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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)
$16875 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $11625 (2019)
$12600 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $10350 (2019)
$11325 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $636 (2019)
$675 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $636 (2019)
$16875 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $636 (2019)
$675 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $465 (2019)
$504 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $414 (2019)
$453 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
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

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
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Rockhampton City Course Structure

This program is typically delivered over an 18 month period, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

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

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 SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services
2 SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
2 SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
2 SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards
3 SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services
3 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
3 SHBBSKS005 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
3 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
3 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
3 SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
3 SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
3 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
4 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
4 SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
4 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
4 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
4 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
4 SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
4 SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up


Gladstone City Course Structure

New students: three days per week, two weeks per month over 18 months. 

Continuing students: two days per week, two weeks per month over 12 months, depending on units required to complete. 



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

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 SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments
1 SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massages
1 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
1 SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
1 SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
1 SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
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 SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services
3 SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
3 SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
3 SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
3 SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
3 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
3 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
4 SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
4 SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
4 SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
4 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
4 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
4 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
4 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products


Mackay City Course Structure

This course is delivered at the Mackay City Campus:

- New students: One week per month over 18 months. 

- Continuing students: One week per month over 12 months depending on units required to complete.


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

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 SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
1 SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
1 SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
1 SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
2 SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services
2 SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
2 SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
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 SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
3 SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
3 SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
3 SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
4 SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
4 SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
4 SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
4 SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
4 SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
4 SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
4 SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Rockhampton City Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Gladstone City Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Mackay City Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Rockhampton City 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
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time

Gladstone City Course Structure

Mixed Mode
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/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time

Mackay City Course Structure

Mixed Mode
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.
February: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Additional Resources Required

 

Make-up Kit Required

A professional make-up kit worth approx. $364 from Kryolan Australia is recommended to be purchased by each student to enable practice at home and to bring to class.  Students may prefer to source a similar kit from another supplier if they wish, however a student kit from Kryolan Australia will ensure each student is using makeup with the highest degree or product safety, reliability and hypo-allergenic properties.  Details will be provided at the first class of check details of the kit on Kryolan's website

 

If you wish to purchase this kit prior to the first class, please see contact details below:

 

For sales enquiries, please email sales@kryolan.com.au or call 03 9580 8122

For Internet Order enquiries, please email internetorders@kryolan.com.au or call 03 9580 8122

 

Students may purchase online by following this link:  https://kryolan.com.au/cquniversity

 

Students can have their kit sent to their home address if they select and pay for shipping. 

  

Textbook Requirements

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

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

Available on loan from 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.

 

Points to Consider Prior to Enrolment

  • This course runs for 18 months, can you commit to that much time?
  • This course is on campus at these locations: 
    -  Rockhampton: 18 hours per week, 3 weeks per month; 
    -  Mackay: 24 hours per week, 2 weeks per month; and 
    -  Gladstone: 18 hours per week, 2 weeks per month. 
    Do you have this much time available per week?   
  • You need to allocate approximately 10 hrs of your own time to your study away from campus.  Do you have this much time available for self-paced study?
  • You will need to complete your assessments online.  Do you have access to a computer/laptop and internet?
  • You will need to reach the appropriate Language, Literacy and Numeracy level on the BKSB test.  Do you have these skills?
  • You can apply for transfer credits from other qualifications.  Have you completed any other study in Beauty, hairdressing or something else?
  • Credits maybe applied from other qualifications you have attained.  Do you have a transcript of previous qualifications?
  • There are 25 units of competency for the entire qualification.  Do you have the time available to work on all units?
  • Assessments are completed online and in our training salon.  Do you have the ability to do all aspects of the assessments? 
  • Do you have the resources to complete online assessments and can commit to attending our training salon?
  • All units have a minimum number of practical assessments required.  Do you have friends and family to act as clients for some of the assessments?
  • Practical assessment will commence when you show consistency with your services.  This might be two services, or it could be eight. Each person is different.
  • Both online/written assessment work and all practical work need to be completed to be deemed competent.  If you are not able to complete all parts of each assessment, you won’t complete the unit. 
  • If you are deemed not competent you will have the chance to re-enrol and do the unit again. 
  • All students have access to the Student Rules (TAFE).  This outlines attendance, assessment and the appeals process. 
  • A make-up kit of approximately $364 is required to be purchased for all make-up units.  You will need to provide this resource to each make-up class. 
  • There are various methods to pay your course fees, contact the Student Support Services to discuss all the options available. 
  • There are different support services available to all students.  Do you know how to access them all?  If not contact the Student Advice Team on 132 786 for further advice. 
  • The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is delivered in Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone.  You should enrol for the campus that is most accessible for you?

For further information, please contact the Student Advice Team on 132 786 for further advice.

 

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