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 SuniTAFE 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

Classes delivered 3 days per week in semester 1 and 4 days per week in semester 2. Iindependent study will be required in own time to ensure completion of theory/assessment work. One unit SHBBHRS002 is delivered as a night course in June over 4 nights (monday-thursday 5.00pm till 9.00pm).

Entry Requirements

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 access 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. Students will undertake work in the SuniTAFE beauty salon providing services to members of the general public, student will be required to arrange and access personal models for treatments and services to complete practical components of course.

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 $45.00
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 $80.00
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 $20.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $20.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $20.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $20.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning 50 $25.00
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products 16 $45.00
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 $80.00
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards 75 $25.00
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions 30 $50.00
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30 $80.00
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

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $6,629 $6,094
Concession $2,154 $2,139
RPL Government Subsidised $2,596 $3,708
RPL Concession $569 $742
RPL Self-funded $3,893 $4,944
Self-Funded $7,927 $7,330

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
2022 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 1, Monday. Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM, Salon Days Thursdays 9.00AM - 4.00PM
2022 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Monday. Tuesday Wednseday, Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM, Salon Days Thursdays 9.00AM - 4.00PM