseur/masseuse
  • Nail artist
  • Make-up artist
  • Aromatherapist
  • Beauty consultant
  • Cosmetic salesperson

Entry requirements

For entry into the Diploma courses, you will need to:

  • meet any specified course entry requirements; AND
  • provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • achieve an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and maths, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course.  This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process.

Recognition of prior learning may be available for this course. For more information please see the Recognition of prior learning policy and procedure document or contact us to discuss options.

Course duration

Course duration is dependent on study mode.

On campus students can study full-time to complete in 60 weeks or part-time to complete in 90 weeks under a structured program.  Online students can study full time in 96 weeks or part time 144 weeks.

In addition to study hours, online students who are unable to attend the clinic will have to complete mandatory vocational placement of 450 hours. 

Start dates

Available on-campus Melbourne: 23 May & 5 September, 2016

Available on-campus Brisbane: 23 May, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November and 5 December 2016

Available on-campus Perth: 5 September, 2016

Available online start date is the last working day of each month

More Information

Click here to download the Fee Schedule PDF for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Click here to download AIAS's fees and start dates PDF.

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Delivery Methods Online
Finance Option VET FEE-HELP
Study Time 60 - 144 weeks

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