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Beauty Therapy

A beauty therapist (also known as an esthetician or beautician) provides skin and body care treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, massage, waxing and hair removal, nail treatments, body wraps, make-up artistry and other forms of spa and body treatments.

Diploma of Beauty Therapy graduates work as professional beauty therapists in beauty salons, spas, resorts, cruise ships and may also work as make-up artists, beauty/skin care product representatives or nail technicians.

Learn from professional beauty therapists with extensive experience working in beauty salons and spas internationally. Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy covers specialised spa treatments, enabling students to gain work in this expanding industry. Students achieve experience by working in the student salon, providing beauty treatments to clients. The College takes only a limited number of students in each intake, to maintain an intimate working environment, giving students close hands-on interaction.

The College also offers the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics and the Certificate III in Beauty Services, enabling students to complete qualification training part time. The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics and the Certificate III in Beauty Services are also open to school students to complete as part of their higher school certificate.

ITEC

The College is now ITEC approved and is the only beauty school on the Gold Coast that offers international qualifications in beauty. Click here to view our ITEC registration details on the ITEC website.

ITEC is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. This means that our curriculum meets the ITEC standards and prepares students for sitting the ITEC examinations. Students that successfully complete the international qualifications will be qualified to work on cruise ships and in over 33 countries around the world. More information about the ITEC qualifications available are coming soon.

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—Nicole, Graduate
"I could have never pictured how much AICD would help me find my calling.”
—Alison, Graduate
"I have learnt so much, gained so much confidence and found passions I never knew I had."
—Chontae, Graduate
"The coursework has allowed me to build an awesome portfolio.”
—Alison, Graduate
"AICD has offered me invaluable industry knowledge and real world experience."
—Jade, Graduate
"It has been an amazing journey — AICD has given me so many opportunities.”
—Jane, Graduate
"AICD prepared me with the knowledge to work for an esteemed industry leader.”
—Alison, Graduate
“AICD has helped me meet professionals, buyers and wholesalers, and build contacts in the industry."
—Jade, Graduate
“AICD has gone above and beyond to support me in my ventures.”
—Jessica, Graduate
"Apart from learning, the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”
—Margie, Graduate
"I couldn't be doing what I am now doing if I hadn't done the course."
—Rebecca, Graduate
"The hands on experience in classes helped prepare me for the industry."
—Zowie, Graduate
"Through AICD I obtained an internship, which was invaluable (and led to a job offer)."
—Jade, Graduate
"Couldn’t be happier learning here!"
—Melissa, Graduate


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Full Time
DURATION
11 Weeks
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Full Time
VET FEE-HELP
The Diploma of Beauty Therapy course offers students intensive training in the beauty & spa industry to give students the skills to work in their chosen area of these exciting and rapidly expanding industries. MORE ▸
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36 Weeks
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Full Time
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The Diploma of Makeup is designed to prepare students to work as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist for fashion, bridal, retail and special effects. Students will develop a portfolio of work which will include day, evening, bridal and f... MORE ▸
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approx 36 weeks
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Part Time
If you love make-up and beauty and would love to work for a cosmetics company or get started in a career as a freelance make-up artist, then the Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care will prepare you to take your first step!. MORE ▸
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16 weeks (1 day per week)
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Part Time

In order to achieve the Certificate III in Beauty Services, students must complete the Waxing and Tinting course and either the Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care OR the Certificate II in Nail Technology. Students can complete the t... MORE ▸

