Personalise my view
Personalise my view

😊 Personalise my view

We use cookies and third-party to provide a better online experience, including to serve targeted ads. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies and privacy agreement.  Learn more

SHB50115 | 089056D

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Upgrade your career in beauty with this high-level qualification from TAFE Queensland. You will learn advanced skills that will help you to progress as a beauty therapist.

Apply Now
TIME up to 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$150
Concession
$13,225
Subsidised
$13,225
Full Fee
$21,675
Eligibility Calculator

Course overview

Develop your success in the beauty industry with this high-level qualification. Learn the specialised knowledge and high-level skills you need to work as a senior beauty therapist.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the beauty therapy industry is currently experiencing very strong growth with around 25,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, well presented, and interact well with others.  

This course will give you the advanced skills in areas including body massage and treatments, facial treatments, make up design, waxing services, and more. You'll be guided by an expert team of professionals who understand the industry and its requirements by maintaining strong connections.

Successful completion of this course will give you the specialised skills employers in the beauty industry look for. You'll be able to upgrade your career as a senior beauty therapist.

What can I do?

  • Beauty Therapist

Course outcome:

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $150 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Teaching teams

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBBOS002
    Provide body massages
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBBOS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide full body relaxation massages.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide body massages

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBBOS003
    Provide body treatments
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBBOS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide body treatments incorporating body massage techniques, electrical currents, body scrubs and wraps.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide body treatments

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBFAS001
    Provide lash and brow services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBFAS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide lash and brow services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBFAS002
    Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBFAS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide facial treatments to meet client needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBFAS003
    Provide specialised facial treatments
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBFAS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide specialised facial treatments incorporating the use of ultrasonic, direct current, high frequency and micro current devices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide specialised facial treatments

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBHRS001
    Provide waxing services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBHRS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide waxing services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP002
    Design and apply make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS001
    Provide manicure and pedicare services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide manicure and pedicare services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBRES001
    Research and apply beauty industry information
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBRES001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply beauty industry information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS001
    Conduct salon financial transactions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS002
    Provide salon services to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide salon services to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND001
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXWHS001
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
up to 18 months
Part time up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 5 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Part time 3 nights per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
Gympie
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
13 Jul 2022
up to 1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
up to 1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $150
  • Concession: $13,225
  • Subsidised: $13,225
  • Full fee: $21,675
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

Learn more
Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Learn more
VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

Learn more
International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
Learn more

Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

It is recommended that you meet one of the following requirements-

  • successful completion of at least Year 12, Certificate IV or equivalent; or
  • be of mature-age

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Greater Brisbane
Due to the high volume of applicants wishing to undertake this program, Greater Brisbane has introduced a selection criteria ranking process which requires all applicants to undertake a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) maths and english assessment to determine current level of literacy and numeracy.
Applicants who receive an Exit Level 3 Working at Level 4 score (or higher) on the BKSB will receive a higher ranking than students with a lower score. The BKSB identifies any areas you may need additional support to achieve your goals and ensure you have the right skills and support to be successful in your course.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black tailored pants (no leggings, jeans, skirts or shorts), and enclosed black shoes.

You may also be required to purchase an equipment kit that contains items required for performing beauty services.
Please note: the purchase of this kit may incur additional costs of $350 to $550. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation session.

Greater Brisbane only

You will be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniforms (navy pants and top set), this may incur additional costs of up to $100. 
You will need to supply your own comfortable/flat white shoes and beauty kits.  More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

 

Need to know

Personal Abilities and Key Activities

Important personal abilities required. The learner should:

  • Be well groomed at all times
  • Have time management/organisational skills
  • Be physically resilient
  • Be tolerant of working in confined spaces
  • Be sensitive to client’s personal space and requirements
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be comfortable with physical contact with clients
  • Be tolerant of late and changeable work hours

 

Key Activities

  • Ability to sit, stand and bend for reasonable periods of time
  • Ability to deal with clients and give full attention, taking time to understand and ask questions as appropriate when dealing with client services or complaints (active listening)
  • Ability to handle and control tools, electrical equipment and perform massage routines (manual dexterity)
  • Ability to be exact and accurate and work within time constraints (efficiency)
  • Ability to perform mathematical functions such as measuring, calculating quantities and costs

 

Industry Requirements

Practitioners in this industry are required to work closely with their clients while they provide personal beauty services. This could include removing body hair by waxing, performing massage routines relative to treatment, performing skin analysis, providing advice, recommending and selling of cosmetic products and performing reception duties such as telephone answering, appointment making and client enquiries.  As a result the Practitioner is expected to respect the client’s privacy, maintain confidentiality and provide personal beauty services with absolute professionalism.

Students are required to have their hair tied back and have short natural nails (no artificial nails).  All facial piercings are to be removed (and during certain practical classes body piercings will need to be removed). No jewellery to be worn with the exception of a pair of studs in the lower ear and a wedding ring.

Students must present themselves in a professional manner, including coming to class in uniform, black pants and black enclosed shoes.

TAFE Queensland advises that, in undertaking this training, students will be exposed to some beauty products and machines that are unsuitable for use by epileptic people or people with certain nerve diseases or disorders, as they can cause seizures. 
TAFE Queensland will make reasonable accommodations for any such student who wishes to undertake this course, and will ensure that its teachers indicate prior to use if any of the materials/machines to be used in a particular class that they have these properties, so that students can identify to the teacher that they may be at risk if accommodations are not made, but also so that all students in class are aware of these particular risks when they enter the industry and can take appropriate precautions with their clients.
Please note that these accommodations may require a student with these types of conditions to train, for whole or parts of some classes, in a different training area from other students and will mean that these students will not gain experience with these types of machines and products for use in industry. 
TAFE Queensland considers it critical for the safety of students with epilepsy or nerve conditions that they are aware of the training they will receive. For students who may be affected please contact us prior to enrolment to arrange a discussion with your teacher.

 

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy as of 15 December 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 14 December 2022.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
Learn more

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more