SHB50121 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Mackay City and Rockhampton City
Study modeMixed Mode
Total units29
Low-Fee course for eligible applicants.

Overview

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is now available in Rockhampton, Gladstone and Mackay. 

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 skincare 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

 

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

Career Opportunities

In the Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50121, as a diploma qualified beauty therapist, you could work in beauty salons, day spas, beauty salons, resorts, and clinical environments.  

Structure & Availability

Standard Course (Mixed Mode)

Duration:

Two (2) years


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBBHRS010Provide waxing services
SHBXIND003Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS003Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXCCS008Provide salon services to clients
SHBBFAS004Provide lash and brow services
SHBBNLS011Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBXCCS007Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBCCS005Advise on beauty products and services
SIRXSLS001Sell to the retail customer
SHBBNLS007Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES003Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBMUP009Design and apply make-up
SHBBSSC001Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBSSC002Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SHBXCCS005Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
SHBXCCS006Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SIRXOSM002Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SHBBFAS005Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBBOS008Provide body massages
SHBBFAS006Provide specialised facial treatments

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBBINF002Maintain infection control standards
SHBBBOS007Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBMUP011Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP010Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBSPA008Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSKS009Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBBOS009Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBSPA007Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBBOS010Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments

Apprenticeship Course (Apprentices Only)

Duration:

The duration of the apprenticeship is three (3) years full-time


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBXIND003Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBHRS010Provide waxing services
SHBBNLS011Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBXWHS003Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBCCS005Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS007Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008Provide salon services to clients
SIRXSLS001Sell to the retail customer
SHBBMUP009Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS007Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBFAS004Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS005Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBSSC001Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBFAS006Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBSSC002Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SIRXOSM002Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SHBBBOS008Provide body massages
SHBXCCS005Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
SHBXCCS006Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SHBBRES003Research and apply beauty industry information

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBBINF002Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP010Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP011Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBBOS007Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBSKS009Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBBOS009Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBSPA008Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBBOS010Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBSPA007Provide stone therapy massages

Elective - Optional

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBBHRS011Provide female intimate waxing services

Standard Course (Mixed Mode) - February Commencement

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Mackay City, Rockhampton City

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment must be completed prior to admission, unless the student has completed an equal or high level course.

The SHB Training Package:  there are no training pre-requisites for admission into SHB50121, however, the SHB Training Package states two conditions are applicable for students considering the SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy:

1. The SHB50121 qualification is not suitable for secondary students;

2. Persons seeking to enrol into SHBBHRS011 Provide Female Intimate Waxing Services must be 18 years of age or over.

Please note: SHBBHRS011 is an optional elective for apprentices only due to the high number of practical activities required. SHBBHRS011 is only available to persons who have successfully completed the pre-requisite unit SHBBHRS010 Provide Waxing Services.

Course Requirements:

Students and apprentices must bring their own laptop or internet enabled device to every class as all required resources for learning and assessment are only accessible online via the student's Moodle login. A mobile phone is not suitable for this purpose.

Students and apprentices will have access to the textbook, "Professional Beauty Therapy", 4th Edition, via their Moodle login. Students and apprentices may choose to purchase their own hard copy textbook direct from Cengage Publishing.

Additional information:

Under the SHB50121 qualification training package there are pre-requisites related to unit enrolments:

Core / Elective Unit Pre-requisite
Core SHBBNLS007 SHBBNLS011
Core SHBBFAS005 SHBBSSC002, SHBBSSC001
Core SHBBFAS006 SHBBSSC001
Elective SHBBSKS009 SHBBSSC002, SHBBSSC001, SHBBINF002
Core SHBBBOS008 SHBXCCS006, SHBBSSC002, SHBBSSC001
Elective SHBBBOS009 SHBXCCS006, SHBBSSC002, SHBBSSC001
Elective SHBBBOS010 SHBXCCS006, SHBBSSC002, SHBBSSC001
Elective SHBBSPA007 SHBBBOS008
Elective SHBBHRS011 SHBBHRS010

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$21,663
Fee for service per unit$792
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Co-Contribution Fee$16,878
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$15,428
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$582
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$532
RPL Fee for service per Unit$373.50

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How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

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