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Beauty Therapist Courses

A Beauty Therapist provides a range of beauty services and treatments to clients at a beauty salon. You might specialise in a type of service such as hair removal, manicures and pedicures or eyebrow work. Beauty Therapists might assess their clients’ needs and provide advice on suitable treatments or products. You might also provide skin and make up services for special events like weddings or school formals.

Beauty Therapists should have excellent personal skills and be able to communicate well with their clients. You’ll need to be a good listener and be able to understand customers’ needs and concerns. Beauty Therapists must be able to organise their time and work well in a team environment.

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Popular Beauty Therapist Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Beauty Therapist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Beauty Therapist earn?

In Australia, a full time Beauty Therapist generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Beauty Therapist?

This industry has seen strong growth in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 42,300 people working as a Beauty Therapist in Australia compared to 25,500 five years ago. Beauty Therapists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Beauty Therapist?

If you’re interested in a career as a Beauty Therapist, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. This course will develop your skills in a range of beauty treatments such as spray tanning, manicures and pedicures, waxing and tinting and skin care. This qualification includes a work placement so you can gain real industry experience.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within beauty therapy. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.