Diploma of Beauty Therapy

National Code: SHB50115
TAFE SA Code: TP00900


Do you love everything beauty? Are you good with your hands and enjoy interacting with people? This course will help you become a fully-qualified Beauty Therapist working in beauty salons and spas.

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Up to 24 months 

Full Time

Beauty Therapist Beauty Therapist

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Total Fees for the 24 month course
Full Fee

This course also has an incidentals cost of $1,100.00 for a Make-up kit ($600) and and to cover materials used during training in the commercial salons ($500) . Additional kits up to $300 may be required subject to elective choice. Uniform recommended..

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    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.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)
    Discover your passion for beauty therapy with the Diploma. Through this course you’ll learn a range of salon treatments including micro-dermabrasion, facial treatments, stone therapy and body massage. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 12 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
    Conduct salon financial transactions 25
    Design and apply make-up 45
    Provide body massages 120
    Provide body treatments 120
    Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations 120
    Provide lash and brow services 15
    Provide manicure and pedicare services 50
    Provide salon services to clients 40
    Provide specialised facial treatments 115
    Provide waxing services 85
    Research and apply beauty industry information 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Advise on beauty products and services 30
    Apply eyelash extensions 30
    Design and apply make-up for photography 30
    Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up 30
    Maintain infection control standards 75
    Market the small business 50
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Pierce ear lobes 15
    Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments 35
    Provide aromatherapy massages 40
    Provide female intimate waxing services 20
    Provide Indian head massages for relaxation 23
    Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments 20
    Provide spa therapies 80
    Provide stone therapy massages 25
    Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 30
    Work in a spa therapies framework 10
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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