Diploma Of Beauty Therapy

Diploma Of Beauty Therapy

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): July 2022
End Date(s): One year from commencement
Days and Time: First Semester: Mondays
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am-4:00pm. Second Semester: Tuesdays
Thursdays & Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm

Course Overview

If you enjoy making others feel relaxed and rejuvenated, or you are keen to work in spas locally or overseas, this course will get you closer to fulfilling your ambition.

Our beauty therapy training is developed in consultation with L'Oreal Australia to ensure that our graduates learn skills that are relevant to the needs of employers and clients in the beauty industry. Through our partnership with L'Oreal Australia, our top performing graduates have opportunities to find employment working with brands such as Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehls, Ralph Lauren, Shu Uemura, Cacharel, Clarisonic, Diesel, Viktor & Rolf and Urban Decay.

Study areas covered include:

  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage (including hot stone and Indian head massage)
  • Skin science
  • Lash and brow services
  • Make-up application
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Cosmetic tanning.

University pathway
When you graduate from the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115), you'll be eligible for guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences at Victoria University and 84 credits (which is equivalent to approximately 10 months study). Read more about our university pathways here.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
SHBBBOS001Apply cosmetic tanning products (SHBBBOS001)16
SHBBBOS002Provide body massages (SHBBBOS002)120
SHBBBOS003Provide body treatments (SHBBBOS003)120
SHBBBOS004Provide aromatherapy massages (SHBBBOS004)40
SHBBBOS005Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments (SHBBBOS005)30
SHBBCCS001Advise on beauty products and services (SHBBCCS001)30
SHBBCCS002Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments (SHBBCCS002)35
SHBBCCS004Provide aromatherapy massages (SHBBCCS004)40
SHBBFAS001Provide lash and brow services (SHBBFAS001)15
SHBBFAS002Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations (SHBBFAS002)120
SHBBFAS003Provide specialised facial treatments (SHBBFAS003)115
SHBBHRS001Provide waxing services (SHBBHRS001)85
SHBBHRS002Provide female intimate waxing services (SHBBHRS002)20
SHBBMUP001Apply eyelash extensions (SHBBMUP001)30
SHBBMUP002Design and apply make-up (SHBBMUP002)45
SHBBMUP003Design and apply make-up for photography (SHBBMUP003)30
SHBBMUP004Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up (SHBBMUP004)30
SHBBNLS001Provide manicure and pedicare services (SHBBNLS001)50
SHBBRES001Research and apply beauty industry information (SHBBRES001)20
SHBBSPA003Provide stone therapy massages (SHBBSPA003)25
SHBBSPA004Provide Indian head massages for relaxation (SHBBSPA004)23
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions (SHBXCCS001)25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients (SHBXCCS002)40
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (SHBXIND001)45
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (SHBXWHS001)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

You will be studying the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and gaining specialist skills in a range of beauty services and treatments.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1184 1184 $8.45 $1.69 $14.30

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Cremorne campus. with some educator led, interactive remote classes.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy may lead to employment as a:

  • Beauty therapist
  • Salon manager/owner
  • Beauty therapist on a cruise ship
  • Freelance therapist 
  • Cosmetic or beauty equipment sales representative 
  • Beauty Advisor in a large company

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

With expert guidance from our experienced and talented trainers, within this 12 month full-time course, you will develop advanced skills in areas such as:

  • Specialised facial treatments
  • Massage and body treatments (including aromatherapy, hot stone therapy and Indian head massage)
  • Waxing
  • Manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Advice on and selling of retail skin care and cosmetic products
  • Reflexology
  • Make-up application for special events
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Eyelash extensions

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

When you graduate from the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115), you'll be eligible for guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences at Victoria University and 84 credits (which is equivalent to approximately six months study).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.