SHB50115: Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Full Time Course Dates:

Part Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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.

ITECThe Australian Institute of Creative Design is ITEC approved, this means that our Diploma of Beauty Therapy course has also been developed to the international qualification standards of ITEC and from this Students will gain a dual qualification (National and International). For more information on ITEC visit

During the course students will have the opportunity to work with customers in the beauty and spa environment, performing treatments under supervision and guidance from the trainers. This course opens the door for a wide range of employment opportunities for our graduates within the beauty industry.

Our training includes Microdermabrasion, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Eyelash Extensions and Spray Tanning as part of the course at no additional cost!

Our courses are taught by trainers who have vast experience within the beauty and spa industry. This gives our students the ability to gain valuable insights from trainers with real industry experience and benefit from their experiences, knowledge and industry contacts.

Beauty Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course students will have the opportunity to work in positions in the beauty industry including:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Manager/Owner
  • Massage Therapist including aromatherpay massage
  • Product Trainer
  • Consultant/Representative for Cosmetic Companies
  • Nail Technician
  • Make-up Artist
  • Working on cruise ships
leg waxing

Topic Areas Covered

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy incorporates practical experience in our student clinic. Students also get the opportunity to meet industry experts through our product knowledge training education days and excursions.

  • Facial treatments
  • Body Massage
  • Make-Up
  • Waxing
  • Manicure & Pedicure Treatments
  • Retail Sales
  • Reflexology
  • Eyelash Extensions * not included by many other colleges!
  • Microdermabrasion * not included by many other colleges!
  • Indian Head Massage * not included by many other colleges!
  • Hot Stone Massage Therapy * not included by many other colleges!
  • Students will be required to source outside models throughout the duration of the course - models may be needed for consecutive weeks on occasion

Qualification & Units of Competency

Course Code: SHB50115

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) qualification. This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.

To check our accreditation details click here.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by enrolling in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. Get the recognition you deserve and enquire about RPL today.

RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. Students will be charged $200 per unit of competency.

Beauty student giving manicure

Why You Should Study With Us:

  • We have small class sizes, so you get hands on attention with your trainers.
  • We have a job placement company that will assist you in obtaining a job.
  • We run a free goal setting and motivational workshop for students.
  • We have an industry panel that reviews your work and you will receive a certificate graded by industry.
  • Industry contact us seeking students for work and work experience and we pass on these opportunities to students.
  • We have industry guest speakers and excursions throughout the course
  • We have a private course facebook group where you can share ideas/info and communicate with your trainers and other students.
  • We have a private student facebook group for collaborating with other students in other disciplines for example to organise photoshoots/events etc together.

Course Duration:

Full Time: The course runs over 1 year for 3 days per week face to face delivery from 9.00am - 4.30pm. Students are also required to complete additional hours of self directed study each week to enable you to achieve the Diploma. If sitting ITEC qualifications you will be required to attend extra classes in study period 4 to prepare for the international exam. ITEC theory and practical examinations take place after the Diploma of Beauty Therapy has been completed.

Part Time: This course can be completed over 1 day per week or 2 days per week. The overall course duration will vary depending on the individual module dates selected. Minimum completion time for 2 days per week study is 2 years.

Term Dates

Click on the arrows below to go forward or backward through each intake's term dates. Please note that term dates are subject to change, please contact us to confirm future dates if required.

Gold Coast Full Time

July INTAKE 2017

Term 1
13th Jul 17
16th Sep 17
Term 2
5th Oct 17
16th Dec 17
Term 3
1st Feb 18
24th Mar 18
Term 4
5th Apr 18
19th May 18

March INTAKE 2017

Term 1
20th Mar 17
7th Apr 17
Term 2
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 3
3rd Jul 17
22nd Sep 17
Term 4
3rd Oct 17
15th Dec 17

November INTAKE 2016

Term 1
28th Nov 16
16th Dec 16
Term 2
9th Jan 17
7th Apr 17
Term 3
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 4
10th Jul 17
15th Sep 17

