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Course Overview

Course Code SHB50115
Course Title Diploma of Beauty Therapy
CRICOS Code 094506G
Duration 78 weeks (including 18 weeks of holidays)
Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne
Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

– Become a qualified Beautician.
– Experienced instructors
– Melbourne CBD location.
– Modern facilities.
– Hands-on training.
– Get work-ready.

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is designed for those wishing to operate as a beauty therapist, salon or spa manager or salon owner. During the course, Learners develop practical skills in areas such as massage, lash and brow treatments, advanced facial treatments, nail technology services, make-up, aromatherapy, waxing, body treatments, and retail product sales and advice.

Units of Competency

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy requires 25 units of competency.

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 pedicure 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

BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
SHBBHRS004 – Provide hair reduction treatments using electrical currents
SHBBINF001 – Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS002 – Provide diathermy treatments
SHBBSKS003 – Design and provide cosmetic tattooing
SHBBBOS004 – Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002 – Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA001 – Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA002 – Provide spa therapies
SHBBSPA003 – Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 – Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.

Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material/Toolkit Fee $1,300.00

*Fees subject to change by the suppliers


The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

  • Diploma Of Screen And Media (Specialist Make-up Services) or step into university level courses

Your Career

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Salon manager
  • Senior beauty therapist
  • Specialist make-up artist