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Flexible Delivery
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Gold Coast Campus 30th Sep 16
Part Time
VET FEE-HELP
Get into a career as a beauty and spa therapist! The Diploma of Beauty Therapy qualification prepares students to gain work in beauty salons, providing spa treatments, advanced facials, a variety of massage treatments, waxing, make-up application,... MORE ▸
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Variable
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Short Course
Students who successfully complete this course will receive a nationally recnognised statement of attainment for the units of competency listed below, in partial completion of the Certificate II in Nail Technology qualification. MORE ▸
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13Wks (6hrs / Wk)
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Sep 16
Short Course
Learn to apply acrylic nail enhancements! Over 5 evening classes you will learn acrylic nail enhancements, electric filing techniques, nail repairs, nail maintenance, health & safety and more... MORE ▸
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5 Weeks
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Short Course
The advanced facials course is designed to prepare you to provide more advanced facial treatments to obtain better results for your clients specific needs according to their skin conditions and type by reaching deeper layers in the skin. This cour... MORE ▸
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6 Weeks
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Short Course
Learn how to incorporate aromatherapy into your massage treatments. Aromatherapy is becoming a part of today's lifestyle, along with natural and alternative therapies. Learn the properties and benefits of aromatherapy oils and the sources they com... MORE ▸
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8 Weeks
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Short Course
Course Information coming soon MORE ▸
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To be advised
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Short Course
The body electrics course provides you with advanced methods to help improve your clients posture, reduce cellulite and firm tissues. This will enable you to design a specific treatment plan for your clients body type, acoording to their specific ... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Weeks
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Short Course
This course is offered to all beauty therapists who are interested in advancing their waxing skills to be able to offer brazilian waxing / XXX waxing in their salons. Brazilian waxing is a extremely popular and profitable salon treatment - having ... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Short Course
Great course for the Party Season!! This short course is a great introductory unit to start your career/ boost your skills or add to your current skills in the Beauty/ Makeup industry. MORE ▸
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7 Weeks
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Short Course
Course Information coming soon MORE ▸
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To be advised
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Short Course
Eyelash extensions are in high demand in beauty salons. Learn the techniques to provide professional eyelash extensions so that you can start your own eyelash extension business or add eyelash extension services to your treatment menu. MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 18th Sep 16
Short Course
Receive accreditation for eyelash extensions MORE ▸
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5 days
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Gold Coast Campus 17th Sep 16
Short Course
This Advanced Workshop is a smaller, more personalised session offered only to students who have completed our Introductory Workshop and the required pre-requisite evidence ( 5 photographic evidence of before and after completed sets of lashes) ta... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Short Course
The facial treatments course is designed to prepare students to provide a professional facial treatments. Students will be able to analyse their client's skin, offer a treatment plan for professional facial treatments. Provide facials using profe... MORE ▸
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12 Weeks
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Short Course
Hopi ear candling is the ancient Indian American tradition also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy. Ear candling involves working on the ears to help maintain balance and drainage. It is a relaxing and soothing treatment that is enhanced with a lym... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Short Course
This course is offered to beauty or massage therapists who would like to become qualified in the use of the hot stones. This extremely popular treatment is in high demand in beauty salons and spas all around the world. Having the skills to offer h... MORE ▸
DURATION
9 Weeks
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Short Course
This course is offered to therapists within the massage industry who would like to increase their skills and become qualified in Indian Head Massage based on Dr Mehta methods. This massage incorporates the traditional methods and is performed on t... MORE ▸
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8 Weeks
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Short Course
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the above units of competency which come from the Certificate II in Nail Technology qualification. MORE ▸
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7Wks (6hrs / Wk)
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Dec 16
Short Course
The massage course is designed to prepare students to provide a professional swedish massage treatments. Students will learn the muscular and skeletal systems and how to perform a Swedish massage. MORE ▸
DURATION
10 Weeks
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Short Course
This course is offered to trained beauty therapists who would like to learn to provide microdermabrasion treatments to their clients. Microdermabrasion is a popular skin resurfacing treatment that is well known for its benefits for helping acne su... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Short Course
Course Information coming soon MORE ▸
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To be advised
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Short Course
This course is designed for massage therapists who would like to become qualified in reflexology techniques. Reflexology is an effective way of treating stress and is designed to be a holistic approach, to treat the body as a whole. By learning to... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Weeks
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Short Course
Learn the techniques to provide professional spray tanning services. Start your own mobile spray tanning business! This is also a great skill for Beauty Therapists to add to your resume as spray tanning treatments have become extremely popular and... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Short Course
Course Information coming soon MORE ▸
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To be advised
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Short Course
The Waxing short course covers the theory and practice of waxing with both strip and hot wax, including the application of and removal of both waxes on the body. After completion of this course the student should be able to apply and remove wax co... MORE ▸
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12wks (6hrs / wk)
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Holiday Course
Get a mini of everything in beauty. This great 1 day session will show you the techniques in performing a mini facial, eyebrow shape, a basic day make-up and mini manicure. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 26th Sep 16
Holiday Course
DURATION
NEXT START DATE
Gold Coast Campus 27th Sep 16