National code: SHB50121

Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Relaxation Massage)

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Overview About this course

Gain the expert knowledge you need to become a professional beauty therapist, massage specialist, or salon manager. Boost your skillset with a range of beauty therapies, including massage techniques to help people feel their best.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide massages including aromatherapy and stone therapy massages

  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

  • Design and apply different make-up looks

  • Provide lash and brow treatments

  • Provide waxes

  • Provide manicures and pedicures

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level

  • A portfolio of work to show to potential employers

  • A sound understanding of a variety of massage techniques

  • Confidence to apply make-up, provide facial treatments and perform waxes

  • Experience providing manicures and pedicures

  • A pathway to continue your study and enhance your career goals

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

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 are able to work on your laptop, iPad or smartphone that can connect to the internet

  • Strong communication skills to consult with your clients and your team

  • A collaborative team spirit

  • Professional integrity

  • Attention to detail to exceed client expectations

  • An openness to practising your skills on your peers and members of the public

  • An openness to allow your peers to practise their skills on you

  • Comfort massaging head, feet, hands and body

  • A willingness to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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: Massage specialist, Senior beauty therapist, Beautician (small business) and Salon manager

Study pathways

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

Previous study 3 Courses

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

Further study 2 Courses

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 Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Relaxation Massage) 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 Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Relaxation Massage) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 20 core and 9 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.

  • Provide manicure and pedicare services SHBBNLS007

  • Design and apply make-up SHBBMUP009

  • Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS007

  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations SHBBFAS005

  • ... 5

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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