SHB50115 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course Details

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. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

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
Full Fee $15000 (2018)
$15900 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $636 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Beauty
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 13 core units
  2. Complete 12 elective units
Standard Course Structure

18 months

  • Mixed Mode
Core
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services More Information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations More Information
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services More Information
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up More Information
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information More Information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments More Information
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services More Information
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages More Information
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments More Information
Elective
Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order: Group One: February Intake Group Two: May Intake Group Three: June Intake Group Four: August Intake Group Five: 2019 - TBA
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services More Information
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards More Information
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments More Information
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography More Information
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments More Information
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up More Information
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products More Information
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments More Information
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation More Information
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages More Information
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services
1 SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards
1 SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
1 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
1 SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services
2 SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
2 SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
2 SHBBSKS005 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
3 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
3 SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
3 SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
3 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
3 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
3 SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
4 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
4 SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
4 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
4 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
4 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
5 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
5 SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
5 SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments
5 SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
5 SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massages
5 SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Gladstone City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
January: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are 3 course intakes, available in February, June and August.
18 months
This availability is offered via online study with 16 x five day compulsory intensive internal workshops held on campus. Workshops will be scheduled monthly throughout the year to participate in practical components of this course. 

Theory content includes recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and activities for each treatment and will be available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email, telephone and weekly Zoom tutorials. Online students require self-motivation and must have at least 15 hours per week available for research, reading and viewing recordings.

Intensive internal workshops will be held at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City
CQUniversity Rockhampton City
CQUniversity Gladstone City
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Register Your Interest for this Course

Please register your interest in this course by completing the Register Your Interest form.


Intensive Internal Workshops

Intensive Internal Workshops will be held from 9 am to 4 pm monthly at CQUniversity Gladstone City, Mackay City and Rockhampton City campuses. These workshops are compulsory and students must attend on the following dates:


CQUniversity Gladstone City

19 February – 23 February 2018

19 March – 23 March 2018

23 April – 27 April 2018

21 May – 25 May 2018

18 May – 22 May 2018

23 July – 27 July 2018

20 August – 24 August 2018

17 September – 21 September

22 October – 26 October 2018

19 November -  23 November

17  December – 21 December

CQUniversity Mackay City

First Cohort:

29 January – 2 February 2018

26 February – 2 March 2018

26 March – 29 March 2018

30 April – 4 May 2018

28 May – 1 June 2018

25 June – 29 June 2018

6 August - 10 August 2018

3 September – 7 September 2018

2 October – 5 October 2018

29 October -  2 November 2018

26 November -  30 November 2018

Second Cohort:

12 February – 16 February 2018

12 March – 16 March 2018

16 April – 20 April 2018

14 May – 18 May 2018

11 June – 15 June 2018

23 July – 27 July 2018

20 August – 24 August 2018

17 September - 21 September 2018

15 October – 19 October 2018

12 November – 16 November 2018

10 December – 14 December 2018

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

First Cohort:

29 January – 2 February 2018

26 February – 2 March 2018

26 March – 29 March 2018

30 April – 4 May 2018

28 May – 1 June 2018

25 June – 29 June 2018

6 August - 10 August 2018

3 September – 7 September 2018

2 October – 5 October 2018

29 October -  2 November 2018

26 November -  30 November 2018


Second Cohort:

5 February – 9 February 2018

5 March – 9 March 2018

9 April – 13 April 2018

8 May - 11 May 2018

4 June – 8 June 2018

16 July – 20 July 2018

13 August – 17 August 2018

10 September – 14 September 2018

8 October – 12 October 2018

5 November – 9 November 2018

3 December – 7 December 2018

Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Professional Beauty Therapy, Cenage Learning Australia 2017, Nordmann, L and Day, A.

Available for purchase from CQUni Bookshop or as an online version, which is accessible for students through the CQUni Library website.


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. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units. 

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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What is the BKSB?

The Basic Knowledge and Skills Builder is an online pre-enrolment assessment to match the qualification level in which you will achieve the best chance of success.  Diploma students must receive a level four in both literacy and numeracy to be eligible to access Vet Student Loan. 


Can I resit the BKSB?

You can resit the BKSB two weeks after your first sitting. Meanwhile there is an online workbook to work through before you are able to resit. 


Will I get help with literacy and numeracy skills?

Contact our Student Success Team on 13 27 86 who will refer you to the literacy and numeracy support team. 


When can I have a look at my unit on Moodle?

As soon as you are enrolled in a unit you are able to login into Moodle and start viewing the following in each unit’s page:

- Recordings,

- YouTube clips,

- Textbook readings,

- Power Points,

- Product information,

- The written and practical assessments, 

- MSDS sheets,

- Procedures, 

- Zoom recordings, 

- And much more. 


How do I log into Moodle?

User name: 1023456 (your student number)

Password: Default password is found in your welcome email. 


What do I wear to class?

Whilst on-campus, students are required to adhere to the following uniform requirements:   


Black tunic available at the beauty wholesalers, or beauty polo shirt from the CQU Bookshop.

Black full-length or 3/4 work pants (not leggings or jeans).

Black enclosed shoes. Choose black joggers or black support shoes. Do not wear ballet flats or heels. 

Black apron

Tidy hair with long hair secured. 

Clean tidy nails and appropriate makeup. 

Minimal makeup, minimal jewelry, no midriffs. 

Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines, you will not be able to participate in practical activities if your uniform is not satisfactory. 


Tunics and aprons can be purchased from local beauty suppliers. 


What are the times I have to be in class?

8.45am to 3.30/4pm. 

If you are unable to attend, have to leave early or arrive late, please phone or email your teacher ahead of time, as quite often a student clinic will be operating and you will have clients booked for the day. 


Do I have to attend for each timetabled day on campus?

Yes. Your teacher’s role is to prepare you for working in a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, spa or to run your own beauty business.  Therefore you will need to attend for the full day on each campus so that you can observe, practice and be assessed in the many practical skills of your beauty course.


Can I catch up on missed days?

Each day on campus is valuable time to learn new techniques, practice and participate in the simulated salon environment. Therefore it is very important to attend each day on your timetable.  Teachers will endeavor to schedule catch up classes but this is done on a case by case basis and not guaranteed to be available. 


Do I have to find my own clients?

Your training salon has a client base however students may need to source their own clients from time to time. It is a good idea to network with your family and friends who can become your clients in our busy training salons.
 

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.


What kind of assessments will I have to do?

Each unit will has several practical assessments and a written assessment. A timetable is provided that identifies when each assessment is due. 


Anything else I need to know?

Student Counsellors are available to assist you with both study and personal counselling services. To Self-refer and arrange a free face-to-face or phone appointment, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, or phone 07 49 30 9456.

Student Counsellors can help with Time Management, Study skills, Relationship and Family issues, Stress, Anxiety and depression, Home, sickness, Grief and loss and more that may impact students whilst studying.  Please do not hesitate to call the Student Counsellors for a confidential session