SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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

Pathway from the qualification

Students who have successfully completed the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy may be able to apply for advanced entry to a degree in health sciences (dermal therapies) at university. On successfully completion of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy participants will be able to work relatively autonomously and are accountable for their own work. Diploma qualified beauticians are able to expand their own industry knowledge and skills and expected to have substantial depth in specialist areas and advanced technical skills in the planning, selection of equipment, and provision of services and procedures.

Entry Requirements

18 years old or over ▪ Year 12 or equivalent and above ▪ IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no lower than 5.0 in each band); or Cambridge First Certificate of English –Grade C (162-168); or TOEFL Paper based (PBT) score of 525; or TOEFL Internet based (iBT) score 70; or TOEIC (listen/Read-620; Speak/Write-260) All students are required to participate in an interview with the Academic Manager or their delegate to check their suitability & capacity to undertake the course. The interview may be in person or via the phone/skype. Students require reasonable levels of fitness to work as a beauty therapist as the work typically involves a range of physical movements, including bending and stretching and long periods of standing.

Training Pathway

Participants are provided with advice on career development and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Pathways into the qualification: Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include: ▪ SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy ▪ Vocational experience but without a formal qualification


Provide body massages 



Provide body treatments



Provide lash and brow services 



Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations



Provide specialised facial treatments 



Provide waxing services 



Design and apply make-up 



Provide manicure and pedicare services 



Research and apply beauty industry information 



Conduct salon financial transactions 



Provide salon services to clients 



Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 



Apply safe hygiene, zhealth and work practices



Advise on beauty products and services 



Recommend products and services



Communicate as part of a salon team 



Apply eyelash extensions 



Apply cosmetic tanning products



Design and apply make-up for photography 



Provide aromatherapy massages 



Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments



Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments



Provide stone therapy massages 



Provide Indian head massages for relaxation 



Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup 


Salon Therapist 

Beauty Therapist 

Salon Manager 

Sales Representative 

Counter Consultant

CourseCRICOSDuration ( Week)Duration ( Terms)CRICOS Tutuon Fee ( Offshore)Standard Fee( Onshore)
BSB40120- Certificate IV in Business105267M524$AU 1500/term$AU 1250
BSB50120 – Diploma of Business’105266A786$AU 1500/term$AU 125
BSB60420- Advance diploma of leadership and Management105268K655$AU 1500/term$AU 125
CHC43015- Certificate IV in Ageing Support102012564$AU 3750/term$AU 2000
CHC50113- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care102011756$AU 3666/term$AU 2000
ICT50220- Diploma of Information Technology105265B786$AU 2500/term$AU 1800
SHB50115 – diploma of Beauty Therapy102013605$AU 3600/term$AU 2400
Academic English093444B34 $AU 350/term$AU 250
General English093164K74 $AU 300/term$AU 1800

How much will my course cost?

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Subsidised training eligibility

AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL COLLEGE delivers government subsidised training, including the NSW government training under the Smart and Skilled program.

To access government-subsidised training in AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL COLLEGE, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be:

  1. an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen;
  2. aged 15 years or older;
  3. no longer be at school;
  4. living or working in NSW; or
  5. registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee.

When you enrol in a government subsidised AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL COLLEGE course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee, unless you qualify for a fee exemption or fee concession.

If you are not a resident of NSW or working within NSW, you have the option of paying the fee-for-service course fee.

Eligibility for Smart and Skilled – NSW government subsidised training – is available to humanitarian visa holders, and has been extended to individuals who hold a bridging visa, temporary humanitarian stay visa or temporary humanitarian concern visa commencing training on or after 1 January 2017.

How the fees are applied

When you enrol in either Fee for Service training or government subsidised training, the fee you are charged is for the whole qualification. This means you’ll know the total cost of your course before you start.

The student fees and applicable charges are required to be paid, at enrolment or by scheduled instalment date/s, either by yourself (the student enrolled), the nominated ‘third party’ on behalf of yourself (for example, your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL COLLEGE training.

The fee you pay, the fee exemption or Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship you receive, only covers your first attempt at your course, and the first attempt at any unit of competency within your course. If you want to repeat a unit of competency you should discuss this with Administration staff as soon as possible. 

Fee exemptions

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Students with a disability
Apprenticeship and Traineeship fee free training
Fee Waiver
Concession fee


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