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Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)

Course summary

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 skin-care 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.


VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. 

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.


Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • - Beauty
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

However, completion of another Beauty qualification would be advantageous.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

After completion of this course individuals can be employed as Beauty Therapists including treatments such as facial treatments, body massage, 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 skin-care and cosmetic products.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core Units
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
Study Sequence - Mackay City

VFH1

SHBBBOS002 

SHBBFAS002 

SHBBMUP002 

SHBBNLS001 

SHBXIND001 

SHBXWHS001 

SHBBBOS005 

SHBBSPA004

BSBSMB404 


VFH3

SHBBRES001 

SHBXCCS001 

SHBXCCS002 

SHBBINF001 (pre-requisite for SHBBSKS005)

SHBBMUP003 

SHBBMUP004 


VFH5

SHBBBOS003

SHBBFAS001

SHBBFAS003

SHBBHRS001 

SHBBBOS004 

SHBBSPA003

SHBBBOS001


VFH6 

SHBBSKS005

SHBBCCS002

SHBBHRS002



Study Sequence - Gladstone City

VFH1 

SHBBFAS002

SHBBFAS003

SHBBINF001 (pre-requisite for SHBBSKS005)

SHBBSKS005

SHBBNLS001

SHBBNLS004

SHBBFAS001

SHBBHRS001


VFH3

SHBBMUP003

SHBBMUP002

SHBBMUP004

SHBXWHS001

SHBXIND001

SHBBBRES001

SHBBBOS001

SHBBHRS002


VFH5 

SHBBBOS002

SHBBBOS003

SHBBCCS002

SHBBBOS004

SHBBBOS005


VFH6

SHBBSPA003

SHBBSPA004

SHBXCCS002

SHBXCCS001

Study Sequence - Rockhampton City

VFH1

SHBXIND001 

SHBXWHS001 

SHBXCCS002 

SHBBFAS001 

SHBBHRS001 

SHBXCCS001 


VFH3

SHBBFAS002 

SHBBINF001 (pre-requisite for SHBBSKS005)

SHBBBOS001 

SHBBHRS002 

SHBBRES001 

SHBBFAS003 


VFH5

SHBBNLS004 

SHBBNLS001 

SHBBMUP002 

SHBBMUP003 

SHBBMUP004 

SHBBINF001 (pre-requisite for SHBBSKS005)


VFH6 

SHBBBOS002 

SHBBBOS003 

SHBBBOS004 

SHBBBOS005 

SHBBSPA004 

SHBBSKS005 

SHBBSPA003

SHBBCCS002

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Mackay City Campus

Timing
There is only one intake per year for this course which is for Term 1 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Mackay City campus

Load
Twenty five (25) units must be successfully completed: thirteen (13) core units and twelve (12) elective units

Notes

Term 1 2017 classes commence from 30 January 2017 and are held at the CQUniversity Mackay City beauty salon.

Students are required to attend three days per week - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.45 am - 3.30 pm. Students are also expected to undertake extra study in their own time to complete all aspects of their Diploma.

Please note a 3 to 5 day workshop may be scheduled in any of the term breaks for assessment or assignment activities.

CQUniversity Gladstone City

Timing
There are two intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017 and one intake for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Gladstone City campus.

Load
Twenty five (25) units must be successfully completed: thirteen (13) core units and twelve (12) elective units

Notes

Term 2 2017 classes commence 10 July 2017.

Students are required to attend two days per week - Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 am - 3 pm. Students are also expected to undertake extra study in their own time to complete all aspects of their Diploma.

Please note a 3 to 5 day workshop may be scheduled in any of the term breaks for assessment or assignment activities.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
There are two intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017 and one intake for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Rockhampton City campus.

Load
Twenty five (25) units must be successfully completed: thirteen (13) core units and twelve (12) elective units

Notes

Term 1 2017 classes commence Monday, 30 January 2017. Students who commence in Term 1 2017 attend classes on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 am – 4 pm. 

Term 2 2017 classes commence Thursday, 13 July 2017. Students who commence in Term 2 2017 attend classes on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am – 4 pm. 

All classes will be held at the CQUniversity Rockhampton City beauty salon.

Students are also expected to undertake extra study in their own time to complete all aspects of their Diploma. Please note a 3 to 5 day workshop may be scheduled in any of the term breaks for assessment or assignment activities.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services No

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student

Model Requirements and Client Treatments

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that a model is obtained and booked into the appointment book for all Practical Assessments. Students must be prepared to provide treatments to clients.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Uniform Requirements

Practical Presentation:  
Black tunic - Available from Totally Workwear, Uniforms Solutions or Twisted Creations.        
Pants - ¾ Pants or black knee length skirt with stockings, NO TIGHTS or JEGGINGS.
Covered in Flat Shoes.
Minimum makeup, minimum jewelry, no midriffs.

Practical Placement Information

Practical placement will be required for a period of three days in September.

Textbook Requirements

Professional Beauty Therapy, 2015, Second Edition, Lorraine Nordmann and Andrea Day - eBook on Moodle. 

Students can a purchase hard-copy from CQUni Bookshop approx. $120.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Resource Requirements

Students must have a computer with internet to complete online work, a 32GB USB, pens, pencils, and writing paper. 

Student consumables kit is required - the kit list is given to each student post enrollment and resources are available from Norris beauty supplies or Northstate beauty supplies - approx $100.

Student make-up equipment kit purchased through make-up class is required which is approx $200 in Vet Fee term 5.