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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
There are no entry requirements for this course, however, completion of another Beauty qualification would be advantageous.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
To successfully complete this course, students must complete 25 units, consisting of:
13 core units and 12 elective 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|
|SHBBBOS001||Apply cosmetic tanning products|
|SHBBBOS004||Provide aromatherapy massages|
|SHBBBOS005||Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments|
|SHBBCCS001||Advise on beauty products and services|
|SHBBCCS002||Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments|
|SHBBHRS002||Provide female intimate waxing services|
|SHBBINF001||Maintain infection control standards|
|SHBBMUP003||Design and apply make-up for photography|
|SHBBMUP004||Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up|
|SHBBSKS005||Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments|
|SHBBSPA003||Provide stone therapy massages|
|SHBBSPA004||Provide Indian head massages for relaxation|
2018 Study Sequence
Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:
Course Assessment Information
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2018 Mixed Mode
There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and June.
Duration and dates
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|SHB30115||Certificate III in Beauty Services||No|
|SHB30315||Certificate III in Nail Technology||No|
|SHB40115||Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy||No|
|SHB50115||Diploma of Beauty Therapy||No|
- Black or white tunic
- Black full-length or ¾ work pants (no leggings, jeggings or jeans)
- Covered in flat shoes
- Black apron
- Minimal makeup, minimal jewelry, no midriffs and maintain short manicured nails.
Model Requirements and Client Treatments
Whilst on-campus, students are required to adhere to the following uniform requirements:
- 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.
The following textbooks are required for this course:
- 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.