February INTAKE 2016

Term 1
29th Feb 16
24th Mar 16
Term 2
4th Apr 16
24th Jun 16
Term 3
11th Jul 16
16th Sep 16
Term 4
4th Oct 16
9th Dec 16

February INTAKE 2015

Term 1
23rd Feb 15
1st May 15
Term 2
12th May 15
17th Jul 15
Term 3
27th Jul 15
2nd Oct 15
Term 4
12th Oct 15
11th Dec 15

February INTAKE 2014

Term 1
24th Feb 14
2nd May 14
Term 2
12th May 14
18th Jul 14
Term 3
28th Jul 14
3rd Oct 14
Term 4
13th Oct 14
12th Dec 14

February INTAKE 2012

Term 1
20th Feb 12
29th Mar 12
Term 2
10th Apr 12
28th Jun 12
Term 3
9th Jul 12
27th Sep 12
Term 4
8th Oct 12
13th Dec 12
< >

Student Entry Requirements:

Formal Education or Work/Life Experience:

To enrol into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy the applicant does not have to have completed their senior secondary schooling but must have a passion for helping others, have a pleasant and caring manner, have good interpersonal skills, and have moderate computer skills as well as answering yes to most of the points below:

  • Are you a caring person who loves delighting the senses?
  • Do you love working with people and helping them achieve their goals?
  • Do you have good hand-eye coordination?


There are no prerequisites for entry into this qualification.

Course Fees

VET Student Loans

From the 1st of January 2017 a new government student loan scheme became available to students enrolling into eligible courses at approved providers.

VET Student Loans are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements to assist with payment of the course fees. Students who take out a VET Student Loan will have a HELP debt which is due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

For more information about VET Student Loans click here.


View the Government Fact Sheet for VET Student Loans in 2017

If you are eligible for a VET Student Loan:

Click here to view the Schedule of VET Tuition Fees for more information on course costs, census dates and units of study.

Did you know that alternatives to VET Student Loans may be even cheaper than the 20% fee currently charged by the Government? Student or personal loans from some of the larger financial institutions may save you money.

Check out some other course financing options here.

If you are not eligible for a VET Student Loan:

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $16,500.00

  • Balance paid in weekly direct debit instalments (with Ezypay) over course duration: $15,500.00

Additional Costs/Required Equipment:

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Black pants and enclosed black shoes
  • Printing & photocoping by student.
  • Basic stationary
  • A laptop or tablet device for viewing/accessing course notes and taking notes. Internet access at home is also required.
  • Beauty Kit and tunic - Price $700
  • List of required student resources supplied at time of enrolment
Beauty students in class

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may be able to apply to Centrelink for either Youth Allowance (for full-time students aged 16 to 24) or Austudy (for full-time students aged 25 years or over). For more information visit the Centrelink website.


Domestic Students Only

Application and Enrolment Process:

  1. Phone the Gold Coast (07) 55 938 335 OR Brisbane (07) 38 541 395 campus to arrange your interview OR fill out the online Application Form and arrange a phone interview if you cannot come into either campus.
  2. Attend your interivew or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will recieve your enrolment paperwork and the student handbook at the interview and information on the required evidence you will have to supply to support your application.
  4. After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, if you wish to enrol you must submit the enrolment form along with any requested evidence (original or certified copies of originals).Our administration staff will check the completed enrolment form and evidence you supplied to demonstrate your suitability for the course. We may have to ask you further information or discuss your options if you don't meet the suitability requirements for the course. If you do meet the suitability requirements for the course, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, along with payment plan forms.
  5. You will receive your first invoice notice no more than one calendar month before the start of study and at least two weeks before the first census date.

Next Course Start Dates

Full Time Course Dates:

Part Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

  • Register Your Interest
  • Sign up below to receive email notifications for future scheduled dates for this course:

    Gold Coast Brisbane


Upcoming Courses

Check out our student's work in the Artista Magazine!