SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


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. Students will gain hands on experience in the Suni TAFE Beauty Salon. Students have the opportunity to interact with clients, perform salon services as well as experience what is required to run a successful salon


Senior beauty therapist, Beauty therapy salon manager/owner, Spa therapist/manager/owner, Beauty trainer, Beauty sales representative.


Entry into the Bachelor of Dermal Science or other industry associated Advanced Diploma's.

Course Delivery

Students are expected to attend all classes for modules/competencies in which they are enrolled. Students must attend classes from 9am till 3pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursdays. Salon days, Mondays and Thursdays will run from 9am till 4pm. Study will be required at home to ensure currency of theory/assessment work.

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a current completed Certificate III in Beauty Services to gain entry into course. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students MUST pass the required ACER results to gain acccess into the course. It is also expected that students have great communication skills, have the ability to understand and interpret information spoken in the English language.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages 120 $60.00
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments 120 $60.00
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services 15 $25.00
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations 120 $80.00
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments 115 $80.00
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services 85 $60.00
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up 45 $60.00
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services 50 $40.00
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $25.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $30.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $30.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $30.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning 50 $25.00
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products 16 $25.00
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages 40 $60.00
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 30 $40.00
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments 35 $25.00
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services 20 $40.00
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards 75 $25.00
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30 $60.00
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up 30 $60.00
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments 20 $60.00
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages 25 $25.00
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation 23 $25.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $6,665
Concession $2,190
RPL Government Subsidised $2,596
RPL Concession $569
RPL Self-funded $3,893
Self-Funded $7,963

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM, Salon days 9.00AM - 4.00PM