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SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy



The program is delivered over 52 weeks


SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a broad range of beauty treatments and work as a skilled therapist. It is the most sought after beauty qualification.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy course offers students with essential skills and understanding to implement beauty treatments with confidence and professionalism. A beauty therapist provides their clients with a wide range of treatments to the face and body. Each treatment is designed to improve skin care and condition with the help of supportive treatments on the face and body

Entry Requirements

Participants must be aged 18 or above

Provide an Australian Year 12 certificate


Successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate (AQF) IV or higher (where the language of instruction is English)


Successful completion at above Exit Level 3 of the literacy and numeracy assessment using the LLN Robot (The Learning Resources Group) in both reading and numeracy


Completion of The Health Arts College “Assessment of Prior Skills & Knowledge” assessment.


SHBBINF001-Maintain Infection Control Standards must be successfully completed before commencing SHBBSKS005- Provide Micro-Dermabrasion Treatments


Pathways into the Qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • OR
  • With vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

Pathways from the Qualification

  • SIB70110 Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction

Job Roles

The Diploma of beauty provides service skills and knowledge for those working in a Beauty environment with a focus on customer service, skin and body treatments.
Career opportunities exist for qualified individuals within the beauty industry incl:

  • Retail Cosmetic Assistant
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Cosmetic Consultant
  • Beautician
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Manager/Owner
  • Nail Artist
  • Therapist specialising in Hair Reduction
  • Make-up Artist Spa Therapist

Units of Competency

Units of Competency
SHBBBOS002Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS001Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES001Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBBOS004Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS005Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBCCS002Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA003Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SIRXCOM001ACommunicate in the Workplace
SIRXIND001Work effectively in a service environment
SHBBBOS006Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
SHBBHRS002Perform female intimate waxing services
SHBBCCS001Advice on beauty products and services
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBINF001Maintain Infection control standards

Course Delivery

Classroom based training sessions to develop the knowledge and theoretical understandings required and practical sessions to develop skills in clinic.
For the current delivery location/s of this course please contact us.


The assessment process includes the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the student’s competence. Students are assessed using written questions and practical demonstration.

RPL / Course Credit

THA offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer to students through the enrolment process.


At the successful completion of the course students will be awarded with the "Testamur" and a "Record of Results" which provides detailed Units of Competency completed in the course.

At the Partial Completion of the course students will be awarded with a "Statement of Attainment" which will detail only the Units of Competency that student has achieved competency from the course


SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is a VET Student Loan approved course. A loan cap of $10,000 is available to eligible applicants to assist with Tuition fee.
Please refer to VET Student Loan page for more information about Tuition fees, eligibility requirements and how to apply for a VET Student Loan.