SHB50115 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is for someone who is highly motivated, can work independently, and deliver a range of high quality treatments in diverse settings. The role of a beauty therapists is 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. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement and initiative is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques. Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

A beauty therapist must be able to create and build a client base, encourage repeat custom through consistent re-booking of clients and provide knowledgeable advice in regards to products and services. 

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 $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.

A beauty therapist must be able to create and build a client base, encourage repeat custom through consistent re-booking of clients and provide knowledgeable advice in regards to products and services.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

Approximately 18 months.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages More Information
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments More Information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services More Information
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations More Information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services More Information
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments More Information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information More Information
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up More Information
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services More Information
Elective
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages More Information
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments More Information
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages More Information
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation More Information
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards More Information
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments More Information
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments More Information
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services More Information
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services More Information
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products More Information
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography More Information
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up 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 SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massages
1 SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments
1 SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
1 SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
1 SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
1 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
2 SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
2 SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services
2 SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
2 SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards
3 SHBBSKS005 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
3 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
3 SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services
3 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
3 SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
3 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
3 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
3 SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
4 SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
4 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
4 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
4 SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
4 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
4 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
4 SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
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
More Details

More Details

Enrolment Sequences and Compulsory Attendance Requirements


Enrol in all units for each intake at once. 

CQUniversity Rockhampton

CQUniversity Mackay

CQUniversity Gladstone

Classes run 9.00am to 4.00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three weeks per month. 

 

Contact your teacher for further details. 

 

Intensive Internal Workshops will be held from 8.45am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday, for one week. 

 

Contact your teacher for further information. 

 

Classes run 9.00am to 4.00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for two weeks per month. 

 

Contact your teacher for further details. 

Enrol into units as per the Unit Sequence listed in the Course Structures tab. 

 

Sequence No. 1 – February Intake

Sequence No. 2 – March Intake

Sequence No. 3 – June Intake

Sequence No. 4 – 2020*

*Sequence to be confirmed

Unit Sequence for Enrolment:

Unit Sequence for Enrolment:

January Intake

SHBBBOS002

SHBBBOS003

SHBBSPA004

SHBBHRS001

SHBXIND001

SHBXWHS001

 

April Intake

SHBBBOS004

SHBBCCS002

SHBBSPA003

SHBXCCS002

 

June Intake

SHBBHRS001

SHBBFAS002

 

July Intake

SHBBINF001

SHBBFAS001

SHBBRES001

 

September Intake

SHBBFAS003

SHBBSKS005

SHBXCCS001

 

October Intake

SHBBHRS002

SHBBCCS001

 

February Intake

SHBBBOS002

SHBBBOS003

SHBBBOS004

SHBBSPA003

SHBBCCS002

SHBBSPA004

SHBBINF001

 

March Intake

SHBXIND001

SHBXWHS001

SHBBHRS002

SHBBCCS001

 

June Intake

SHBXCCS002

SHBBNLS001

SHBBBOS005

SHBBFAS002

SHBBSKS005

SHBBFAS003

 

 

The Unit Sequences contain 2019 units only.  The remainder will be studied in 2020 with the sequence to be advised at a later date. 


Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Professional Beauty Therapy: Australia and New Zealand 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning Australia 2017, Nordmann, L and Day, A.

Available on loan from the CQUni Library as a hard copy or from the CQUni Library website as an eBook.  


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. 

Tidy hair with long hair secured. 

Clean tidy nails and appropriate makeup. 

Minimal makeup, minimal jewellery, no midriffs. 

A CQUni apron will be available to wear in the simulated salon during each practical activity.  


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


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 endeavour 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