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 skincare 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.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
The SHB50121 qualification states there are no pre-requisites to commence the course, however the SHB Training Package states two conditions are applicable for students considering the SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy:
1. The SHB50121 qualification is not suitable for secondary students;
2. Apprentices who wish to enrol in SHBBHRS011 Provide female intimate waxing services must be 18 years of age.
Students and apprentices must bring their own laptop or internet enabled device to every class as all required resources for learning and assessment are only accessible online via the student's Moodle login. A mobile phone is not suitable for this purpose.
Students and apprentices will have access to the textbook, "Professional Beauty Therapy", 4th Edition, via their Moodle login. Students and apprentices may choose to purchase their own hard copy textbook direct from Cengage Publishing.
Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or high level course.
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
In the Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50121, as a diploma qualified beauty therapist, you could work in beauty salons, day spas, beauty salons, resorts, and clinical environments.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
Three (3) years
|SHBXIND003||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBXWHS003||Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBHRS010||Provide waxing services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBXCCS008||Provide salon services to clients||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBFAS004||Provide lash and brow services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBNLS011||Use electric file equipment for nail services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBXCCS007||Conduct salon financial transactions||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBCCS005||Advise on beauty products and services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SIRXSLS001||Sell to the retail customer||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBNLS007||Provide manicure and pedicare services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBRES003||Research and apply beauty industry information||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBMUP009||Design and apply make-up||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SIRXOSM002||Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBSSC002||Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBSSC001||Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBXCCS006||Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBXCCS005||Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBFAS005||Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBFAS006||Provide specialised facial treatments||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBBOS008||Provide body massages||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBINF002||Maintain infection control standards||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBBOS007||Apply cosmetic tanning products||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBMUP010||Design and apply make-up for photography||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBMUP011||Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBSPA008||Provide Indian head massages for relaxation||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBSKS009||Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBBOS009||Provide aromatherapy massages||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBSPA007||Provide stone therapy massages||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|SHBBBOS010||Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||SHBXIND003 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment|
|1||SHBBINF002 - Maintain infection control standards|
|1||SHBBHRS010 - Provide waxing services|
|1||SHBXWHS003 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices|
|2||SHBXCCS008 - Provide salon services to clients|
|2||SHBBFAS004 - Provide lash and brow services|
|2||SHBBNLS011 - Use electric file equipment for nail services|
|2||SHBXCCS007 - Conduct salon financial transactions|
|3||SHBBCCS005 - Advise on beauty products and services|
|3||SIRXSLS001 - Sell to the retail customer|
|3||SHBBBOS007 - Apply cosmetic tanning products|
|4||SHBBNLS007 - Provide manicure and pedicare services|
|4||SHBBRES003 - Research and apply beauty industry information|
|4||SHBBMUP009 - Design and apply make-up|
|4||SHBBMUP011 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up|
|4||SHBBMUP010 - Design and apply make-up for photography|
|5||SHBBSSC001 - Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy|
|5||SHBXCCS005 - Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting|
|5||SHBXCCS006 - Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context|
|5||SHBBSSC002 - Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy|
|5||SIRXOSM002 - Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms|
|6||SHBBSPA008 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation|
|7||SHBBFAS005 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations|
|7||SHBBFAS006 - Provide specialised facial treatments|
|7||SHBBBOS008 - Provide body massages|
|7||SHBBSKS009 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments|
|8||SHBBBOS009 - Provide aromatherapy massages|
|8||SHBBSPA007 - Provide stone therapy massages|
|8||SHBBBOS010 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments|
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