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Spa Therapist Courses

Spa Therapists perform a range of body and relaxation treatments at day spas, wellness centres, hotels, resorts and retreats. A day in the life of a spa therapist might include performing massage, body wraps and facial therapy — then helping guests safely enjoy a range of relaxation equipment including saunas, thermal spas, plunge pools, and monsoon showers.

As a spa therapist you’ll be working in the beauty industry and your job role will include some of the same tasks as beauticians, but the focus of a spa therapist is usually the client’s relaxation and indulgence, whereas a beauty therapist is chiefly concerned with their client’s appearance. Spa therapists also maintain the appearance, ambience and sanitation of wellness centre equipment and public areas.

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Popular Spa Therapist Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Spa Therapist.

SHB50115
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SHB40115
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Spa Therapists earn?

In Australia, full time spa therapists 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 Spa Therapists?

Opportunities for spa therapists in Australia are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as more than 25,000 new jobs in the beauty industry open up around the country. Spa Therapists can work in day spas, wellness centres, hotels, resorts and cruise ships.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Spa Therapist?

You can get started as a spa therapist with a VET qualification from the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package. The Diploma of Beauty Services has an elective specialisation in spa treatments, or to widen your career prospects you might also consider a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. These qualifications usually take between 6-12 months to complete and will give you the skills to deliver a diverse range of relaxation and beauty treatments.

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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.