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Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Course Duration:
20 months
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Traralgon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Taught over a 20-month period, three days a week, you’ll be guided by our expert beauty therapist teaching staff at our Traralgon Campus, who will support you every step of the way in your learning journey.

Learn from the best in the beauty biz. Our expert trainers will support you every step of the way in your learning journey, guiding you through a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial and specialised facial treatments, body massage, spa treatments, waxing services, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services.
You’ll also how to consult with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.
From working in local spas and salons, owning your own business or even travelling the world working in destination spas, we can give you the skills you need to set yourself up for exciting career opportunities– whichever way you choose to take it!
Take your studies further with an Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy (not offered at TAFE Gippsland) a Bachelor of Dermal Sciences (not offered at TAFE Gippsland) or a Bachelor of Health Science (not offered at TAFE Gippsland) and create even more career possibilities for yourself.
Take the plunge! Your dream career in the beauty industry is within reach at TAFE Gippsland.

Career Opportunities

Beauty Therapist
Spa Therapist
Salon/Spa Owner

Opportunities for Further Study

SHB60221 Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy
Bachelor of Dermal Sciences
Bachelor of Health Science

Skills or Knowledge gained

Providing a range of beauty services for clients including:
Body Massage including aromatherapy and hot stone techniques.
Full body waxing services and lash and brow tinting/lash lifting.
Manicures and Pedicures including electric filing.
Makeup Application.
Spa Services.
Facial Treatments including specialised and microdermabrasion,
Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin and Body
Students will also gain knowledge of the Beauty Industry and Products along with customer service, retail skills and reception skills.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

-17 years of age.
-Applicants are required to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake. Pre Training Review and Interview will be required prior to enrolment.
-All assessments are mandatory to be completed on "live" models. It is the responsibility of the student to organise models for all practical assessments.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Learners with excellent people and communication skills and a genuine interest in the Beauty & Spa Industry.

Limitations to course Entry:

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy wouldn't be suited to a learner with low language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Students are required to complete at least 38 hours in a Commercial Salon Environment for unit SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services completing a minimum of 12 Waxing Services and for units SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages and SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations completing all assessments.

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $12,218.00 $22,878.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,265.00 $2,265.00
Total $14,483.00 $25,143.00
VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $18,097.00 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Sample course units

SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBSPA005 Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA006 Provide spa therapies
SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SHBXCCS005 Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
SHBXCCS006 Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.