Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course Code SHB50115
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 12 months
Commencement July 2019
Timetable 2019: 4 days a week
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9am - 4.30pm

2020: 3 days a week
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am - 4.30pm
Course Overview

This comprehensive beauty course will give you the skills and confidence to work in a variety of
beauty areas including day spas, resorts and retreats. Students will learn a wide variety of beauty
services including specialised facial treatments, body treatments, body massage, hot stone
therapy, aromatherapy massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up and
eyelash extensions.

In consultation with our Industry Partners, students will undertake work placement as part of
their course, gaining invaluable experience in a professional environment. Students will also get
essential hands on practice in a real salon environment in our dynamic and vibrant Pure Academy
Salon. Students in this course will experience an excursion to a leading Day Spa along with free
access to up-to-date workshops with our industry partners.

To complete your training and be truly ready to step into your dream job you have the opportunity
to join our exclusive Emerging Graduate Program which encompasses resume writing, interview
preparation, personal presentation, business skills and work experience.

What will I Learn?

You will learn specialised facial treatments, spa treatments, body treatments, body massage, stone therapy massage, aromatherapy massage, waxing, lash and tinting and shaping, nail and make-up services, tanning and eyelash extensions all whilst providing services to clients in the Pure Academy Salon.

This comprehensive beauty course will give you the skills and confidence to work in a variety of beauty areas including day spas, resorts and retreats.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of employment opportunities - working in a salon, resorts, day spas, cruise ships, make-up artistry, massage, salon management or own your own business.

This comprehensive course has a strong industry focus and in partnership with Quality Suites Deep Blue, students will undertake industry work placement as part of their course.


You will complete practical tasks and assessments on clients whilst working on clients in the Pure Academy Salon. In partnership with Sebel Deep Blue, you will undertake work experience throughout their course to gain valuable industry experience.

You will also attend sessions with your teacher at local spas (ie. Endota, Deep Blue) and have an excursion to a large high-end spa (i.e Werribee Mansion) during your training.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You will need to have completed year 12, demonstrate an ACSF level of 3 or provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or higher qualification. You must also be 17 years of age or older. 

You are also required to obtain a police check and a Working With Children check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course requirements

To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 13 core and 12 elective units

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages 120 $20.00
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments 120 $35.00
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services 15 $65.00
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations 120 $35.00
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments 115 $40.00
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services 85 $40.00
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up 45 $320.00
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services 50 $65.00
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $10.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $10.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $10.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $10.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $15.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services 30 $10.00
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30 $20.00
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art 15 $45.00
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products 16 $35.00
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages 40 $15.00
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments 35 $255.00
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions 30 $160.00
SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework 10 $15.00
SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies 80 $15.00
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages 25 $15.00
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation 23 $20.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.


This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.


Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $5,285.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $9,970.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $1,489.60
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.