SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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Course description

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is for students wanting a full-time career in the beauty industry — either owning your own salon or working at health spas, cruise ships, beauty clinics and studios. This course focuses on practical skills and you’ll graduate (alongside your shiny diploma) with advanced skills in reflexology; Indian head massage, aromatherapy and hot stone treatments; waxing, lash and brow services; specialised facial treatments; cosmetics and tanning — at the same time having a holistic understanding of emerging technologies and trends in the beauty industry. Click for more information to receive the full list of skills and competencies.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance


Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Dynamic Strength

Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

Service Orientation

Looking for ways to help people.

Trunk Strength

Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without fatiguing.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Salon Manager$1,340 weekly pay
Laser Therapist$1,050 weekly pay
Dermal Therapist$1,050 weekly pay
Beautician$1,050 weekly pay
Waxing Therapist$1,050 weekly pay
Spa Therapist$1,050 weekly pay
Massage Therapist$865 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
Australian College of Beauty Therapy
On Campus
Demi International
On Campus
Sydney Beauty & Dermal Institute
On Campus
Ella Bache
Online / On Campus