Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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Course Code SHB50115
Course Title Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Government Funding(Non-Traineeship), Concession, Full Fee
Duration 1.5 Years

Course Overview

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.

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Demonstration/Presentation/ On Site observation
  • Questioning / Written assessment task
  • Research assignment / Project / Portfolio
  • Role Play/Case Study

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However students are expected to satisfy the TMG admission requirements.

Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3+) are desirable to participate in the course



Learners who successfully complete this qualification may wish to consider a range of higher education courses:

Diploma Of Screen And Media (Specialist Make-up Services)


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Your Career

This qualification may provide job outcomes such as:

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


Fee Types

Government Funding (Non-Traineeship) Concession Full Fee
 $1,543.00  $308.60  $10,800.00


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* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment