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.
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 manicures and pedicures
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Massage specialist, Senior beauty therapist, Beautician (small business) and Salon manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Relaxation Massage) does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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
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