Beautician Courses

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What does a Beautician do?

Beauticians (also known as beauty therapists) apply beauty treatments, cosmetics, and therapies to enhance the personal appearance of their clients. As a beautician you’ll be performing waxing, facials and other skin-care services, body treatments like massage and spray tans, as well hair styling, nail art, and make up services.

Beauticians have a wide-range of career options — you could open your own beauty salon, create a mobile beauty service, work for a day spa at a fancy resort, or even work on a cruise ship. As you gain experience you can pursue career specialisations in electrolysis, body massage, dermal therapies, and laser treatments.

Beautician Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Beautician.

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How much do Beauticians earn?

In Australia, a full time beautician generally earns $959 per week ($49,868 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Beauticians?

Opportunities for beauticians in Australia are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as more than 25,000 new jobs open up around the country. Beauticians work in beauty and hair salons, day spas, wellness centres, cruise ships, fashion houses, hotels and resorts, fashion houses, theatres and production studios.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Beautician?

You can get started as a beautician with a VET qualification — a Certificate III in Make-Up or Beauty Therapy are great choices. These qualifications usually take about 6 months to complete and will give you a diverse range of beauty service skills. If you have your heart set on opening your salon you could try a Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Salon Management which can take 1.5-2 years.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within beauty therapy. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.