SHB50121 – ​Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.

These individuals work relatively autonomously and are accountable for personal outputs. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

29 units must be completed
20 core units
09 elective units,

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units:
SHBBBOS008 – Provide body massages
SHBBCCS005 – Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS004 – Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS005 – Provide facial treatments and skincare recommendations
SHBBFAS006 – Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS010 – Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP009 – Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS007 – Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS011 – Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBRES003 – Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBSSC001 – Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBSSC002 – Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SHBXCCS005 – Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
SHBXCCS006 – Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SHBXCCS007 – Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS003 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXOSM002 – Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer

Elective Units:
SHBBINF002 – Maintain infection control standards
SHBBBOS009 – Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS010 – Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBSPA007 – Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA008- Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSKS009 – Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBCCS006 – Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBHRS011 – Provide female intimate waxing services
SIRXOSM003 – Use social media and online tools

Career Pathways

  • Beauty Consultant
  • Cosmetic Retail Consultant
  • Freelance Beauty Worker
  • Waxing Specialist
  • Department Store/ Pharmacy Cosmetic Consultant
  • Cosmetic or Beauty Equipment Sales Representative
  • Spray Tan Specialist

Education Pathways

  • SHB60221 – Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy
  • SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair reduction
  • SHB50216 – Diploma of Salon Management

On successful completion of the SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you will receive:

  • A Testamur for the SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
  • A Record of Results

The SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy provides a pathway and entry into the SHB60118 – Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction.

Course Includes
SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy upon resulting competent

  • Electronic training material
  • All assessments
  • Clinic practical hours
  • Work placement support

Campus location: 8-9/1 Douglas street Coolangatta QLD 4225

Payment Methods
Payments can be made via credit card (Visa and MasterCard) EFT, or direct deposit. Flexible payment plans and study loans may also be available.

12 months full time

Face to face learning, self-paced distance delivery, workplace training in BTTA clinic

International Students

Cost: $14,990 AUD Tuition fee +
$500 AUD Administration fee +
$150 AUD Uniform fee +
$4,990 AUD Materials fee

Meet evidentiary requirements for country of origin
Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above or undertake an English Language test prior to enrolment TOEFL 527; TOEFLiBT46; CAE162; PTE42 or
OET pass mark or 5 years study in Australia, Canada New Zealand; South Africa or
Republic of Ireland or Passport holders for UK, USA, Canada, Republic of Ireland or Senior Secondary Certificate in Australia.
Undertake a pre-enrolment interview / initial skills assessment.

Domestic Students

Cost: $14,990 Tuition fee +
$360 Administration fee +
$150 Uniform fee

There are no entry requirements to this qualification, however, the following is desirable,
have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course,
possess excellent people skills.

This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training

SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy