SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Full Time: 4-5 Days/Nights Per Week | 12 Months

Part Time: 2-3 Days/Nights Per Week | 24 Months

Day: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

30th Jan 2024, 22 July 2024

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.

This course provides training in the fundamentals of beauty therapy techniques and services including:

Basic and specialised facial treatments

Body massage and body treatments

Spa Treatments

Skin Biology, Anatomy & Physiology

Lash, brow tinting and waxing services

Manicure and pedicure's

Make-up services

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Why choose SCA?

To be awarded SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, a student must complete a total of Twenty-nine (29) units of competency, consisting of:

Twenty (20) core units, and;

Nine (9) elective units

These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages

SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services

SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services

SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care 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 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 

Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate the Learning, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course prior to course commencement.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face teaching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice. Students are also required to complete a total of 100 hours mandatory work experience to be undertaken prior to course completion.

Full Time: 4-5 Days/Nights Per Week | 12 Months

Part Time: 2-3 Days/Nights Per Week | 24 Months

Day: 9:30am - 2:30pm | Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

South Coast Academy offer payment plans for all courses and are an approved VET Student Loans Provider for our Diploma Level Qualifications.

Fee for Service

Course Cost
Course Deposit

Paid upon enrolment to secure spot in course

Payment Plan
Eleven (11) x monthly payments $1,434.36

Charged on the first of every month.

Student Kits

The following kits are required for purchase for this course:

Make-up Brush Kit

Manicure and Pedicure Kit

Additional kits can be purchased for individual practice but are not required. You can find more information on student kits by clicking the button below.

Whats included

All teacher directed learning

Online Learner Management System (LMS)

Student Uniform & ID Card

Industry Product Training

All learning resources

VET Student Loans

SCA Offer funding options which are available for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy subject to eligibility. Please Visit the VET Student Loans website for further information. 

The SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the highest level qualification in the beauty industry and is a great stepping stone for further education in lasering, cosmetic tattooing and cosmetic injectables.

This qualification allows many options to work in a Spa or Salon, managing a team or evening working for yourself as a freelance therapist.

Potential career opportunities include:


Salon Beauty Therapist

Massage Therapist

Beauty Salon/Spa Manager

Spa Therapist at a resort or cruise ship

Beauty Consultant

Freelance Therapist

SCA Recruitment Services

South Coast Academy offers a Recruitment Service to assist those in the Hair and Beauty industries looking for employment opportunities.

For Job Board Candidates and SCA Students, we offer:

Job Opportunity Notifications

Resume Writing Assistance

Interview Preparation

Job Ready Workshops focusing on presentation skills

Student Clinic

SCA operates a student run clinic day designed to enable students to gain valuable experience and skills for treating clients in a Beauty Salon environment.

SCA students are supervised by an Educator and perform treatments in which they have been deemed competent in. SCA’s Beauty Clinic allows students to build the skills needed to find work placement and employment after their qualification.

Contact the Academy to book in your enrolment interview

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