SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Why Study the Diploma of Beauty Therapy?

Once you’ve successfully completed your SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy you’ll be fully qualified to take on a variety of different roles within the beauty therapy industry, including salon manager, spa therapist, massage therapist, cosmetic sales consultant, or you could even set up your own salon if you like the idea of being your own boss.

Beauty therapy is ideal if you’re drawn towards flexible work and thanks to beauty treatments increasingly being considered less of a treat and more of a necessity for many people, qualified beauty therapists are in high demand.

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Course Information


SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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What You will Learn About

Throughout the course you will engage with our hands-on training and learn about:

  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Massage
  • Waxing
  • Relaxation Treatments
    • Aromatherapy Massage
    • Indian Head Massage
    • Hot Stone Massage
    • Reflexology
  • Body Treatments
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Facials and Advanced Facials
  • Make-Up
    • Photography Make-Up
    • Camouflage Make-Up
  • Intimate Female Waxing
  • Lymphatic Massage (Melbourne CBD campus only)
  • Micro-dermabrasion (Melbourne CBD campus only)

Obtaining this qualification allows you to apply for full professional membership to the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia (APAA). Membership to APAA brings numerous benefits and also indicates that you adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Get Job Ready

Upon successful completion of your course you will have gained the skills to work in a wide range of areas in the Beauty Industry such as:

  • Mobile Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Owner
  • Cosmetic Sales Consultant
  • Spa Therapist
  • Cosmetic Company Representative
  • Make-Up Artist

Course Awards


SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course Units

Core Units
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
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
Elective Units
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
BSBMB404 Undertake small business planning
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBCCS001 Advise on Beauty Products & Services
SHBBMUP001 Apply Eyelash Extensions
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial lymph massage treatments

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Domestic: 52 weeks full time

International: 66 weeks full time

Entry Requirements

Check the entry requirements for international students for SHB50115 DIPLOMA OF BEAUTY THERAPY.

Tuition Fee

Domestic Students

Tuition Fees no kit required $15,145 $19,870
VSL/(FFS) $10,150 $10,150
SF/(FFS) * $9,720
FFS/(FFS) $4,995 *
Facilities and Amenities $495 $495

International Students

International Students Tuition Fee – AUD$16,000

*Does not include OSHC

Australian Facilities and Amenities Fee – AUD$1,500 (domestic student only)

International Student Application Fee – AUD$200

Click the link for more information about international students tuition fee.

For further information on fees, refer to the Fee Schedules for makeup and beauty courses.

Payment Options

Choose your payment option from Tuition Fee Payment Options.


Brisbane – Turbot Street Campus

Melbourne – Bourke St Campus

Melbourne – Flinders St Campus


Delivery Mode

Practical face-to-face classes supported by online study.

Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer which will give you the information about the credit for prior learning.

Australian Qualification Framework

Work Placement

No matter how much experience you gain in the classroom, it is still not the same as what you will learn on the job. To further develop the knowledge and practical skills that you will develop on campus, you will also complete 45 hours of work placement in a variety of salon environments to get a feel for what it is really like to work in the Beauty industry.


Various throughout the year. Monthly intakes

Class Sets

Students are provided with a range of products to develop their skills in the classroom including mani and pedi products, make-up products, waxing and massage products and facial products.