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SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Lead a passionate team of beauty experts to deliver a range of services and treatments to clients with the Diploma of Beauty Therapy!

  1. Gain high level skills to lead a team in a beauty salon, spa, or hair studio
  2. Discover a range of beauty treatments - from makeup to massage, and everything in between!
  3. Learn the theory and science behind skin, face, body, and hair techniques

Ever dreamed of opening or managing your own beauty salon?

Turn that dream into reality with Academia!

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy has been designed for those wishing to operate as a beauty therapist, salon or spa manager or salon owner.

During your studies, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including:

  1. Facial treatments
  2. Body massage and treatments
  3. Hair removal
  4. Lash and brow treatments
  5. Nail treatments
  6. Makeup design and application

You’ll also gain the skills to competently provide clients with beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

You will learn to work independently and as part of a salon team in our working salon.

Courses include theory and practical delivery. Assessments are carried out in our purpose built beauty salon and during the practical placement component of the course.

Work Placement

This course includes a work placement in a beauty salon environment of 3 days per week for 20 weeks.

During this time, you will put your skills into practice, in Academia’s on-campus, purpose-built salon.

Career Pathways

The beauty industry is continuing to grow - opportunities are in abundance, and the industry needs leaders like you to continue to deliver treatments and techniques to clients.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you can thrive in leadership roles, including:

  1. Salon manager or owner
  2. Hairdressing salon owner
  3. Spa manager or therapist
  4. Beauty therapist
  5. Health spa or resort manager
  6. Freelance beauty therapist

You may choose to work independently as a freelance beauty therapist, open and manage your own business, or lead a creative team within an established salon.

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and beauty therapy lab workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, beauty therapy lab-based tasks, and assignments. There is a work placement of 10 weeks where you will be assessed on-the-job. Equipment includes: Fully Equipped Beauty Therapy Salon, Computer Labs, Hairdressing Salons, and Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access.

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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Beauty Therapy Courses
Course Code: SHB50115
Course Name: Diploma of Beauty Therapy
CRICOS Code: 089048D
CRICOS Duration: 78 weeks registered on CRICOS including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes a work placement in a Beauty Salon environment of 3 days per week for 20 weeks

Study Beauty Therapy in Melbourne Today!

A strength for leadership and a passion for all things beauty - this is the perfect combination for a candidate ready to take the first big step towards an exciting career in beauty.

Whether you want to lead a team, work as a freelance beauty therapist, or dream of opening up your own beauty salon, you’ll need the right skills, education, and qualification, first!

Study Beauty Therapy in Melbourne with Academia and get one step closer to your dream career.

Contact Academia today to find out more about our Beauty Therapy courses.

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399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Melbourne campus location

399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Academia Melbourne campus

Brisbane campus location

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Academia Brisbane campus

Units of competency for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Unit Code
Unit Description
SHBBNLS001
Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBHRS001
Provide waxing services
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBXIND002
Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBBBOS002
Provide body massages
Unit Code
Unit Description
SHBBBOS003
Provide body treatments
SHBXCCS001
Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBFAS002
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003
Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBMUP002
Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBBOS001
Apply cosmetic tanning products
Unit Code
Unit Description
SHBBFAS001
Provide lash and brow services
SHBBBOS005
Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
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