National code: SHB60221

Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy

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Overview About this course

Use cutting-edge technology like intense pulsed light (IPL) to help clients achieve glowing and youthful skin. Craft unique treatment programs and work as a skin therapist in a growing part of the beauty industry.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use skin therapy techniques including intense pulsed light (IPL)
    Use laser skin treatment devices, LED light therapy, skin needling and microdermabrasion
    Perform superficial peeling treatments to improve the appearance of skin conditions including skin texture, acne and pigmentation
    Explore the development of skin concerns
    Provide pre and post-treatment recommendations, including lifestyle and nutritional advice

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited qualification at advanced diploma level
    Specialist skills to use skin therapy technology, including intense pulsed light and skin needling
    Confidence to perform skin therapy consults and develop treatment plans for clients
    A portfolio to show clients and employers

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of the following units (or their equivalent) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript: SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations or SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations; SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments or SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments; SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards or HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments; SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy; SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy or

    Industry experience as evidenced by a copy of your resume

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Closed-in protective footwear and clothing that is clean and professional for the industry
    Computer skills and the ability to work on your laptop, iPad or smartphone
    Strong communication skills to consult with your clients and your team
    A collaborative team spirit
    Professional integrity
    Attention to detail to exceed client expectations
    Ability to provide suitable models for assessments
    An openness to practising your skills on your peers and members of the public
    An openness to allowing your peers to practise their skills on you
    A sense of comfort treating face and body areas
    A willingness to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: skin therapist.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 4 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 10 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context SHBXCCS006

  • Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments SHBBSKS009

  • Provide advice on specialised skin care formulations and ingredients SHBBSKT002

  • Design light emitting diode treatment programs SHBBSKT008

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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